Photographer and Much Better Studios founder, Quayshaun Williams, is helping to liven up Downtown Trenton through his second photo studio location at 125 South Warren Avenue, which recently celebrated its grand opening.
Williams originally launched Much Better Studios in 2020 during the height of the Covid pandemic. His photography business started in the living room in his apartment in South Jersey, but he decided to move his talents into a studio when bookings increased and eventually settled in Trenton, where he was born and raised. “It quickly became too busy for my apartment so I was looking for a building. I moved to Philly and got a loft studio. I started doing a lot of photoshoots there and then quickly began to get real popular online so that’s when I ended up getting a studio in Trenton, New Jersey and it kind of grew from there,” said the self-taught photographer who learned photography and editing by watching YouTube videos.
Williams not only captures his clients’ elaborate visions, but uniquely edits the photos, giving them a creative twist using special effects and bold colors to make his images viral worthy.
Williams is most known for his maternity photoshoots after his social media success garnered one of his photo shoots over four million views on TikTok. “[Maternity shoots] are the ones I’m most known for now after going viral on TikTok. We went viral a couple of times and after The Shaderoom posted me doing my maternity shoots began to [take off],” Williams said. Many clients often come in from out of town to work with the sought after photographer who used to work as a tow truck driver making $40,000 a year. “Now, I gross over $400,000 a year in my photograpy business,” Williams exclaimed. A basic photo shoot package begins at $300 an hour.
In addition to hosting photo shoots in his studio, Williams also rents out his studio to young entrepreneurs in the city for events. Entrepreneurs or anyone looking to rent will be expected to pay $150.00 an hour. “Right now we take pictures and we teach a lot of entrepreneurs how to do business,” said Williams.
Williams splits his time between his two studio locations. His 4,000 square foot studio located on North Clinton Avenue is available for rental while his Downtown Trenton location is where photoshoots and some of his work will be displayed. Williams expresses that his studios are full of people who come to do photo shoot, but also spend money dining at local eateries when they visit his Downtown location.
“I love making the most memorable experiences timeless pieces of art. I want people to know that anything is possible and to always dream big and that to whom much is given much is required. [I hope] Much Better will inspire creative entrepreneurs worldwide,” Williams said. For more information on Williams’ services, click here.