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Preparing for Architectural Photography

Getting a home ready for photographing is as important as the photography itself.  The process that I use for capturing and emphasizing all of the beauty in the room also can show off any flaw.  Therefore, it’s critical to prepare and everything to look perfect when I arrive to shoot the property.   I’m going to […]

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Tuscany in Kenwood

Kenwood is one of the super-premium neighborhoods in Minneapolis.  Kenwood is a gingerbread dollhouse-encrusted hill perched just southeast of downtown Minneapolis.  Back in 1995, I looked at a carriage house apartment behind a 5000 square-foot mansion that would have been the nicest place I had ever lived – and it was above a garage.  Given […]

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A Room with a View

I love when a house has a unique surprise – something that makes me drop what I’m doing because I’m dying to see what it has to offer.  This house in Lake St. Croix, MN has that wonderful screen porch on the garage reachable by a skyway from the main house.  Why?  So you can […]

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Twenty Four

Timeline: Tuesday afternoon: I photographed this property Tuesday evening:  I edited and processed these images and submitted them to the Realtor that is selling this home Wednesday: The home was listed on MLS Thursday: SOLD! It was a beautiful, well-staged home with trendy decor and nice living spaces.  It was perfectly priced and well-marketed online. […]

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Not Your Ordinary Grandparents House

Most people don’t envision this when they think of Grandma’s house. This beautiful South Minneapolis home is a custom-designed and custom-built house from the late-1950’s.  It contained a million little details that made it a distinctive one-of-a-kind home in it’s price range.  This house had 5 bedrooms, Frank Lloyd Wright-style 2-sided fireplaces, big windows everywhere, […]

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Sold In Under Two Weeks

This house is one that I shot in April to be listed on MLS.  The owners were relocating and needed it to sell fast.  As it turned out, not only would it sell fast – it made the perfect case study for effective real estate marketing. This was one of three identical houses for sale […]

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Keep the Home Fires Burning

There is nothing that makes a property look more majestic than doing a dusk shot.  There is something about the illumination of the property, the glow of the windows, and the deep blues of the sky that transforms any property into a stately manor.  It it significantly more effort than doing a drive-by shot during […]

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Beautiful Gehl Street Home

Today’s post is a pure real-estate shoot from a house currently for sale near my office in Chaska, MN.  I love walking in to a house that is all ready for it’s trip down the runway with expert staging and nice decor.  This property felt homey the second I walked in the door – and […]

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