Archive for 'Studio News'

November 12, 2015
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Whew, it’s been busy around here.  With all the craziness that fall and the holidays brings to portrait photographers, I thought I’d move studios (again!) in the middle of it all!  I moved out of the old space at 2045 N Last Chance Gulch and am in the middle of preparing the new space, just down the way at 900 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite B1.  I am in the lower level of a professional building shared with Crowley Fleck, Quinn Erwin Dental, Helena Orthodontics, and State Farm.  I have two rooms, one will be my camera room (the biggest one I’ve ever had!) and then another client room for consults, ordering, etc. Can’t wait for it to be ready to welcome my lovely clients!

May 11, 2013
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After many delays, my storefront signs were finally installed last week. I also got my display prints in the front windows. Hopefully soon Jill will get her signs and display prints up, since right now it looks a little strange with only half the front being done! I had four sessions in the studio last week, despite it STILL not being finished. I’m working on ordering studio samples of the types of prints and products I’m offering. The sales room couch will finally arrive (after a long backorder) next week. The counter is on hold while Jill and her family move to a new home, and there are plenty of little details that need to be completed. But the space is functional, that is the most important thing. When it’s completed we will have an open house and grand opening, and will look forward to seeing you all there.

April 22, 2013
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I’m so glad you stopped by my blogsite!  Short history…I opened Andrea Jones Photography almost ten years ago.  After a couple of years working out of my home, I opened my first studio in downtown Helena, MT.  I was there for three years and LOVED every moment of it.  When my lease was up, I was planning to move to a much bigger space to accommodate my growing business.  But at that same time, I found out we were expecting another baby.  I made the choice to stay home with my kids and work very part-time and on-location.  Because Andrea Jones Photography was an established, high end studio with a focus on studio portaits, customer service and quality prints and canvases, I didn’t want to jeopardize the reputation of my business by offering a lesser quality product.  However, I knew that as a full time mom, I wouldn’t be able to provide that time intensive service to my clients.  So, I started another business, ShutterBee by Andrea Jones.  ShutterBee focused on short, on-location sessions with digital files.  While the quality of the photography didn’t change, the amount of time I spent with each client was drastically reduced.  This worked fine for a few years while I had little ones in diapers and most days I was lucky to manage to comb my hair.  But now that my baby is three, I want to do what I do best.  So I’m saying farewell to ShutterBee and returning to Andrea Jones Photography, where, once again, I can focus on my clients and on offering the best in service and quality.

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