I’ve always had a love for and have been inspired by photography, design and interior design. I remember spending my afternoons after school cutting out images of furniture from interior design focused magazines and pasting them onto a blank sheet of paper, arranging them into design elements I felt inspired by. At the time, I wasn’t sure why I grew obsessed with working on these after school projects, I just knew that it was something I loved to do and looked forward to working on.
Okay, so, yes- that sounds so nerdy- but by working on my “future home ideas,” I started to open my eyes and appreciate those interior design focused elements.
Now, as a photographer, I am able to specialize in home tour photography for publications and online articles. I enjoy photographing homes and private spaces because it shows off true personal style and tells the story of a house well-lived. I have an appreciation for capturing home owner’s private spaces, and recognize the unique style each home owner brings to their abode.
Everyone’s home is unique to them, so I also enjoy being able to experience each person’s personal style and aesthetic every time I have the opportunity to photograph a room, private space or home.
Here is a small collection of spaces I have photographed. I can’t wait to continue photographing more homes, and am so thankful for the spaces I’ve documented so far.
Kristin’s Home Tour for The Everygirl
Kristin and I first met when she approached me with the project of photographing her living room for One King’s Lane‘s ‘Style It Challenge’ earlier this year. We had been trying to meet up for quite some time so I definitely took the opportunity she presented me. After photographing her living room, I knew I wanted to photograph the rest of her home. A few months later, I was back to photograph Kristin’s home in it’s entirety for The Everygirl!
Kristin’s home is seriously glamorous. One of my favorite things about her home is that many of her pieces (both furniture and decor) were previously owned and bought second hand, like those gorgeous, dark-mustard chairs in her living room. If you don’t already, be sure to use local thrift or vintage stores as a resource for interior design inspiration.
See more of Kristin’s home and her interview here.
Jillian’s Bathroom Makeover
I first met Jillian when I photographed R. Cartwright Design’s studio. Jillian (who also blogs!) approached me to photograph her master bathroom after it had been renovated. What I love about this transformation is that she was able to start with an average bathroom and transform it into a glamorous space, worthy of an interior design magazine.
Although the bathroom had good bones and space before, she was able to open it up more by sticking with a neutral color palette and by adding the floor-to-ceiling tile shower with clear glass doors. See the complete transformation here.
Rachel Wilkerson Miller’s Bed-stuy Apartment
I first met Rachel when photographing her for a feature on Wandeleur. She had mentioned that she’d eventually like her home photographed. A few months later, we were able to meet again to photograph her beautiful Brooklyn home for her ‘What’s in Your Toolbox’ feature on Design*Sponge. Her home was also featured in a house call in Apartment Therapy.
When I entered Rachel’s apartment, I was marveled by the beautiful (original) woodwork in the home, the tall ceilings and spacious rooms. After exploring the rest of her apartment, I continued to be impressed by its preserved original detailing combined with Rachel’s style and aesthetic.
Of course, I can’t talk about photographing home tours without mentioning one of my biggest (proudest) projects, #MonroeFamilyFlip! I wanted to transform my late father’s home and show that you can live in a well-renovated home even if you deemed it “small.” The home started out as a basic (WAY outdated) starter home and was transformed into a beautiful, clean, sophisticated space.
To be honest, I remember freaking out around the time of the photographs simply because I desperately wanted to style the home but was balancing living in NYC, trying to find enough props and just trying to make things work. Needless to say, I was very stressed! Thankfully, I had help from Dwell Home Furnishings who was able to lend furniture for me to style the home with and was gifted art frames from Minted. I’m still so thankful that it all came together like it did!
I hope to continue photographing interiors more in my career and I am thankful that I’ve found a way to combine both photography and interior design in my life.
What are some of your favorite things about these homes/spaces featured? Where do you find inspiration for your personal interior design style?