Getting a home ready for professional photos

Like online dating, photos of a home for sale can tell a thousand words. Do you want it to say: it's tired but just needs love, someone died in here or please- just take it off my hands. No. I'm pretty sure you want it to say - WOW I want to live there!

Real estate photography's purpose is to show the layout and condition of the home. It differs from photography that an architect or an interior designer would require. The emphasis is to SELL the home. Doing some preparation in advance of the photographer's arrival will ensure the best possible presentation to potential buyers. Showing the home, and not it's owner's belongings is the ultimate goal in professional photos. 

Take a look at this quick video on how you can best prepare for your photo shoot with a professional photographer when selling your home.

History married with modern living | Architectural & Interior Design Photography

I love history. Funny, I didn't love it back when I was in school. Probably because it was never presented to me with interesting photographs..just names and dates. B-O-R-I-N-G!! Now living around so much living history, I am fascinated. You can take a stroll through Main Street and read the signs giving you all sorts of interesting facts. Like did you know Ridgefield is over 300 years old and was settled by English colonists in 1708 after purchasing the land from Chief Catoonah of the Ramapo tribe?

Recently I photographed a historic home from the 1800's and has truly preserved the best part of history while making it suitable (and enviable,) for modern family living. All the work done by Design Builders shown as well as the beautiful interior design by the homeowner made this one of the more fun projects I've ever photographed.

Architectural Photography

Next to my love of photography, and my corgi, is my love of HGTV. When I had the pleasure of meeting the talented architect Elizabeth Zieman of Zieman Designs she mentioned she needed some professional photography services.

The project featured below is of a two-story addition to a beautiful Ridgefield Connecticut home. The flow and functional design was remarkable. Some of my favorite features included an expanded entryway with stylish and clever storage for a large family, a beautiful music/living room with fireplace and 3 scenic exposures, a spa-like master bath with giant tub (with a view!) and separate large glass tiled shower. And last but not least an outdoor living space that truly incorporated all the natural beautiful stone often found in this part of Connecticut.