Thanks for considering my photography for your vacation rental or home for sale. I'm a resident of Knoxville, Tennessee but I travel home to Michigan frequently so you could say I have dual-state availability. I'm consider myself a good listener and love to collaborate with my clients. I'm a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of Eastern Tennessee.
In 2012, I was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia which forced a change in my career path. My voice is in good hands, though, thanks to the Vanderbilt Voice Center. But now instead of voicing commercials and industrial narrations in Detroit, I lug camera gear in and out of vacation rentals and homes in East Tennessee. More specifically, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville--the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My husband Rick and I own five rental cabins here, so this where I came to make a new vocation. In 2013, I completed the University of Tennessee Photography Certificate program. While taking a variety of classes, I narrowed my interest to architectural and interiors photography. I practiced on my own cabins and those of friends and after several months, I was hooked.
If you've looked at my portfolio, you'll notice I don't do sweeping wide angle shots. It's a professional and artistic choice that I'm comfortable with. I want your images to look as realistic as possible. I'm not a fan of photographs that show every single thing in the room and furniture in the foreground looks long and stretched out, while things in the distance (the middle of the photograph) appear a fraction of their size.
I also don't do Photoshop. Yes, I admit it. I'm clueless when it comes doing sky replacements and dropping in stock photos onto TV screens. Sure I've fussed around doing them, but you know, it's a big pain. And I've taken the advice a favorite instructor: get it right in the camera at the shoot and you won't have to fix it in Photoshop later. I don't blend multiple exposures for HDR, either. I used to use high dynamic range processing but frankly, I prefer using my speedlights and modifiers to craft a beautiful picture right on location. I use Adobe Lightroom and it does a great job with post processing. Every image in my online portfolio was edited in Lightroom.
I'd love to talk with you about your project. If you have a vacation rental, please include a link to your property's web site or listing page (VRBO, AirBnB, Flipkey, etc.). I look forward to capturing beautiful images of your home or vacation property.