I recently photographed this beautiful custom lake home designed and built by Deichman Construction in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. While the interior was incredibly fun to photograph, I was extra excited to get my drone in the air as this was the first commercial flight that I made as a licensed drone pilot in the State…
A few months back I had the good fortune of providing interiors photography for another All Seasons Fireplace project. This time, the install was at a beautiful home in Excelsior, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka.
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.
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.
Last week, I featured some of the photos of the Northern Lakeside Home. From the photos, you probably have a pretty good idea as to what the space looks like. Maybe even how it might feel to be in the home? That is one of the main goals I have when it comes to interiors and architecture photography… to document the space in a way that makes the viewer want to step inside.
This past fall, I had the pleasure of working once again with Renae Keller on a modern home in Northern MN. We arrived 2 nights before the shoot as we had scheduled a scouting day the following morning. I prefer to do a scout on each shoot as it helps me to pre-visualize the shoot day and helps things run smoothly – allowing us to maximize the amount on time spent shooting.
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.
For some, professional photography can be an expensive investment for your business. For context, let’s take a step back and break down the actual costs of an architectural photographer. After this, I will show you how to significantly reduce this cost…
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.
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. You can view the magazine below. Some of the details of this home include a two-story library inside of a stone turret with an iron spiral staircase connecting the two floors, tudor styled latticework windows, drive through porte-cochere, 18 seat dining room, and full indoor gym.