Advantages of Working with a Photo Studio | Nicole Spangler Photography

May 20, 2022

While I absolutely love shooting outdoors and on location, there are times when a studio shoot is needed or preferred.  If you do need or want a photo session in a studio, investing in a professional photography studio is your best option. Just like with any service, you get exactly what you pay for, and it’s important to choose a photographer who has the experience, skill and equipment to create the images you want. Whether you’re looking for a new headshot, branding photos for your business website or family portraits, a professional photographer can ensure that you are happy with the end result.

As I’ve mentioned, location shoots are my favorite. There are benefits to having a choice for studio-type photography.

More control over lighting

The photo studio gives your photographer more control over the lighting conditions of your images. Onsite photos can be gorgeous, but they leave you dependent on the natural light, as well as weather conditions, which can change rapidly. With a studio, your professional photographer can control the lighting and ensure that your images look stunning.



Avoid Interruptions

Have you ever been to a park or public place and seen a photo session in progress? From unexpected noises to passersby in the background, both photographer and subject can easily be distracted in a public place. But in a photo studio setting, you have no interruptions, and your photographer can focus on creating the images you want.

Feel More Comfortable

Many people feel shy or anxious in front of the camera, and having your photos taken in a public place can exacerbate that feeling. By choosing a photographer with a photo studio, you can feel more comfortable in a private space, knowing that it’s just you and the photographer (and maybe an assistant) working together to create images that you will love. 


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Save Time

When shooting on location, a professional photographer has to bring along all their equipment and often set up before they can even begin to take photos. But with a studio, most of the setup can be done in advance, saving both you and your photographer time. 

Amenities and Changing Space

If you’ve ever done a photo shoot on location with multiple outfits, you likely know how hard it is to find a comfortable place to change. I do have a popup tent that I bring to all of my location shoots for added privacy so my clients don’t have to change in their car! But if your preference is to have a solid changing room then a professional studio is for you.

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These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider hiring a photo studio. If you’re looking for new headshots or just some fresh portraits, give me a call and let’s chat!