Local News: New photography studio coming to Cape Girardeau (7/19/23)

Amber Capps holds her trusty Canon digital camera, which she is going to use at her photography studio, Captured by Amber Capps.CHRISTOPHER BORROJackson resident Amber Capps first obtained concerned with photography by taking pictures of her 6-month-old daughter. Over the subsequent few years, her ardour and talent set grew. Her new Cape Girardeau photography studio, Captured by Amber Capps, shall be open for enterprise beginning Saturday, July 22.
Capps and her husband took over the spot at 125 S. Broadview St., Suite 2, on July 1, 2022. In the next weeks, they renovated the flooring, added new furnishings and at the moment are ending preparations for his or her grand opening.
“The spot I initially wished, somebody had already rented. I used to be a day late,” Capps stated. “But then this spot, this was an even bigger area than what I used to be taking a look at within the first place, and there was room for me to have an workplace. I believe this place ended up being even higher than what I initially deliberate for myself.”
Capps makes a speciality of capturing household portraits, graduations, weddings and newborns. While she stated she enjoys photographing a wide range of topics, her favorites are newborns.

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“They do not transfer. They’re so little. You can maintain them, and so they’re so valuable,” she stated.
Capps stated she desires to create ambiance for purchasers outside at a couple of choose spots or contained in the studio. She has quite a few locations for them to sit on the studio, together with wicker chairs, a sofa and even a tiny chair for toddlers.
“A whole lot of the time, individuals have children, so I sort of heat up to the children first. … I’ve a bit of giraffe I placed on my lens so the children take a look at the giraffe,” she stated.
She additionally has plans to begin boudoir picture periods within the close to future, sending out her first name for fashions this week.
Originally, Capps took photos of simply household and associates. Last fall, after taking a studio photography class, she began the Captured by Amber Capps firm and started on the lookout for a spot to name her personal. That was when, after altering majors a number of occasions already, she stated she realized photography was what she wished to do.
Capps focuses on two affirmations to prepare to shoot: “I’m” and “What God has for me, is for me”.
“I do know that that is what I’m supposed to be doing,” she stated. “So once I go to do a shoot, I’m not nervous as a result of I do know that is my calling.”
After a ribbon-cutting with the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, July 21, Capps will host an official grand opening at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. She stated she is going to meet with potential purchasers, serve gentle refreshments and incorporate a giveaway.
Capps could also be reached at www.capturedbyambercapps.com.


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