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Professional Seattle Architectural Photography Helps You Tell Your Story

Northwest based architectural photographer Jerry Suhrstedt talks about shooting Seattle architecture.

Wondering what an architectural photographer can do for you or your business? At Jerry Suhrstedt Photography, we specialize in Seattle architectural photography and want to give you a few reasons to consider investing in professional images of your exterior or interior space.

Why would someone need architectural photography?

We believe that people and businesses who are able to tell a story to their clients will be the most successful. And it’s nearly impossible to tell a story without visual images. Especially with the constant influence of social media, we are all adapting to a new way of communicating and cutting through the noise. Gorgeous photos will help do just that.

Here are some examples: An interior designer needs to show prospective clients what kind of transformations they have designed and installed. A hotel or restaurant needs to show prospective guests the accommodations they offer. A real estate firm needs to display their available properties with the most appealing photography.

How does an architectural photographer work?

At Jerry Suhrstedt Photography, we have a thorough process with our subjects (both human and building). After our initial consultation, we begin with a walk-through of your site. This helps us assess the natural lighting at different times of day and determine if additional lighting would help. We also look at composition, angles, and the environment (including staging, furniture, accessories, and the like).

Next comes the photo shoot itself, which can last anywhere from a few hours to multiple days, depending on the site.

Last, we depart to the studio for the processing and editing of the images. This is the stage where we like to say we add a little magic. Editing photos can bring out the best in terms of exposure, color balance, sharpness, and more.

Why not hire any old professional photographer?

Although at first glance it may seem like any photographer can take pictures of a building or a room, there is a real art to architectural photography mixed in with the more technical aspects.

Just as a person can be photographed with a double-chin or flyaway hair, a building certainly has more- and less-flattering angles. A photographer with experience in architectural photos will know how to find your space’s best sides and angles. And they will be able to take photos that tell the story of the space: What is this space for? Who is welcome there? What feeling will I have when I arrive? What can I expect from my experience?

If we have done our job well, then we have made it easier for you to be successful. Maybe we’ve helped your building look like a work of art. Maybe we’ve given texture and life to a two-dimensional view of your space. In the end, we hope that we have helped you tell your story.

We love meeting new clients, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or feel free to explore our blog to see example of Seattle locations we have photographed.

Jerry Suhrstedt Administrator

Jerry has spent the past 25 years in marketing strategy, advertising, branding, graphic design, photography, video, and visual communications.

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Jerry Suhrstedt Administrator

Jerry has spent the past 25 years in marketing strategy, advertising, branding, graphic design, photography, video, and visual communications.

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