Mary Powell Photography: Blog https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog en-us All images and content (C) Mary Powell Photography 2019 · All rights reserved (Mary Powell Photography) Sat, 11 Jul 2020 15:41:00 GMT Sat, 11 Jul 2020 15:41:00 GMT https://www.marypowellphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u977177247-o653284418-50.jpg Mary Powell Photography: Blog https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog 120 110 As Featured on Houzz! https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2020/6/as-featured-on-houzz MPP on HouzzMPP on Houzz
Back in March 2020 some of my work was featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz. Very exciting and honored!

Check out the article:

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(Mary Powell Photography) https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2020/6/as-featured-on-houzz Sun, 07 Jun 2020 17:49:20 GMT
PUBLISHED: DESIGN & BUILD MAGAZINE https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2015/11/published-design-build-magazine This past June I had the great fortune to have some of my photographs published in the May/June 2015 issue of Design & Build magazine.

Having my work printed in a magazine is just a dream come true!

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Here's hoping to have more photos published next year! 

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(Mary Powell Photography) https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2015/11/published-design-build-magazine Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:39:49 GMT
THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY'S 2015 DECORATORS SHOW HOUSE https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2015/6/the-aso-2015-decorators-show-house A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to photograph this year’s Atlanta Symphony’s Decorators Show House & Gardens for the realtor, Cynthia Pierce with Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter. I had already photographed this beautiful home when it first went on the market so I was excited to see the changes and was not disappointed. The place looked amazing!   

I was so impressed by all the stunning work these designers created. It was such a transformation! Every room in walked into became my favorite. Here are some of my favorites.

FoyerDesigner: Loren Audrey Taylor

FOYER - DESIGNED BY LOREN AUDREY TAYLOR, LOREN TAYLOR INTERIOR DESIGN

 

GENTLEMAN'S STUDY - DESIGNED BY LANCE JACKSON & DAVID ECTON, PARKER KENNEDY LIVING

 

POWDER ROOM BY GRAND STAIRCASE - DESIGNED BY BETH KOOBY, BETH KOOBY DESIGN

 

GUEST ROOM - DESIGNED BY BRYAN KIRKLAND & IESIA D. KING, KIRKLAND & KING DESIGN ASSOCIATES

 

LIVING ROOM - DESIGNED BY MICHAEL BOYD, SMITH BOYD INTERIORS

 

DINING ROOM - DESIGNED BY RANDY KORANDO & DAN BELMAN, BOXWOODS

 

KITCHEN - DESIGNED BY ROBIN LAMONTE, ROOMS REVAMPED

 

FAMILY ROOM - DESIGNED BY VERN YIP, VERN YIP DESIGNS

 

POWDER ROOM 2 - DESIGNED BY ANN WISNIEWSKI, AJW DESIGNS, INC.

 

LAUNDRY ROOM - DESIGNED BY JESSICA BRADLEY, JESSICA BRADLEY INTERIORS

 

MASTER BEDROOM - DESIGNED BY ROBERT BROWN, ROBERT BROWN INTERIOR DESIGN

 

"HERS" MASTER BATH - DESIGNED BY DANIELLE ROLLINS & BILL INGRAM, INGRAM ROLLINS

 

BEDROOM/NURSERY - DESIGNED BY KIMBERY GRIGG, KNOTTING HILL INTERIORS

 

GUEST ROOM 2 - DESIGNED BY PATRICIA MCLEAN, PATRICIA MCLEAN INTERIORS, INC.

 

GUEST BATH 2 - DESIGNED BY PATRICIA MCLEAN, PATRICIA MCLEAN INTERIORS, INC.

 

My husband and I had to photograph this 30+room house in less than 4 hours and we had to work around landscapers, cleaning crews, designers, showhouse personnel, and about 5 other photographers who were taking pictures for different magazines and designers. It was a bit hectic at times but we had a great time doing it and enjoyed meeting everyone who was there. I even got my picture taken with Vern!

What a great experience and thankfully, we got it all done in time! My best wishes to Cynthia Pierce and to all the designers and everyone involved. You all did an AH-MAZING job and should be very proud. 

See the listing here: 4701 Northside Dr - Cynthia Pierce, Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter

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(Mary Powell Photography) 4701 Northside Dr ASO 2015 Decorators Show House Atlanta Showhouse Atlanta interiors photographer Atlanta real estate photographer Chateau Soleil https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2015/6/the-aso-2015-decorators-show-house Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:49:55 GMT
THE DUNWOODY FALL FESTIVAL https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/10/carnival-photos When I heard that there were going to be Carnival Rides at Perimeter Mall this past weekend I was determined to go up there one evening to take some photos. I just love all the rich, vibrant colors and lights. I still remember all those times when I was a kid eating funnel cakes, cotton candy, and going on all those fun rides! Good times!

I dragged Steve over there and with all our gear in tow (lenses, tripods, etc.) we got there right before sunset and just started having fun. My favorite lens for this was the Canon 14mm, f/2.8 because it could capture such a wide area.

Using a tripod allowed me to take a long exposure of the Carousel while it was moving and with some post-processing I was able to get this cool effect.

I just love all the cool colors I was able to create in post-processing!

The Ferris Wheel was so cute with all the vibrant colors. Again, using a tripod and a long exposure I was able to capture the light trails for a really cool look.

My husband also got some great shots and even though we didn't get the chance to go on any of the rides (we were too busy taking photos!), we had a blast. We ended up the nice evening with a delicious and fun meal and wine at Seasons 52. It was a perfect Sunday Night!

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(Mary Powell Photography) Atlanta photographer Dunwoody" Mary Powell Photography carnival carnival rides, fall festival https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/10/carnival-photos Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:16:42 GMT
PHOTOGRAPHED THE FABULOUS PINK PALACE https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/9/photographed-the-fabulous-pink-palace 541 West Paces Ferry Rd_1_hi-resAtlanta's Pink PalaceIt earned its name from its original stucco color, inspired by pink dogwoods lining the drive.

The other day I was so excited to photographed the famed Pink Palace for real estate agent, Amanda Fard with Keller Williams Cityside.

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Built in 1926 for the Rhodes family by famed Atlanta architects Neel Reid,Hal Hentz and Philip Shutze this amazing property boasts 7 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms plus 3 half baths.

The Ballroom

Featuring a magnificent ballroom, an 18th century oil canvas lines the walls and gives you a feeling of being in an old french palace.

 

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The beautiful dining room features hand-painted scenes of Venice on the walls.

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The newly renovated gourmet kitchen is a chef's dream!

Hers Master Bedroom His Master Bedroom

As it was sometimes customary in those times, this property has a His and Hers master bedrooms each with separate His and Hers master bathrooms.

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The attic apartment has a large living room area, updated kitchen, bedroom and bathroom.

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I think this basement could be a great place to host a "Great Gatsby" party!

 

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I really enjoyed photographing this magnificent home. Thanks Amanda! I hope it sells fast.

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ON THE COVER OF THE DUPONT REGISTRY https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/8/on-the-cover-of-dupont-registry Very exited that one of my photos was on the cover of the May 2013 issue of the duPont Registry! I shot this majestic home off Northside Dr. for Cynthia Pierce of Keller Williams Atlanta Perimeter.

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(Mary Powell Photography) https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/8/on-the-cover-of-dupont-registry Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:18:19 GMT
SELL YOUR HOME FAST: 21 STAGING TIPS https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/sell-your-home-fast-21-staging-tips Great staging and styling tips and tricks to help your home look amazing and ready for professional photographs.
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Whether granite countertops, a custom kitchen island, or built-in wine holders are new kitchen musts, discover thousands of kitchen designs to help make your dream come true.
Find new home builders who can help you create a dream kitchen, complete with kitchen island cart, a large dining table and a creative kitchen cupboards design.

 

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(Mary Powell Photography) Atlanta photographer Atlanta real estate photographer architectural photography real estate photography https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/sell-your-home-fast-21-staging-tips Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:47:47 GMT
HOW TO GET THE BEST PHOTOS OF YOUR HOME https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/staging-curb-appeal-tricks  Found this great article on Houzz that has some fantastic staging and curb appeal tips to help you get the best photos for a faster and better sale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architecture, interior design, and more ∨

Use the help of top home decorators to select matching nightstands and new lamp shades for your own bedroom design.
As you revamp your house, browse photos for inspiration on everything from fireplace mantels to crown molding and wainscoting.

 

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(Mary Powell Photography) Atlanta photographer Atlanta real estate photographer architectural photography real estate photography https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/staging-curb-appeal-tricks Sun, 28 Jul 2013 15:16:56 GMT
INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING PHOTOS https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/download-instructions Real Estate agents can download high-resolution and FMLS-sized photos directly from the gallery to their computers. You can download all the photos in a gallery or only selected ones.

Agents can access their galleries at any time by either,

a. Going directly to the website www.marypowellphotography.com, click on Client Access and type your Access Code which will take you directly to all your listings (I can email you the access code if you don't have one yet)

or by,

b. Using the gallery link provided in an email which will take you directly to a specific listing where you can see both the hi-res and the lo-res galleries

NOTE: These instructions are for Windows 7 users. Earlier versions of Windows work pretty similar.

1.  Click on “Select Photos” on the right and click on “Show All” at the bottom of the page so you can see all the photos in the gallery at once. 

2.  You can either “Select All”  and then click on “Download” to download all images or click only the photos you wish to download and then click on Download.

3.  Click on the little arrow pointing down next to "Save" then choose "Save and open" and choose which folder on your computer you wish to save the zip file to. You’ll need to remember this location so you can go there and unzip the files before you can use them.

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Click on "Extract all files". Notice that my zip files get automatically save to my Downloads folder on my hard drive. Take note to where your zip files are being saved so you can go back to tha folder if you need to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Click on "Extract". Your photos will be unzipped and ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than happy to help you out.

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(Mary Powell Photography) https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/download-instructions Sun, 28 Jul 2013 01:28:38 GMT
WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE! https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/welcome-to-my-new-website New Look, New Features

Hello everyone! Many of you might have heard me talk about the new website I was working on. Well, I'm very excited to announce that we finally got it done! Please check it out when you get a chance: www.marypowellphotography.com. We believe it's better, more user-friendly, and more secure. 

From the Home Page, go to Real Estate where you can find our updated Pricing, Policies & Information, Photo Prep List, and more. You can also download PDFs of these files so you can print them or forward them to your clients.
 
The Client Access area gives each agent access to all the listings I have photographed for them. You will need an Access Code and a password to get in. If you haven't received your Access Code yet, please contact me and I will email it to you.

An Access Code and Password ensures that only you or authorized people can see and download the photos, making it more private and secure.

You can go into the galleries and download all the photos or select individual ones to download. No more expired links nor asking and waiting for me to send you new links. 

There is also a Blog where you can find some great information like, Download Instructions, Staging Tips, latests photo shoots, and more.

I hope you like the new website and how it works. Please let me know what you think or you if you have any questions.

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(Mary Powell Photography) architectural photography Atlanta photographer Atlanta real estate photographer headshots portraits real estate photography https://www.marypowellphotography.com/blog/2013/7/welcome-to-my-new-website Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:04:13 GMT