On Tuesday, Dan and I met in Delaware to photograph a beautiful beach cottage for the book.
We each drove down the night before -- Dan from NYC, me from Virginia. The toughest thing about shooting cottages in gorgeous locations is while everyone else is on vacation, we are there to work. No sun and surf for us.
Brooke and Rafael’s beach house is filled with bright colors and a sense of fun. It’s truly a reflection of Brooke. A professional designer, she juggles work, two houses and four kids (all under 8.)
At the beach, Brooke designed each room to tell a story or set a scene. The guest bedrooms are a perfect example. One conjures up a vibrant tropical paradise, another a glamorous Asian mood and a third a classic seaside getaway -- with a few Brooke-style surprises, of course.
Although they have only owned the cottage for two years, Brooke already has her sight on another property. She says she has lots of new ideas she can’t wait to get started on – hopefully, we will be able to photograph her new place for a sequel!
Despite the evidence shown in the photos here, photo shoots are hard work. We started at 9 AM and didn't drive off into the sunset until after 8 PM. However, we did get a lunch break long enough to grab some fish tacos in a beachy restaurant, however.
P.S. I only got to relax on the porch chaise for as long as it took to for Dan to shoot this photo. Then, it was back to work.
Today, instead of a *** BLOG DU JOUR ***, I have a new treat for you.
A *** VIDEO*** from the photo shoot. Just click on the link and it’s as good as being there!