The coastal vibes, the relaxing, mid-summer day. We spent most of the morning and all afternoon outside in the sun. A quiet, nearly perfect day spent at my dad and stepmom’s home, on the charming Saint Simons Island. It was a day too gorgeous not to have my camera in hand. As an Atlanta, Georgia Wedding Photographer, I decided to break from my usual topics and share quick tips on how-to photograph a house, creating images that feel like home.
I knew I wanted to photograph the house in a way that reminded me of how it made me feel. Look around and make mental notes of aspects that draw you in. What do you love about the space? Is it something that only that home has? If so, it’s a no-brainer to photograph it. Regardless if it’s unique to the home or not, if it’s something that brings up a memory, a smile or any other feeling, photograph it! This American flag that hangs in front of their house was waving in the wind all day today. I made sure to snap a photo of it while it was mid-wave. Without having to tell you, you already knew it was windy because of the way it was photographed. This is what it means to shoot photograph something with a feeling in mind.
Use this tip to get better pictures: The closer you are to what you’re taking a photo of, the more you’re likely to feel in the photo.
It would have been too easy to take a picture of this garden grasshopper from an above angle, like the eye would see when walking past him. But getting a little closer, coming down to his level, creates an entirely different story. This grasshopper is a MOOD.
The neighbors cute cat, Zoe, followed me as I walked around taking photos. I love that her nose looks like a little butterfly in this image. 🙂
What do you love most about your home? Grab whatever camera you have and just start snapping! One day, you’ll love finding those pictures.