Bayberry Homes – NJ Architectural & Interiors Photographer

A few weeks ago, I spent four days down in Middletown, Delaware doing some architectural and interiors photography at Bayberry Homes – a pair of new communities by builder Blenheim Homes.  The development consisted of 2 main sub-divisions, North and South, the latter being an adult (55+) community.  If I remember correctly, one side had around 1,200 homes and the other would have around 1,500 once completed.  It was a massive development to say the least, and the commercial photography project was pretty ambitious.  They were looking for 100+ commercial images from 9 model homes & a handful of community amenities.  The folks at Blenheim contacted us about the project for an estimate, and we were eventually chosen over 5 other top architectural photographers for the job (including one with whom they had a long-standing relationship).  Very cool!  We were pretty excited to get things underway!

As a quick aside…

This project coincides perfectly with the timing of some other changes we’ve been rolling out here at S18 Photography.  We recently decided to roll out a companion site, S18 Architectural, to best serve our clients in need of ultra-premium architectural & interiors photography.  This new site features only our highest quality work of carefully-composed, expertly-lit architectural imagery, uniquely suited for builders, architects, and interior designers.  Here, we’ll soon be showcasing some really great architectural photography sessions we’ve had over the past 6 months, and future sessions we have scheduled.  We hope you’ll head over & check it out!

Fans of our real estate photography will still find posts from our real estate sessions here on our main site.  This photography is best suited for real estate agents, home-owners, & flippers in need of an economical solution for stunning photos to market their property listing.  Our real estate photography is better suited as a value offering for these folks in need of premium imagery with far less commercial usage rights…  usually just for the term of the real estate listing.  The emphasis is on speed & value while still providing our clients with the highest quality photography possible.

If you’re interested in more details on the differences between real estate photography and architectural photography, head over to the Comparison page on S18 Architectural!

Back to our sessions in Delaware… 

Yes, the project was ambitious and filled with challenges, but things went off without a hitch!  Below is one of the images from the project.  Click on the image to head over to the blog post on S18 Architectural where we’ll be showing off the rest of the sneak peek images from our sessions in Delaware.  And, of course… be on the lookout for many great upcoming posts there as well!

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Click to see more sneak peeks from our architectural & interiors photography sessions at Bayberry Homes.

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Are you a real estate agent, flipper, or homeowner & need professional photos for your real estate listing?  (A.K.A. – Sell the house quicker for more money.)  Drop us a line!

And… If you’re an architect, interior designer, or builder in need of only the highest quality commercial photography, swing by our Architectural & Interiors Photography site to find out more information.

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Financial Advisor Frank – NJ Portrait Photographer

A few weeks back, I got a call from Frank, Vice President & financial advisor over at Brandywine Benefits Group in Cherry Hill, NJ.  He was looking for some images of himself to go along with a series of updates they were doing to the company website.  Alongside some professional shots, he wanted some photos of him that showed off something personal, his passion for playing guitar.  He figured the latter would allow him to connect with potential clients on a more personal level than simply a set of professional images.

Whether a simple headshot or a more complex portrait, it’s important to me that the images I create portray genuine expressions and connections.  I also love when the photos allow the viewer to get a glimpse into the subject’s personality, showing a bit of who they really are.  I was definitely excited to work with Frank, but the last thing I wanted to do was produce some boring, cookie-cutter studio shots of a wide-eyed guy holding a guitar.  I had to do better than this!

Although I didn’t have the luxury of photographing Frank playing a live show, I could certainly make some portraits that really showed him connecting with his passion.  I came up with a boatload of ideas to serve as a jumping-off point for the session, and things really sailed along as we went.  In the end, working with Frank was a pleasure, and we were able to come up with a really nice set of images, showing him in both a personal & professional light.  Here’s a handful of images from his commercial portrait session.

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S18 Studio – South Jersey Portrait Photographer

It’s been super busy lately, and so we have a bit of catching up to do!  A few months back, we moved into our new studio over in Cinnaminson, NJ, and we’ve been meaning to post a handful of photos to show off our new space.  Located in the same business park as our previous studio, we were super-excited to move into the new studio.  It was a major upgrade, with a ton of extra space!

The new S18 Studio is a awesome, and we’ve been settling in and making ourselves at home.  The extra space has allowed us a lot of new flexibility with our sessions where we can set up multiple stations for photos with different looks.  This cuts down the time it takes to change between setups, keeping our sessions moving along even more smoothly.  We have also been outfitting the studio with furniture to make our clients as comfortable as possible, including a really sweet white leather couch and a few added storage spaces.  I’ve gotta admit… I’m a big fan of the white couch!

S18 Studio is the perfect location for all of our in-studio sessions including Katie’s newborn photography, cake smash photography, milestone sessions, and other in-studio family offerings.  It’s also perfect for all of our studio portrait, headshot photography, and in-studio commercial photography sessions.  We’ve had scores of sessions at the new location, and it has been terrific!  Clients love how comfortable the studio is, and our returning clientele are really impressed.  We’re going to chalk this one up as a win, and send along a special thanks to our great landlords!

Here’s a few shots from the new S18 Studio!  We hope you will come by and visit!

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Also, be sure to visit our sister site S18 Newborns to find out about our newborn & family photography!

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Private Tabernacle Home – NJ Real Estate Photographer

Back in early October, we got a ring from our friend Barb at RE/Max Main St. Realty out of Moorestown, NJ about photographing a really nice private home she was listing in Tabernacle, NJ (Southampton).  She mentioned that the home was really nice, and it was located on 3 acres of nicely-landscaped grounds.  She also gave me some careful directions to find the home, since she said GPS might lead me to a dead end road.  I took down the directions, we set a date, and we were ready to rock.

When the date of the session came around, I was off to the races.  I packed up my gear & headed out a bit early to meet the owners.  I’m usually a bit early, so I can say hello, scout the location, etc.  Go figure, I happened to leave my sheet with directions on the dining room table!  I realized this right about the time when I pulled up to a giant mound of dirt at the end of a road.  Believe me… no one was getting over this thing.  I started to scour my emails on my phone a bit, and then I just decided to throw a bit of common sense into the mix.  I figured that if I headed around a few of the roads I had passed, I could get to the other side of the road block & might find where I was supposed to be.  I was super lucky that my gut feeling was right, and when I pulled into the driveway, there was a nice couple smiling to welcome me in.  The laughed and said that I was the only person that had found their house without having to call ahead.  I just laughed and told them I found them easily!

In truth, the home was located in a really nice private location.  It wasn’t hard to find at all if you knew the correct directions, but it was really in a nice quiet area surrounded by woods.  On top of this, Barb was right… the landscaping was immaculate, and the inside of the home matched it pretty well as it was really decorated nicely for fall.  While I’m sure they spruced things up a bit for the session, I could tell these guys really took care of the place quite a bit.  The place was gorgeous and bright, and the owners were pretty great too.  They really tried to lend a hand & stay clear of where I was photographing during the session… really nice folks.

Altogether, the home was large, bright, but still cozy, and I really enjoyed photographing it.  Here’s a handful of the photos from the session.

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Are you a real estate agent, flipper, or homeowner & need professional photos for your real estate listing?  (A.K.A. – Sell the house quicker for more money.)  Drop us a line!

And… If you’re an architect, interior designer, or builder in need of only the highest quality commercial photography, swing by our Architectural & Interiors Photography site to find out more information.

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Surgeon Dr. Alami – NJ Headshot Photographer

Last winter, we had the pleasure of photographing the staff of orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants for Reconstructive Orthopedics.  For these sessions, we traveled to some of their locations, put together a small setup, and photographed a large list of medical professionals.  (You can check out those sessions here… session 1, session 2, session 3, & session 4!)  Our job was to photograph the medical team in a professional way and get a uniform look for the entire team.  The project was pretty large, but truthfully, it was a lot of fun.  We really had the chance to meet a large cast of really nice individuals.

This year, their Director of Ops & Development has been kind enough to reach out to us again to photograph the new folks that they have coming aboard.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve met with and photographed some of their incoming physicians & PAs.  This time around, it has been easier to just send the individuals by our studio location in Cinnaminson, NJ for their sessions, so the experience has been a bit different.  Instead of the faster pace of the previous on-location sessions, we’ve been able to slow the pace a bit & run the sessions like the typical, solo shoots we hold in the studio.  Thus far, it has also been a terrific experience.

One of the physicians who came into the studio this year was orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ghadeer Alami.  In addition to being a surgeon with a specialty in foot surgery, she was really super fun to work with too.  We scheduled an evening session to help accommodate her schedule, and she came in after a long day.  Despite this, she had a radiant smile, and a great sense of humor.  We got to know each other a bit, and we talked a good deal about travel, something we both love.  If I remember correctly, she spoke about preferring warm weather, but somehow deciding to go to school in Chicago!  From here, she completed her surgical residency at Inspira Hospital in Vineland, NJ.

We joked a lot about everything from foot surgery to student loans, all while working to get her an awesome headshot for her profile.  In the end, we got some great shots that really looked stunning!  Here’s a handful from the session!

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