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Milly Rose Photography & Design is now a home-based business

WICHITA — The new Salon Lush that's opening at Occidental Plaza at Second and Main streets is taking the former Milly Rose Photography & Design space.

Taci Fast still has her photography business, but she's decided to base it out of her home.

Fast is traveling, so she filled us in on what's going on via e-mail.

"Since my focus is predominately fine art lifestyle photography, I found the studio model was not fitting my needs," she says. Almost all "of my shoots are location based, and with a website serving as my storefront, the studio is just not necessary for a successful business.”

Fast liked opening for Final Friday, but she did that only every two or three months.

With less overhead, Fast says she'll be able to be more generous with causes like Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kansas, the Kansas Humane Society and her own charity, Angel Kisses, which gives free portraits to families who are facing critical illnesses.

Fast says photography is competitive and has changed substantially because of the digital revolution.

"I think the secret is to just keep evolving to stay relevant and reinvent yourself every couple of years!"