Something exciting starts today – my own shop! For the past few weeks, I have been busy working away preparing for the opening of a shop space in the Marketplace on Main, a retail co-op in downtown Grinnell. The Marketplace is a pretty unique venture started last year. It consists of several smaller businesses occupying booths and kiosks within one larger space. The variety of businesses is pretty stunning: homemade bagels, homemade natural soaps, woodworking, honey, custom mixed ice cream, infant and toddler clothing, home decor and antiques, artwork, yummy popcorn, make-your-own-pottery, scrapbooking, and now, photography!
I spent a few days painting the walls last week, and I love the color! Turquoise is one of my favorites, and it also matches my logo!
The space is still a bit sparse while I wait for my Organic Bloom frames to arrive and use for hanging some of my portraits. For now, you can see a few samples from weddings, engagements, and various portrait sessions.
You can pick up one of my portrait or wedding information brochures (yours to keep!) which share a little bit more about my style of photography and what to expect during a session. Clients can reserve and pay for sessions at the Marketplace, even when I’m not there! It’s pretty simple and straightforward, actually. There’s a short information form to fill out, you pay for your session, and I’ll give you a call to set up your session. Easy as pie!
For now, I have print and gallery wrap samples, an accordion book sample, and of course, cards. I should have a few sample albums and frames available soon!
My dream for this space is to have a sofa, chairs, a coffee table, and even a mantel! It will feel just like home, to give you an idea of what your portraits and albums are like in your own home. It will be a great space for meeting clients, but also for people to kick back and relax in the Marketplace.
If you’re in town, please stop by some time soon. I will be at the Marketplace on Thursdays from 10-3:30 if you have any questions about photography, and I will eventually be having special photo booth days, indoor sessions, and maybe some other fun stuff!