The public indulged in an open house last Thursday as Cory Loomis finally opened the doors of his photography studio.
Loomis has been Bloomfield’s go to photographer for family shoots and high school seniors for almost three years now, ever since he returned to Bloomfield from Guam.
He began testing the waters to see if a photography business could bloom into a full time job.
“As the first two years passed, clients began to appear,” Loomis said. “At that time, I had started out in my residence but soon realized a larger space was needed.”
In May of 2017, Loomis began renting his current studio which used to be a Source Gas building. Loomis soon found that this project was bigger than he had originally imagined.
“What began as a simple clean up and move in turned into a year long project and a complete remodel,” he said.
He built some rooms and painted the entire space.
“I added a showroom/reception area in the front and a cyclorama wall in the studio area,” Loomis said.
He also added a changing and powder room towards the back along with a new bathroom.
After all his effort, Loomis opened his doors to the public on August 9.
“We had several folks stop by to visit and see all that we had built up for.”
Loomis had been working on this dream for years as he has been dabbling in photography since the 90’s.
“I pursued some courses in college that truly kick started photography as a dream,” he said.
His courses took his skills and magnified them and taught him to be the photographer he is today. And of course, he is always learning as well.
“Having the knowledge to create a requested shot in any condition is what it is really about,” he said describing the difficult challenge of photography that draws him to it.
Loomis is best known in the area for his family shoots, senior shoots and school photos but also enjoys capturing the beautiful outdoors and wildlife.
Various pictures are displayed on the walls of the studio and showroom showcasing his talent and skills in all forms of photography.