barbie | edmonton boudoir photographer

When we sold our house 2 months ago, I really didn’t know what I was going to do about a shooting space (I had a home-based studio).  If you go back to my last post, I talk about everything that’s been going on, and let me tell you– it’s been a whirlwind!  But I’m sooo happy to report that I now have a temporary home for Katch Studios, and it comes along with some great perks too!  For anyone that follows my work, you’ll know that I work regularly with the talented ladies at Sen Studios (makeup and hair) and that they’re also my beautiful sisters-in-law.  They’ve been generous enough to let me sub-lease a small part of their space for a few days per month so that I can continue to shoot some boudoir.  I really couldn’t ask for a more beautiful, perfect space– and the fact that they’re set up there to do the hair & makeup styling for all my clients really just sealed the deal.  I’m really looking forward to sharing this space with them as anyone that knows us, knows we are all already pretty inseparable 😉

So before I booked any actual clients in this new space, I wanted to make sure that it was going to work for me, so I set up a fun little styled shoot last week.  With help from my gorgeous friend Barbie who modelled for me with very little notice (thanks friend!!) and my talented collaborator Sunita of Sen Studios doing the hair & makeup, we had the best time and it confirmed to me all of the shooting potential of this new space.  I’m a total creature of habit and the thought of doing so many shoots in a new studio was pretty daunting.  I’ve shot hundreds of clients out of my old space and had a rolodex in my head of poses and ideas that I could always fall back on, but I was also starting to feel very stunted in my growth and was losing inspiration which is so important to a creative person.   Being there felt really refreshing and I’m looking so forward to a new year and a fresh look!  I’m also going to be trying something different (and kinda scary)– no bed!  I wanted to really be able to explore the space and having a bed in there would’ve really limited my options.  It’s going to force me to step outside my comfort zone and come up with a different look that’s not traditional boudoir… and that’s exactly what I’m challenging myself to create 🙂

I wanted to thank everyone that’s been patiently waiting for me to get my stuff together– I’m so humbled every day by the amount of support and love I get from you all.  I know that there’s so many other options out there, and the fact that anyone is willing to wait for me just blows my mind and warms my heart.  I look SO forward to photographing each of you in this new space and hope you’ll love what we create together.  XOXO.

*Since I’m only subleasing this space a certain amount each month, bookings will be limited to certain dates only.  I’ll be contacting the people on my wait list first and then will be opening up bookings after that.  Please feel free to email me if you wish to book a session or if you have any questions 🙂  If you’re interested in a spot in one of our upcoming Boudoir Marathons, please stay tuned to my Katch Studios Facebook Page, as that’s where I always announce new dates (none have been announced just yet but will be soon).

  • Natalie Schutz said:

    wondering if I could be put on a waiting list for a session? I can put a deposit down as well.

    Thank u so much

  • The best thing that happened to me to today was finding your blog. I am happy that you were able to sub-lease with your in-laws. Your photos in this space are absolutely beautiful. I have a studio and have no bed. I think you will get used to it and find creative ways around it!

    http://www.wonderlandboudoir.com/blog

  • kat said:

    wow thanks so much Wonderland Boudoir!! I'm so glad you found me!

  • I love your work, I've been following you for a while now, and your stuff is great! I'm down in Lethbridge, and I just recently moved into a new studio space from a home studio so I know how stressful that can be, don't worry you'll work all the kinks out, again great job! Cheers! Katie

  • kat said:

    Thanks so much Katie-- I really appreciate you taking the time to say that! It's definitely a change (and I'm a creature of habit!) but I do love it so far :) Good luck with your studio too!! xoxo

  • Kerensa said:

    Hey Kat!
    I'm in BC and have been following your work for over a year now!! Love the "new" look! I adore the one on the wall that's just her with lots of negative space...no distractions ;) all the best, Kerensa

  • Jodi O said:

    Gorgeous work, thanks for sharing!

  • Love the post processing, is it VSCO? can you share what are you using?
    congratulations.
    cheers from fellow Mexican boudoir photographer