katie storey

New Cozy, Classic and Quirky Interiors from Storey Design

I love working with Katie at Storey Designs ... We have a little inside joke that our shoots are always a little jinxed!   Something always seems to go slightly wrong during the shoot.  Sometimes its hideously heavy furniture that requires 12 men to move and other times it's that our assistants forget to show up!  But we always pull it off and make some great photos together!!! Katie's sense of style really resonates with me and I wish I could hire her!

 

Oceans Apart .... Interior photography

Welcome to March! Last month I shot a new interiors project for one of my favorite designers, Katie Storey of Storey Designs.  Katie and I always have a blast working together!  She is fun, laid back and essentially lets me have a lot of creative freedom when it comes to making her design look best in camera.   Our recent project  spanned two days, at two very different homes owned by the same client!  One was a sophisticated  flat in San Francisco and the other a darling seaside house on the cliffs of Santa Cruz (aka my dream house!)

A sophisticated city escape in San Francisco
A sophisticated city escape in San Francisco
A cozy cottage by the sea... so dreamy and relaxing!
A cozy cottage by the sea... so dreamy and relaxing!

These two locations were a dream to shoot.  They both had great architecture and amazing light to work with.   However, no adventure is complete with some bumps in the road including a last minute cancellation from my assistant and a bed that weighed more than an elephant but absolutely had to be moved so I could try to get a workable shot.  So we put or back into it and got it done!

More gorgeous rooms from the location in Santa Cruz.... did I mention it's my dream house!
More gorgeous rooms from the location in Santa Cruz.... did I mention it's my dream house!
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I've been working with Katie for a while now and have shot other projects for her and we both agree that this is our favorite one.   I love shooting interiors for obvious reason such as great lines and light but part of my love affair with shooting a beautiful room is the collaborative process between me and the designer/architect.   I truly enjoy learning how each client sees the room and  watching how a their design evolve after we have worked together on several projects.  Truly the most satisfying part about the experience is knowing that I am helping them grow their business and hopefully get closer to their goals/dreams.  It really give me a warm fuzzy!