Yes, you read that right! Briarcliff Village has been our home for a year and a half, tucked away inside the charming florist’s shop, Shana Vaughn Designs. It was a tough, tough decision to say goodbye to a shopping district that has been very good to the business; bringing many referrals and surrounding the studio with wedding vendors. Plus, Shana and neighbor Maggie at Salutations have been SO good to offer me a space in their stores as I built my business.

Alas, SDP is embarking on a campaign to expand our portraiture offerings, so when CaraSue Hall of CH Makeup Artistry contacted me to tell me she was opening a salon just off the square in Liberty, and had room for a studio for myself (with shooting space), I had to take a hard look at things. Plus, Liberty puts me closer to my mother’s home, my sister, my grandmother, my horse, AND our little airplane – so from a personal standpoint, that really made me smile! CaraSue bought the existing salon Dalla Cima, moved it next door, and I will be moving my studio effective November 1st to 111 Water Street in Liberty! As I said, we’re JUST off the historic square – SUCH a charming place to visit. Farmer’s market on Saturdays, the JEM restaurant and lounge (home to some awesome live music and great food and drink), Crepes on the Square, a frozen yogurt shop, a mexican restaurant, a breakfast/brunch hot spot (Ginger Sue’s), and LOTS and LOTS of cute little stores and boutiques. Our building is directly behind the Jesse James Bank (which sits on the northwest corner of the square), with ample street parking and a parking lot adjacent to the building. The building? It’s actually a historic home, and you’ll find in addition to SDP and Dalla Cima on the 2nd floor a vintage/antique shop, Aggieal’s Attic on the first floor, and in the basement, you’ll find Mind-Body Nutrition Day Spa and Barista De Casa (a coffee shop!). The Historic Downtown Liberty Shopping District’s offices are right above us on the 3rd floor.

As you can see, there’s a lot to see and do right around SDP and even in our own building! You can even sit on the gorgeous, furnished porch and sip on your coffee before or after your shoot or meeting.

And speaking of shoot? We will now have indoor studio space, which was the big reason for our move to the new studio. We’ll be offering in-house boudoir sessions (with CaraSue right next door, available for makeup and hair), as well as a great place for newborn/baby sessions and small children. Right out our doorstep is the quaint square, a great place for an on-location shoot, and there are a couple of fantastic, large parks within 5 minutes offering wide open spaces and tall grass.

I’m super excited about our new studio, and hope you will be too! Look for lots of photos once we’re settled in, and we’ll also be announcing an open house in conjunction with Dalla Cima, coming up in November. Stay tuned!


One Response to “SDP is MOVING!”

  1. CaraSue says:

    So happy to see you have a new home! Congratulations on your move closer!

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