Classic Architecture in California

When photographing classic residential architecture in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Carmel or Beverly Hills, I bring the same balanced and professional approach to each home: digitally capturing interesting lighting, showing strong symmetry, using care and attention to the details, along with showing the building’s mass and relationship site. Here are a number of projects, the first by New York architect Eric J. Smith, a stunning Gregorian home in Atherton.

The details of photographing classic architecture

Time of day is important; equally as much as the camera position and the framing elements. For my architect clients, I capture the photos that will tell the story in magazines, books and portfolios. I have been the photographer of seven home design and architecture books. During the shoot, I wear the hat of creative director and art director; achieving the photos that make great layouts. During the shoot I lend counsel regarding current photo styling trends and assist in styling. It is a highly collaborative process.