Commercial Photographer Harrogate & York
Shooting interiors is one of those things that is always more tricky than you imagine. There’s always a room that proves to have odd angles, or the natural light is hitting the room in such a way that you have to overpower it with supplemental light.
When I went to photograph the new farmhouse at Wharfedale Grange, not only did I have to contend with trying to shoot a completely mirrored bathroom without getting myself in the shot, but I was also dodging workmen and builders who were doing last minute jobs before the first occupants arrived that afternoon. It was like a well rehearsed dance… as they finished each room, I’d be following them with my camera.
Having shot the luxe barn venue Wharfedale Grange, next door when that first opened, I could hardly wait to see what Claire and her team of skilled builders had created in renovating the old farmhouse. It truly is an absolute gem with a large open plan kitchen/diner/living room, beautiful en-suite bedrooms complete with copper baths and luxury linens and even a secret doorway. And boy is it dark… my kind of colour palette. Bold with a capital B.
As an interior photographer, I really like the character and essence of a property to shine through in the images. I don’t like to overlight something that is essentially decorated in a way that is beautiful and bold and try and turn it into something it isn’t. I like the personality of a place to express itself and if you’re rooms are dark blue, black and green, with amazing lighting, then that’s how it should look.
The Wharfedale Farmhouse really is incredible – like a five star boutique hotel you can rent for your entire family. It’s so good, I’m thinking about moving in. I’ll get my suitcase!
Harrogate commercial photographer and videographer, Yorkshire photography and videography by Shelly Mantovani at fstopbrandphotography. If you’re looking for interiors, commercial or branding imagery or video, get in touch by visiting my photography website at fstop Brand Photography or you can find me on Instagram and Facebook. Providing personal branding, interiors, commercial photography and videography services throughout Yorkshire, the UK and Europe. For more information and to check availability, contact me now.