About Us

Hello!  My name is Lauren Campbell and I'm the owner of The Studio in Windsor Heights.  

My photography business formally started in 2011, and I quickly found the need for a studio space.  I found an affordable home in a shared studio and felt so lucky to be able to access a great space at a low monthly price, but I also saw opportunities how the space could be better utilized.  After purchasing our house in 2013, I moved my studio in-home but by 2015 it was simply too much to have a fully functioning home and studio in the same space, and thus began the hunt for the perfect place for my business to call home.  

Knowing my part-time photography business would leave our studio empty most of the time, I had a vision of giving others the opportunity to grow their business the same way I had in renting a shared space.  I also knew plenty of small business owners who groaned at meeting clients in coffee shops, wishing they could access a more professional environment.  

After searching downtown and West Des Moines, we were overjoyed to find the perfect spot just blocks from our home in Windsor Heights.  Located on University Avenue, just a couple blocks north of the interstate, I can't imagine finding a better central location in the metro!

My husband and I (along with many of our friends) spent nights and weekends over the next two months remodeling and furnishing the space of our dreams before our ribbon cutting on April 1st, 2016.  

Within our first month of opening our doors, we had found other like-minded professionals who were eager to call The Studio home.  Never feeling competition from our members, we refer business to each other, bounce ideas off each other, and do our best to support one another!  Some members use our space as a studio, while others use our consultation space for meeting with potential clients and in-person sales.  

The Studio was designed from the ground up to share with others.  It is a blank canvas, allowing each business owner to showcase only their work for clients.  When your clients visit the studio, they'll only see your work on display.  Whether you're a photographer, videographer, yoga instructor or a small business owner looking to take your business to the next level, check out The Studio in Windsor Heights and see if we'd be a good fit for you!