Great architectural images are possible of any size project - it doesn't need to be big budget, career-making, or even award-worthy. Memorable images are about finding interesting views and combining them with appealing light to invite the viewer to linger, and both are possible at nearly any sized project. My job as an architectural photographer is to feature as much of the design, the use, and the context of a space as I possibly can. Truly remarkable images often happen when all three come together in a visually memorable way.see some samples on a Gallery page
Throughout my career, I have worked with clients ranging from small, one-person design shops and local, free magazines to some of the largest architecture and design firms in the Northwest and the biggest magazine titles in the country. Each has its pleasures and its challenges. Most importantly, I recognize that budgets are budgets and am happy to work with you to figure out what I can offer that fits within your price range.
But that being said, don't underestimate the value to your business and your career of a beautiful website, cutting edge design software, inspiring continuing education . . . or showcase-quality architectural photography. Each is an investment worth making. If your competitors are using great quality photography to feature their work, then can you afford NOT to use it to feature yours?
To help make photography as affordable as possible, I work with a variable project model that accounts for the size, complexity, and requirements of each specific job. I also offer several ways to lower your costs including sharing images among multiple firms, booking projects during slower times of the year, and bundling photography locations to help you achieve a specific goal like a website refresh or an upcoming ad campaign. And, you will always get a written estimate from me before we begin that lays out all the details of the job, what you'll receive at the end, and a very close approximation of the final bill within a few dollars.
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Do I have time for this?
As part of my process of photography, I'll spend some time asking you questions about the project, what makes it typical of your work or what makes it special, unique, or challenging. If we can do so while walking the site, so much the better, but it's certainly not required. I'll hope to hear a bit of the narrative of the project from your perspective so that I may help illustrate it for your prospective clients or readers. I'll also need you to secure permissions from the homeowner, building owner, tenants, or whoever controls access.
After that, you may be as involved or absent as you wish. I am very used to handling all the responsibilities of making contact, coordinating schedules, scouting the site, consulting with you to create a shot list, suggesting maintenance items, shooting the project, processing the digital files, and delivering your images -- all with only a few emails along the way to keep you updated on progress. But if you prefer to participate more fully, then I enjoy creative collaboration as well and have had clients stay throughout the entire shoot. Bottom line is that after your initial input, your level of continued involvement is up to you.
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You'll find details about me on the Who We Are page but briefly, photography has been my full-time career for twenty one years (read more about that here) and I am incredibly lucky to earn my living doing what I love. I try to approach every day and every year by remembering that simple fact. During that time, I've worked for over 300 clients, and more than 200 in the architecture, construction, engineering, and design fields since I began specializing in architectural photography in 2000. Recently, after several years of studying and experimenting with my style, I've also added video and multimedia production to the mix of services I'm offering. I love working with sound and motion, especially as they help to tell the story of subjects that don't move very much. It's been a challenge to get that right and I look forward to exploring this further with my clients and partners. I also volunteer time on the Board of APA, a national photographers' trade organization and currently serve as Vice-Chair of APA Northwest, and I teach both the craft and the business of photography to students, professional groups, and trade associations.
My clients have ranged from one-person shops and local editorial outlets, to some of the largest architecture and land design firms in the Northwest and the biggest magazine titles in the country. Images of mine have helped clients win awards that include three ASLA National Design Awards, three Washington Association of Landscape Professionals (WALP) awards, recognition in AIA-Seattle's FutureShack competition, and an annual Readers' Choice "10 Most Popular" selection on Houzz.com. But probably most importantly, I'm grateful that over half of my clients every year are returning firms, or firms to whom I've been recommended by past client.
Please see a more complete client list and read how people feel about working with me on my Clients & Testimonials page. Meanwhile, I'd be very pleased to hear from you with questions, project ideas, or just to say hello - my contact info is here. Thanks.
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