Holy flying trash cans! An astonishing wind accompanied the rainstorm last night. I was happy to be nestled all snug in our bed and very thankful for a well-built cottage.
|"Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night."|
|Steve Roundy, Photographer|
Okay, "blame" is too strong a word.
Five weeks ago a writer with Angie's List newsroom contacted me about featuring our cottage in their "new nationally facing interactive publication called Angie’s List Weekly." After a few emails back and forth she interviewed me over the phone and arranged for Steve to come for a photo shoot.
Two Saturdays ago Steve photographed the cottage exterior, and last Saturday he photographed the interior (which I really appreciated, because I needed that extra week to get things ready).
Incredibly, I still had some flowers in my garden to cut and arrange for the shoot.
While Steve worked, I managed to take a few shots of my own.
I learned a lot about photography just by watching him.
Professional photographers have all sorts of nifty tools and filters to handle touchy lighting situations.
Steve loved our cottage (and Dennis' studio) and we loved sharing it with him.
Everyone had a good time.
Our cottage will be featured in February. In the meantime Steve is going to send us a CD with all the photos he took. I can hardly wait to see them.
Having someone come to photograph your home is great motivation for completing projects like making a cushion and pillow covers for the settee.
I have a stool I wanted to makeover and use in this room, but I didn't have time to work on it before the photo shoot. Earlier this week I sewed a slipcover for it.
Now the stool sits in the sitting room where it can serve as a footrest or a little table. I love it!
Although I still have work to do in this room, I feel I've made pretty good progress thanks to the push from Angie's List and Steve.
Do you ever need a little push to get things done around your home?