Highland Drive – Novi Real Estate Photography

On June 24, we went out to Novi again for another real estate shoot. The home, a high-ceiling, 2,264 sq. foot home listed by Joy Montgomery of Montgomery Hill Realty, is for sale at $275,000.

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The exterior of the home, which is landscaped.

 

With high ceilings that culminate in a point just above the garage on the left side of the house, the home was architecturally beautiful and fun to photograph, providing for some interesting vertical shots in places you would least expect, like the foyer or the bathrooms.

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The foyer (left), with a mirrored coat closet, which opens up into a sitting room (not pictured), a kitchen (shown at right), dining area, and a hallway which leads upstairs and into the larger living room

 

The home is very open, and is much larger than it appears on the outside due to the floor plan. The natural lighting provides for a nice glow throughout the home, regardless of the time of day, especially in the master bedroom, which is large and L-shaped, with two large windows overlooking the street.

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The bathroom, which attaches to the master bedroom on one side (left), and to the hallway on the other (right). The bathroom is separated by a door in the middle.

 

The main level is perfect for entertaining company, with plenty of space to host in either sitting room, the dining area, or the larger living room. The backyard is bordered by trees on the back side and has a patio area just off the main living room, with sliding glass doors to get in and out.

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Just off the kitchen and foyer, another great sitting room that overlooks the backyard.

 

All in all, nothing felt cramped, and moving around the house (even with a bunch of photo equipment in your hands) was easy and manageable. The house is painted in very light, neutral and calming colors, giving the place an easy and home-y feel.

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One of the upstairs rooms with very quiet natural light and a very warm glow from the ceiling fan.

 

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Mester Road – Chelsea Real Estate Photography

Just north of Chelsea, Michigan, this 1998 luxury home at the end of a private drive has been listed for $939,000 by Jeff Klink of Reinhart Realtors.

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The front of the home on Mester Road, at the end of a private drive.

 

With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms to complete the two-story home, the property is the definition of privacy in its secluded location, allowing for large windows that let in natural lighting in every room of the house, including the master bathroom which features a private veranda. The property sits on just over 11 acres of land, and has a beautiful view of a small pond and natural skyline just off the back deck.

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The view into the backyard, with an open sky, trees along the property’s sides, and small pond.

 

The kitchen is one of the biggest bonuses of the house. With granite counter tops, hickory flooring, and Amish-made Graybal cabinets, the chef’s kitchen features a stove-top island, snack bar, pantry, and a very open floor plan: leading right into a breakfast nook and family room.

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The chef’s kitchen, with hickory flooring, granite counter tops, and Amish-crafted Graybal cabinets.

 

The home also features an office space, with built in book shelves, and full laundry room on the main floor. The master bedroom and bath are also on the main floor, featuring a spa bathtub, tile shower, two vanity sinks, and dual walk-in closets. The main-floor living area also has a fireplace in the sitting area just off of the kitchen.

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A sitting area just off of the kitchen and breakfast nook, complete with fireplace and full-length windows.

 

The lower-level is also fully finished with a kitchen, fireplace, and bathroom, walking out onto the back patio and in-ground pool. The pool itself comes with a slide, and is surrounded by an iron fence for safety. In case of rain, the deck overhangs across the patio, providing a dry space to listen to the rain or host a few friends.

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The pool, complete with slide, and patio area that overlook the backyard.

 

With very few close-by neighbors, the home offers a bit of an escape from the suburban lifestyle of southeastern Michigan. Take a tour of the home here!

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Mester Road – Chelsea Real Estate Videography

 

To accompany the photo shoot at Mester Road, listed by Jeff Klink of Reinhart Realtors for $939,000, we also provided a narrated video tour of the property of the different features. Beginning on the outside, with the landscaped front, and moving just inside the foyer, you can immediately see the beauty of the home and the luxury it will provide future homeowners and guests.

The video continues with a look into nearly every room of the house, showing both a wider view as if you were standing in the room for yourself, and various intricate details of the house’s most interesting features — including marble flooring, wood-work, granite counter tops, appliances, and even a look into the backyard pool.

The video ends with the home’s gorgeous view  — a look off the back deck and into the yard, complete with surrounding trees, pond, and beautiful natural skyline.

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Trainers Total Fitness – Business Video


Trainers Total Fitness from Jennifer Arnett on Vimeo.
 

We shot Trainers Total Fitness, on Orchard Lake Road, just as they opened. This gym is the fitness center’s second location, the other in Ferndale. Steven Pierce, the owner and fitness expert, has even been found on Fox 2 News giving in-home fitness tips.

Pierce wants to focus on metabolic training for fitness center members, keeping heart rates up and monitored and maximizing calorie burn. With a focus on personal training only, members won’t get lost in a big atmosphere, and they won’t be at a loss for what to do with all of the equipment they have on site if they can’t afford a trainer. This is what sets Trainers Total Fitness apart: certified personal trainers will always help a member reach their goal, and no one will slip through the cracks.

With this video, we wanted to show the personality behind the fitness center, interviewing trainers to set the business apart from other gyms in the area. Many of the certified trainers there began their journeys as clients, and now find themselves working amongst a team of amazing people. The energy, they say, is always positive for members and employees.

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Domus Vita Holiday Party 2014

So, first, I have some exciting news! Today I hired an assistant! The lovely and talented Ms. Julianne Schultz. I’m looking forward to teaching her and having her help. I think it will mean great things for Starloft Photo & Video in 2015! More about her will come very soon!

Today we did portraits with Santa and on-site printing of 4×6 prints for the Domus Vita holiday party. Domus Vita provides services for developmentally disabled adults. Because of the nature of their business and privacy concerns, we aren’t able to share the portraits here on our blog, but I just wanted to share how much fun the event was! The party was held at the Italian American Banquet Center in Livonia, Michigan. There was a meal and a pretty rocking DJ. It seemed everyone had a great time, and they were able to take a printed portrait home with them as they left. Fun times.

Working with the developmentally disabled was a bit challenging at times as I was taking the photos, but it really got me thinking about how these people need so much care in the day-to-day that I think sometimes we forget how miraculous their lives are. I heard story after story as I was shooting about how “the doctors said so-and-so wouldn’t live past age 10” or “she’s been a patient of ours for 19 years.” It made me remember just how amazing all of our lives are and to not take our abilities for granted. Could you imagine not being able to walk or being able to hear? I can’t even begin to imagine. Be thankful today for what God has enabled you to do.

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