We’re on the Cover

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April 26 and 27 marked this years Heart of the Home tour, a fundraising event for the Children’s Support League of the East Bay. We’re proud to say that one of our photos graces the cover of the the directory, as well as many of the marketing materials promoting the event. We’ve been serving as the “official photographer” for the event for several years, providing our time and resources pro-bono. Usually the exposure comes back to us in additional business, so in addition to supporting a good cause we usually see a return on our investment. It’s always fun to see these fabulous homes and to work with the staff of CSL. We photograph the projects in January so that the organizers have material for marketing. Photos of the houses also appear in April issue of Diablo Magazine Also, on pages 50 through 55.

HDR wins Contractor of the Year

New ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)

We’d like to say congratulations to one of our clients, HDR Remodeling for taking the 2019 Contractor of the Year award from NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. We’d like to think our photography was instrumental in winning the award. This award is for an ADU, an Accessory Dwelling Unit. These projects are becoming quite popular in the San Francisco Bay Area where there is a high demand for housing. You can read more about this project on HDR’s website. We’ve photographed several ADU projects for HDR as well as those for several other clients.

A Shout Out for Heart of the Home

Here’s the crew for our photo shoot for this years Heart of the Home Tour which will take place in April. Great fun with a great group of people.

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Crew for the Heart of the Home photo shoot: Treve, Elizabeth, Jan, Carol and Jen

Last week, on January 9 and 11 we photographed three of the houses that will be on the tour. I’ll keep those photos under wraps for the time being. We get an early start in January so that the tour organizers can use the photos to generate the tour brochure and other promotional materials. The tour is a fund raising event for the Children’s Support League of the East Bay. The homes are in Piedmont and neighboring parts of Oakland. This is the sixth year we’ve provided services as the “tour photographer.” We provided our services pro-bono and if history repeats itself, the exposure will be well worth the time we invest.

Heart of the Home Coming Up

We seem to have become the official photographer for the Children’s Support League (CSL) of the East Bay’s Heart of the Home Tour. We spent two days earlier this month photographing the homes that will be on the tour. The tour happens in April, but the photography has to happen well ahead of the tour in order to get the publicity together for the event. It’s quite fun to photograph some amazing Piedmont homes and the staff of CSL are great folks to work with. We’ve developed quite a team over the years we’ve been doing this.

Here’s a photo from one of the homes, with a dog that was well trained and quite willing to pose for us. While we give our time pro-bono to CSL, we’ve always managed to make a good return from our investment when the designer, architects and contractors that have worked on the homes come to us for additional work.

 

 

AIA Meeting in San Francisco

tjp_681_8552_55.jpgTreve will be representing ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Architects, AIA,  in San Francisco. You can find him at booth #6954 between noon and 2:30pm on Friday, May 1, in Moscone West.

The picture we’re using to illustrate this post, is of a new luxury apartment building in Oakland, photographed in the early morning for Essex.

Changing Oakland Skyline

tjp_577_6945.jpgWe recently photographed a luxury apartment building under construction in Oakland for a new Client, Essex Property Trust, Inc. We chose to photograph this project at dusk, with the intentions of capturing a more dramatic scene with the lights on the project. You can also see the new cathedral under construction, the cone shaped structure to the left of the project.