Southwestern Staging

Real Estate Agent with harvey & associates realty


 Here is my first attempt at posting before and after pictures for a house I am staging in Taos, New Mexico.  Forgive me as I learn.  I am having issues with the photo placement.  It would be good if one of you more experienced bloggers could give us some tips on making our photos standard.  Or is there a place on the site to read and learn about it?  Ok, here goes.  This is my second try.

Half Bath before    




Empty Bedroom

Finished bedroom


Empty Kitchen  Kitchen staged

I must admit this was a beautiful house even vacant but now it feels much warmer and inviting!















Comments (5)

Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend!
Hi Susan, I can't believe I beat Maureen Henry to the can join the Photography group and learn about everything that you need there...lot's of reading and doing.
Sep 02, 2007 06:07 AM
Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
Susan nice before and after photos. The bedroom is great as I thought it was a living space in the before and now I can see that it is a bedroom.
Sep 02, 2007 09:58 AM
Betty Haney
Haney Consulting - Calgary, AB
Susan, you have done a wonderful job with the photos and staging.  Great house and I agree it looks far more inviting with the staging.  Betty  PS  If you ever want to put frames on your photos - go to this free site:  Betty
Sep 02, 2007 02:13 PM
Cindy Lin
Staged4more School of Home Staging - South San Francisco, CA
Host, The Home Staging Show podcast

I think it looks very nice! The details may be small but it adds warmth to the home. Great job one your first one ;)



Sep 03, 2007 03:55 PM
Jaynee Acevedo
Capital Style Home Staging - Kensington, MD
Capital Style Home Staging

Susan, its just beautiful.  You have a great eye for design, a good placement hand, and the sense of professionalism to want it all JUST RIGHT.  Your photos tell the story better than many, ALREADY, but if you're open to improvement here's what helped me.

In photography, we walk into an environment, find it's heart and photograph it.  You've done that effectively in both your befores and your afters.  The disconnect comes because the heart changes once the staging is done.  SO.....what I've forced myself to do is to walk into a room, put my back to a wall, and shoot straight across.  I repeat that for as many walls as there are in the space.  Then I imagine my staging, and photograph those imaginary scenarios.  I finish by taking shots of key architectural elements (like those FAB beams....or windows, etc.).  Depending on the room, I sometimes take additional shots of corners, doorways (into other interesting spaces), or even some artsy from out on the deck looking in....etc.  This is many more shots than you'd ever actually use, but because staging is such an artful process and because digital images are virtually free, can't lose.  The more befores you have, the more easily you can match one up with your best afters.

Rambling, I know.  It's what I do best.  Cheers, from DC!


Sep 05, 2007 01:16 AM