LOGAN – When photographer Kylee Maughan started planning their new home, she knew she would want a separate photography space that she could use for her expanding business. The result is a 400 square-foot house on their property in Providence dubbed The Blush Studio that has become a welcome space for a variety of companies in Cache Valley.
The natural light studio offers a 13-feet white wall with no outlets- a welcome change for photographers who usually have to Photoshop those out of their photos. The light floor works well for any situation and their focal wall will be updating colors as the seasons and holidays approach. Right now, it is painted their signature blush color. Maughan said in the fall it will be a rust color, and for the holiday season, it will be painted emerald green.
The studio just opened six weeks ago and has already begun to book out reservations from a variety of businesses. “I’m shocked at how much it’s already being rented,” Maughan said.
“We’ve hosted classes in there, yoga classes. People have come to me asking about dance workshops, a massage therapist wants to rent the space,” Maughan said. “My photography business is why it was built, but it’s a space that other people can find use in it too.”
Maughan’s photography business specializes in weddings, but Maughan herself has started focusing her time on commercial product photography for local businesses and their products. Her studio allows her the space she needs; a definite upgrade from her small home-office she was previously in.
“You can have a variety of scenes and set ups in one 400 square-foot room. You’re not moving from room to room or changing the set, so it saves a lot of time,” she explained.
The studio also offers several different props and supplies that any renter can use while they are there.
“It’s mostly used for photography because that’s the industry I’m in and the community I’m part of. But I hope other people can find a use for it too. It’s been designed so it’s plain enough people can make it their own while they’re in there. There are enough furniture and features to make it whatever they want,” she said.
Maughan said the biggest challenge for building the space has been the technical things to think about, like plumbing and air conditioning.
“Since it’s a stand-alone building there was a lot to think about and plan around. It did present some delays while building, but nothing too complicated,” she said.
For those interested in touring or booking the space, visit www.kyleeannphotography.com/studio and find them on Instagram @blushdoorstudio.