The final straw was on the balcony of a local Starbucks this past fall season. I was meeting with a prospective client to be married at Biltmore Estate that had been referred to me by a top wedding planner in Asheville, North Carolina. I really wanted this wedding.
The bride and groom walked in with their sweet-as-pie puppy in hand and asked if I minded if we sat outside on the deck. Of course I didn’t mind. That is, until no less than 5 minutes into our conversation we were interrupted by the sounds of a very loud and very obnoxious jackhammer on the sidewalk below. Let me tell you – we were shouting….yes, shouting….over one another as we tried to chat for the length of our time together.
I didn’t book the wedding.
It’s very possible that the bride and groom didn’t book with me because we just weren’t a fit or in the end decided they wanted a photographer with a different style. Whatever the reason, I knew one thing. I was fed up with not being able to control my brand in the form of my consults and wanted to do everything I could to put my best foot forward and make a good impression from the get-go. As much as I LOVE Starbucks, I knew that I was tired of fighting for a spot to sit. I was tired of having to brush the crumbs from the table before I could set my albums down. I was tired of having to compete with the background chatter of other patrons. I was ready to bite the bullet and try out my own space. I was ready to have our own studio.
I could never thank the incredibly talented and sweet natured Kristen of Kristen Cone Interiors
enough for her vision and management of decorating our first space. We really couldn’t have done it without you, Kristen! Truly, if anyone out there is looking for an interior designer with a great work ethic and great style, you simply must
get in contact with this girl. She’s the best.
ahh I love it!! Kristen Cone is so good!! Can’t wait to bring clients in there!
LOVE IT! It is soooo YOU. I’m only sad that it has been months and I have yet to see it in person. Need to come by and bring you some green tea on a work day soon : )
Wow. The space is so beautiful! It looks perfect, and I hope you’re loving it 🙂
It’s absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful I would re-book you for an imaginary wedding so we could sit and talk on that couch!
Your tweet had be race over to see all the beauty of your new space. It’s an amazing studio – Congrats! 🙂
You KNOW I love this. Can I PLEASE come work with/for you :)? Looks awesome. So so so happy for you guys!
Love it. Congrats, friend!
Beautiful space! Showcases your work and style fabulously!
Love it, love it, love it! Such a calm, inviting space – congrats to you!
This blessing is a direct result of your faithfulness to God & generosity! Thanks for inspiring my daughter!
It looks beautiful! So cozy and perfectly Schultz. Congratulations:)
so perfect and welcoming! congrats! 🙂
This looks phenomenal! Congrats!
Everything about this space SCREAMS your brand. The look, the feel, the color schemes are so reflective of your brand. Can’t wait to meet ere one day 🙂 congratulations friends!
Cheyenne & Geoff, this is simply and wonderfully breathtaking. Wow wow wow. I am madly in love with this studio space and it couldn’t more perfectly represent your style and your brand. Love. Love. Love. Some of my favorite things must be — the candy sticks and vintage display holder, the heart pillows, the burlap looking divider, the mismatched chairs and the dried lavender. Wow — you guys even inspire through spaces. I love it. Keep up the amazingness 🙂
Nice space! Definitely reflects your style. Congrats on this big step.
Kristin, can you please decorate my new place in Houston from
Charlotte? Mmmk, great, thanks! This space is perfect.
What a beautiful space! It looks like you!!
Congratulations on the new space, it is SO lovely!! I just adore your
style 🙂 Would you mind sharing where the mint green leather album is
Allison – we use Finao for our albums. 🙂
YOU GUYS! It looks incredible! So happy for you. Hoping you book a bazillion brides in this studio 🙂 (PS GREAT canvas choices! Love the final picks!)
your studio looks absolutely gorgeous! love it.
Particularly harmony is the outfit of the groom, if it reflects the color of the tie in his handkerchief and flower brooch.
goodness I heart your office – and I JUUUUUST realized your table is the one I’ve been eyeing from world market (for when we move into our new house) — it’s amazing huh? 🙂
This place looks gorgeous!
Beautiful studio ….great job! Best of everything in life, best of God’s greatest blessings on your new studio, your new home and your newest addition to your family. I am proud to be part of it all ….support and child care close by! Love ya’ all.
Karen / Mom / Grandma / Friend