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Mom and daughter duo open up new photography studio in Battle Floor

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A mom and daughter duo are set to debut a new pictures studio in Fight Floor following month.

Tanya Hammon-Johnson and Megan Northrup will host a start social gathering for their new company, the Elizabeth Marie Collective, from noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 8 as they unveil a new storefront.

“We’re seriously thrilled,” mentioned Northrup. “This is one thing we’ve been talking about for a when, and it just feels as well surreal to be residing this and owning it turn into a fact.”

The two made a decision to open a studio after they observed a shortage of images studios that are out there to rent in the area.

Northrup is a professional photographer who normally takes portraits of people and newborns. She rented studios for the earlier year and a fifty percent, and mentioned she has normally aspired to have 1 of her have.

“The far more I was having into other’s spaces, I stated to myself, ‘wow, this is definitely a little something that I’d like to pursue to give to the group as properly,’ so we talked about it and decided this is a thing we preferred to do with each other,” Northrup explained. “The thought was born out of the need to have to have a studio right here on this side of the river, considering the fact that lots of of the studios in the place are in Portland.”

Hammon-Johnson stated they have a huge family members, so they require to acquire images in a place that is more substantial than someone’s home, still still inexpensive.

With extended family provided, she reported there is about 20 people in their loved ones. Moreover using shots of their spouse and children, the Elizabeth Marie Collective can provide other households who want to do the identical thing.

“Our intention is to produce a area for photographers to come and build reminiscences of other people’s superior situations, and also for Megan to be in a position to use that area for herself,” Hammon-Johnson stated. “On the event side, it’ll be a put for individuals to have their happy times and (seize) milestones in daily life.”

The identify of the business will come from Northrup’s center identify, Elizabeth, and Hammon-Johnson’s middle name, Marie. On social media, they usually shorten it to “Em Collective,” with the “Em” currently being limited for Northrup’s 2-year-old daughter, Ember.

“It’s like Em is tied to her as perfectly, generating the name multigenerational, which I consider is super neat,” Northrup stated.

The demand for a studio like theirs is high in the spot, Northrup reported, and she pointed out there are not quite a few stylistic alternatives for other creatives in the space.

“I feel this is actually awesome to incorporate a distinctive tactic or model into the community,” she mentioned.

As co-entrepreneurs of the organization, Hammon-Johnson describes Northrup as the creative leader, whilst she handles much more of the again conclusion of the company like logistics.

“I have to confer with her on all the inventive choices,” Hammon-Johnson joked.

Hammon-Johnson stated opening the studio is a happy moment. She’s content to have a ladies-owned and mom-daughter operation. 

“I’m psyched to do one thing that helps make people today happy and I’m energized to do this challenge with my daughter,” she reported.

At their Jan. 8 start bash, there will be coffee and treats delivered by North County Coffee. The company is situated at 1908 NW Initial Way in Fight Floor. Their internet site can be identified at and Northrup’s particular pictures web page is megannorthrupphotog