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Alternative photography

As much as we enjoy property interiors, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit and photograph something different. Luckily for us we have a very exciting new-ish client, Lavastar! (www.lavastar.co.uk). They are an award winning signage company and produce large format printing, stunning site hoarding and bespoke building wraps all around London and nationwide. They have a background in marketing and design and it shows!

We’ve been on night shoots, to Wembley, to Bracknell and even all the way to South Wales to capture their work. No one shoot is the same and we really like it that way!

Here is a brief sample of their work (and ours) to date:

Project: Draper House, New Cross

We recently had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot at Draper House in New Cross, currently on the market for sale with Winkworth New Cross. Draper House is one of a row of new build homes constructed less than a decade ago, and yet they've been so sympathetically constructed that they fit in really well with the surrounding Victorian architecture.

Draper House has been furnished so beautifully it was hard for us to stop taking photos! Here's a collection of shots of this lovely home, starting with the well-designed external.

 

Ahhhh! This kitchen-reception is the definition of serenity.

 

And these bedrooms are so clean and comfortable:

 

This is a proper family home, and the owners have really made that work with a dedicated playroom and a super cute kid's bedroom:

 

We love the simplicity and cool colours of the bathrooms...

 

One of the nicest features of the house is its wide hallways and landings, making the property feel spacious:

 

And the garden is incredibly spacious with plenty of room for outdoor furniture...

 

One final fantastic feature: an accessible roof with amazing views! As the owner put it: Imagine being up there on New Year's Eve with a glass of champagne watching the fireworks over the city. Perfect!

Fully Furnished - The Furniture Union Shoot

Okay, I'm not gonna lie. A lot of the time this blog is just a vehicle to show off some lovely new photographs. And why not? It's our trade after all and we're good at it (Not meaning to be boastful, of course!). Plus we hear that google likes something new and a little boost to SEO performance wouldn't go amiss!

We are fortunate to work with a variety of super clients all over London ranging from estate agents to developers to architects and interior designers. And we like our property photography to come in various guises. It keeps us on our toes and stokes the inner embers of inspiration. Okay, I'll stop there!

The Furniture Union, a company who specialise in furnishing and interior design products invited us to shoot this fantastic property in Paddington, not far from Hyde Park and Imperial College. We found a marvellous new-build house on a private road decked out in stylish and elegant furnishings - and TFU had installed the kitchen and bathrooms to a high spec too.

Take a look at the wonderful results - I'd quite happily have this as my London pad. Just sayin'!

If you like what they do, just get in touch www.thefurnitureunion.com

Property photography snapshot - Preparation

It may seem obvious, but getting your home ready for a photographer is really very important. An excess of clutter and personal belongings could mean the potential buyer misses how spacious the room is, or how marvellous that shiny granite worktop looks. 

As home photographers, our experience means we can instantly know what should and shouldn't be in shot, and we're happy to assist. However, it is a fine line between being a photographer and being a house clearance company! Far better that all of the big items, like a clothes horse, an ironing board and dirty washing are already all tucked neatly out of sight. Then we can concentrate our time on the finer details and make sure a home looks as best it possibly can.

As a last resort, when access is difficult or permission is not granted to move any items in a property, we do have one or two tricks up our sleeves. Check out Pixangle's photo editing skills on THESE!

Georgian New Build Delight!

How often is there something less than desirable about the aesthetics of a new build house? It seems only a select number of the high end developments tend to offer something interesting to look at. Anything ornate and detailed usually comes at a cost. Unless, however, you're talking about a street with Grade II listed Georgian- style properties on it!

The Haywoods Group recently completed a high spec renovation of an end of terrace Georgian house in Clapham and restored it to it's original splendour! This beautiful house covers 5 floors, has 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and 4 bathrooms... and we were lucky enough to photograph it!

Introducing The Coach House! 

http://haywoodsgroup.com/property/the-coach-house/