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!
I am super excited to announce the new Oregon Home Magazine is now on store shelves! The cover image was photographed by yours truly, featuring Thomas Lauderdale from the famed Pink Martini in the comforts of his Portland residence. Oregon Home Magazine has undergone some incredible changes in the last few months, revamping the look and feel of its publication to a beautiful, new source of architecture and living in Oregon.
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! //
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!
I love shooting exteriors of homes! I don’t know what it is, maybe the time of day, maybe the boom lifting me 30ft in the air, or the warm glow coming from the inside of the house, but I just love to see a home’s exterior in all its glory! This house in particular, if you remember my last post, was a beautifully built, contemporary style home in the heart of Black Butte Ranch! Kirsti Wolfe and her team of experts hired me to photograph this home for their portfolios and marketing collateral. Here are the exteriors…
Pronghorn is one of Central Oregon’s Premier Golf Courses as well as Private Estates. I was hired by Pronghorn to photograph a few of their homes for marketing. Here are a couple images from the shoot.