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Siddalee Studios | Studio Tour | Maryland Portrait Photographer|Photo Studio

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Siddalee Studios | Studio Tour | Maryland Portrait Photographer|Photo Studio

Siddalee Studios

After seeing the Keller's Bakery in Linthicum being gutted, I knew there was a perfect opportunity to turn this historic bakery into a custom photography studio! The huge open warehouse space and the adorable charming storefront matched my personality and brand perfectly. I salvaged as much as I could and turned ordinary bakery equipment into extraordinary decor! 

Months of hard work, physical labor, Pinterest searching and lots and lots of Pizza, and here we are ready to serve you portraits! I love the 1800 square feet that we call Siddalee Studios.

I could never have done this without my family, especially my husband who did all the hard construction work. Somehow he never looked at me like my ideas were too much, even when I said lets use faux brick, or that pastry encrusted whisk is the PERFECT light! My friends, especially Janet and her daughter, and my new friends at Aviation Velo, and Carmelo's - I thank you! You kept my spirits up, your stored my heavy tables, you helped me realize my dreams, you fed me when I was starving. And I am forever grateful.

This studio will make your portrait experience so much more unique, and will help save time as we have multiple amenities now. Come in and browse through all the unique props, have a cup of coffee, change in the dressing room, and utilize multiple backdrop stations. 

This place is a dream come true for me. Take a peek at my brand new studio space in Linthicum at 509 Camp Meade Rd, right down the street from BWI Airport.

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Opportunity knocks, a new studio awaits!

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Opportunity knocks, a new studio awaits!

I love my hometown, I love antiques, I love a good story, and I love documenting history!  My love of all of these coupled with my passion for photography is what makes my brand and I unique.

Here in Maryland we are blessed with rich history and several unique and old buildings. One of which is my studio now, the Old Pharmacy. I have been there a year and it has served my business so well. But I have decided to pursue this full time and have outgrown that shared studio space.

So when I drove by and saw Keller's Bakery in Linthicum being renovated, I had a vision, I knew there was an opportunity there to preserve some memories while serving my business needs.

The building on South Camp Meade Road in Linthicum is near and dear for so many. Not just the reminder of the delicious pastries and marshmallow filled donuts they made for 40+ years, but of summer jobs of friends and clients of mine, of walking in on a Saturday morning hoping to catch a donut before they sold out, of taking selfies with the light up neon sign in the front window. This was a business that was a family tradition in Linthicum built with hard labor and love, a landmark in this town that everyone is sad to see go. I know, as everyday someone stops me and wants to share their memories with me. I have my own memories too, like when they supported my Studio opening, or the first day I went part time I stopped in for a donut. Little did I know just a year later I would be leasing that space!

 

This space may no longer be a bakery with ovens serving baked goods, but it will always be in the hearts and minds of locals. I asked the landlord if he would be so kind as to leave some of the items with the store, and he willingly agreed! When you come in to see me this summer, you will see a space transformed but still recognize some unique and meaningful artifacts of time past. Preserving the tables that handmade pastry have been crafted on for years was a huge job. Thanks to those who helped me save and restore them. Soon we will sit at them and look through your precious photo galleries while sipping a cup of Starbucks. 

Keller's Bakery tables - photo found online from Linthicum Vignettes by Oscar Skip Booth.

We have our work cut out for us in painting and flooring and moving all in a relatively short time frame. It's a lot of micro managing and hard labor. I am so grateful to friends, my husband, and my family for putting in the hard work with me!

From here on out I will simply refer to this space as Siddalee Portrait Studios. For Keller's stood on their own for years, and I will too. I know it will be hard for folks to stop referring to it as the bakery, and that is ok. I needed to tell the story of the space, but from here on out it is my story, our story. Thank you so much for your support of a local business. And stay tuned for my Open House this summer!

Julie

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Photo Sessions are Fun!

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Photo Sessions are Fun!

A photo session with Siddalee Photography is a fun experience!

Children can be shy, and having photos taken can be intimidating. So when Carly's Mom let me know of her concerns, I could reassure her that I would make Carly at ease and capture her personality. With tailored photo sessions that highlight the hobbies and passions of my clients, I ensure that their personalities are captured in a unique way. Carly loves to paint, so I knew just what we would theme her birthday photo session around. Painting! She had a blast, and I love how it turned out. We also captured a few of her with balloons for that classic child portrait that will hang on the wall year round. Carly had so much fun painting, she had to take her finished product home. I can't wait to reveal her gallery to her Mom when she picks out her favorite photos at the in studio gallery reveal! Doesn't she look just like an American Girl doll? I adore her so. Make sure to book your portrait sessions soon, whether it be on location or at my portrait studio in Linthicum, Maryland. Reserve your spot today! 

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