Secrets to Running a Studio in a Small (or no!) Space

The idea that photographers need a retail studio in order to be truly successful is a myth. The reality is, it is entirely possible to grow your business right in your own home. Join Marnie Clagett as she shares with you the secrets to make your small space (or no space at all) a studio that will give your clients the confidence to invest in you and your work.


Marnie and her husband, Bill, launched Clagett Photography in 2009. Thanks in large part to the mentorship and support they received from PPA, they have grown their high-end boutique studio from a 110-square-foot room in their home to a retail location in their city’s downtown historic district.

Today they run a six-figure photography studio that not only is hitting Benchmark standards, but is also built around their interests, personalities and passions. The result?  A business that they love, clients who are a joy to work with, and innovative marketing that has their entire town talking. Marnie has a heart for educating other photographers, too, not only to help elevate business and artistic standards for the industry as a whole, but also to see photographers achieve their own goals for improving their businesses and their lives.

Members attend at no charge as part of their Member Benefits,

GUESTS ARE WELCOME! to attend any of our District Meetings two times before being asked to join our great Association. 


April 8th - Capital District, 6:30-9:00pm

Skibo Adams Photography, Plant Zero Studio 5,

0 East 4th St, Richmond, VA 23224

April 9th -  Blue Ridge District, 6:00-8:00pm

              Vinton Library, 300 Pollard Street

                       Vinton, VA 24179

April 10th - Northern District, 12:00-3:00pm

              Studio C Photography, 142 N. Main Street

                      Culpeper, VA 22701

April 11th - Tidewater District, 6:30-9:00pm

Photo Reflections, 10365 Warwick Blvd.,

Newport News, VA 23601

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