This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see our disclosure policy.
Last fall my sweet friend Rana of Roohi Photography went and got herself a new, spacious studio space and I’m flattered that she asked me to help with the design. Her new and improved contemporary photography studio has been finished for a while but we just recently got around to photographing it, so today I’m finally showing it off!!
The studio is about 900 sq ft total and is divided into two equally sized rooms. The front room has a full wall of floor to ceiling windows that provide amazing natural light. We divided the room into two zones, a comfy lounge area with a mounted TV for client consultations and presentations, and a more formal area with a dining table and cafe chairs.
The change that made the biggest impact in the makeover was replacing the ceiling tiles. The old ones were basic office ceiling tiles (you know the ones) but replacing them with these traditional style white tiles really elevated the space and gave it a polished look. We also removed the fluorescent lighting and wired for two statement pendant lights instead. Fresh paint on the walls and new, upgraded baseboards finished off the space.
Overall Rana wanted her contemporary photography studio to feel modern and welcoming. She wanted to keep the big pieces in the space mostly neutral and allow the photography to shine and provide pops of color throughout the space.
To soften the light from the windows and provide some privacy, we hung white curtains along the entire front wall of windows. They filter the light yet are not too think that it blocks the light. The clean lines and white lacquer definitely articulate a contemporary photography studio feel, while lush layered textures help soften the look.
The pedestal dining table paired with metal cafe chairs and cowhide rug (faux) is my favorite moment from the makeover. Picture ledges provide space for Rana’s photography to be on display, without having to hang each and every frame, making it easy to rotate photographs as she sees fit.
The back room of the studio serves as a dressing room area and a shooting space. Rana shoots mostly high school seniors and she needed an area to house her growing collection of dresses and accessories for her clients to choose from on shoot day.
Contemporary Photography Stuido Before and After
And because everyone loves a little side-by-side before and after action:
I couldn’t do this post without introducing you to Rana of Roohi Photography, the boss babe behind the space. Rana is an amazing photographer specializing in lifestyle, senior and wedding photography based out of Bradenton. I’m lucky to have had her shoot my master bedroom and patio reveals so if you’re local and in the market for a photographer, check her out! Rana is the sweetest and is really good at making you feel comfortable in front of the camera!
Get the Look: A Contemporary Photography StudioSources:
1. Media Cabinet / 2. Sofa (similar) / 3. Bar cart / 4. Tall Mirror / 5. Chairs / 6. Rug / 7. Coffee Table / 8. Pendant Lights / 9. Console Table / 10. Basket / 11. Cowhide Rug / 12. Dining Table / 13. Bistro Chairs / 14. Tufted Bench / 15. Chanel Art / 16. Silver Dresser / 17. Body Form / 18. Ceiling Tile / 19. Curtains