I had a pretty busy year this past year, and my family was starting to grumble that they were getting to spend less time with me than when I was working a full-time day job. So, I decided to take a few months off this winter, and promised not to do more than 1 photo shoot a month. Which I did. One in October, one in November, and one in December. But I keep getting calls for real estate photography.
Now, that’s not really what I do, and it has been a huge learning curve for me. There are a few things I love to photograph, and I’m good at. And really, they are people. I love wedding, newborn, individual portraits, family photography, and any happy occasion with people really. But real estate? It wasn’t my first exposure to this. My mom is a Realtor, a really good one at that, and I do shoots for her. But that’s different.
I can’t say I love real estate photography, simply because I don’t find it interactive enough! But it’s not very time-consuming, and wow, have I ever seen some amazing homes and condos. And since I don’t advertise or have a real estate portfolio to share these beautiful views and gorgeous rooms, I thought I would post a handful of some of my favourites here. Not enough to bore you, just a few! Unless you have a very short attention span and are easily bored
Now without seeing the rest of the photos from this 2 level loft suite, you will not be as impressed as I am with this little sitting room just outside the master bedroom. But look at that view of downtown Calgary!
I’m ok on a mountain top, but standing on a balcony 19 stories up sketches me out. Balconies are always slanted, for drainage I imagine, but I find it an uneasy sensation. I toughed it out for this gorgeous view however.
Putting green. Acreage. Need I say more?
I fell in love with this room. It’s not big, it’s not glamorous, but it is so tastefully decorated and cozy. It reminds me of a pleasant boutique hotel, the kind I enjoy staying in, if I must hotel it.
It was a strange grey day outside, but I only get one shot at doing real estate shoots for the most part and I can’t really control what the light is doing outside. So ignore the lighting and blah skies, and just focus on the lovely view of the Bow River.
Personally, I would feel I was on display here, but there is no denying it’s quite a sight looking out any window in this suite.
This house was just all around beautiful. Not really my taste, but definitely one of the most enjoyable to photograph.
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Karin Babin from Karin Shoots Things Photography is a Calgary based photographer for weddings, family, kids, newborns, babies, and portraits.