North Rim Residence | Interior Photographer

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I was hired to photograph this beautiful North Rim residence, designed by Mount Bachelor Design Studio. It was a great project with a clear vision of design and style. For some of the images, it was imperative that the outside view was shown clearly through the windows. My job as the photographer was to execute that while balancing the interior mood and lighting quality. This first image below, for instance was an important image to show off the beautiful exterior surroundings and the accommodating outside seating. In addition, for this project specifically, it was important to my client for the imagery to include the beam work seen in both the living room and kitchen. As the photographer, taking into consideration the needs of the client and finding the perfect angles can sometimes be a balancing act, but overall, combining the technical aspects of my work mixed with the creative vision and eye makes being an architectural photographer fun, challenging and never stagnant.

Hope you enjoy the final imagery.

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Once upon a time…

Tucked away in a fairytale village far, far away lived a queen and king… okay, so we’re not really in a fairytale, but this home has all the charm to make someone feel like it.

The architecture models the feel of a late 1800’s Jane Austin novel with modern amenities and living spaces. From movie theater to kitchen nook solarium, to Biblical stones laid in the wine cellar, from library to spiral staircases and mountain views, covering 16,000sq ft., Harrison Design Associates designed the home and didn’t leave out a single detail.

It was an honor and pleasure to photograph this beautiful residence.

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I am very fortunate to have architectural clients that produce such wonderful work! Last year, I photographed the Mathew’s residence in Shevlin Commons, here in Bend Oregon for clients, Kirsti Wolfe Designs, Scott Gilbride Architect, Dansky Handcrafted, and Greg Vendrame Construction. It was recently published twice in Trends Magazine, once seen below, and once in my last blog post. This home is not just beautifully photogenic (and it is), it is quality and style through and through. This home is modern elegance with a mountain view and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing it. The pleasure and honor to be published in Trends because of this home is all mine!

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Trends Magazine Part 2 | Published Work | Architectural Photographer Bend Oregon

Trends Magazine recently profiled a home I photographed here in Bend, Oregon in Shevlin Commons. With amazing talent such as Kirsti Wolfe Designs, Scott Gilbride Architecture, Greg Vendrame Construction, Dansky Handcrafted, Milo’s Metal Works and Classic Wood Accents, this home shines with modern elegance! (Yes, that was one big shout out to the wonderful crews who made this room possible). I was lucky to be hired as the photographer to capture this room’s overall architecture and appeal with elements such as multiple pocket doors, a captain’s bed, built in custom library, and volcanic metal fireplace. Here is the tearsheet from the magazine.

(To see more images from this home, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/5sjj3oe for my previous blog entry!) Enjoy!

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As an architectural photographer, it’ll never get old to see my images published in an international architectural magazine like Trends Magazine. It just won’t. Not only are my wonderful clients ecstatic that this kitchen won the People’s Choice Award in the Trends Kitchen Design Award, but it’s a great compliment to their work and mine. Hats off to Kirsti Wolfe of Kirsti Wolfe Designs for designing such a beautiful kitchen and getting such wonderful recognition! More published work to come as we were recently published THREE TIMES in Trends!

(please note: the color is not accurately portrayed by the scanning of the magazine for this BLOG post, so I have attached some of the originals for your viewing pleasure)

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Knight Residence | Architectural Photographer, Bend Oregon

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Talk about a “picture perfect” family…. I had the lovely privilege of photographing the Knight Residence and the beautiful family that inhabits it for the Fall issue of 1859 Magazine (on shelves now). Doug and Wendy Knight gracefully remodeled their 1918 American Craftsman home in the heart of Bend’s Drake Park Historical District. “The idea was to be respectful of the architectural style of the era and to do something fresh…” Doug said in the 1859 Magazine interview. And they definitely succeeded.

In photographing this home, I needed to keep in mind what their vision was for their space. Light was a huge driving force for them in remodeling, so keeping the home bright and airy was important. They had so many personal touches as well. Wendy Knight, a brilliant interior designer, added warmth and elegance while mixing some of their family’s personal touches with things like their daughters’ artwork. Capturing those elements were equally important. Below are some of the final images. Enjoy!

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“Understanding a Photographic Assignment Estimate” | Bend OR Architectural Photographer

This helpful and insightful article below has been researched and developed by the AIA (Association of Architects) and the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) to help guide you through a Photographic Estimate. The examples shown in the article below are specifically regarding an architectural photo assignment, but can easily relate to other photographic areas as well. The article helps explain and break down helpful terms and phrases such as Licensing + Rights Granted as well as help describe the Pricing structures of typical estimates. It also gives other practical time and money saving tips for your photography needs.

Related Articles: How to Prepare for a Professional Photoshoot and How to Find the Right Architectural Photographer

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If you have any questions or are interested in discussing these concepts with a professional architectural photographer, please don’t hesitate to email or call. Paula Watts Photography at info@paulawattsphoto.com or #541-255-5834.

Shevlin Commons Exterior | Architectural Photographer Bend Oregon

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Modern comfort, understated elegance, mountain views with high dessert terrain that help showcase its rugged beauty… these are all key phrases that help describe this home, designed by architect, Scott Gilbride. I photographed the interiors of this Shevlin Commons residence last fall (see previous post http://tinyurl.com/26jd6z6) and waited through the winter to get the crisp skis and lively landscaping for the exteriors. Below are a couple examples of the exteriors photographed for my client, Scott Gilbride Architecture taken at dawn and dusk to showcase the juxtaposition of the vibrant blue sky with the warmth of the home’s interiors to the natural colors of the wild flora. Lastly, you’ll notice the last image is of the master bath, with it’s mountainous views. This shot also needed to take place while the landscaping and skis were perfect, to really show the view out the bathroom window and give it the proper attention. Hope you enjoy!

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Preparing for a Professional Photographer

Following my last post about Finding the Right Architectural Photographer, this is another great article by the good ole people at AIA (American Institute of Architects) and ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) discussing expectations with the professional architectural photographer you choose, covering topics like avoiding un-necessary costs and surprises, as well as giving a helpful checklist in making sure all areas of the photo shoot are covered before the photographer even steps foot on the property.

If you are looking to hire a professional architectural photographer, and just don’t know where to start or what to expect, this article is perfect for you!

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As always, if you have any questions you would like to further discuss with a professional architectural photographer, please don’t hesitate to email at info@paulawattsphoto.com or call at #541-255-5834.

How to Find the Right Architectural Photographer for You!

Are you looking for a professional architectural photographer, but just don’t know where to start? Or, perhaps, you are using a photographer that specializes in portraits, and you don’t know the difference? If this is you, this article is for YOU!

No matter what profession you are in, educating your clients in your field is so important. Not only will they understand where you are coming from in regards to expertise, costs associated, etc, but, they will be able to better realize why they even need your services in the first place. Same goes with photographers. I dare say, even more so with photographers, but then again, I am biased.

With the help of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers), this article helps iron out key points to finding an architectural photographer that not only meets your needs, but with the proper quality and expertise.

If you have any further questions regarding architectural photography or finding a photographer that fits you, please feel free to email at info@paulawattsphoto.com or call at #541-255-5834

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