Natural light photography studio and event space opens in Woodland


Louie Jean Studios is a 900-square-foot space that is available for event rental for up to 40 people. It’s a prime location for indoor natural light photography as the building boasts huge windows.

The building was once Woodland’s bank in the early 1900s. The original door and hardwood floors have been retained, creating a timeless space for photography.

A unique code is given for access as photographers who rent the space for studio purposes have it privately. Photographer and client rental is $80 per hour. The hour includes setup and takedown time, according to the studio’s website. Options include up to a full day rental as a photographer for $680 for nine hours. Photographers are invited to bring their own lighting, backdrops and props if they wish, owner Em LeFrancq said.

The space is also available for event rental. LeFrancq said there have been three event bookings since the website went live on Monday, May 1.

“So our vision with this whole space was to kind of make it like a timeless and feminine place where people felt like they could be comfortable,” LeFrancq said. “I feel like our space is perfect for family events like bridal showers, baby showers. Even Mother’s Day and family dinners.”

LeFrancq owns Louie Jean Studios with her husband, Carson. They had their first event on Saturday, May 6, a grand opening that included vendors. LeFrancq plans on holding markets monthly or every other month for  local vendors to have a space to engage with more shoppers.

Event rental at Louie Jean Studios ranges two hours Monday through Thursday which costs $215 whereas Friday through Sunday it’s $240 for two hours. The space can be rented out for a whole day as well.

Louie Jean Studios is LeFrancq and her husband’s first business adventure. After health issues sidelined LeFrancq from her job as a pediatric nurse, she decided to go after a career in her favorite thing to do, event planning, she said.

“I plan all my family’s events, all the baby showers and bridal showers, and so I wanted to make a space where that could be more accessible for other people as well as myself because I enjoy it so much,” LeFrancq said.

In the future, LeFrancq hopes to add outdoor space within the building’s backyard area. Along with the idea for an outdoor space, she plans to add more backdrops and furniture for photographers to utilize.

Louie Jean Studios can be found on Facebook and Instagram. For more information, or to book the space, visit louiejean or email louiejeanstu