LANDSCAPE DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY
TAKING YOUR LEADS FROM INTERESTED: TO SIGNED
I wouldn't quite go as far to say "talk is cheap", but there definitely is no better way to bring a client from interested, to contract secured, than to show them beautiful images of your work and leave them drooling and dreaming of having a similar gorgeous space that they can call home.
You can't physically bring your clients around to every project you want them to see, but you can virtually. And there is nothing more painful than having gorgeous work that took months and months of brain and muscle power to finalize, just to capture that with a #crappyiphonepic. Close ups showing the complicated details and precision of your work, semi wide shots showing each space of the design and its purpose, wide shots that bring all those spaces together and give a feel for the space and all of the thought that went into its layout, aerial shots that give a unique an exciting perspective- Having a balance of images makes the designs welcoming to the eye, and leads the viewer on a tour of your work.
I HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY LUCKY TO SHOOT SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. BELOW ARE SOME OF MY RECENT FAVORITES
At the helm of Falling Waters Landscape is Ryan Prange- a born artist. What stands out the most to me with everything he and the team do, is designing entire projects with care for every square inch. They don't just create one big "wow" corner and then fill in the rest with whatever works, they meticulously work on designing every tiny detail. This project, in collaboration with Interior Designer Amber Lewis: is one of the most serene properties Ive ever stepped foot on, from inside the bathrooms to the front curb. I imagine its hard for the owner to want to ever leave.
MAX VEDDER DESIGN
Max Vedder has the incredible skill of designing a "holy $hh%" property, while still making it something you truly want to come home to. The peacefulness of his designs stem from zen like elements and a design that blur the boundaries of the homes interior and exterior. What I love about this property (besides the phenomenal views) is how all of the individual spaces are designed to be enjoyed equally to lounge around in privacy, as well as to entertain. And the lines and material junctions are oh so clean!
A large backyard in Southern CA is nothing if you cant imagine yourself wandering around it for hours barefoot in your bathing suit. This design by Brooks Crawford demands that mindset. An all cedar tub, yoga barn, reading nook, firepit with adjacent bbq and ice cooler and flanking bocce ball court, and a nice little lounging turf zone when all the fun becomes too much and you need a break. A truly practical and stunning design that would instantly make anyone's life better.
Wait, already back to Falling Waters? Well considering every single project I have shot for them should be on here, including one more was obligatory. I chose this one because of its uniqueness. Giving the vibe of a super modern zen mansion, is this.....wait for it.....medical building! This project showcases how design can create a peaceful and welcoming environment beyond our homes. As you can see- Falling Waters excels not just in their hardscaping, but in their knowledge and application of local plant life. Those touches can change even a commercial building and its waiting rooms, into a place worth waiting in.