Last month, I had a couple of clients who needed professional photography in South Carolina. At first, I looked to find them a local professional interior design and architectural photographer. And, certainly that might have been more cost effective; however, they both told me essentially the same thing: there’s something to be said for consistency. Nobody sees the world like I do– or like you do. While I train other photographers and have a team who help me, my eyes are unique. They wanted “Amber photos.” I place that in quotes because as I tell my team, I’m not even sure what that means except that I composed the image, I made the most of the available and studio lighting, I clicked the shutter. And, when you build a body of work that reflects who you are, it’s a felt sense. You see one of my photos, and it feels different than someone else’s. The photographer is actually in every image.
I’ve photographed a number of Debra Barrett’s projects through the years. I’ve always said that when I move, I want her to sell my home, and let me buy hers– with all of the furniture in it. Who am I kidding? I have a five-year-old and two unruly dogs, that I lovingly but fittingly call Bonnie and Clyde, so we can’t really have nice things. Well, we can, but our nice things have lots of dirt, or as I prefer to call it: character. Debra Barrett is a talented Fort Worth area realtor who knows 76107, and she is a master at staging homes to sell as well as interior design.
This condo is actually an Airbnb listing in Hilton Head Island, and I had the privilege to stay and photograph it for a few days. You know how sometimes you’re away from home and you can’t wait to get back to your bed and your coffee and your shower, etc.? Well, this place checked all of the boxes for living both comfortably and luxuriously. In a world where everyone has a phone in their hand at all times, I feel grateful that people contract with me again and again because they see the value in the way I see.