If you haven’t been to the “new” and improved Blacksmith Restaurant, I highly recommend checking it out! I had the privilege of photographing the new look and its nothing short of Beautiful! New bar, new lounge, new seating, and new bites on the already fabulous menu by Gavin McMichael. For more info, go to The Blacksmith Restaurant.
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!
My last post discussed the importance of lighting for all types of photography. I used a before/after example from my photo shoot at the Belluschi Residence in Portland, Oregon for Oregon Home Magazine. For this post, I wanted to show some of the interiors, including the kitchen, living room, and interior of their beautiful yoga studio.
What is especially unique about this property is that it was originally designed by the famous architect, Pietro Belluschi. Once purchased by Mike McCulloch and Maryellen Horkheimer, they wanted to keep the original feel and space as initially intended, but with some modern updates. Mike being an architect himself, kept the transition seamless. Maryellen is a master gardner and landscaper, and together the home is now not only a comfortable living space, but also a scenic garden retreat.
The marriage of architecture and its surroundings made it feel like there was no distinction between inside and out. The rolling landscape was either in your window’s view or you were enjoying the tremendous space the family built for outside living. I wanted and needed to capture that as the photographer, lighting the rooms, making sure the windows show the exterior view as well as maintaining the warmth of the interiors.
An impending summertime means a busy architectural photography season, giving beautiful conditions for lush landscaping, mild exterior weather and gorgeous summer skies.
This beautiful recreational park building designed by the talented Nathan Good Architects was photographed last summer in The Dalles, Oregon. With a simple, yet elegant form, Nathan Good and his team created a structure that is modern, beautifully symmetrical and multi-functional.
As the photographer, it was necessary to show multiple angles and different lighting situations for the architect and his colleagues. Again, mixing and controlling the natural light and the artificial lighting elements is key when taking good exterior images. In addition, the photo shoot had multiple funding partners who all had specific needs for the final imagery. Combining the necessary elements of a good photograph with the requests and requirements for each client was crucial.
// If you are in need of architectural photography services from Paula Watts Photography, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We are currently scheduling the summer months in California and Oregon with a limited schedule, so please make your requests soon in order to ensure your photography needs are met. Looking forward to hearing from you! //
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!