How's it like having a home office?

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Hope you had a lovely weekend and that it was spent just the way you like it! I had a non working weekend, so meaning lazy mornings and slow breakfasts, you gotta enjoy those moments, right?

 I’ve been asked a lot how is it really to work from home? Since I am a natural light outdoor photographer it does not make sense for me to have a studio space. I have been working in a co-working space for a few years and have thought about joining again, but since I edit and work on my big iMac that would mean that I had to rent a room in that space and I would not be able to meet people as much as I would like then anyway.

So as of now, I am working from home which works great. I am super organised and after the Christmas festivities and lazy mornings I am now getting into it again, productivity really fires me up. Regardless if it’s an office day or a shoot day, I wake up early and am usually at my desk by 9 a.m.

For an office day, I start by sending important emails and checking social media updates.If I have editing to do, I’ll do so first thing in the morning. In the afternoon, I’ll take a break, get out and grab some lunch, run errands, and in the early afternoon back on editing.

On shoot days, I always prep camera gear the evening before, and morning sessions I am up at 6 am, to check the weather. Then heading off in time to the location. Once session is done I head home for breakfast and downloading the photos.

My schedule is always changing and evolving—I’ve had to get used to working on the fly, I have had to roll with it and adapt—which doesn’t always come naturally to me, being the organised person that I am :)

My studio is in my home
For the photo shoots that I do photograph indoors, like maternity and headshot,  I realized I could use my home space as the studio! I have beautiful canvas backdrops that I use.

My clients love it, too. They feel comfortable, safe, and at home. It’s a really relaxing, fun environment on shoot days!

Working from home has it’s disadvantages of course, being a one woman show running a business sometimes makes it a bit lonely, but I have noticed that I have to get out of the office on non shoot days to have breakfast with friends, or just a cuppa at PS Cafe, look at people and get the energy to keep working again.

So if you are working from home, don’t discourage, if I can do it, so can you! Plan for things that energize you through the week, have set time of working hours and enjoy the ride!

All the best,
Gunilla

Sugarlight Photography is a natural light, lifestyle photographer in Singapore , specializing in, familymaternityand newbornphotography.

Sugarlight Photography is based in Singapore and Stockholm in  and travels to surrounding areas including Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Bali, Hongkong, Sydney and other Asian countries .

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