Ashes Cottage Staveley Holiday Let Photography
Ashes Cottage in Staveley is a stunning Lakeland home that the owners let out as a holiday home whilst they are working abroad.
They wanted me to capture the cottage on a nice day so that the garden, surrounding area and views could be maximised. The interior images had to be scheduled for a day when guests we not booked in, and due to the size of the property I had to do this on a day that the cleaners had already been in otherwise we would be tripping over one another. To achieve this I was able to visit on a glorious summers day to capture the externals and then returned later when the property had been cleaned and was vacant.
This glorious typical Lakeland white cottage in Staveley really lent itself to being photographed professionally. Despite it being a nice day when I did shoot in interior, due to the nature of Lakeland properties, with relatively small windows for the size of the rooms, they aren't the brightest and you really need a professional level of equipment and more importantly, knowledge and experience, to bring out the best. The owner commented after the shoot how impressed she was that I'd managed to capture the cottage and produce clear bright shots given how had she knew it was herself.
The photoshoot was specifically for their AirBnB listing and needed to be shot in the photo-style of AirBnB, a strict guideline of how to shoot and the images to capture. Sometimes it is nice to have total freedom to shoot what you want, but it is also useful to have a set of guidelines as both photographer and client have a clear idea of what is to be achieved.
You can see the full AirBnB listing here Ashes Cottage AirBnB Page