Join us on a visual tour of Tracy Robinson’s in-home photography office in today’s installment of our Inspiring Studio Series on I Heart Faces. We love the vibrant feel of her space and we think you will, too!I started doing in-person sales shortly after starting my business in 2008. I felt it was important for clients to be able to see and touch my products in person. It is hard to explain how great a metal print is if you have never seen the vibrant colors and modern feel in person!
I hire other photographers to do family pictures every 6-12 months, in addition to the photos of my kids that I take, so there is no shortage of pictures on my walls. I essentially use my entire home as a showcase and gallery, and walk clients through the various display options I offer. This also gives me a reason to mop my floors and get the laundry off the counter!
When it is time to order, we sit down in my office and I use my iMac and Adobe Bridge to view and compare their images. My office (and home) is very consistent with my brand, and I can’t tell you the number of clients that have told me they were scared of color and needed me to push them a little!
I also use the Preveal app on my iPad to show clients exactly what their images would look like on their own walls. Most people are very visual and need to actually see how an 11×14 compares to a 16×24 before they will commit to something that might be a little outside their comfort zone.
I have five kids and live in a four bedroom house, so dedicating one room to my home office is a sacrifice, but I find it is absolutely essential to my business. I found these map drawers for a steal at the bi-annual Round Top Antique Weekend in Texas. They came out of the city hall of an itty-bitty Texas town and they are perfect for storing prints that are waiting to be framed or picked up. My very large desk planner from Planners4All is helpful in keeping my life and business organized, and the bright colors are also consistent with my brand. I am working with my framer on building some additional storage solutions, as I often have framed prints waiting to be picked up leaning against every inch of available wall space in my office.
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Tracy is the vision behind spryART Photography, which specializes in children, families, and high school seniors. Since 2008, spryART has been synonymous with bold, bright colors, style, and lively, unique images. She is a wife and mom of five and a complete and utter book nerd. To see more of her colorful work, check out her Facebook page or website.