December AIA Newsletter

One of our clients, Levitch Associates, Inc. is featured in the December East Bay AIA ARCHNews. The article describes the challenges of a residential remodeling project in East Bay city of Albany. The article includes several photos we captured of the project including the kitchen and bath. We’ve photographed over three dozen projects for Levitch in the past three years, with projects ranging from residential remodels to salon and restaurant remodels. The Levitch website features much of our work. We’ll be photographing more work for Levitch in 2019.

Congratulations to our Award Winning Clients

Congratulations to FMS Projects, Leff Construction, and McCutcheon Construction, Inc. for taking first place in the REMMIES awards. McCutcheon had several enteries, and the two entries for which we provided photos won first in kitchen and bath categories and the kitchen took the grand prize as well.  The REMMIES is an annual design contest sponsored by the San Francisco chapter of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). In this new economy you image is vital, and with so many people using the web to find you, having award winning photography to put on your website and in your marketing materials gives you an edge on the market. Now is the time to take action to make sure your photos are working for you. Call us at 510-841-0905.

Albany Cabinet and Design

Here’s a project we recently photographed for Albany Cabinets and Design. Isabel Tsang and her team took on some interesting challenges here that involved taking out a couple of walls.  Isabel does amazing work.

Kitchen for Leff Construction

Here’s a project we photographed for Leff Construction of Sebastapol.  The whole house had been remodeled and we spent a day and a half on this project photographing most of the interior spaces as well as some of the exterior spaces. We worked with Karen Ellis, the Marketing Director at Leff Construction. Karen was motivated to hire a professional photographer since Leff Construction is entering the project in design competitions.  She is planning to submit this project to NARI for the Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards.  Leff Construction focuses on green design. Karen says

we try to incorporate green practices in everything, and it can be quite subtle.  Most appliances are energy star rated, the toilets are usually dual flush, and new windows are always energy-use reducing.

The architect on the project was Marylyn Standley, and Karen says

She’s really wonderful and a good friend.

The kitchen designer is James Blair, DreamSpace Designs. James joined us for the photo shoot and helped with staging and art direction.  Having a good assortment of fresh flowers and produce really helps bring a kitchen to life. It doesn’t take much in the way of props, but I like to create an image where you feel like you can just step into the kitchen, and go to work.

Speaking about Photography

tbi_hallured_2539Treve is speaking to the remodeling industry along with Ken VanBree of Imaging Perspectives. The presentations are happening at several NARI chapters around the Bay Area. Come and learn how to use photography to make your work shine, maximize the value you get from your photographer, create your own photos, and add long term value for your clients. The date for the Silicon Valley and North Bay chapters has already passed, but two dates remain. The San Francisco Bay NARI on July 9 and Diablo Valley NARI on November 18.

San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine

tjp_517_1199.nefThe Sunday San Francisco Chronicle Magazine has an article by Zahid Sardar titled “The Simplest Remodel Takes More than a Carpenter.” The magazine article features one of Treve’s photographs. This project also won the builder, John Ferguson and his staff at More Than A Carpenter a Remmie award in 2007.

Cover of Upscale Remodeling

www.treve.comOne of Treve’s photos is on the cover of the Spring issue of Upscale Remodling. This kitchen represents the work of Jeff King and Company. The project was the renovation of an 1892 Victorian Row house to provide a connection to the outdoors while melding modern amenities with historical details. The cover photo goes along with a feature story titled Artful Living exploring a number of creative details about the project.