Today I want to start this post with a very special dedication. On the one hand, to Irene, for being a child who has already started her life as a great warrior, and, on the other hand, to Lucia, her mom, because on Sunday it was her first birthday as a mom. Lucia, I know that, for many reasons, you won’t forget this experience. Once again, congratulations to the three of you. Now you get to enjoy it.

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a very long time, but today it is the best day for it. I present you Boo Studios.

Don’t tell me you don’t know Boo. Let me give you two hints:

First oneBoo, the original, is a child who has a very special roll in Disney’s Monsters Inc., and who has a “double” in Madrid, because all of us know that we have a double somewhere in the world, right?

Second one: a photographer called Anne Geddes. She’s Australian and works in New York. Her books have been published in more than 80 countries and she has sold approximately 30 million books and calendars.

Do you know her yet?

I present you the perfect combination: Boo Studio

This is the story of a woman who, when she was a child, like many others, all she did was paint (well, maybe a bit more than the others). Nowadays, that girl is the mother of two children who are 4 and 1 year old, who works from Monday to Friday, and she is a housewife and uses part of her “free time” to keep developing the dream she made true a few years ago. And it’s not only about finding a balance to do everything. It’s about the story of an E.P. This is part of it:

Boo Studio was launched in 2015 because when our protagonist and the project’s founder, Patricia Miranda, was young, she had it very clear when she said:

“I’m going to do graphic design no matter what”.

By the way, the name of the project is due to her niece, Boo’s double, I’ve already told you that we have a double somewhere, right? So, who better to represent this adventure?

The thing is that, after various unsuccessful attempts to study graphic design, Patricia studied Marketing and Commercial Management, she took a few courses to specialize in graphic design and then she coursed a masters degree. That’s how she started fulfilling her dream full of colours, creativity, illusion and passionPerseverance made her a huge favour too. She started working for the company she’s currently working at as a graphic designer. But that’s not where her story ends.

Since 2015, Patricia started doing photography at her client’s homes, outside or in places she has to rent, until 3 years later, in 2018, when she opened her own studio in Algete, Madrid. It was a moment full of illusion and pride. Her space, her special “place”, where she could give free rein to her imagination, visualize scenarios and create moments like the ones she gets after every session and a few hours of editing work. The adventure was moving forward, as it couldn’t be in any other way.

Ideas flow in Patricia’s mind in a continuous way but the daily life wins sometimes, and we have to prioritize, so she goes step by step. Now she is doing what she does best: taking pictures of new-borns because her speciality is babies from 12 to 15 days. She spends hours and hours on the studio, it goes between 2 and a half to 5 hours with each baby, but the results make it worthy. It’s not unusual for the parents to go crazy for her work.

She also does maternity photoshoots, pictures of 3 to 6-months-old babies to 12-year-old children, birthday parties and families. Those photo shoots take a lot of time, obviously. It’s not the same taking pictures of babies of 15 days and taking pictures of older children (even though everything has its difficulties). But the results are equally good, and if you don’t believe me, go to her website and take a look.

Patricia is very aware of the fact that her studio being 30m2 is a huge ally. That’s why she adjusted to it and optimize it in a way that getting those results in such a small place gets the attention of people. But that’s the reality. At least she’s lucky enough to have a family project-business (mainly on weekends) where help is necessary, and both her partner and brother-in-law are part of the teamwork. Oh, let’s not forget about the grandparents managing the logistics as well.

In this family team, she is in charge of photography (including editing) and her partner and brother-in-law of the administrative work and the shop.

If you’re interested in Boo Studio “immortalizing” your children, you just have to ask. I’ll make it easy for you, here you have how:

And, as she says, it’s just making everything with a lot of love, who does she remind me of? A big hug and carry on, each day we have a little bit less to regularize this situation.

Translated by María Ubierna Quintanilla and supervised by Arantza Arruti.

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