June 22, 2016

Our Photo Shoot with Romantic Homes~Entry

Hi everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful day!

Well, our photo shoot is over.  And after working so hard to get everything ready for the last two months, I have crashed!

What an adventure! It would be one thing to have one or two rooms ready to photograph but having eight rooms ready really wiped me out! My husband claims I collapsed on the kitchen counter as soon as the photographer left. He might be right.

I know HE was the one who drove an hour to Grand Rapids to pick up our son at the airport while I took a nap!

Anyway, our photographer was Kristen Wheeler at khphotographics and she was so enjoyable! She's originally from Michigan and now lives with her husband close to New Orleans. She came alone and stayed almost three hours. She used one lense and got overall shots of each room. Then changed lenses and got close-ups of details.

She also did a live video connecting to all the people at Romantic Homes! That was cool. If you're on Facebook you can watch it on my page. Otherwise, here's the link.

So in the next several posts, I'll try to show you our house as it was staged for the photo shoot.

In our entry, I bought two sweetheart roses for my little wheelbarrow. I just placed the plastic pots in the wheelbarrow and covered them with foliage.  This picture was taken before I staged the French shopping cart.

I got a new camera and I love that it takes a wider shot. Here you can see the entry as it goes into the rest of the house. You're looking straight down a hall and into the kitchen. You can also see how our stairs go up.


Then shortly before Kristen arrived, I took these flowers out of water, wrapped them in craft paper, and put them in my basket.
We played around with this a little bit, staging it in front of the dresser. I think I might have liked just the white flowers better, even though I chose the bright pink, but Kristen really liked the pop of color. The photos are planned for a Spring issue so the colors are appropriate. An umbrella, a rain coat and a loaf of French bread complete the vignette.



I haven't shown you the other end of the room for a while. The clock used to be on this wall. It's now in the living room. (see the last post) And these pictures used to be above the piano.
You can also see my door painted here.

Our baker's rack is still in the other corner.

I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of the whole room. I was just taking pictures while I waited for Kirsten to get here. And if you saw my instagram today you know there's a bike in here waiting for the upcoming birthday party now! And lots of shoes. ;)

We were blessed with beautiful weather! This was the view out our patio door at the end of the room.
As you can see, we haven't had a chance to do anything to our cabana yet. We're still going to try. I'll show you pictures of our whole deck very soon.

Here's sweet Kristen working hard.

I'm at home waiting for our new shower door to be delivered and tomorrow our new slipper tub will arrive. Our son will be here until Tuesday, and on Wednesday the demo on our master bathroom starts!

(Don't tell my family but I was happy to be the one to stay home today and wait for the shower door! Ha!)

I'll try to be back as soon as I can and share the rest of the rooms with you!

love and blessings~
"Behold, I will set your stones in turquoise, and your foundations I will lay in sapphires. I will make your summits of rubies and your gates of crystal, and your entire wall of precious stones."


32 comments:

  1. I think I can feel the exhaustion from here!!! But you must feel so proud.

    I see you painted your bar stools and they look great!

    Can't wait for the magazine next spring.

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  2. I do love the pouf ottoman in the living room. You could probably still put the two chairs on either side of the clock, because it did open up the room. I also think you could flip the area rug the other way to connect everything.

    Either way, it's all gorgeous of course!!!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! I didn't have much time to try different things. Thank you for your suggestions!

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  3. How exciting (and exhausting!) for you, Lynda! I look forward to seeing your home in RH print. :)

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    1. Thank you, Rita! It's going to be a long wait! :)

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  4. How wonderful that your beautiful home got noticed and will be in Romantic Homes Magazine! It is just gorgeous!

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  5. Lynda, your home just couldn't be any prettier. I'm really happy for you because I know you did so much yourself and you have so much talent.

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! You are always so kind and generous!

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    2. Pinning to Thoughts of Home. ;)

      Thanks for sharing with us.

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  6. I hope you put your feet up for a while. Seriously! Ha ha.

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    1. I would love to! However, we have a double birthday party this weekend and bathroom parts are being delivered daily. Our son is visiting for a week and then we start on the bathroom remodel. Maybe next month! :)

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  7. How exciting and how well deserved!
    You are so talented in the very best way- your found your beautiful treasures and transformed them and your home. I can't wait to see it all in print.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura! love and blessings to you and your family

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  8. How exciting! I'm sure the photographer was delighted to work in your beautiful home.

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    1. Thank you, Eilis! I have a new friend! She was delightful and we are staying in touch.

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  9. Beautiful!!!!...I know how you feel...I think I crashed for two days after my photo shoot!...The foyer looks amazing and glad you had great fun with the photographer...

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! It was a delightful adventure!

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  10. Congratulations on your feature, your home is beautiful and I am thrilled for you!
    Jemma from TOHOT!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jemma! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Oh how exciting:-) Can't wait to see it in print!!

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  12. Beautiful pictures. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks so much, Cindy! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. So pretty and so deserved. Don't forget to take care of yourself too. One of my favorite parts in the live video was you, having your shoes off. That is so me. Enjoy the time with your son and the upcoming birthdays. I will be watching for pics of the bathroom. Patty in Tulsa

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    1. Thanks, Patty! I didn't know that Kristen was doing a video or that I would be in any pictures! I never wear shoes in the house and laughed at my feet going up the stairs. At least she didn't aim the camera higher! And fortunately, my feet are my best feature! lol
      Have a great weekend! love and blessings~

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  14. Oh, Lynda! Everything looks so beautiful. The blues in your home bring thoughts of a coastal villa - I love everything about it! Now get some rest zzzzz :) xo

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  15. Lynda, I am so excited for you and congrats on all your hard work on your beautiful home! I can't wait to see it in RH next spring! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam! Have a wonderful weekend!
      love and blessings~

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  16. Lynda, your home was staged beautifully! I know exactly how you felt after your shoot was over. It is exhausting, but the joy of seeing your home in print makes it so worthwhile! I love the fleur de lis plaques behind your settee. Everything looks beautiful!

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