When I first started my photography journey back in 2014 as a business, I swore I'd never shoot in a studio, or own one. I was 100% a natural light photographer and felt cramped in a studio space. I was seriously dead set on it. I thought as a senior and couples photographer I didn't need it. And in some ways, I was right. I don't need a studio, but now I want one. I have been doing a ton of studio work while it's been cold and I have learned so much. While I am a natural light photographer, I have learned how to use my off camera flash and even strobes, and I have learned it makes a huge difference in the studio. When I'm outside, I have to go with the flow. I have to shoot within the time frame that the sun is out in golden hour, the weather is a huge factor, and even the location can matter, like if you have physical needs for the terrain (much like I do). In the studio I do not have to worry about lighting, weather, or the terrain. But I do miss the beautiful backgrounds and different locations.
Because I have been working more in a studio though I am starting to notice I have a very set style with my studio work and I'm very much in love with it. In some of the studio sessions, I use only off camera lighting (because the session is probably at 9pm where there's no light), or only natural light, or even a mixture of both!
Models on Styled Sessions : https://www.instagram.com/savvysue1992/