I was so excited when Jenni Kayne approached me about photographing a lifestyle feature inside the home of Architectural & Interior Designer Katie Hackworth. I had been following Katie’s lovely Instagram for a few years – her impeccable design sense is somehow both refined and eclectic, and her brownstone home near Seattle is full of calming vignettes that speak to my gatherer’s heart, not to mention some impossibly cool light fixture choices (hello, dining room chandelier!).
I was particularly interested to see how Katie had incorporated art pieces and photographic prints into her space – my instant favorite was this ridiculously wonderful Rob McMannis print in the living room.
Photographing interiors is a unique challenge and involves a lot of precision, carefully adjusting your angles and perspective to minimize as much distortion in the lines of the images as possible. During this shoot, I paid close attention to those details while still leaving room for a bit of imperfection and spontaneity. The best spaces feel lived in and inviting, and I wanted to convey that feeling in these images.