If you follow my blog, or my Facebook page, you already know that I have recently moved into a new studio. It is totally a dream studio for me…it’s what I’ve always dreamed of having…over 2000 sqft of shooting space, plus a production room, a back room, and lots of storage space. It’s on the 2nd floor of a downtown building with windows lining 2 of the walls, completely remodeled to my exact specifications, and best of all, I’m sharing this amazing space with one of my oldest and best friends, photographer Rafael Sepulveda!
Rafael and I share a long history…we met in Jr. High and were close friends all though high school. When we went our separate ways for college…me to UT Austin, and Rafael to Boston University, we remained great friends and kept in touch through the years. When we found ourselves both owning our own photography businesses (him in Atlanta, me in McAllen) we joked about how cool it would be to find a perfect, downtown building and to work together there. Fast forward to the present, and here we are…in the perfect downtown building, working side by side.
While we will keep our companies separate (he specializes in teaching photography classes and wedding photography) we will continue working together as Eleven Eleven Commercial Photography…our joint company that we formed several years ago, specializing in corporate and modern professional headshots.
We both couldn’t be happier to be exactly where we are…it’s amazing to me to what twists and turns life takes, and how we end up exactly where we are supposed to be!!! I only wish my my mom was here to see us working together…”Ralph” was always one her favorites of my friends….
Here is a picture of us in our new studio…special thanks to Bridgette Bloomquist for doing our headshots during her last visit from Austin!!!
As soon as the studio is completely finished (hopefully soon!) I’ll post pictures of the inside!