This was my first commissioned out-of-state residential architecture photography project for Austin, TX-based Wang Architects . I spoke with Gary over the course of a few days talking through this project that he had designed for long-time friends of his, so I knew that this was a special project. He had not yet seen the finished home, so we would be meeting there the day of to scout and photograph – this was a full day project.
Big homes like this are a rarity in Southern Minnesota and this 14,000 sqft “castle” in southern Minnesota built to entertain. This was the first home I photographed for Deichman Construction, who was using these images to compile a regional magazine to promote their work.
Storytelling has become kind of a cliche in the business world over the last few years, but the truth is – it does often matter when it comes to your business. When people look at your logo, or think about your business – you want them to experience a positive emotional reaction of some sort.
I have photographed several projects for DeMars Construction and in a way, Max helped me launch my interiors and architecture photography career in southern Minnesota. Max designs some of the most beautiful craftsman homes in southern Minnesota and you will certainly be seeing more…
Photography is often the last step of a long, often complicated – and expensive project. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears goes into the projects that my clients create. Photography is the evidence to the world that this project not only happened, but was well designed and thought out. As a professional photographer, it is not only my job to press the button on my big, fancy camera, it is my job to represent my clients in the best light possible with all of the tools that I have at my disposal… and the camera is just a small part of that toolkit.
Last week, I talked about storytelling with photos. This shoot was a perfect example how why storytelling is important. So what does storytelling have to do with photos of a fireplace? Well, how many times have you looked at a photo of a fireplace and had an emotional reaction to it like you get with a book or a movie? My guess would be never. Ok, maybe once – but probably not.
Walls of windows, airy, contemporary spaces and tasteful finishes welcome you into this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home. The main living area’s open floor plan is ideal for entertaining, while a cozy family room and front office create the perfect quiet retreats. The master bedroom suite boasts his and her walk-in closets and a generous bath.