In Her Studio Featuring Wm Design House

Many of you have asked me, so I am here to tell you about it.

in her studio

In her studio

I have received many questions regarding the process of being published in a magazine so I want to share them with you.

  • How did the magazine find you?
  • Does the magazine pay you for featuring your home?
  • How did you prepare for the photoshoot?
  • Do you get to approve the layout and article before it is published?
  • Would you do it again?

How did the magazine find you?

This is the second feature I have had in a magazine, and it truly is an honor.

The first magazine was Better Homes and Gardens “Country Gardens,” They found me at a vintage antique show called Junk in the Trunk. I had a booth and was doing some unique succulent plantings in old vintage tools. They featured my DIY tutorial on how to create these tools at home.

This time, I was found through Instagram; that is right, social media is the place to be if you want to be featured in a magazine. I am sure they must have full-time employees who do nothing but look for content on social media.

“in her studio” is all about women in their creative spaces, so I was featured for my outdoor atelier, my she shed, where I create my magic.

Does the magazine pay you to be featured?

Every magazine is different. When I was featured in BHG magazine, I was not paid. Better, Homes and Gardens brought their photographer and stylist and set up the photoshoot themselves.

“in her studio” allowed me to choose the photographer and set up the shoot myself, and they did pay me for the feature. This particular magazine produces by the page.

I find some will pay and others will not, but it is always an honor to be featured, and it helps when you are trying to reach out to brands to represent them, this gives you credibility.

in her studio

How did I prepare for the photoshoot?

This is always the part that takes the most work. I started by cleaning my space and doing a bit of re-organizing inside the shed. I needed to ensure the outside, and the inside was in tip-top shape. 

Secondly, I took a trip to Home Depot and replanted some of my pots outside. 

 Since much of my work involves fresh flowers, I took a trip to my local flower market and put together some arrangements to showcase. 

Lastly, I had to decide what I would wear; I wanted to keep this simple as the showcase of the article was about my space. 

This was a little tough as I had a broken ankle, and was hard to get around. 

Fortunately, I was in a boot and could remove it for the shoot. 

From the pictures, you would never know. 

Do you get to approve the layout and article before it is published?

When I worked with Better Homes and Gardens, they wrote the article and did the layout; I could view the article and give my input before it was published. 

This time, I was asked to write the article myself. This was challenging as I am not very comfortable writing. However, my sweet husband was such a help, and the two of us got the article done. The magazine did all of the layouts, and approximately three weeks later, they sent me a PDF via e-mail, and I was able to suggest any changes I felt were needed.

Would you do it again?

You bet I would, in a heartbeat. I know it is a lot of work to prepare for, but it is an honor and a privilege to be featured in any magazine. It motivates you to clean and organize your house for the big day!

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  1. Wendy, What a beautiful layout and so well deserved! Your style is stunning and this was a perfect showcase for what you do. I loved reading about how this came about the process behind it. I would love to know more about the experience and any suggestions you have. BRAVA!

    1. Thank you so much Missy, I would love to share my experience with you
      lets set up a time to chat.

  2. Congratulations! I cannot wait to read the full article. I’m ordering a copy today! Susan

    1. Thank you Susan, I appreciate your lovely words of encouragement.

  3. Wendy so deserved. Your space and all you do is stunning. Congrats!

    1. Thank you so much Regina, your kind words are so appreciated.

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