Why Interior Design Photography?
Someone asked me several weeks ago if I feel like there is much purpose in my work now that I shoot interior design rather than weddings. I understood the curiosity of the question because interior design isn’t quite as monumental as a wedding day.. on the surface at least.
There are a lot of reasons why photographing interior design holds value to me, but I want to share one of the main reasons today.
Design by House of Brazier
On the surface design is a luxury.
But just like any small business, designers provide a service and work hard to create a life for their families, outside of the luxury of design. And this important part of owning and operating any business is what I started to think about when I was asked the question of how shooting design holds value to me.
A photograph and what it means.
As an interior design photographer, I get to help small businesses. I’m able to connect with other women and men pursuing their own dream careers and give them a tangible, valuable piece of their project…a photograph of it.
A photograph they can use on their website, their social media, their Houzz page, a photo that might be published in a local or national magazine, showing off their hard work.
Shooting interior design is so much more than just photographing a beautiful space. And although shooting a beautiful space is also one of my favorite parts of this work that I do, it isn’t the whole of it.
- Helping small business owners achieve the goal to have their project photographed
- Seeing them light up when we frame the shot “just right” on-location
- Watching their work go viral on social media
- Turning the pages of a national magazine and seeing the combined efforts of a designers work and my photograph achieve a publication
- Opening up a designers website and seeing their projects displayed with photos I have taken across the front page, all through out their portfolio and marketing materials
At the end of the day, it’s my biggest hope that when a designer (or contractor…I see you Tankersley Construction :)) works with me, they leave with photographs that shows off the months and sometimes years of hard work they dedicated to their project.
This is one of the main reasons I believe there is so much value in the work of photographing interior design and I am so grateful this is my path.