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Behind the Scenes: Studio Tour Video

Jelly Toast Studio Tour

I am not sure what it is about vlogs that I find so fascinating but perhaps it’s the same thing that makes people become obsessive over reality TV. Something about watching real people in their own space and doing regular stuff is just endlessly entertaining to me. I’m kind of kooky like that.

While I have never found a traditional reality show that I get nuts over, I do adore shows like Fixer Upper and Top Chef. I get ridiculously inspired by watching people go after what they love and just…do it! For me, vlogs and vloggers fall into this same category. My passion for watching and following vlogs has been an inspiration to me to incorporate that type of video into what I’m already doing here on Jelly Toast, which is sharing my passion for food and photos.

Jelly Toast Studio Tour - Photography Space

Never could I have imagined how much fun I would have shooting these off script, casual videos. But it turns out they have been just what I have been needing to reenergize my motivation to create fun, entertaining, and (hopefully!) helpful content for you. So far I’ve done some prop shopping, made a DIY rusty cookie sheet food photography surface, and today I’m giving you a quick peek behind the scenes with a studio tour! This has been a blog post subject that I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time but I recently thought creating a video to show you around would be even better 🙂

Here are a few supply/equipment sources seen in the tour:

shelving (similar to):
saw horses:
milk crate/file box:
surface storage unit plans:

If you have any questions after watching the tour that I did not address, please feel free to contact me via comment or email ( I’m happy to help and share any info I have with you!

Thanks so much for watching and visiting Jelly Toast!! I couldn’t do this without you guys 🙂

xoxo ~ Emily


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8 comments on “Behind the Scenes: Studio Tour Video”

  1. Please keep doing these videos, Em. Love, love, love. 🙂

  2. Love this video, Emily!  It is great to get a peek into how others shoot and organize.  I did one a few years ago for a site in Italy that interviewed me – reminds me that I should re-do as my space has completely changed over three years.  Keep making these videos  – they are GREAT!

    • Thanks, Denise! I would love to see that video if it’s still floating around somewhere, but even more interested if you took us on a tour of your current space! I’m working on a few at the moment, slowly but surely 😉 xoxo

  3. i just showed your video to my husband and said THIS IS WHAT I NEED! lol love it!!!

    • Thank you so much, Cheryl!! This was a fun one to make for sure. My studio is an ever changing work in progress but it’s come a long way! xoxo

  4. Hi Emily!
      I sat in on your food video session at the Indulge Conference and remember you had a tripod that, if I remember correctly, allow the camera to be suspended from underneath the center pole? I hope I don’t sound like a total boob. I just remember being interested in the tripod you had. Would you mind telling me what brand it is?


    • Hi Marta! No problem at all! I’m glad you stopped by 🙂 I just did a littler searching and it seems that they have updated the tripod that I have. Mine is about 4 years old and is the Manfrotto 055XPROB. This model on Amazon seems to be the updated version and has all of the same features that mine has but probably some advancements as well: I hope this helps! If you want to get into overhead video, having a tripod with a horizontal arm is really helpful. I would also recommend getting an inexpensive sandbag to make sure that your camera doesn’t tip your tripod over when it’s extended. Feel free to email me at with any other questions. I’m happy to help! xoxo Emily