Waterfront Condo Project with Rebecca Hay Designs
WE WERE QUITE EXCITED WHEN REBECCA REACHED OUT TO US ABOUT SHOOTING HER NEW PROJECT…
And even more excited to hear that it didn’t involve professionally shooting the interior (that’s not our schtick), but rather shooting the real life work that goes into bringing a new space to life. She wanted photos that captured her and her teams efforts by documenting their hard work, and the overall meticulousness of putting all of the final touches- unwrapping furniture, cleaning countertops, putting out flowers and filling jars with fresh coffee beans- on how to truly make a house a home.
This project was a condo right in the heart of downtown Toronto all the way up on the 60-something floor! The team had a lot to do, contractors were still cleaning up all of their tools and things when we arrived, and to be honest it was a little difficult to imagine how everything was going to be ready for later that day.
It was fun being a fly on the wall for a couple of hours and seeing how other people work and become so focused and enveloped in what their doing (I wonder if we look like that too as we shoot?). The condo was a corner unit so it was flooded with a ton of natural light coming in from the floor to ceiling windows and doors, despite it being cloudy outside.
Ethan shot wide throughout the day which was great for overall room shots, and because there were so many people in tighter spaces, and I shot with a fixed 50mm lens, focusing on tighter crops with a shallower depth of field.
See more photos throughout the day down below, and see the final condo here!