Steve Carrizales is the proprietor of Carrizales Pictures, situated at 171 E. Heart St. in downtown Marion. For info, contact Carrizales at 740-815-6025, or by e-mail Pricing info, his portfolio, and shopper galleries are obtainable on his web site (Photograph: Andrew Carter/Marion Star)

MARION — Steve Carrizales fell in love with pictures when he was 16 years previous and has had a digital camera in his hand ever since then.

Forty years later, he is the proprietor of Carrizales Pictures, situated at 171 E. Heart St. in downtown Marion, close to the intersection with State Avenue. He determined to take his ardour for pictures to a better stage about 11 years in the past, understanding of a home-based studio to start out.

“We did somewhat little bit of (highschool) seniors and portraits, however really did extra actual property pictures than anything,” mentioned Carrizales. “However proudly owning my very own studio is what I actually wished to do, and that is why I waited to get a spot like this in Marion.”

Carrizales, 56, is a local of Corpus Christi, Texas. He moved to Ohio in 1988 and has lived within the Buckeye State since that point. He and his spouse, Kimberly, reside in Waldo. He mentioned enterprise early on for his brick and mortar studio has been a bit gradual because it opened in August, however he expects it to select up.

“Persons are beginning to see my social media presence and a few of the work I’ve achieved, and so they’re beginning to slowly are available in,” Carrizales mentioned. “I’ve achieved about six or eight head photographs since I have been right here, and I’ve achieved about three or 4 households. I’ve achieved about 4 boudoir periods, which no one else right here on the town is doing.

“I might actually wish to get a number of weddings booked, as a result of I like doing weddings,” he added. “I might additionally wish to get extra (highschool) senior periods booked. My objective is to focus on weddings, seniors, and boudoir pictures, after which do the portrait stuff because it turns into obtainable.”

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Carrizales mentioned he he did quite a lot of actual property pictures for firms within the Columbus space and nonetheless maintains a number of actual property pictures purchasers.

“There is a gentleman up in Sandusky who owns about 9 inns and I shoot for him,” he mentioned. “Mainly, every time they alter a shade scheme, they should re-shoot all of the rooms.”

Carrizales mentioned he selected downtown Marion as his base of operations due to the inexpensive lease prices and to be a part of the town’s rising enterprise district.

“I lived in Delaware for some time and we thought-about opening there,” he mentioned. “The very first thing that caught us off guard was the value of actual property in downtown Delaware. And it was much more saturated with photographers. So, we checked out different choices. My spouse and I had been in Charleston Place trying round and we had a dialog with, I believe it was the proprietor, and she or he informed us about what was taking place in Marion and efforts to rebuild it.”

Kibbey Growth Group LLC owns the area through which Carrizales finally situated his studio. It was previously dwelling to Hope Household Church.

“This can be a large area, somewhat bit greater than what I wished, but it surely really labored out actually nice with my concept that I had for the studio,” Carrizales mentioned. “I’ve my pictures artwork gallery right here, which is one thing I’ve all the time wished to do. Marion would not have that and I need to attempt to carry that kind of enterprise into Marion to attempt to give it one thing like they might discover in Columbus.

“That is what a few of the different companies listed here are doing, giving folks issues so they do not have to depart city to search out it,” he added. “I believe I could make (the pictures artwork studio) work in Marion.”

For info, contact Carrizales Pictures at 740-815-6025, or by e-mail Pricing info, his portfolio, and shopper galleries are obtainable on Carrizales’ web site

Carrizales Pictures maintains a social media presence on Fb. Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

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Workplace: 740-375-5154

Twitter: @AndrewACCarter

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