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The Money shot for reVISION Custom Home Renovations

By 05/20/2009January 26th, 201715 Comments

Remember that kitchen I styled in January for this renovation company?  Well here is the professionally taken photograph, by the talented Anna Beaudry (the photographer I hired for my website).

Photo by Anna Beaudry 

See the difference with the images taken by my ‘point and shoot’ camera here, and if you are interested in seeing the rest of the professional photos taken my Anna, click here.

This stunning view of the city of Vancouver was taken at approximately 5:00 pm as the sun was setting.  The photo shoot started at 2:00 pm, but as the light started to change we were all so excited to get this final image of the day!  It would have been even better if water was pouring on the apples–but it was still turned off as the reno was just completed.  Photographers call a magical moment like this the ‘money shot’ in case you were wondering.

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  • Under a Green Roof says:

    Fantastic picture! what a talented photographer that really captured your beautiful space!

  • Awesome Sara says:

    I love this kitchen!! That view!!! There’s a post for me tomorrow???? OOooOOooooOo I am excited!!! I can’t wait!!!

  • pve design says:

    Looks like it was designed for a movie! Thrilling view.

  • guylaine rondeau says:

    yep… that is a money shot alright!
    it’s definitely a picture that would sell this condo – if that was the intent.

    i must say, the reno company did a fabulous job redesigning this space – the before and after pictures: wow! i didn’t quite get at first glance that is was the same space!

    btw, great job on the photoshoot…
    if you’re ever looking for great photographers, i know some pretty amazing guys in this city!
    (if you’re ever stuck)

    have a happy day!

  • Rebecca Sherman says:

    This is a great kitchen. Can you tell us how you specified the colors in it? Did you take the colors of the city view into consideration? I’d love to know.

    Also thanks for introducing us to a new blog, Things That Inspire. I’ve already had fun perusing it.

  • Maria Killam says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    At first I thought–that kitchen [walls] is white, where’s the colour she’s talking about–then I realized you were talking about the colours I chose for the countertops.

    Interesting that you would ask me this question because as I started looking around I thought, OMG which colours am I going to use. I thought of making my own arrangement but since I was just buying/renting this stuff that would make it hard to return so then I saw the orchid in the pot and I loved it so I snapped it up and that’s where the colours were chosen from.

    In hindsight I would pick something less spiky looking, it’s such a huge focal point in front of that white pillar I wasn’t that thrilled with the way it came off in the end, but that’s how we learn.

    My client was thrilled (if you look at his website all his kitchens were pretty plain until my photographer recommended me for this one) which he has submitted in hopes of getting an award.

  • Brillante Home Decor says:

    This picture is great as a selling tool. Your pictures were not bad at all and they give a better idea of the space and the details of renovation and decoration in a more realistic way. Both important.

  • Renae says:

    Lovely Maria! Well done, your photo wasn’t bad, but the professional really does highlight everything well!

  • Lauren says:

    looks amazing!!! and also i just noticed your pic is new & you look beautiful too!!!

  • Geopology Designs says:

    What a beautiful kitchen! Love the symmetry of the room and how your eye is drawn to the unique backsplash. Great job and beautiful pics!!

  • DesignTies says:

    Beautiful kitchen 🙂 That is most definitely the money shot!! The inky-blue colour of the sky is gorgeous.


  • Bethany says:

    Great job Maria! I actually think your photos are awesome too!

  • Velvet and Linen says:

    Another great post, Maria.
    You always impress me with your honesty, humor, and courage! You give the greatest advice.
    You are absolutely right on several levels.
    Yes, we designers are way too busy looking at our client’s wall color to see the “condoms”!
    Yes, I always enjoy blogs where I feel connected to the blogger. Usually this is because of their honesty and ability to infuse their personality into their posts.
    I certainly know that is why I never miss one of your posts!


  • The Cottage Cheese says:

    Sara is one of a kind, isn’t she? I always appreciate a smart, funny girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Rock on Awesome Sara!

  • Angelle Marshall says:

    hey the picture above is really nice and wonderful.

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