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Moody Photography Office Inspiration

Last week I shared my plans for the crafts room. I was letting my love for all things pink go wild and embraced the girly aesthetic I’m so drawn to. But now, you gotta hold on to your seat. Because the photography office is going a completely different route!

The office is arguably the prettiest room in the house. It sports three walls with three large windows. Natural light galore! The only downside is that the office is also the coldest room in the house. And with most old homes, it’s hard to keep them warm and cozy and comfortable.

While dreaming up color schemes, I had to accomplish one major dilemma. Whenever the sun shines, this room BURSTS of natural light. Here’s the thing, I love natural light. Can’t ever have enough. However, when you’re working on your computer – and especially when you’re editing photos for your wedding clients – you just cannot have that much light bouncing around the room. It influences how you edit and it’s a dangerously fine line.

I started to dream about going dark and moody. A single black feature wall to absorb the bright light and to set the tone. A more grown up tone. Bolder and more confident, yet a warm and inviting one at the same time. Yes, you read that right, a BLACK feature wall!

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Sources // Black Wall | Cozy Reading Space | Black Diamond Lamp | Gingham Fabric | Posters | Fabric Lamp Shade | Cozy Linen Bedding

The rest of the room will be kept in lighter, more soft colors. I want the drama, but I don’t want a gloomy cave. There’s gotta be that balance between dark and gloomy & bright and airy.

To use this large room to its full potential, we’re creating a cozy lounge area as well as a two-zone desk. I’ve always dreamed of a desk that has a bit more room, and building it as an L-shape will give me the computer zone and the creative zone for sketching, laying out mood boards and packaging up wedding boxes.

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Sources // Lounge | Pallet Bed

The lounge is also going to be a multi purpose area. As you might know, I not only specialize in weddings, but also boudoir photography. It’s a special privilege to artfully capture a woman’s beauty. It’s a powerful gift, to show women how absolutely stunning they are, seen through my camera lens. The idea is to build the sitting area in a way to use it as an L-shape lounge and transform it into a bed-like platform during boudoir photography sessions with interchangeable backgrounds. Flash light will mimic a large, beautiful window – while having complete privacy. A lot of photography mumbo jambo, so here’s a sketch of the room layout I’m envisioning:

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Currently, the office is in a state of complete disorder! It’s actually rather embarrassing, but here we go for a Photoshop sneak of the black feature wall and gingham curtains. Yes, black and white gingham curtains! Aren’t they fun!? Adrian is still rather skeptical, but I quite adore them 😉 LOL

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