Welcome to Studio Thought Sauce, a place where we believe in the Art of Photography and Business.
As owners of a busy portrait studio, we know first-hand how hard it can be to balance work and family, keep every session creative and fresh, all while trying to grow your business without loosing your sanity. Studio Thought Sauce is a place where you can gain ideas to enhance your photography business, stay organized, balance life/work and sip on a little motivational “sauce” when feeling worn out. Our ebook guides, templates and session ideas are perfect for creative photographers who want options that are both unique and affordable to sauce up their studio and sessions! You can find these great products in our Sauce Shop and you may download your product immediately after your purchase.“LIKE” us on Facebook to get the latest news and promotions about our products!
A little about us:
As owners of portrait studio for the last 7 years, we know the challenges of creating a professional and profitable studio, and the delicate balance to maintain a happy and healthy home! We’ve spent the last several years developing and adapting our studio model to meet our professional, spiritual, emotional and financial goals. At times it has not been easy, just worth it! And we’ve learned a few things along the way that have helped us maintain creative options for our clients and harmony for our home. After years in business, we finally decided the ideas, inspiration, projects and sets were just too good not to share. And with ever-increasing competition in the Portrait Photography marketplace, we’ve found that a little elbow grease and a whole lot of creative “sauce” has set our studio apart. And it can do the same for yours.
Monica Holt-Burby is the brains, inspiration (and even most of the brawn!) behind Studio Thought Sauce and Photoumbra Studios. Monica has been passionately photographing for over 16 years. In love with photography as a child, she has invested in years of training throughout high school, jr. college and at the University of Utah where she graduated with a degree in Art History and Photographic History and Arts. Her Italian roots lead her to live in Italy for a couple of years where she photographed extensively. She has photographed in 11 countries and hopes to add India, or anywhere tropical to her list. She has exhibited her work in several galleries and art museums, taught college level photography and has had work and studio articles have been published in Professional Photographers Magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Magazine, Lightwork Magazine, The Enterprise, and others. Monica loves hanging out with her family, playing basketball, crazy-fast downhill mountain biking and snowboarding and all things Anthropologie!
Jake Burby’s years of experience in design, fashion, art and layout blend seamlessly with Studio Thought Sauce and provide a strong background behind the camera at Photoumbra Studios. He is passionate about creating the style, art direction and scenery for some of Studio Thought Sauce’s most creative sets and ideas. Jake has done branding, marketing, art direction and writing for several corporations, won multiple national awards and directed magazine art direction and design work in over 19 countries. Jake has traveled, climbed, skied, kayaked, snowboarded and bike-raced his way around the US, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the UK. He has an unhealthy creative passion for all things Disney, and is hoping to figure out how to overcome his fear of Sharks so he can someday learn to surf.