Creating a Workspace That Inspires

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Whether you have a tiny corner of your house, a dedicated office, or a separate studio to call your own, creating a workspace that is both functional and creative can be the difference between feeling ready to dive in head first to into or feeling uninspired to edit or tackle that 'To Do' list.


If you’ve got a drab office or studio space, we've got just the motivation to help you create a new space you love!

Here are some quick tips to create the space of your dreams!


1. Let Your Personality... and your brand... shine! Create a space that is a reflection of you... and your brand. Add in textures and finishes... colors and artwork that is a reflection of you and your brand. Print those images... and display albums & products you love.

--> PRO TIP: If your office space is at home and not for client sessions, print samples and prints of your own family. You'll still be able to show clients what your products look like... with samples that your family can enjoy.

2. Keep essential items close! Whether it's a chalkboard for jotting down ideas & plans.. a pretty planner for keeping tabs on sessions... or a place to visualize your workflow, keeping the things you use daily and your upcoming schedule in plain site will help you stay on task & keep things organized.

--> PRO TIP: Many local home improvement stores sell chalkboards & whiteboards in large sheets. Quickly frame it out and you'll have a full size chalkboard at a fraction of the cost!

3. Keep your space clean! It's so easy to get buried under a mountain of paperwork... memory cards and stray coffee cups by the end of the day, but taking 5 minutes to do a quick clean up makes it easier to focus on the work ahead!

Looking for more motivation? Over the next week we'll be sharing awesome spaces from some of our Shoot & Share Photographers!

Up first, Haili VanDerEems of Haili Jean Photo & Haili Jean Design

Haili is primarily a couples & wedding photographer, who also shoots some senior and family sessions. She's also a freelance graphic designer & illustrator, who currently lives in Ohio, but dreams of moving closer to the mountains soon.

When it comes to her office space, Haili focused on making her space simple and easy to keep tidy.

"I can’t focus in a messy and over visually stimulating environment. I need simple, tidy, and inspiring."


Check out Haili and her awesome space below!

Haili says the on thing in her office that makes her life & job easier is having a computer screen that's big enough to see all the details.

"I used to do all my editing and work on a tiny Apple laptop, but after I got this desktop Mac, I can’t believe I ever did anything on that tiny screen. It makes editing and other work so much simpler and quicker. I don’t think I can ever go back to having a tiny screen."


Inspired to create a space like this of your own? Here's all the fun details!!


Curtains - Target

Desk - IKEA

Chair - Wayfair

Blanket over chair - Home Goods

Books/Journals - Jenessa Wait, Letterfolk, Alli Koch, Chalkfulloflove

Calendar - Hosanna Revival

Wall art - Hobby Lobby & some magazine cut outs for my vision board

You can find more of Haili and her work here:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hailijeanphoto/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hailijeanphoto
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/hailijeanphoto/



For more fun studio & office ideas, check out Part 2 of our Creating a Workspace That Inspires series.

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Whether you have a tiny corner of your house, a dedicated office, or a separate studio to call your own, creating a workspace that is both functional and creative can be the difference between feeling ready to dive in head first to into or feeling uninspired to edit or tackle that 'To Do' list.


If you’ve got a drab office or studio space, we've got just the motivation to help you create a new space you love!

Here are some quick tips to create the space of your dreams!


1. Let Your Personality... and your brand... shine! Create a space that is a reflection of you... and your brand. Add in textures and finishes... colors and artwork that is a reflection of you and your brand. Print those images... and display albums & products you love.

--> PRO TIP: If your office space is at home and not for client sessions, print samples and prints of your own family. You'll still be able to show clients what your products look like... with samples that your family can enjoy.

2. Keep essential items close! Whether it's a chalkboard for jotting down ideas & plans.. a pretty planner for keeping tabs on sessions... or a place to visualize your workflow, keeping the things you use daily and your upcoming schedule in plain site will help you stay on task & keep things organized.

--> PRO TIP: Many local home improvement stores sell chalkboards & whiteboards in large sheets. Quickly frame it out and you'll have a full size chalkboard at a fraction of the cost!

3. Keep your space clean! It's so easy to get buried under a mountain of paperwork... memory cards and stray coffee cups by the end of the day, but taking 5 minutes to do a quick clean up makes it easier to focus on the work ahead!

Looking for more motivation? Over the next week we'll be sharing awesome spaces from some of our Shoot & Share Photographers!

Up first, Haili VanDerEems of Haili Jean Photo & Haili Jean Design

Haili is primarily a couples & wedding photographer, who also shoots some senior and family sessions. She's also a freelance graphic designer & illustrator, who currently lives in Ohio, but dreams of moving closer to the mountains soon.

When it comes to her office space, Haili focused on making her space simple and easy to keep tidy.

"I can’t focus in a messy and over visually stimulating environment. I need simple, tidy, and inspiring."


Check out Haili and her awesome space below!

Haili says the on thing in her office that makes her life & job easier is having a computer screen that's big enough to see all the details.

"I used to do all my editing and work on a tiny Apple laptop, but after I got this desktop Mac, I can’t believe I ever did anything on that tiny screen. It makes editing and other work so much simpler and quicker. I don’t think I can ever go back to having a tiny screen."


Inspired to create a space like this of your own? Here's all the fun details!!


Curtains - Target

Desk - IKEA

Chair - Wayfair

Blanket over chair - Home Goods

Books/Journals - Jenessa Wait, Letterfolk, Alli Koch, Chalkfulloflove

Calendar - Hosanna Revival

Wall art - Hobby Lobby & some magazine cut outs for my vision board

You can find more of Haili and her work here:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/hailijeanphoto/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hailijeanphoto
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/hailijeanphoto/



For more fun studio & office ideas, check out Part 2 of our Creating a Workspace That Inspires series.

Want to know more about...

Online Personal Sales?

My Newsletter

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