There are times when I like nothing more than to photograph a home, whether it be for an interior designer, an architect, an editorial feature, or now, for real estate. There’s something about the change of pace & the opportunity to think through composition & lighting in ways that we often don’t have time to consider when photographing people or weddings. Although, shooting for real estate is rather unique from shooting for designers or editorial. It is a much quicker process & instead of focusing on 10-12 photos in a day, we capture dozens of photos. More than anything, I aim to show a beautiful first look to potential clients of the overall feel & look of the home. In most cases, we do the best we can with the available light supplied by the sun… I feel like this aids to the ‘feel’ of the home.
I was recently asked by Century 21 realtor, Paula Scarbrough, to photograph 3 of her listings. I’ve regularly been drawn to Paula’s listings, she seems to have a pretty good pulse on the types of homes that I really love. After photographing for Paula she sent me a link that I thought was really powerful about the value of having professional photographs taken when listing a home (click here to read that article). If you are in the market or love these homes, feel free to connect with Paula at 423-745-4446. The first home is listed on County Rd. 440, Athens, TN.
The second home is located on Crestwood Rd., Athens, TN.
And the third home is located on Ingleside Ave., Athens, TN.
And a beautiful new head shot of the lovely Paula Scarbrough. Thanks for the opportunity, Paula!
I love watching families grow; it’s one of the real perks of photography! The Riden family in particular will always hold a special place in our hearts. You see, I (Alan) photographed their wedding (click here) literally the day after Addison was born! I still remember Mckenzie (the bride!) offering to make me a plate of food at the reception and Mark saying, “Alan, go home. Go see that baby!” Those were some fun, albeit slightly exhausting, times! So we were really excited when Mark and Mckenzie contacted us to photograph their newest addition to the family, Connor. We met up at their house a few weeks before Christmas to hang out with their little man. Little, of course, being a relative term and Connor is definitely getting his height from his dad! Thanks so much for asking us to photograph your sweet family; we had a blast!
I love all these nursery details! I wonder who his college team will be?!
Such a happy little guy!
After a morning full of taking pictures, it was time for a nap break.
I love this sequence of him sleeping!
Wondering what he was dreaming about?
Family portrait with everyone (mostly) looking. Ha!
I believe the dog may have wanted some attention as well.
He’s always happy…love it!
Oh the many things I could say about Rich Smith & his lovely family. Rich, a fantastic wedding & lifestyle photographer of Rich Smith Photography & one of the masterminds behind the perfectly clever, Ciderr, has become a wonderful friend. I first met Rich & Heather at a Pictage Christmas party many years ago. Since, we have enjoyed get togethers with our families, deep conversations over meals & once this year, he was humble enough to help me shoot one of my favorite weddings of the year (click here). Such an honor to shoot with Rich!
He and his wife Heather asked me earlier in the year to photograph their family this Fall. We made an evening out of it. They drove up to Athens for the shoot & Joy & I had the privilege to host them in our home. It’s a wonderful compliment when other photographers trust you with their family images. And their daughters, Alana & Sierra could not have been more beautiful. Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.
Sierra = cute.
I love & seek out moments like these.
Alana, you are simply beautiful my dear.
And of course a few moments alone with Rich & Heather.
Toward the end of the shoot things got a little silly.
Thank you Smith family. I love you guys & am thankful to God for your friendship.