Studio Update: Walls came down & fresh paint is up

by on July 27, 2011

carpet & ceilings are being removed

So many of you have asked us about our new studio and when we’ll be having our first event. Thank you all so much for the support and enthusiasm!

After closing down our two previous studio locations, we immediately started to scout out a new location. This new space is not only closer to home, but it’s a big open space where we can finally pursue our creative dreams with abandon.

This is our third studio build-out, but it’s our true dream space where we can finally have gatherings with our artful friends, have art showing to showcase the talent of these amazing people and bring our local art community to our creative playground.

Our new studio would not be complete without a kitchen. So we found a large warehouse space that had plenty of natural light and an area where we can build a brand new studio kitchen for all of our food photography and video work. Within the studio kitchen we have plenty of fabulous cooking demonstrations and food events planned as well. And there’s plenty of space for us to continue pursuing our studio portrait work. The sky is the limit.

We’re also working on a new live, online visual series. This project is 16.758713 % finished. When we reach the half way point, we’ll share more.

This is all a dream come true for us to finally have a large open space, to let our imaginations run wild and bring together all the amazing people that inspire us.

Stay tuned and we’ll be sharing updates as they progress.

Thank you all for joining us on building out our dream creative space!


diane and todd

half the warehouse is office space, so we most of the walls torn down

all the low ceilings were demolished too. We love high ceilings view looking out to the shooting area. Plenty of gorgeous natural light

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nicole July 27, 2011 at 11:31 am

looks like you’re on your way to a fantastic space for both to be creative, passionate about art, life, food, and photography. I wish you the best of luck with the build out. Working in architecture, I know how things can hit a speedbump and get derailed. I really hope that you guys have a fast, easy, and stressfree build out.


2 Melissa @ Dash of East July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

This is so great to see! You guys are going to enjoy having your dream studio space to create your art and host events. Good luck with the rest of the build out, I can’t wait to see photos of the finished space – and I can only hope to see it in person at some point in the future :)


3 Geri Miller July 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm

So happy for you! Hope to be included on one of your event guest lists! :)

xxoo Geri


4 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

A dream space, closer to your house, with a kitchen, and being that this is your 3rd buildout and not your first rodeo…you can get it exactly the way you want it…well this is just wonderful news!

One day I would LOVE to have a studio space. Please keep posting updates, thoughts, random design musings, just anything! about it all because I want to soak up any tidbits for that “one day maybe” day in the future if my own dreams materialize :)

And one day I’d love to see your studio! San Diego isn’t too far of a drive :)


5 TripleScoop July 27, 2011 at 2:52 pm

It is great to see that dreams do come true!!


6 Maureen July 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

OMG the work involved is immense! I wish you so much luck in this endeavor!


7 anh@anhsfoodblog July 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

sooo excited for you guys!!


8 Jen Yu July 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

If anyone can make big things happen, it is the two of you. I’m super psyched for your new space, new opportunities, all of it. And I’m doubly proud of you both. Kaweah sends wags xo


9 Christine July 27, 2011 at 8:51 pm

How exciting! The space looks like it has a lot of promise. Can’t wait for the finished results. Hope all goes smoothly.


10 Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking July 27, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Doors are opening… and walls, too!
Congratulations, I look forward to the progress.


11 Flavor of Italy July 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

I love your work in progress pictures! A record of moving forward which is good. It’s something to look back on later and say “Wow, look at what we did!”
Did you see my comment on your last post?:
You’re introspective enough to reflect on your professional needs and take action. Many people do neither over the course of a lifetime or just do one or the other. You’re lucky Diane. You’re also in a position where financially you can act on your introspection and effect change, also with a kind, supportive partner.
I’m very excited about the prospect of your coming to Italy. Italian children are amazing and we could go to some smaller towns and capture great photos.
I also have a lot of food ideas (you haven’t abandoned food photography have you?…) so we need to talk!
A presto,


12 Cookin' Canuck July 28, 2011 at 7:53 am

I am so excited for the two of you. It looks like you have a ton of natural light. Amazing!


13 Barbara | Creative Culinary July 28, 2011 at 8:00 am

I love that you are sharing the ‘before.’ I spent many years doing projects on my home and forgot those photos. While I enjoy the effects of the ‘after’ I really enjoy the ones where I can be visually reminded of the difference.


14 JulieD July 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

Squee! Can’t wait to see what it ends up looking like. Sounds like a labor of love. So excited for you both. :D


15 Barbara July 29, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Congrats! All this space, I am sure it will become a spectacular studio, lovely project, wish you luck on your remodelling and look forward to seeing the studio kitchen. You have wet my appetite.


16 sally cameron August 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm

So excited for you! We can’t wait to see it and will be totally jealous! Congrats!


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