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.
Karin Babin from Karin Shoots Things Photography is a Calgary based photographer for weddings, family, kids, newborns, babies, and portraits.