“It’s not their first home or their last, but it’s the one my mom has poured her heart into the most,” said my client, who hired me to photograph her parent’s treasured home.
I love old homes, especially Southern homes.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed venturing south to a small town in the heart of Georgia to photograph this beautiful, Neoclassical Revival style home. A doctor and his family built it in 1904, and it has changed owners 3 or 4 times since then. The accompanying 50 acres with a small pond, pecan grove and many other variety of trees was breathtaking. “It’s an arborist’s dream,” the owner told me.
I could have spent a week photographing this place and another week resting under the pecan trees.
This estate is dear to the heart of many people, but the love the owners have for it was papable. It is a place they bought to get away from it all, and they have restored it and created a beautiful haven for themselves. This is part of the reason I want to focus my business more on “people and places dear to the heart.” If we are lucky, we will all have a place that we can go to get away from it all.
Above is a photograph of the American Elm tree which can be found on the property. Huge populations of the American Elm were devastated by Dutch elm disease, so finding a healthy, old tree like this one is rare.
Do you have a place that is dear to your heart? Please tell me about it.