Architect Jodie Fielding of Roots Design Studio found me through the Houzz network and contacted me about photographing a recent Vermont kitchen remodel in Burlington. Although a native Vermonter, she’s only been working professionally here in her home state since 2014 so she hadn’t yet started a “relationship” with a photographer. I laugh a little when I type that, but I think any architect-photographer connection really is a relationship. Architects are artists and they already have a vision of how their work should be captured and what the most important elements are. A photographer really has to see a project the way they do.
Jodie met me at the house for the shoot and when I arrived she already had the spaces impeccably staged and decluttered. The renovation included a new kitchen, creating an open floor plan by removing a wall to connect the living room, and a new dining room and mudroom that was previously a winterized sunroom.
It’s hard to believe this space used to be a sunroom since it seems like such a natural part of the home! The huge picture window lets in lots of natural light and provides a view into the backyard. The doorway behind leads to a small mudroom for a back entrance.
Since I shoot with a Camranger, I was able to take several shots and let Jodie approve specific angles via my iPad. I love how easy it makes it to collaborate and encompass everything a client wants in each image. It also came in handy when I had to position my tripod on the couch in order to get the fireplace shot below. I wouldn’t have been able to change camera settings without moving the camera each time if I didn’t have remote access.
The diamond patterned marble tile on the fireplace adds a chic modern look while the white shiplap trim balances the style with added coziness.
The kitchen has a huge soapstone island perfect both for eating and for extra prep space. I could run my fingers over that soapstone all day! While the cape style home is not huge on square footage, the renovation certainly makes it feel extra spacious.
It’s so much fun for me to shoot a project when I also really love the space! I could live in this kitchen. I love modern, clean and crisp spaces. If you want to check out more on the project you can visit Jodie’s gallery here.
Stina Booth is a commercial architecture photographer based in northern Vermont available to shoot in Vermont and throughout New England. Services include residential, municipal and commercial projects. To inquire about having your project photographed contact me.
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