Eberspaecher on Gen-Mar

This afternoon I braved the cold and snow to photograph a commercial building for The Gladstone Companies. It was about 25 degrees out when I did the shoot. The tenant was Eberspaecher and the building was located on Gen-Mar in Novi, Michigan. The sky was pretty dreary. So, I did some sky replacement in Photoshop. Here’s a before and after image to show the editing I did to get the final image.

Before & After Editing

Before & After Editing

Eberspaecher in Novi, MI

Eberspaecher in Novi, MI

The client wanted images to show both the Eberspaecher logo and the depth of the building. Unfortunately, there was a gigantic pile of snow blocking that angle. So, I tried my best to work around it.

Too Much Snow

Too Much Snow

Front Corner View

Front Corner View

Front View

Front View

Greystone HarborChase – Commercial Photography – Sterling Heights, MI

We stopped by Greystone HarborChase in Sterling Heights for a photography session. HarborChase is a senior living and memory care facility and they have multiple locations around the United States. There are various cottages around the grounds, each with it’s own set of rooms for residents, common rooms, dining rooms, and patio space. Take a tour with us!

The exterior of one of the cottages; the others are identical.

One of the common rooms, decorated for the fall season.

The dining area in one of the cottages.

A look inside of the resident’s rooms.

Some outdoor furniture for residents to enjoy on a nice day.

The hair salon.

The HarborChase sign welcoming you on your way in.

Wicker Homes Client Appreciation Party

This past weekend I photographed a client appreciation party for Wicker Homes. It was a great time! There was delicious food, wine, and GG’s Frozen Treats. Their party was a “Party with a Purpose” which included a silent auction and raffle to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. I donated a family portrait session as part of the silent auction which received bids. So, I am happy that I can use my photography to help the cause. There was also some other fun activities including shuffleboard, billiards, and darts.

UPDATE: $3,125 was raised for Children’s Miracle Network! I’m proud to know such generous people!

Wicker Homes Power Team

Wicker Homes Power Team

Fun Times

Fun Times

We Love Wicker Homes!

We Love Wicker Homes!

That Robyn is a Funny Lady

That Robyn is a Funny Lady

Let the Games Begin!

Let the Games Begin!

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Caterers

Caterers

Delicious Food

Delicious Food

GG's!

GG’s!

Wine

Wine

Godolphin Drive Bathroom Remodel

Recently, I photographed another bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone which was pretty challenging. The shower had some glass doors with a bright window directly across from the doors so the reflection of the window showed in the shower glass. A polarizing filter really helps cut glare from reflective surfaces. I had recently sold my cheap polarizing filter because it was adversely affecting the quality of my images. But I hadn’t yet ordered a new, higher quality polarizing filter. I really wish I had one for this shoot. So, I just ordered a new one so I have it for the next shoot. To solve the issue, I got some big black garbage bags and covered most of the window with them and then I did quite a bit of editing in Photoshop to remove the reflection of the window. Here are the before and after images:

Bathroom Before Editing

Bathroom Before Editing

Bathroom After Editing

Bathroom After Editing

And here’s one more image that I rather liked that really showcases the company’s tile work on the walls and floor. I don’t usually like images that have the toilet in them, but this one was pretty well hidden by the dividing wall.

Bathroom

Bathroom

Shallow Rock Square Bathroom

I had the opportunity to shoot another bathroom remodel by Collins Tile & Stone yesterday. I had a little trouble with this one because I had a pretty small space to work in. It was a rectangular, narrow space with the toilet at one end (which I try not to include in the photos very often) and glass shower doors at the other end (which pretty much act like a mirror reflecting my likeness back unless I’m at an angle). The shower was pretty sweet with two shower heads and beautiful tile.

Bathroom

Bathroom

Monroe Valley Place Real Estate Photography Shoot

On Monday, I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful model home in Creighton Farms for Pamela Jones of Extraordinary Transitions and Long & Foster. The exterior shot could have benefited from a little cloud cover so there wasn’t a big shadow across the front, but it still looks pretty darn awesome. I loved the detail and craftsmanship in this home. So, I used HDR to showcase some of that detail. For just $2,350,000, this home could be yours!

Exterior

Exterior

Living Room

Living Room

Kitchen

Kitchen

Sunroom

Sunroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

Baltusrol Terrace

I had the opportunity to photograph another bathroom remodeled by Collins Tile & Stone on Saturday. I loved the little hexagonal shaped floor tiles, the stand alone tub, and the brightness of the room. Another remodeling job, well done! Here are a few of my favorite shots from the shoot.

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

I think I need to learn how to edit chrome. My reflection ended up in nearly every faucet. Add that to the list of millions of things I need to learn.