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Studio Upgrade 2016! Ciceri Photo: Kirkland, WA

It is good to take time to remember our accomplishments and celebrate our growth. Not long ago, my home studio was little more than a nook in the garage.

Most of my work was done on location.

The aesthetics of my humble studio truly didn’t matter that much. Between the mobile portraits and warehouse product photos, I didn’t have anyone to impress in my own garage. ( I often chose to work without pants, even.)

But with my persistence in pursuing portrait photography, I developed the need for a proper home studio. (There is just something off putting about asking people to allow me to photograph them in my garage. *breathes heavily* lol) Granted, space is still quite limited but it serves its purpose quite well. I’ve moved out of the dark, dank garage and into a more refined and comfortable work space; a work space with HEAT. It isn’t much but this studio is mine. Of course, I could also go absolutely nuts acquiring better and better gear (and I will haha) but as it stands, this is my little space where magic happens. Huzzah!

I’m so pleased with the way my new nook is working out.  Now I just need to do a better job decorating the walls.  😛

Dog days and such


In such uncertain times, remaining positive is somewhat of a battle. I’ve kept shooting, of course.

I recently had a skype interview with a local commercial studio. The interviewers seemed like great people. I’ll admit, my interview skills are… a little quirky. Interview nervousness can occasionally cause me some verbal diarrhea. I’m still kicking myself over some things that I could have worded differently.

I am what I am- quirks and all. Take it or leave it.

I really do want this position. I feel that there is room and encouragement for growth. I need that. I’ve been stagnating enough as it is. I’ve also sometimes felt as if I am floundering. I am not typically business oriented and this has been a huge stumbling block for me. Don’t get me wrong, I do my job to the best of my ability however, business/marketing has never been my top priority.

I’m crossing my fingers and toes.


I’m still shooting. Shooting and hoping.