Studio Update | Jackson Michigan Photographer | Nikki Vaive Photography

Having a home based studio has its challenges. Do I dream of having an amazing studio outside of my home? You bet! It sure is a dream to one day have a place that is exclusively dedicated to my business.

Until that day arrives, I have decided to make the most of what I do have available and that means creating a wonderful space to meet with clients within my own home.


If the whole COVID lockdowns and restrictions have taught me anything, it is that it's better to be in a space that you can maintain when life might throw a fowl ball your way. Having a home based studio during the past two years literally saved me from going under. I can't imagine if I had leased a space and then had my business totally stop with no income to pay the lease due to the lockdowns in our state. I am so thankful that during that time it was one less thing that I had to stress about.


The way that I run my business is a full service run boutique model. This means that I strive to provide a luxurious experience from start to finish. I limit the number of clients I serve and I do this intentionally in order to ensure that each and every client that works with me receives 100% of my time and attention. The amount of clients I serve is very limited. So as for now, having a space to work with clients within my home is working well.


I was recently closed for the winter and one of the projects during the temporary closure was a studio

space update. I wanted to share some images of the new updated space and the before as well.




Clients start here at their initial design consultation in this room and at this desk.

I design and plan each session with each client to ensure what I capture is exactly what they envision.






The walls are different colored here for a reason. They also act as backdrops for headshot clients.



Some products available for clients to touch, see and feel.





More products for clients to discover.




The reveal wall is where clients get to view their images in print and make their selections on their most favorites at their reveal ordering appointment. This is done after the initial reveal in the reveal room.







The reveal room just off the main studio space and is where clients first come to view their session gallery via slideshow to music at their reveal ordering appointment. This is a special appointment that has been deemed a highlight of the entire experience with our studio. For me as photographer, it is wonderful to see each clients emotions as they see their images that I created for them.


Here is a peek at the before and then the progress prior to completion.


So there you have it. The studio space that welcomes each and every client now updated and beautified to be inviting and welcoming! I hope you enjoyed this virtual tour! If you looking for a photographer I'd love to work with you!