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Spotlight Studio Renter - February

SPOTLIGHT STUDIO ADORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CHEYENNE ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographer and Studio Adorn renter, Cheyenne Rose, has always had an appreciation for photography but decided to start venturing into the photography world professionally about 4 years ago. At first glance, looking at Cheyenne's dark, romantic photography it would seem she would lead a mysterious exotic life, leaving scarlet colored lips on her wine glass. But fascinatingly enough, Cheyenne Rose is a wife, mom of two and loves keeping it simple, staining her favorite coffee mug with her occasional rosy pink lip color. 

dark boudoir

Although Cheyenne's photography is dark, rich and romantic, when asked if she could hang out with anyone in the world (dead or alive), who would it be and why, she chose: " Ellen! Ellen Degeneres. Is that weird? I love her! She has such a big heart and just seems like a lot of fun!" I would have to agree that a day with Ellen would be a fun filled day of laughs and definitely some funny pictures!  

Studio Adorn: What's the most life changing book that has inspired you? 
Cheyenne Rose: "Reading The Great Gatsby along with watching the (original) movie is something I never get tired of. I read it for the first time when I was like 12 or 13 and before that, I read, but only kids books. You know goosebumps, the gossipy preteen books, that kind of thing. But reading that really changed my taste in books. After that I started reading more classics and enjoyed reading more. I would read a book a day. I don’t know if it was life changing, but it definitely changed the way I read. "

SA: With all of the styles of photography out there, which photography style do you feel you're known for best?  

CR: "I have two very different styles I am known for, first is Documentary Family Photography. Documentary photography is all about capturing real moments. This means I don’t pose you or tell you what to do. We don’t go to a field in matching clothes. I simply come to your home, or other place your family is comfortable in, and capture you being YOU.  The other style that is really gaining attraction and people are falling in love with is my Boudoir Photography..."

 
"....Boudoir is intimate women’s portraits. A lot of people think of it as sexy, and it is, but it is also an empowering experience that improves self confidence and makes every woman feel beautiful!". 

Harboring beneath the depth of this romantic photographer is a foodie, with an appetite for authentic Mexican cuisine. "There's an amazing authentic Mexican food place in Winter Garden called Taco Palenque. It’s a tiny place, but the food is soooo good! We used to go there a couple days a week when we live in Winter Garden." 

SA: If you could be a fly on the wall of your favorite photographer when editing their photos who would it be and why? 

CR:  "Ohh that’s a tough one. I know so many amazing photographers! I think I would say Candice Zugich/The Blissful Maven. She is amazing and her attitude about her art is what I love most. She make no apologies for her work and that's one of the things I love about her style."


SA: Photography is definitely an art, and much like other artists, they seek inspiration from other avenues or artists. Who are some other photographers you seek inspiration from?  

CR: "Along with The Blissful Maven, I am inspired by Kala Rath, Colleen Hodges, Jamie Nicole Scott, Twyla Jones, My Four Hens, Myrtle & Moss, and Sarah Driscoll"

"I heard about Studio Adorn though a Facebook group. I was looking for a location to use close to Orlando because, although my home would be great for an in-home studio, it is just too far from my clients. I came to check out the studio and was amazed with how beautiful it is! " 

SA: Tell us a little bit about how our venue improved your business and repertoire with clients? 
CR: "It has made me a lot more accessible to clients. Rather than driving an hour and half to my home, they are much closer to the studio! It also gives a professional feel. Clients see the studio and are impressed with how beautiful and professional it is. " 

SA: If you could add something in the studio that's a little more, you, what would it be and why? 
CR: "Hmm, probably something earthy and boho. I love the wooden wall. I would love more of that feel. "

SA: Alongside photography, do you have any hidden talents or other areas of talent that you would like to highlight?
CR: "I am also a swim coach and infant swimming teacher! My husband and I owned a swim club in Hawaii and I taught the babies and coached Middle school team. I have taken some time off since moving to Florida. But I can’t wait to get back in the water!"

Cheyenne, we've enjoyed learning about your earthy, romantic and fun personality and what you offer as a photographer. Thank you for being a Studio Adorn renter and bringing in wonderful clients, just like you! 

SA: When you leave this earth, what do you want to be remembered for? 
CR: "Being a good person and a great mom." 

Studio Adorn Story | Central Florida | Rental Studio

If you know me, you know that I love romance. I think that as a woman, feeling beautiful and sexy in your own skin is so important. For the past 4 years, I have been doing a variety of photography, from newborns, to weddings, to family sessions. Last year, however, I decided to dip my toes in boudoir photography. Simply put, I have found my photography-soul mate. I LOVE weddings, and I never want to stop photographing them because they truly bring me so much joy. But there is something so very special about boudoir sessions and helping women realize that they truly are one-of-a-kind, beautiful, amazing beings.

After doing about 4 boudoir bashes at local hotels last year, I kept running into stressful issues and couldn't find a way to resolve them. For instance, hotels tell you that check-in time is at 3pm. Starting a boudoir bash of 4+ sessions at 3pm simply wouldn't work for me, so I would have to arrive very early at the hotel in hopes that they would let me check in by 11am. That was issue #1. Issue #2: Variety. Even though I absolutely LOVED my go-to hotel, all of my sessions started to look the same. One bed option, one couch option, the same walls, the same pictures on the walls. There was simply no variety. And issue #3: flexibility. Many times, we received inquiries from girls who lived out of town and were coming in on a certain week. They wanted to do a boudoir session, but unless I happened to be having a bash with space available during that week, I couldn't do the session. I couldn't rent a hotel because of how expensive they are for just ONE session, I couldn't do it at my house (just not my preference), and those girls didn't have a house here we could use. So with that, I had to turn those girls away with a sad, sad face.

After almost every boudoir bash that I did, I would come back to my husband and tell him how badly I wished I could have my own studio. It seemed so impossible. I had looked up photography rentals in the Central Florida area, but the only ones that came up were large open spaces for commercial photography. So with that, two ideas were born!

1. Open up an amazing boutique boudoir studio where women can come in, get pampered, sip champagne, and then take gorgeous photos. I wanted these girls to have a day all about THEM.

2. Incorporate a rental studio within the boudoir studio. I've learned that if there is a problem that I'm running into (like all of the issues I listed above), I can't be the only one with those problems! I knew that other Central Florida photographers did the same thing; rent out a hotel room, hope for early check-in, and try to make each session look unique from the other. In our space (which we have named Studio Adorn for the rental aspect), photographers can rent out the studio hourly. They can do boudoir photos, newborn sessions, head shots, etc. We have SUCH variety in there.

THE STUDIO:

Our studio is located in Ocoee, FL, and is over 1200 sq.ft. We completely renovated it (photos below) and turned it into a boutique boudoir studio. From the floors, to the chandeliers, to the chic bedroom sets, we have transformed a once drab space into a sexy, feminine, chic studio with stunning windows!

VARIETY:

My handy and handsome electrical engineer husband gets ALL of the credit for the handy work in our studio! He tore up the very ugly carpet, laid down the floors 100% on his own, hand-built our mobile wall (photos below), put up chandeliers, and so, so much more. Because of him, this studio that I longed for has come to life. I have the interchangeable headboards that I hoped for (again, something he made possible!), the interchangeable backdrops (aka mobile wall), and more.

COMING UP WITH THE IDEA:

When I look back at Craig and I sitting at our favorite coffee shop (Axum in Winter Garden) discussing the details of our boudoir studio, it truly seemed unattainable. We talked about all of the amazing details, and I told him exactly how I envisioned the space. I told him that I wanted a huge, open space with no walls, and with dark wood floors. I wanted there to be floor-to-ceiling windows, and all on the 2nd floor so that my boudoir lovelies could feel more comfortable. We looked around on the surface, but decided that now wasn't the time. Besides, could I ever really find a space like that in Orlando? In my head, I pictured a New York ballet studio. Elegant, classy, romantic.

One day, after my most recent boudoir bash, I couldn't take it anymore. My excitement was through the roof, and so I started driving all over Winter Garden and Ocoee looking for "space available" signs. Just as I was about to give up and head home, I thought "let me turn into this one last plaza and see if there's anything." I had no idea my dream space was literally walking distance from my house. It had everything I wanted. Someone, pinch me! <3

So without further adieu, I introduce the Sivan Photography Boudoir Studio/Studio Adorn. I've added many before, during, and after photos. I hope you love it as much as we do!

And of course, if you would like a tour, please do not hesitate to email us! We are more than excited to show off the space and show you all that it has to offer!

"Disclaimer: most of these photos were taken on the iPhone. Please pardon the quality of  some of the "before" and "during" photos.

ONE more note: this was all done in less than a month.  Woop woop!

Just for kicks, here is a video of the beginning stages!

 

And now...the studio!

Two of our many varieties. Different headboards, walls, bedding, and more.  This is a photographer's heaven!!!

The AMAZING mobile wall that Craig made. The purple is one side, and when you turn it around you have even more selections. These are great for newborn photos, boudoir, etc.  You just roll down the one you want to use, and you are all set!