Studio Tour: Ashleigh Taylor
SBE: What did it mean to you to have Sue come to your studio?
Ashleigh: “Having Sue come to my studio was one of the proudest (and most surreal) moments of my life. As I say in the tour, I got my studio just months after taking an in person folio build workshop with her in 2013. At the workshop, my dream suddenly became to get a very miniature version of the NYC studio the workshop was held in. Before this workshop, I had never considered a studio– the dream really all started with Sue. So to have her standing in the studio she inspired me to build? I feel I can only describe that moment as surreal.”
SBE: How have you grown since your studio tour?
A: “My business has grown so much since the studio tour! In fact, I am actually in a new studio. My new studio is a bit bigger (450 sq ft) and down the hall from my first studio so it still gets all the same amazing natural light. I love it so much and am so proud of my growth, but I also am so grateful for the studio where the tour was filmed because it was the catalyst for everything. In addition to moving studios, I recently was awarded Best Photographer in Santa Barbara by our local newspaper, The Santa Barbara Independent, and I became a “master photographer” in the Portrait Masters awards & accreditation program.”