Last Friday, I had a photo shoot at my new house for Philadelphia Magazine. I love Philadelphia Magazine because A: it’s a very well written and researched regional publication and B: I live in the Philly area! So, it was an honor to have them come and shoot my home for their April issue.
In this first pic, I asked to take a picture of one of the staffer’s feet to show that I have a very strict “no shoes” policy in my house. I’ve written that 80% of all the outside dirt, lead and pesticides are dragged in from shoes. Why would you want 10 people walking all over your house with their shoes going room to room? Thankfully, everyone obliged and agreed to go shoe-less all day.
In the living room, there was more equipment set-up to light rooms, block light and diffuse light. It was all about lighting, lighting, lighting! There were lots of plastic water bottles everywhere, which is such a strange sight to see. I don’t drink from plastic bottles, but they keep becoming a mainstay at photo shoots. I need to do something about that for future shoots!
Spring! Even though it’s winter outside, this is for a Spring issue. So, lovely flowers and greenery were brought in to warm up the home. After we shot the living room, I set a nice fire in the fireplace to keep everyone nice and warm. Once I put out the marshmallows and chocolate, people couldn’t stop roasting and eating… S’mores! At one point, I thought the stylist was going to have a nervous breakdown (she was standing in the snow holding bamboo branches from my yard...trying to make a shot facing outside look "green."). I broke out a bottle of organic champagne to see if that would help...