One of my favourite parts when photographing architecture and interiors is that you get to see inspiring and beautiful spaces all the time. This project in Tofield, about an hour East of Edmonton, was no exception. The shoot was a true team effort as I had the pleasure to collaborate again with Katrina Walker from EDIT Interior Design and for the first time with Rebecca Sholter representing Jaywest Country Homes. Both the vision and precise planning of the designer truly shined in this impressive custom built home. From the gorgeous reclaimed hardwood flooring to the wood ceiling beams and the elegant home décor, quality craftsmanship was everywhere.
What I like the most about working with Katrina is that she is so detail oriented and walks back and forth from the computer/camera to the space we photograph to look for critical placement of objects. She literally left me speechless when pulling a plant and vase from her car to fit in a corner that would have otherwise looked empty. This is styling at its best.
Large window panels always present a challenge for interior photography. I had to rely on a combination of Profoto D1 flash heads and Nikon Speedlights to fill in the shadows and subtly highlight elements of the rooms.
Overall I couldn’t have asked for a better project to kick off an already busy architecture and interiors photography season and I am already looking forward to what the near future will be bringing next.