Getting a home ready to be photographed after the renovation is complete is an art form all its own. We recently had the pleasure of working with stylist Shannon Quimby and photographer Shannon Butler (of Photo Art Portraits), who helped one of our favorite mid-century modern projects put its best foot forward in preparation for the upcoming Tour of Remodeled Homes March 9th and 10th.
Here’s a photo diary of the shoot. You can check out the completed images on Houzz here.
Shannon Quimby, our stager/sylist, loads in all the little treasures she has found that will add pops of color and vintage flair for today’s shoot. Shannon has been in hot demand to create interior environments at several of Portland’s newest restaurants, including the recent expansion of Lardo in downtown Portland.
Arciform owner and senior designer Anne De Wolf plays with one of the pieces Shannon sourced. This giant wire poppy sculpture was brought in to accent the WC.
Tools of the trade come in unusual shapes when you are a photo stylist. In this case, Shannon brought in her toolbag… and a pair of cow skulls she sourced from an Oregon farm. The skulls looked great in the living room… but they were already promised to another client so our clients didn’t get to keep them after the shoot.
A beautiful reproduction ceramic lamp and a collection of orange and green resin and glass vases and bowls added color to the shoot. Our clients loved what Shannon provided so much that they purchased most of it! It was like a shopping trip where the store comes to you, arranges your home, and all you have to do is write the check. (Shannon says this happens to her all the time.)
This authentic mid-century clock from one of Shannon’s vintage sources was the big hit of the day.
Shannon Butler of Photo Art Portraits has worked with us for years. It was fun to watch the two Shannons collaborate!
Here, the two Shannons are looking for a way to keep the vanity door pinned tightly shut for the bathroom shoot.
Sometimes a stager’s job includes ducking just out-of-frame to adjust the smallest details of the photo elements between takes…
Here are some of the results of their excellent work (above and below).
You can check out the full gallery of images on Houzz here.