Category Archives: Before and After Images

Restoring Our 1917 Foursquare: Before and After, Under / Over Stairwell Closets (Normal, IL Architectural Photographer)

Nathan and I love our money-pit of a house, a 1917 American Foursquare, situated in an ideal location in Normal’s Highland Historic District within walking distance of the Constitution Trail, Uptown Normal, and our son’s future elementary school. We are slowly … Continue reading

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First National Bank of Steeleville for LaMacchia Group (Southern Illinois Architectural Photographer)

Late last year, I was commissioned by LaMacchia Group again; this time to shoot a bank in the quiet, all-American town of Steeleville, in Southern Illinois. I spent the night nearby, so that I could shoot interiors just before and … Continue reading

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Before-and-After: Mid-Century Phoenix Ranch Remodel (Architectural Photographer)

While we were renovating Nathan’s bachelor pad (a 100-year old bungalow), we were also renovating and selling my bachelorette pad, a pint-sized 1957 ranch in my beloved Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix. This is the picture-story of that house. Its story is also my story, for in and … Continue reading

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The Making of an Heirloom: Replica of Greene and Greene’s Gamble House Dining Table

There’s nothing better than lingering over a meal with people I love. And now, Nathan and I have a very special place to do so. We recently became the very happy owners of a beautiful dining room table that is truly … Continue reading

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Advanced Photo Restoration Using Photoshop CS5 (Oklahoma City Photo Restoration)

I recently tackled the challenge of restoring this very damaged, torn, and stained photo for a local client. While I’ve done photo restoration projects before, I knew this one would require that I take my skills to a new level. … Continue reading

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HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown Part 1: Behind-the-Scenes / Before-After Images (OKC Architectural Photographer)

Last year, I had the great opportunity of shooting a two-day architectural, portrait, and documentary photography assignment for HGTV! The network filmed an episode of “Showhouse Showdown” in Edmond, OK. The embargo period for those images expired, so I can … Continue reading

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Photo Restoration: Sepia

Recently I was contacted by someone conducting an online search for an Oklahoma City Photographer offering Photo Restoration services. He stumbled upon my blog posts about the power of post-processing and a previous color photo restoration project, and asked what I … Continue reading

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