Sunday, May 4, 2008

First week @ Pagoda Street studio

What a week! The first 3 days were spent packing up at Devonshire studio, moving (3 trips!) all our stuff to Pagoda and then the hell of unpacking began. As thursday was May Day, we had no shoots but i still went back to finish up the unpacking. Thanks to erwin, my dad, stepmum and even Kayden for helping! :)

I was also quite nervous as i left the new studio on thursday as i did not get a chance to do a test shoot at the new premises and we had 5 shoots lined up for friday! So i went in early on friday morning to meter the lights and do some last minute arrangements like putting up a makeshift curtain for Bloom shoots. Totally forgot about this! We had a sliding door at Devonshire so Bloom clients can have privacy when doing nude sessions or when changing.

At 10am when the first client stepped in, everything rolled as usual! Little Big Shot Megan, daughter of former Bloom client Jacqueline was the first client at Pagoda :D She's adorable with her full head of hair and cheeky smile. I handled all the shoots for the first day so Ashley can get some orders done as we are getting behind time and the backlog is starting to pile again.

All in all, it was a good first week and i am hoping things will get better as we go along. I am still trying to get used to the smaller working area at Pagoda but it'll be ok :)


petite fleur said...

Congratulations on your move. Well, maybe next time when I'm back in Singapore, we'll go check out your new studio.

maryann koh said...

sure sure :) lots of good food in the area too for a foodie like yourself!

Beau Lotus said...

Maryann, you didn't tell me about the move. And I am going to offer a session at your studio to my sis (her 3 kids) next X'mas. Can see that your tummy's much bigger now than the last time I saw you. Take care!

(Sh..., Th.. and Arm...'s mom)

maryann koh said...

hey serene right? didn't know who beau lotus was till you wrote STA's mom :)

yes we had to move because of the ridiculous rise in rental rates in singapore. back at devonshire we were paying $2.5k for rent and they wanted to increase to $6k which is way way too much. makes no business sense to stay on there so we had to move la.

thanks for introducing your sis to our studio, will look out for her! you take care too!