Shooting for Interior Designers

I have often said that one of my favorite clients to shoot for are interior designers. Interior designers are very decisive and know exactly what images they are looking for with regard to their online portfolios, prints and wall art for the office.


They also are fastidious about making sure that a project is ‘shoot ready’ when we arrive for photography.  Many that I regularly photograph for will arrive hours beforehand to stage the selected rooms, often bringing their own accessory items with them.  This result in images that not only looks great, but will need minimum clean up in post processing. 

The importance of using a high-end photographer to shoot your images cannot be overstated.  Still images have a captivating power and can be used for years in a client’s arsenal of marketing tools.  One wants to be sure to have a diversity of images for social media, website portfolios, brochures not to mention print and online advertising.

Be sure to select a photographer who has excellent composition skills and someone who knows how to actually run a camera and process an image to perfection.  When selecting a photographer be sure that their images do not contain blown out light fixtures or windows that you can’t see through, curved walls or distorted views. The image should be clean, accurate and beautiful, displaying every detail of what you do as an interior designer.


If you have a project that you need photographed, please contact me personally.  We have packages that will fit any budget.  

Shot on Film: Teamwork!

Taking a little time to archive some film.  I love doing this.  Pulling out archival film sleeves of outtake images and scanning them.  Stuff you’ve never really looked at because they were not shot as product for a project.

It’s fun, gives a quick flashback in time and always makes me smile.  


The images here made me think of the importance of assembling a good team to work with.  Something that we still do with every project we photograph or video.


When someone looks at a photo of a model, they really have no idea of the time, work and team effort that goes into producing a beautiful shot.


These outtakes, shot handheld without flash, were something that we regularly did between shooting sessions just to document the day.  They really weren’t intended to be seen by anyone other than our staff.


Back in the days of shooting film, post-production was critical.  Remember, print work was done in a chemical darkroom, not a digital one. Image adjustments were made by a skilled lab technician that could consistently give you perfect results.  For this we relied on ‘Film Guru’ Bruce Starrenburg, owner of LightBox Inc.  

Ann, one of our makeup artists touches up the pant leg of model Jill Fernandez, while photographer/business partner Mary looks on, camera in hand.  

Here Ann, preps the hair of model Jill.

The talent of a good makeup artist can never be underestimated.  Beautiful!