Fifteen years ago I discovered what became the Kliks building on 3rd Ave. My brother, Steve and I, along with our parents, renovated it for Kliks Photography. My parents own the building but are often out of town and so I had assumed the maintenance responsibilities. This year, my team and I felt a calling to shift the way we live and do business.
I was eager for a space with less responsibility so that I could better concentrate my creative efforts for my clients. I found a marvelous studio in The Warehouse on Third (not to be confused with The Cherry Building) near the YMCA and NewBo. Architect and owner, Roger Hadley, has thoughtfully renovated this 1920 building that once employed hundreds of seamstresses who made bib overalls and house dresses. It’s now overflowing with good chi stemming from my new roommates; Fusion Yoga, Moods Salon & Spa, Rierson Fitness and Morning Star Studio.
Our spacious studio offers wood floors, brick walls with original plated windows and much more. We plan to offer the same photography sessions we always have; family, children, seniors, business and boudoir. But, because we’ll be open by appointment only, I’ll be able to schedule two new venues. One, I’ll be available to come to your place of business to photograph your entire staff; how convenient! Two, I plan to travel to targeted cities offering hotel room boudoir sessions.
Amy, our coworker of 9 and a half years, has moved to Nashville after her husband was recruited by Gibson Guitar. They’re now reveling in the big city and warmer weather. Owen, our company cat who accumulated over 1,700 Facebook friends during his career, has retired to our accountant, Denise’s home where he has discovered birds and squirrels (we worked with flash cards). Veronica, our coworker of 11 years, continues her extraordinary photo touch-ups skills from her new home office where she’s even more present for her quickly growing children. She’ll still be coming to the studio on some days to view images with clients. I am also doing my production work from my new home office which will be nice when it comes to those 12 hour days during our busy season. The ladies at Kor and Gilded Pear Gallery will remain in the “old” Kliks building and promise to “do lunch”.
We’re all quite excited about this transformation and look forward to working with you in our new space!