Photo Shoot Day!

gentle reader (gentle as in you haven’t busted my chops in the comments section, thanks much), I am finally on the photo shoot of my basement reno. funny how things come full circle. remember when I first blogged about shooting a basement with photographer Michael Graydon way back in 2007, and it inspired me to do my own basement? Well, the powers that be booked him again for my basement shoot and I couldn’t be a lot more thrilled!

Here are Michael and his assistant Valerie setting up their laptop/office on my gateleg table. I knew once it was folded out, this table would make a good small office.

And here is Michael lining up a shot of my fireplace. I think this is the best indication that we are in a basement — Michael is tall but not freakish, and so you see how low these ceilings genuinely are. This is a standard 7-foot ceiling in a normal basement.

So following are a few befores and afters, nearly exact in terms of angle. I am so pleased with the results, and pleased that house & home has made a decision to professionally photograph the project — it is something I will always have to remind me of the pain, I indicate the delighted outcome. I hope you like!

To see the entire professionally photographed results, check out the fall 2009 Makeovers special issue, on newsstands August 17th.

Photo credits:
Meg Crossley

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