Studio 1133 is my 1000 square foot retail studio, located in the historic area of Blue Springs. Conveniently located just a few minutes from I-70, it is just a 30-minute drive from almost anywhere in the Kansas City Metro area. Nestled in the Heritage Building on Main Street, the studio has been customized to give you and your child a relaxed and luxurious experience during your maternity, newborn, baby, child, family, senior or headshot portrait photography session.
Here, you see the studio set up for client consultations with all of my lighting and equipment packaged away. It has a nice clean and simplistic feel. The studio has two shootings rooms for various sets and the space necessary to be able to use very long lenses, which is essential when using backdrops for that lovely "blurry look" behind the subject.
The storage and prop room in the back section of the studio is stocked to the brim with over 50 backdrops, baskets, vintage props, blankets, hats and tiny headbands for baby girls! When shooting, I bring out various studio lighting and backdrops and your custom portrait experience begins.
Everything you see on my website is a studio prop, not something a client brought with them.
I take care to sanitize all props and wash everything that touches babies and children in gentle, hypo-allergenic detergent between sessions. I disinfect from the table tops to the door knobs. I take the health and safety of my clients very seriously. I am up to date on my vaccines, including the Dtap (whooping cough) vaccine and use hand cleaner throughout the session. I get the flu shot every year.
The studio has a private client room with comfortable seating in which the whole family can keep you company while you nurse and Melissa sets up for her next set.
In order for newborns to be content, the studio needs to be about 80 degrees. I monitor the temperature throughout the session. I constantly take care to adjust the temperature depending on what baby is wearing so that they are comfortable.
I use a strobe professional studio lighting system in the studio with various modifiers depending on the size and placement of the client/clients. It is completely safe for the eyes of little ones. My light stands are heavy duty to make them "topple free."
Downtown Blue Springs is a hidden treasure in Kansas City. We have undergone quite a revitalization! There are a couple of wonderful restaurants on Main Street right by my newborn baby photography studio. You are welcome to order take out during your newborn session right after your family set are completed (you deserve it). I will set up a table and you can have a nice lunch while your newborn is still in view. Here are menus from my favorite restaurants on my Main street:
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My clients love my space as much as I do! Get in touch to schedule an appointment to tour the studio and see all of the products included with our Tiny Toes sessions!