Pinehurst Street – Real Estate Photography – Detroit, MI

We photographed an older home in Detroit that’s on the market. It was built in the 1930’s and is 1,450 square feet. The single family home has a detached one car garage and a partial basement. The exterior of the home is beautiful with high pointed features and warm brick. The interior of the home has a more modern feel and everything is painted a calming light gray. Let’s take a look inside!

The exterior of the home. We love the contrasting brick detail around the front door.

When you step into the home, you see the older architecture.

We love the features of the fireplace.

The very modern kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and contrasting black granite counter tops.

A better look at the gray tiled backsplash in the kitchen.

A carpeted bedroom.

The full bathroom.

A look into the partial basement.

The detached one car garage just behind the home.

 

 

Integrity Naturals – Product Photography – Plymouth, MI

Integrity Naturals came out with some new products and labels for their revamped company a few months back, but there are still some stragglers that need to be captured by the camera! Product photography is always essential for any business that wants a successful online presence, but even more so when you undergo a company makeover. New look, new products, new photos. Let’s take a look at these totally natural and 100% good-for-you products!

The cucumber and chamomile trio of facial products for combination skin.

Rosehip and hibiscus facial products for normal to dry skin.

Hemp and aloe vera facial trio for sensitive skin.

Mineral Salt Soak and Aloe Vera hand and body lotion.

Peaceful Lavender hand and body lotion with essential oils. Also comes in happy orange, refreshing peppermint, and natural aloe vera.

Arco – Commercial Photography – Romulus, MI

We stopped by this large industrial building in Romulus for a shoot. Arco built this warehouse, and it’s currently used to store food for grocery stores. It was quite chilly in there! We were going to shoot aerial shots of the building, as well, but because of its proximity to the airport, we weren’t able to fly our drone to take photos legally. If you’re ever interested in aerial photography know that FAA regulations may prohibit it. Some areas are not safe spaces for drones to fly. Now, let’s check out this warehouse!

The exterior of the building.

This warehouse is massive!

Inside the storage building.

Another look at the interior and some of the equipment stored inside.

Here you can see the shelves being put to use.

Another shot of the commercial building.

Redberry Court – Real Estate Photography – Whitmore Lake, MI

We stopped by a beautiful walk-out ranch in Whitmore Lake, MI that was For Sale By Owner (FSBO). This brick home has three bedrooms, three baths and sits on just over 11 wooded acres in addition to being 4,700 square feet. The main floor of the home has an open concept feel with an encompassing kitchen, living, dining, and family rooms. There are two fireplaces, a spacious finished basement, a 4.5 car garage, and a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom. From the main floor, you have access to the deck that overlooks the wooded property, and from the basement, you can walk-out onto a Trex patio. There is also a fire pit in the backyard, which can be used any time of year in Michigan! If you’re selling your house and want professional photography done, don’t be hesitant to reach out!

The front exterior of the home.

The foyer when you walk into the house.

From this angle, you can see the stairwell leading to the basement.

From here you can see the connection of the foyer, kitchen, and living room.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a 6 x 9 foot island!

Another look at the open floor plan. Tons of natural lighting, and check out the fireplace!

As you can see, there are hundreds of different ways you could set up furniture in this floor plan!

A front and center shot of the fireplace in the living room with twin windows on either side. The sliding glass door on the right leads to a deck out back.

A peak at the master bedroom- so spacious with a lot of natural light and a sliding door leading to the deck.

The bathroom is inside the master bedroom. Very convenient!

The shower in the second bath.

A second kitchen area in the basement.

There’s enough space in the basement for a seating area around the fireplace.

There’s also space for games! A round of pool, anyone? The sliding glass doors lead to the walk-out patio.

Another bedroom.

From this back exterior shot, it makes it easier to imagine the deck and walk-out patio.

Here is a closer look at the walk-out patio.

A look at the property from the deck.

 

Steephollow Drive – Real Estate Photography – White Lake, MI

We recently had a real estate shoot of a ranch on Steephollow Dr. in White Lake, Michigan. The best part is the 180 degree view that you have of Tull Lake. Yes, the house is right on the lake! It has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,500 square feet of space, making it the largest property in the subdivision. The home has had many new improvements, including a roof and siding, fresh paint job inside and outside, two new furnaces, and new front landscaping. The quaint home comes with an over-sized garage, perfect for extra storage or holding a boat. Inside the house, the walls are painted a comfortable cream, and a stone fireplace stands in the middle of the open floor plan. The house was undergoing some work when we came to shoot, so excuse the tape and plastic coverings. Now, let’s check it out!

The exterior of the ranch.

The view of the lake.

The fireplace that breaks up the open floor plan. Excuse the tape and plastic covering…the house was having a makeover!

The kitchen has a nice contrast between the wood floors, stainless steel appliances, and the white cabinetry.

From this angle you can see the kitchen, the division the fireplace creates, and the sliding glass door to go out back to the lake.

One of the bathrooms with his and her sinks and mirrors.

A carpeted bedroom with direct access to a cement patio, the backyard, and the lake.

A shot of the master bathroom. Looks pristine!

The back exterior of the house with two sliding glass doors leading to the backyard.

Union Partners – Event Photography – Comerica Park Picnic – Detroit, Michigan

We joined Union Partners at Comerica Park for the Tigers’ last home game of the season to capture their employee picnic. It was a blast shooting this event! Union Partners is an investment company that creates relationships with its partners who work in the metals and logistics industry. This event brought together their partners from the different companies for a day dedicated just to them – an employee celebration!¬†Employees brought their families, there was a buffet of yummy food, face painting, and they enjoyed watching some baseball. It was a great time for everyone! Here are some highlights from the day.

They had hats and other goodies made with company logos.

A group photo of the families together. Go Tigers!

The kids loved having their faces painted.

Who wants their face painted?

Such a fun outing for families!

Modeling the Union Partners bag that was made for the families.

What a shot!

The kids were having a blast!

There’s always time for silly selfies.

Check out the adorable jersey koozies.

Kids of all ages enjoyed the face painting!

Go Tigers!

The picnic was fun for all ages!

2018 design:retail Forum – Event Photography – Detroit, Michigan

Design:retail held a forum in Detroit on September 12-14 for those who work in the retail design industry. We shot two full days of the event in Detroit, where the forum was held at The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. It was a three day event that lasted two full days and another half a day. Attendees were transported to a few different locations for dinners or special events, like Detroit Motor City, College of Creative Studies, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The second night they hold a Portfolio Award ceremony for notable people in the industry to be recognized for their work. Some of the speakers during the weekend event included the CEO of Shinola, Tom Lewand; eBay’s Head of Impact & Giving, Chris Librie; the Midwest Design Coordinator of Whole Foods Market, Christine Sturch; and design:retail’s very own Editor-in-Chief/Associate Publisher, Alison Embrey Medina. This is a paid event that occurs once each year at a different locations throughout the country and brings together the cream of the crop in the design retail industry. It’s a great setting for those who want to learn about the latest trends, take advice from those who lead the industry, and build relationships. We took so many shots, but here are a few to highlight the amazing weekend event.

design:retail’s Editor-In-Chief/Associate Publisher, Alison Embrey Medina, speaking at the forum.

design:retail Forum’s venue, The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

The judges getting into their roles during Retail Fight Club, a battling activity at the forum.

The contenders in the Retail Fight Club throwing up some fists – they mean business!

Dinner venue for night one at Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, part of the Detroit Motor City Dinner.

Some attendees networking at the dinner.

The attendees were having some fun in the Model T car.

The dinner set-up on night two at the DIA.

The attendees enjoying dinner before the Portfolio Awards.

Networking at its finest!

Some of the winners with their awards. Congratulations to the winners!

Eileen Harryvan Headshot Photography – Plymouth, Michigan Studio

Recently, Eileen Harryvan hopped into the studio for a headshot photography shoot with us! Eileen works for Active Regeneration, as an independent BEMER distributor. Eileen came to the shoot prepared with different outfits to try out. This is always a good idea, as it gives you more looks to choose from. As you can see below, she simply threw on a blazer and it changed her look dramatically, giving her strong, respectable, and professional presence. The outfit really does matter in your headshot!

Three studio looks

Kernway Street Real Estate Photography – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

We had the pleasure of shooting a classic colonial home for sale on Kernway in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The house has four bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a finished basement. The rest of the house has hardwood floors, and most of the walls are painted an array of grays that gives off a home-y, comfortable feel. The white borders and accents around the house are a stark contrast from the gray but gives the home a classic vibe. If you walk through the sliding glass door to the backyard, you will find a brick patio and extra privacy thanks to the surrounding trees. This house is ready to be a home, all it needs is you!

Exterior of the colonial house.

Inside one of the bathrooms.

An open living room with a natural fireplace.

The floor to ceiling window really opens up the room.

The kitchen with black cabinets and contrasting white countertops, tiling, and walls.

Finished basement with so much space!

A shot of the exterior of the house from behind.

Phil Bahr Compass Luncheon Event Photography – Livonia, Michigan

Every first Thursday of the month Compass hosts a luncheon for Christians who work in the business industry to come together in Southeast Michigan. It’s a wonderful networking event that offers a place for people to connect and listen to powerful speakers. In the past, Chuck Gaidica spoke at a luncheon.

The last luncheon took place on Thursday, September 6th, and we were there to capture some shots from the event. Phil Bahr, president of the Ashes to Glory Foundation, was introduced as speaker by his son, Scott Bahr. Ashes to Glory is a non-profit organization that gives financial assistance to those who are seeking help for their addiction and would like to try professional Christian therapy. Phil and his wife, Dawn, founded the Ashes to Glory Foundation after rescuing their son from addiction. From this journey, they thought of the idea for Ashes to Glory and have been helping those who struggle with addiction to become clean again.

The scholarships given from Ashes to Glory assist individuals and families in therapy, residential stay for a minimum of 90 days, extended care programs for after release, and individual and family counseling to help rebuild homes that have been broken by addiction.

Next month’s Compass luncheon will be on Thursday, October 4th. We invite you to join us!

Ken McMullen, Chairman of the Western Wayne sector of Compass

Guest speaker, Phil Bahr

Scott Bahr introducing his dad

Networking at the luncheon

Some of the people who came to the luncheon.