A Perfect House in Pixels

I’ve been looking to photograph my dream house ever since I began writing & blogging about custom built homes.

I’d describe my style as french country with a touch of modern. Tall ceilings, large windows, and hallway that feels expansive yet warm and welcoming. I’ve photographed many homes with these elements in the past, however I haven’t found one that looks and feels exactly like my vision.

The home of my dreams would be perfect for gatherings for holidays, birthdays, and other special occasions. The architecture should capture the sun and cast beautiful shadows. I live for the sun; it’s where I get my energy and inspiration from. And of course, lighting is the most important factor to consider whenever I’m photographing a house. The beauty of natural light is the best way to do justice through photography.

A house becomes a home through the energy it inspires. What sorts of activities will go on in this home? Is this house for a family, couple, or retirees? What are their interests and hobbies? You can tell so much about the personality of an individual from the look and feel of their home. I’ve photographed houses built for business executives who work in the fields of finance, technology, and healthcare. They all seem to prefer modern houses with clean lines, minimalism, and a neutral color scheme. The look and feel is one that exudes authority, efficiency, and futurism. The homes I’ve photographed for families and newlyweds seem to focus on large and open communal spaces with a feeling of comfort and calmness.

Photographing custom built homes is an art of capturing a lifestyle and a feeling that people will want to wake up to every day. I’ve compiled a portfolio through various parts of a house, but I’ve never found a house in its entirety that fully fits my vision. What I love about photography is the excitement of being able to experience a different atmosphere every single time. The process of bringing a space to life through pixels is incredibly rewarding. 

I’m looking for my entire Pinterest “Dream House” board in the “Goldilocks” house to photograph. Though it may take time to find, I’ve narrowed my search down to one of my favorite custom home builders in Newport Beach. I’m looking for something that is visually timeless, authentic, and aspirational.

What I’ve learned as a professional photographer is that shooting houses isn’t simply a matter of showing people what the house looks like. It’s about showing people how this house can elevate your life. It’s about showing you the type of person you can be as someone living in this house. A home is where you spend most of your time. Home is a place where we will create our memories and cherish life’s moments. Photographing a house is the art of visually communicating to buyers what their future could look like. 

I’m hoping that they’ll end up building the house of my photography dreams.

Here’s the info for my favorite home developer mentioned above:

Sailhouse Custom Homes

170 Newport Center Dr Suite 220, 

Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 281-6044

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