The Chicken Coop Venue at Kelly Tareski Photography

The Chicken Coop Venue at Kelly Tareski Photography

Let's Roll!

Hello there! I'm Kelly from Kelly Tareski Photography. Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a journey close to my heart - the birth of our Chicken Coop Venue and Studio. Not every day, you hear about a photography studio sharing space with a flock of chickens, right? Well, that's exactly the kind of quirky, fun environment we've embraced here. Our chicken coop is more than just a home for our feathered friends; it's a novel, vibrant space for photographers and clients alike. Let's dive into this unconventional story, feathers and all!

As photographers, we know that the essence of a great photo lies in its setting. The Chicken Coop Venue and Studio at Kelly Tareski Photography is a love letter to this belief. Every inch of this space has been crafted to exude a rustic charm that transports you straight into the pages of a vintage country living magazine.

With their weathered wood, the walls tell a story of times gone by, creating a backdrop that adds depth and character to every shot. The eclectic collection of vintage props scattered around the coop — from old lanterns to wooden crates — is more than just decoration. They're tools to craft a narrative, to add layers to the stories our clients want to tell through their photographs.

The Inspiration Behind the Chicken Coop

The idea sprouted one fine day when I looked out at our Nine Mile Falls property, wondering how to blend my love for photography with my fondness for country living. Why not, I thought, bring the serene charm of the country right into a photography studio? Thus, the concept of the Chicken Coop Venue was hatched.

Picture this: a rustic setting, the gentle clucking of chickens, and the perfect golden hour light casting a warm glow over everything. It sounded like a photographer’s dream! This vision was about creating a space that wasn't just visually stunning but also alive and pulsating with the energy of nature.

It's not just a studio; it's an experience that we believe would resonate with fellow photographers seeking a unique venue and clients looking for a one-of-a-kind backdrop for their special moments.

Getting Started

Embarking on the construction of our Chicken Coop Venue and Studio was like setting off on an adventure without a map. We knew our destination - a post-frame style structure that oozed a rustic and vintage barn charm. However, the path to get there was filled with learning and unexpected twists.

Our goal was to create a space that was authentically rustic, not just another manicured studio pretending to be something it's not. The post-frame construction was perfect for this. It gave us that sturdy, barn-like feel, but trust me, getting there was no walk in the park! Balancing the structural integrity while maintaining the aesthetic appeal was our constant battle.

We faced a host of challenges, from sourcing the right vintage materials to ensuring the coop was comfortable and safe for our feathered residents. Every nail, board, and shingle was chosen with care.

It's a Venue? 

Integrating the chicken living space within the studio was one of the most unique aspects. This wasn't just a backdrop; it was a functional home for our seven chickens. Ensuring their comfort while maintaining the studio's functionality was crucial. So, we designed spaces that were both chicken-friendly and photographically aesthetic. Yes, it was like solving a complex puzzle where the pieces were beams, nests, and camera angles!

But let's not forget the stars of the coop - our chickens. These feathery beauties add an unexpected and delightful element to the shoots. Their presence brings a sense of life and authenticity that can't be replicated with props or digital effects. It’s about capturing moments in a setting that is true, living, and breathing.

The Invitation is Open

Now that you’ve heard the story and visualized the charm of our Chicken Coop Venue and Studio, we want to extend an invitation to you. To my fellow photographers in Spokane looking for a venue that breaks the mold of conventional studios, this is your chance to capture something truly unique. Whether it’s a whimsical family portrait, a rustic-themed fashion shoot, or just a creative project that needs a touch of the countryside, our coop is open for you.

And to those potential clients dreaming of a photoshoot with an authentic country backdrop, our doors (and barn doors) are open. Imagine your family photos, engagement shoots, or even small, intimate elopements set against the backdrop of our rustic, vintage space – complete with the occasional photobombing chicken!

We’re excited to see the creative ways you’ll use this space. The Chicken Coop Venue and Studio isn’t just a location; it’s a character in your photographic story, ready to add its unique touch.

Joyful Journey

As I sit here, typing out the final words of our Chicken Coop Venue and Studio's story, I can't help but feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. This journey has been more than just constructing a physical space; it's been about bringing a dream to life, one that combines my passions for photography, country living, and, of course, chickens.

This unique venue is a testament to the fact that with a bit of creativity and a lot of hard work, even the most unconventional ideas can hatch into something beautiful. It’s not just a space for photography; it’s a space that tells a story, your story, through its rustic charm and lively inhabitants.

That's a Wrap!

Whether you’re a photographer looking for an inspiring venue or a client seeking an extraordinary backdrop, I invite you to come and create your own memories here. Let’s make each photograph a masterpiece of rustic elegance and genuine moments. Book a consultation now to learn more about Kelly Tareski Photography

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I look forward to seeing the amazing stories you’ll tell through your lens here at the Chicken Coop Venue and Studio at Kelly Tareski Photography.