New photography studio opening in Pigeon – Huron Daily Tribune

Fae Laume Photography’s storefront in Pigeon, where it will open to the public this Friday. Amanda Scott, the photographer behind the studio, had previously worked in Midland and Bay City before opening this Upper Thumb location.
Work goes on in turning a former art studio in Pigeon into the new Fae Laume Photography studio.
Fae Laume Photography will officially be opening its new studio in Pigeon today, giving residents a new option for where to get professional photos taken.
Amanda Scott, the woman behind the new studio, is originally from Midland and has been an award-winning professional photographer for nine years. She is a member of several photography organizations, like being on the board of the Professional Photographers of Michigan and serving as the director of the Great Lakes Institute of Photography.
“When I was a little girl, my grandpa was a truck driver and I would go with him,” Scott said. “I always had a camera with me. My grandma told me that photographs are memories for when you forget, so I took pictures of everything.”
Scott originally had a home studio out in her Midland farmhouse, but she lost all of her equipment when dams near Midland collapsed in May 2020 and flooded the area. She also had a studio in the village of Sanford that was lost to a flood in 2017.
After the 2020 flood, Scott had to borrow equipment from other photographers from organizations she is part of as she continued offering photography in Bay City.
“It really helps being part of an organization,” Scott said. “They all came together and let me borrow equipment until I was back up on my feet. I never stopped doing it.”
When choosing a location for her new studio, Scott had looked at plenty of places and eventually decided on Pigeon, given that she currently lives on Haist Road with her family, felt it was going strong the way some other towns are not, and called the village a Hallmark town.
“I figured out I would support the town to get people to support me,” Scott said. “I grew up in a really small town outside of Midland, so I understand that mentality.”
Scott’s new studio occupies space that was formerly an art studio, at 19 S. Main St. in Pigeon. Once everything inside the space is figured out, she plans on offering art classes once a month for kids and adults.
Scott offers all kinds of photography options, ranging from families, babies, seniors, weddings, and professional headshots. Six different setups are inside for customers to use.
“It’s a one stop shop for all facets,” Scott said. “I don’t specialize in one thing or another.”
Scott already had a soft opening for her regular clients who were not bothered by the new location. She plans on having the studio open for holidays photos and will be available seven days a week for sessions. 
Robert Creenan has been a news reporter for the Huron Daily Tribune since April 2019.
Prior to arriving at the Tribune, Robert was a news reporter with the Cortland Standard in Cortland, New York. 
He has a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism with a creative writing minor from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
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