• ~California Family Photographer of the Year, Fuji Masterpiece Award Winner, Top 10 Photographer in California~

Where the magic happens

Most newborn and baby shoots take place in my natural light home based studio. It’s quiet and comfortable with all the props and goodies we could ever need.

 

Heather Owens - September 8, 2011 - 3:48 pm

Your little space is divine! I’m looking to do something like it . . . would you mind telling me what kind of shade is on your window??

Laurie - September 9, 2011 - 2:03 am

Hi Heather, I bought the shade from Select blinds online. It’s light diffusing white roller blind.

Nicole - September 9, 2011 - 1:05 pm

hi, would you mind telling me what kind of objective ( 50mm. f2.8??) you use? It looks as if you are very close by the baby. Thanks and best regards.

Maribel - September 9, 2011 - 4:38 pm

what a wonderful job to photograph babies!

Can you tell me where you got your futon/sofabed?

Karmen - September 10, 2011 - 1:26 am

I love this!!! How beautiful!

Laurie - September 10, 2011 - 2:28 am

Hi there, I bought it from Overstock.com several years ago.

Laurie - September 10, 2011 - 2:28 am

Hi there, newborns I shoot with a 50 mm 1.4.

Deanna Ford - September 12, 2011 - 2:48 am

Wow. Thanks for sharing this. What a great inspiration!

Patti - September 16, 2011 - 12:28 am

Hi Laurie! I love your studio!! I am a student photographer so pardon my question may seem silly, but is that a real window?? or is it a lighted panel of some sort?? So if it is a real window OMG you get a lot of light trough there!!!
Congrats you have a dream studio!

Nas - September 18, 2011 - 1:23 am

Hi Laurie! I love what you did with your space! Perfect! Can you tell where you bought the round cushion that is in the corner and also used to prop up the baby? I have seen bean bags used but that one seems much better.

Heather Owens - September 18, 2011 - 4:51 pm

Thank you, Laurie!!

Laurie - September 19, 2011 - 1:13 am

The one in this picture is a puck shaped bean bag for JC Penney.

Laurie - September 19, 2011 - 1:14 am

Hi there, it is a real window :)

Kendall Stoy - September 19, 2011 - 5:40 pm

SO jealous of your home studio, that is EXACTLY what I want! Which direction is your big window facing? North? Do you ever have issues with not having enough light?

Hope S - September 19, 2011 - 9:33 pm

Love your studio! You do awesome work. What direction does your window face?

Laurie - September 20, 2011 - 5:04 am

My window faces south and I’ve always got plenty of light :)

flor austin - September 28, 2011 - 4:23 am

Beautiful Studio!!! your pictures are beautiful!

Sandra A. - October 9, 2011 - 8:54 pm

Amazing pictures, thank you for sharing!
Your window is south faced you say…. is there some kind of diffusion in front of the window, to prevent direct sunlight?

Laurie - October 11, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Hi Sandra, I use a light diffusing roller shade.

Dawn Townsend - October 12, 2011 - 1:48 pm

So awesome!! I really hope to do this someday. About what size is that room?? Love it.

Laurie - October 13, 2011 - 5:38 pm

My studio is 10 x 20, it’s a pretty small space.

CHELSEA - October 21, 2011 - 12:51 am

Hi Laurie! I was wondering where you got your backdrop mount? Thank You!

Chloe Austin - October 23, 2011 - 9:33 pm

What an absolutely breathtaking studio! It’s amazing what you did with such a ‘little’ space!! :) If you don’t mind me asking, what is the name of the light gray paper? Thanks so much, Laurie!!

Laurie - October 23, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Hi Chelsea,

I bought it on Amazon.com. I can’t remember the exact name but they have several on there.

Laurie - October 23, 2011 - 9:52 pm

Thank you Chloe! I think the lighter gray I have is pursuit gray.

Becci - November 10, 2011 - 7:13 pm

This is so so pretty! Also, Do you edit on your imac or it looks like you have more set up in the background as far as a monitor goes. I love your space !

Laurie - November 16, 2011 - 1:04 am

I edit on my imac :)

Corey - December 10, 2011 - 2:44 pm

Your space is absolute heaven! Gorgeous and so functional! I noticed that you put several blankets over your backdrop stand & beanbag… is that to smooth wrinkles and prevent seeing through the blanket?

Laurie - December 10, 2011 - 3:06 pm

Yes, I layer lots of blankets and it helps to keep everything looking smooth.

Cameron - December 11, 2011 - 3:11 am

What a wonderful peaceful studio! It is perfect! Would you mind telling me what paint color you used on your wall?

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Laurie - December 12, 2011 - 6:07 pm

Hi Cameron, it’s just the “whitest” white I could find.

Corey - December 16, 2011 - 8:51 pm

Thanks Laurie! Where did you get that grey paper? Love the color!

Yvette - January 4, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Hi Laurie,

All these questions….
Well it’s a great studio space and I think you did a great job getting it organized.
I was wondering if you would share where you got the sofa?

Thanks!!
YVette

Laurie - January 6, 2012 - 2:34 am

Hi there, I got it years ago on Overstock.com!

Samantha - January 11, 2012 - 12:53 am

Love it, my studio space is similiarly “shaped” to yours and I’m currently in the s l o w process of decorating! What a great space you have, and I LOVE the beanbag on the couch idea!! Where did you get that couch? I neeeeed it! Lol

Tammy Holtman - January 31, 2012 - 3:35 am

I Love your studio and pictures! Could you please tell me where you got you wall organization unit and desk? This would be perfect for the small space I’m turning into my studio! Thanks~ Tammy

Laurie - January 31, 2012 - 10:22 pm

Ikea!

Laurie - January 31, 2012 - 10:23 pm

Hi Samantha,
I got it from Overstock.com years ago.

Melissa - February 6, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Hi Laurie :) I tried to read all the comments before asking, but didn’t see anyone ask this. Could you tell me the dimensions of this studio/office space? This is just amazing!

Kim Clark - February 10, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Hi Laurie! Beautiful studio. Could you tell me where you got the metal rod supports for the blankets?

sally - February 20, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Hi Laurie,
You’re so sweet to be willing to share your pullbacks like this. I found it on pinterest and I am fairly new to newborn shoots with one coming up tomorrow. I have similar light source, so it really helped to see how you placed your babies in relation to the window, thanks!!

Anne-Scarlett - February 24, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Hey Laurie!
Ran across your blog on pinterest! As a novice natural light children’s photographer, I’m always looking for suggestions/advice from established photogs, and I love this visual of a good, clean natural light studio! I do have a question, on days when it’s overcast/dreary out, do you use a reflector of some sort, or how to you keep shadows from being cast on the subject when the light is so one directional?
Also, do you use the grey paper as your white balance source or was it just a neutral you selected as your background?

Thanks so much for your time!
-AS

Laurie - March 1, 2012 - 1:45 am

Hi Anne,
I rarely need to use a reflector but have one handy in case. I find that I almost always have enough light. The grey paper I chose just because I like it as a mid neutral.

Laurie - March 1, 2012 - 1:48 am

Hi Kim,
I’s a backdrop stand I have had for years, they have portable backdrop stands anyplace that sells photography equipment.

Laurie - March 1, 2012 - 1:49 am

Hi Melissa,
It’s 10 ft x 20 ft.

Lora - March 4, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Hi there! I LOVE your space, and I see you purchased your futon several years ago on Overstock. Do you happen to know the brand? Overstock doesn’t appear to carry it anymore, and I’d love to purchase the same one (especially since yours seems to have stood the test of time).

Thanks so much for your time, and for sharing these pullbacks.
-Lora

Laurie - March 13, 2012 - 5:00 pm

I’m not sure what the brand was, I bought it in 2009. I know it was about $700, but that’s about all I remember.

April Sims - March 17, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Very inspirational blog post. Thank you for allowing us to come into your studio.

Mindy - May 3, 2012 - 3:12 am

Hey, I was wondering if you could give me the measurements of your studio. Would be ever so grateful!!

Laurie - May 7, 2012 - 6:50 pm

10 ft by 20 ft Mindy.

Christina Poston - May 7, 2012 - 9:19 pm

I love your site! Im 25 and have three kids. I love pictures and am thinking a stay at home mom could get into something like this. If you have any advise for someone getting started…. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

Chris - May 8, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Hey Laurie, beautiful studio, where did you purchase the 3 roller system for the papers?

sheila - May 11, 2012 - 12:05 am

Hi Laurie,

I love your studio space and your work. I was wondering if you would give me a little insight on your marketing? Where and how you market yourself and your photography and what works best for you?

Laurie - May 11, 2012 - 8:38 pm

I bought it on Amazon.com

Laurie - May 11, 2012 - 11:51 pm

He Sheila, I network a lot with local businesses, keep my web presence high, offer great customer service to generate a steady stream of referrals. It’s not really one thing but many avenues to reach my client base.

Laurie - May 12, 2012 - 12:45 am

Hi Christina, The best advice I can give you is to practice, practice, practice. I shot for 20 years before I ever considered going into business. Next, be sure you really want to run a small business. 90% of your time will be spent editing, marketing, bookkeeping, corresponding with clients, and not taking pictures. 70-80% of every dollar I bring in goes to taxes, insurance premiums, equipment, props, cost of goods sold, marketing materials, and other overhead. I would advise anyone starting a small business to go into it with their eyes open and a solid business plan in place. Best of luck to you.

Nicole - May 18, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Your work is so inspiring!

nicole pitts - May 25, 2012 - 10:02 pm

the roller shade is genius its made a giant soft box for you. I need a studio!

mike - June 2, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Hey Laurie, beautiful studio! Do your clients sit in with you when shooting a session?

Laurie - June 11, 2012 - 6:00 pm

thank you :)

marisa taylor - June 11, 2012 - 7:17 pm

The lighting in your studio is exquisite! Thanks for sharing your set up :)

Laurie - June 11, 2012 - 8:16 pm

thank you!

Cindy - July 11, 2012 - 5:56 am

Beautiful work Laurie. Just curious, you mentioned your lens, what body do you use?

Richel - July 14, 2012 - 6:56 pm

Hi, would you mind sharing what size picture frames you have on your wall and where you purchased them? I love your space!

Lindsey - July 20, 2012 - 3:48 am

Where do you get your blankets? Those can get so expensive. Great space, love it!

Lindsey - July 20, 2012 - 3:49 am

Where do you buy your blankets? Great space, love it!!

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Jason - July 25, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Hi Laurie,
We are in the process of buying a new home and we are going to make a studio in the spare room. It happens to be almost the same size as yours. Are you able to get a full shot of the baby with the 50mm if you are shooting on the 10ft side? It seems like that is the direction you are shooting, but it’s hard to tell which lens you are using. Thanks!

Laurie - July 31, 2012 - 11:49 pm

I am Jason, I shoot with a 50 mm on the short side, 24-70 for families.

Laurie - July 31, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Everywhere Lindsay, I’m a hoarder :) I have blankets from Ikea, Potterbarn, Target, Overstock, everywhere.

Laurie - July 31, 2012 - 11:52 pm

I think they are 16 x 20 and they are custom framed.

Laurie - July 31, 2012 - 11:52 pm

D700

Sean in Aus - August 14, 2012 - 7:53 am

Such a wonderful space, thanks for sharing Laurie!
A question if I may… Do you leave your paper always hanging on the brakets?

Laurie - August 24, 2012 - 6:43 pm

Hi Sean, I do have it hanging all the time. I shouldn’t because it warps but those 9 ft rolls are too heavy to take up and down all the time by myself.

Spicytee - August 25, 2012 - 11:33 am

I love you pieces Laurie.. You are an inspirational. Would definitely love to meet you if I’m anywhere around you. Wow. You touched me always with your images.

samantha - August 29, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Thanks laurie for sharing your space of magic….I’ts amazing!I’m a mother of two beautiful butterflies and now that they’re teenagers I’m back to my business of Photography (they are so excited about that). You stir me to my bones with your article about Balancing business and Family. I never heard of somebody that feel the same way I felt years ago, because most of my coworkers (here in Puerto Rico)where men and the ladies were single. I was so overwhelmed with the girls, the house, water polo practices,husband, school and business that I get another job and put my business and my photography behind. Thanks for the advice, I appreciate all that you share, you’re wonderful…God bless you, you’re family and business.

Sonia - September 24, 2012 - 2:51 am

Do you use a full frame camera?

Sonia - September 24, 2012 - 2:53 am

Also I have a studio that is 10×12, can I use a 50mm 1.4 lens?

Laurie - September 27, 2012 - 4:57 pm

I do use a full frame camera and a 50 1.4 and 24-70 in studio.

Lauren - October 6, 2012 - 3:33 am

Hi Laurie, what wonderful pullback images. Thank you for sharing! And thank you for answering all of these many questions from everyone…its so nice to have someone share their knowledge/experience/tips. Not everyone does!

Lani - October 14, 2012 - 2:50 am

I enjoyed browsing your site – you do a great job! Just curious where you order prints from. Thank you!

Laurie - October 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm

I have several labs I use for different products, I like ProDPI, Simply Color, and WHCC.

Megan DiPiero - October 28, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Thank you for sharing pictures of your space and for generously responding to every question above. Much appreciation!

Christina - November 11, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Thank you for posting this and answering all the comments! Your space is lovely!

Virginie - November 14, 2012 - 1:31 am

Hi Laurie!

Congratulations on your work. It is a great source of inspiration! poetic!

I wanted to know about the thing where you put the baby oval, has wheels? as it is called exactly? I’ve seen it used in various photographers … where you can get?

Thank you very much!

Laurie - November 20, 2012 - 10:30 pm

I’m not sure which image you are referring to?

christina - January 10, 2013 - 10:45 pm

When you use the 50mm do you shoot wide open (1.4) or do you change this with light conditions?

Brad - February 25, 2013 - 4:37 am

Where do you find your blankets and afghans used in your newborn photos? I love the colors and variety. I especially like the brown textured one in photo DSC_8334.
Beautiful work!

Angela stryland - March 14, 2013 - 2:14 am

Hi Laurie,
I LOVE your work. I am currently looking to do this myself. I really love your website. May I ask did you create it yourself? If so may I asked what you used?

Thank you
Angela

Laurie - March 15, 2013 - 10:22 pm

Hi there, I collect stuff from everywhere! I love Ikea, Target, Potterybarn, Home Goods, Overstock, etc…

Laurie - March 15, 2013 - 10:23 pm

Hi Angela, it’s a custom Showit site.

Melissa - March 18, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Hi Laurie,

I am in process of getting a studio space planned and would love to know what color wood your floor is? Is it real wood? Or wood planks etc? I’m trying to decide on going light, or dark with the wood…any advice on how you made your decision?

Thanks!

Alex - April 11, 2013 - 11:44 am

Would love to know where you got your light diffusing roller shade? I have been looking everywhere and can’t seem to find anything. (at least anything in the states) Your LIGHT is amazing! I would really appreciate any direction you might have. Thank you so much!!!

jael - May 23, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Hi laurie, im also trying to set up a small home business. I have a canon t3 but am looking to uograde. What camera do you have and what editing programs do you use? Thanks again Jael:)

Jael - May 28, 2013 - 6:25 pm

Hi Laura I am starting my photography business and was wondering what kind if camera you use also. Do you only do natural lighting. Thanks again your work is amazing

Laurie - June 7, 2013 - 9:52 am

I shoot with a D700, and yes natural light only.

Laurie - June 7, 2013 - 9:53 am

I shoot with a D700 and use Photoshop.

Terri Lynn Blanchard - December 9, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Hi Laura. Love your studio. My husband and I are about to venture into a home studio. We were wondering how wide your backdrops are and where did you get the brackets? Thanks.

Laurie Sachs - December 17, 2013 - 10:13 am

The seamless paper is 9 ft long and the backdrop system is from Amazon.

Katie - December 24, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Hi Laurie,

I love your light filtering blind, but can’t seem to find one similar…Would you mind sending me a direct link to the selection on their website?

Thank you so much – happy holidays!

Laurie Sachs - January 6, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Hi there, it’s been 5 years since I shopped for that but I ordered it through Selectblinds.com and it was called just that, a light filtering roller shade.

Sandy Thomann - January 27, 2014 - 6:06 pm

I’ve been studying many newborn photographers. Some shoot in natural light some with studio light. Could you advise on the pros and cons of each? Thanks!

Lilah - February 3, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Hi Laura,
You have a great studio and beautiful work! Thanks for sharing! I know this is a very old post… but I had a question that I did not see answered in previous comments so thought I’d try. What size seamless rolls do you have mounted? It looks like the smaller size…does this size work for individuals as well as families? Just wondering what I should start out with. Also, what is the color of the top roll? Thanks!

Laurie Sachs - February 4, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Hi there, those are 9 ft rolls. The top roll is probably bone.

Laurie Sachs - February 4, 2014 - 1:45 pm

I know photographers who shoot amazing newborn portraits with both natural and studio light. I think it depend what your studio set up is, there are parts of the country where year round natural light just isn’t available. I think the best studio lighting is when you can’t tell if it’s studio or natural light. For me, why waste all this Southern California sunshine?

Jen - February 8, 2014 - 2:04 pm
Linda - February 12, 2014 - 8:20 am

I dream of having a studio space as big and beautiful as this. One day…one day. Great work.

Jeremy - February 14, 2014 - 10:21 am

Love these shots! What temperature do you keep it in there for the babies? :^)

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debora - March 26, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Hello, i would like to know What kind of backgrondrol do u have, paper or vinyl

Megan C - March 28, 2014 - 1:28 pm

You are gorgeous and your studio is amazing. Wish mine was that organized. I have baby props coming out of my ears lol. We use almost the same body and same lens….great minds think alike!

Paula - April 3, 2014 - 10:47 am

You have a beautiful studio! What are your favorite seamless rolls?

Lisa - April 4, 2014 - 11:33 am

WOW Laurie, talk about real inspiration! I found your blog post and just cannot thank you enough. You have made me make the final push in pursuing my dreams. The space I will have is 10×15. A bit smaller than yours, but I am going to make it work! I had a couple of questions if you do not mind. I am on Amazon searching for the wall mount brackets to hold the savage paper rolls. What size are your brackets and paper? Also I saw you purchased your bean bag through JC Penny. What kind of bean bag is it? Thanks so much <3

janice najor - April 6, 2014 - 11:50 am

hello,

may I ask what kind of camera you use. I have the cannon rebel I just bought a 50mm lense.
do you ever use flash? if so when?
do you shoot in manual or aperture?
where do you get most of your baby bucks from?

-janice

Alexis Carree - May 8, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Can you give me some advice. Im converting my living room in a make shift studio. I have a north facing window thats gives pretty good light doing the day. Which side should my wall mount backdrop go on ? And what is the best color ro pajnt the room ?

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:07 am

Paper

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:08 am

I keep a space heater on my babies but don’t heat the entire room above normal room temperature.

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:09 am

Nikon d800 and d700, never use flash on client shoots. Manual exposure.

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:10 am

9ft seamless and I use a puck style beanbag.

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:10 am

Bone, suede, and thunder.

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:11 am

I like a pure white studio. The side you mount your backdrop on is really personal preference.

Laurie Sachs - July 2, 2014 - 10:11 am

Looks like it, if not it’s close.

VIOLETA - August 14, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Hello, i was wondering what material is your backdrop? Is it paper? what kind of paper? and where did you buy from?
sorry for all the questions

Laurie Sachs - September 4, 2014 - 9:36 am

Paper and I order mainly from B and H.

Jenn - November 5, 2014 - 10:00 am

Hi Laurie,
I know your a busy woman, as I can relate, with 4 and one on the way. :)
My hubby is allowing me to build a studio outside our home and I’m trying to work with a budget (cause I have to pay for this in the long run). I have several ideas but I want big but I don’t want to be too crazy, as I do a lot of mini sessions with little ones and I like to do set ups and have a different area for newborn sessions at the same time, it’s a lot of work to setup and take down, so I like to make less work for myself. LOL. 1. I’m wondering if I had windows facing south in one room and a window off the east, will that ruin the single diffused light from one direction? 2. I’m planning on putting up a divider wall and have light from the north, wondering if tha’s a bad idea, I thought if it’s super sunny out, that I can use the north room instead. 3. Size of my room, I would like to try is have two 18’x18′ have the two walls on east and west and the light coming from north or south with a divider wall inbtw to separate the light. 4. Is four studio walls a bit crazy? 5. Lastly, if you had the option to build your own studio, what would be your must have and what not to worry too much on having…As I will have to have a bathroom with laundry and entry way that also can be a waiting area and STORAGE!
Sorry for the super long post! But I’m also self taught and I had a lot of trial and errors along the way and don’t want to screw this up, cause once it’s built, I can’t change it. ;)

Laurie Sachs - November 5, 2014 - 10:18 am

Hi Jenn,
I think having several shooting areas set up sounds amazing! As far as multiple light sources that’s going to be hard to tell until it’s set up. You want to keep your light dirrectional, if you find that too much light from various angles is giving you flat light you could always use movable v flats to shield some of that light. If you can have a bathroom and laundry attached, beautiful. I like diffused south facing light, but I shot for years with northfacing light- that’s what most natural light photographers do. I think you can make and direction work as long as you have some sort of diffusion ready. My studio is 10 x 20, so what you’re working with sounds like a dream. I’ve moved my office area to an adjacent room giving me more space and storage in the studio. Must haves for me are storage, easily accesible bathroom, somewhere you can display products, a coffee machine ;) ) Somewhere you can sit down at go over images on a computer and finalize orders, etc…

Angela - November 18, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Hi Laurie,
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work. I recently opened my new studio and I am so happy that I get to do what I love the most. I have a question for you. I really want to expand my product line. Right now I order my products from different places depending what it is. I would like to order from only one place but can’t find anything here in Canada. I would like to try ordering from the US but would like some suggestions on who to try. What lab do you use for your products?

Danielle Steele - January 24, 2015 - 2:06 am

Hi Laura
Your work is gorgeous!
My partner and I are planning to start a family very soon and i’m looking into creating my own little area for mini photo shoots.
I noticed the walnut prop that the baby is laying in. I was wondering where you bought this from? I have tried searching all over the internet

Thanks!! :) X

Cynthia - January 30, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Hi Laurie,

Thank you for sharing your home studio setup. Very inspiring! I noticed in the previous posts you mentioned that you shoot with a Nikon D700 camera body with a 1.4 50mm lens. I have both. What’s your iso typically set at and do you usually shoot wide open or at a set aperture? What aperture do you set your lens at for families and for individual portraits? Would greatly appreciate your feedback! I love your photos on your website! Absolutely breathtaking!

Laurie Sachs - February 4, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Hi Cindy,
I shoot mostly with a D800 now. For newborns I shoot at 2.2-2.8, families in the studio more like 3.5.

Laurie Sachs - February 4, 2015 - 1:13 pm

Hi there, it’s an antique dough bowl I bought at the Rose Bowl swap meet years ago.

Laurie Sachs - February 4, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Hi there, I use several labs depending on the product. ProDPI is my favorite.

Jill - February 5, 2015 - 10:27 pm

It is amazing that you answer everyone’s questions! I’m in the process of converting my garage into a studio and when the contractor asked me if I wanted glass doors or a large window for my light source, I wasn’t sure how to answer. Glass doors would let in more light low down but would also block some light where they meet in the middle. A window is higher up but wouldn’t have as much running across it. Do you have any advice that might help me in my plight? Lol Thanks in advance!

Laurie Sachs - February 18, 2015 - 1:17 pm

Hmm… honestly I would prefer the light going all the way to the floor. For my studio I thought it would be weird to have another set of doors on the front of my house or I’d have done that.

Romy Saverys - March 14, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Hi Laurie , I tried for a long time to find the office that is present in your studio , unfortunately I can not find it. I know everyone asks you thousands of questions I wanted to ask you avoid one more, but where did you get this library office? I thank you in advance if you could give me the answer . Yours . Romy .

Excuse my English, I live in France and it is difficult for me to find words.

Laurie Sachs - April 27, 2015 - 9:52 am

Hi Romy, it’s from Ikea!

zane taylor - May 13, 2015 - 11:39 am

Hi Laurie, Could you tell me how wide your backdrop rolls are? Thank you!

Laurie Sachs - June 8, 2015 - 11:14 am

9 ft rolls of seamless!

Mona - June 22, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Hello Laurie, today i joined pin it and the first photos i saw from you and the baby lovely. i sure would love to learn more tips from your work.

Ann wilcox - August 25, 2015 - 11:16 am

Hi laurie, I’m 16and I really want to be a newborn photography. I’m wanting to buy a NIKON d3300 for my first camera. Do you have any advice

Laurie Sachs - August 28, 2015 - 11:01 am

Hi Ann! A good entry level DSLR will serve you well, I shoot Nikon too but don’t know much about that particular body. As far as advice I’d suggest you get out and shoot as much as possible, it takes thousands of hours behind a camera to develop your artistic eye. Get an education! While an art of photography major would be awesome, I would recommend a business degree of some sort or a double major. You will spend way more time managing your business- marketing, bookkeeping, social media communications, etc… than you ever will taking pictures. Take those college years to hone your skills and set yourself up for success in business and life.

Sinead York - October 15, 2015 - 1:27 am

I can’t thank you enough for all your valuable information. I just had a total light bulb moment when I seen your home studio. I’m going to get up a little studio in my living area as it is split into two parts, I have a full length set of doors south facing….problem is I live in Northern Ireland which isn’t a particularly bright a sunning part of the world lol. Should I still have enough light coming in even with the cloudy days and a set of light diffusing blinds.

Elsa - November 30, 2015 - 7:56 pm

Where did you find the white futon?

Jessica - January 6, 2017 - 12:59 am

What size are your back drops… I bought some from B&H 107 by 36 buy that cannot fit in my studio unfortunately I need smaller… Please help cause these need to be returned

Laurie Sachs - February 9, 2017 - 5:13 pm

I use the 107 inch on a wall mount stand.

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