Today's guest is Zelda de Hollander, who runs Studio Shotz Photography, a Boutique photographic studio in Christchurch, Dorset.
Photography has always been a passion of Zelda's. She got her first camera aged 5 and has loved photography ever since. All her pocket money used to go on developing films she’d taken of her life while growing up.
After A-Levels, Zelda studied for a (BA) Hons in Commercial Photography at The Arts University at Bournemouth, at the same time working part time at a small photographic studio; Studio Shotz.
It was then that the owner decided to move on and Zelda made the brave move to take over the business and run the studio herself, straight out of Uni, at only 21 years old (with massive help and support from her parents).
In May 2014, Studio Shotz Photography left it's retail shop, moving to Christchurch to become an appointment only studio space residing in a residential address. This has allowed Zelda to spend more time with her clients and to work much more flexible hours as well as taking on more location work.
3 years on, Studio Shotz is busier than ever! In working from home Zelda now has the work-life balance that she always missed out on whilst being on the high street & is now working with some of the biggest and most well-known companies in the Dorset area. Every day is different; which makes going to work quite exciting!
One of the people Zelda credits with supporting her work is Sam Acton of Domestic Angels, you can listen to Sam's interview on the podcast show here
Connect with Zelda on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/studioshotz/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/StudioShotz
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/studioshotz
Linkedin - linkedin.com/in/zelda-de-hollander-60822627
Her amazing work is on her website here - http://studioshotz.co.uk/