I have had the pleasure over the past 2 years of shooting the finished projects of ML Interior Design, a interior design and decorating firm based out of Maplewood NJ.Marisa Lafiosca and I were introduced by a fellow friend/ colleague Lorie Combias who is the owner of The Muddy Boot Antiques in Summit NJ whom at the time I had been shooting content for her portfolios and website. Marisa had come to me and expressed an interest in photographing the spaces she had been commissioned to complete by her clients and to be able to use in her portfolios and on her current website. We began collaborating on the projects she and her assistant had been involved in and we have been working together ever since. We both work very well together on shoots since over time I have gotten an idea of what look she is trying to achieve and she knows that I do everything I can to make sure her spaces look the best they can in the final photographs. We have gotten our shoots down to a science and very efficient in the way that we can move through a space and allocate the time, and style the rooms accordingly so that they look correct in the photos. It has been a lot of work over the period we have been working together, and we travel quite a bit through the tri state area, but it seems to be paying off as her jobs are becoming more refined and larger in scale, and the feedback she gets from her clients has been fantastic since they are able to view the work she has done in print as well as on the web. My main focus when working on her jobs is to make sure I can capture the feel of the room she has finished. Each one is unique and has its own feel, so I use my discretion to figure out the best way to light, where to move furniture and adjust elements in the room and what the overall feel works best for the photograph. Overall, her palette is neutral and refined, and the details and elements she will bring into the room never detract from, but enhance the overall sense you get upon entering. It’s up to me to make sure I capture that, and I strive to make sure I focus on the key and important elements that may be there. I do my best to make sure that if there is a pattern in a fabric, or a texture in a detail, or a particular way that the room has dimension with the furniture placed within it, that it all gets captured properly. I’d encourage you to view some samples of the latest shoot we completed below, as well as on her website where you can see all of the examples of the beautiful work Marisa has done. Other examples can be found on my main site as well in the habitat book 2 section.