This is what our building looked like when it was purchased nearly 3 years ago in the historically known downtown of Wilton, IA. It wasn’t much to look at but it had the right amount of space for the right price!
Using the image above I took it into photoshop and created my ideal studio.
|This is the image I created in photoshop|
And this is what it looks like now! (minus the snow now)
|This portrait of the studio was captured last winter|
Shirk Photography Studio was no longer just a Photoshop creation but a reality! The studio was complete in 2011, a year after the the building was purchased
Most of the work was done by us and with the help of friends and family! This images show you how much extensive work was needed to be done so that Ben’s vision could be fully realized.
|The ceiling had collapsed and we had some serious reconstruction to do!|
This is our reception area today with large canvas wraps and metal prints. Our design was inspired by some buildings in Chicago and and a bit of Las Vegas style
This is our grande gallery hallway displaying our portraits that are truly timeless. Our studio was so meticulously designed that we made sure every inch is not only unique and beautiful but also can be used for portraits. Our chandeliers and architecture through out the studio offers our clients elegance! We’ve even photographed seniors with their horses under our chandeliers and down our grande hallway.
|Our 10 foot projection screen allows for an awesome viewing of our clients portraits|
Our studio has been designed to perfectly fulfill the needs of our clientele. The studio features a huge dressing area, a top of the line sound system, and state of the art viewing room where clients can view there portraits on the big screen!
|Once you open the two 12 foot metal doors at the end of our hallway you enter in our shooting area!|
While the front of our studio offers classic elagance the back shooting area has a vintage grunge look to it for even more flexibility for portraits.
|notice the shelves of couches 🙂|
Our 16 foot ceilings allow us to have some great and unique backgrounds. We have some great exposed brick and beautiful rustic windows. The studio has big wide open spaces so that our clients’s creativity and imagination is not limited by space.
|these our two 12 roller backgrounds systems that give us a ton of variety for different looks!|
We certainty love having this area to play and work at, it allows us to love what we do and have lots of fun with our sessions!