Malvern Portrait Studio at Historic Sugartown
Come and visit my studio space in beautiful Historic Sugartown in Malvern, Pennsylvania. This Chester County historical property boasts acres of mature trees, 19th century buildings, and even a stone ruin! Everything is well maintained and there are tons of different textures and backgrounds to use in photos.
Inside, the studio is set up for meeting with clients and photographing portrait sessions. Plenty of natural light fills the room, and studio lights are set up for perfectly lit images. Canvases and other large prints adorn the walls, and both wedding and portrait albums are available for you to browse. I have props for newborns, children, and holidays, as well as a wide assortment of backdrops in tons of different colors – white, black, teal blue, gray, ivory, pink flowers, gold sparkles, yellow bokeh, blue chevron, white lace, fur, and more. You are also welcome to bring your own props, blankets, or personal touches.
Portrait sessions photographed here at Historic Sugartown are unique – not many photographers can offer quality studio portraits on backdrops and then outdoor photos on such gorgeous land in the same session. Come take a scenic drive through historic Chester County and see for yourself! The winding roads meander through horse farms, open fields, and lush trees to end up at the intersection of Sugartown, Spring, and Boot Roads.
History of Historic Sugartown
The structures of this crossroads village were built by Sugartown's early residents, and served as a stop for weary travelers hauling wagonloads of goods to and from Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. The village soon took the name of Shugart's Town, after tavern-keeper Eli Shugart. In the village was a general store, a saddler's shop, book bindery, an inn, a barn, and private residences.
Sugartown remained an important part of the local community throughout the 1800s, and is now a well-preserved window into the lives of these villagers and travelers. Historic Sugartown, Inc. now maintains the property and continues to educate its visitors about life in Chester County in the 19th-century.
For more information on touring the site or learning about the seasonal events hosted at Sugartown, check out their website, http://historicsugartown.org.
Directions and Parking
Historic Sugartown is on Sugartown Road, at the intersection of Boot and Spring Roads.
Parking is on Boot Road – use 273 Boot Road in Malvern in your GPS to bring you straight to the parking lot. After you park, follow the path past the stone ruin to the main entrance of Historic Sugartown, on the yellow porch. Once inside the lobby, check out the super cool 40 foot well in the floor, then go up the staircase to your left. When you get to the second floor my studio is the first door at the top of the stairs, suite 202 of the Worrall House. I will usually see you first and greet you at the door.
The Four Seasons of Sugartown
Historic Sugartown, in the heart of Chester County, looks different every season. Enormous deciduous trees bring color three seasons a year, and when there's no foliage left, there are natural textures and holiday decorations, and sometimes even snow! The outdoor studio is the perfect place for seasonal portraits in a true "Pennsylvania" setting.