This stunning mansion in Hamilton Montana was photographed summer 2016 for the Prime Lifestyle Magazine Fall issue. It includes amenities on 4 levels with an elevator to provide access to each floor if you don’t want to take the stairs. When you walk through the front door, the open concept living room features solid log timbers and beautiful hardwood floors. In the entryway, you find a hand-made stained glass depiction of a Grizzly Bear fishing in a stream and Bison nearby in the rolling fields. It has a custom kitchen with stainless steel commercial appliances, solid wood cutting board counter tops on dual islands designed to accommodate kosher cooking methods. The library and master bedroom have open gabled ceilings with exposed beams and both rooms feature their own floor to ceiling stone fireplace. The top floor has two separate guest quarters each with their own kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms. The residence has 10 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms in all, and the attached 10-car garage has heated concrete floors. There is a separate barn/shop which gives grounds staff plenty of room to store tools and equipment. All of the woodwork inside the home is solid wood and was designed entirely by the owner. The basement level features a movie theater, wine cellar, game room, indoor swimming pool, custom bar, and a full length underground shooting range! The wine cellar was designed to resemble the inside of an oak barrel and has space for hundreds of bottles of wine. This house is a classic!
I had the privilege of talking with Andrew Buchanan of the American Photographic Artists (APA) group to discuss the usage of Drones for commercial photography. Based in Seattle WA, Andrew is a 20 year architectural and interior photography professional and drone skeptic, but wanted to show differing points of view for the article. Also included in the conversation is Cameron Davidson, a corporate, editorial, and advertising photographer based in Alexandria, VA who now offers drone services. All three of us still shoot aerial photographs from a helicopter, but you can hear each of our stories on how drones have affected our respective businesses by reading the full APA article here:
About APA: “American Photographic Artists (APA) exists to provide business tools that help photographic artists of all levels run a smarter, more creative, and profitable business. Established in 1981, APA has a strong heritage of providing benefits, which help our members achieve creative and financial success.”
This beautiful cottage at Black Rock is being listed for sale and I had the opportunity to photograph it on a snowy December afternoon. This shoot consisted of interior, exterior, and drone photos of the home and surrounding golf course on lake Coeur d’Alene. To call this luxury home a “cottage” is quite an understatement!
From the Black Rock website:
“North Idaho’s Black Rock is a special place, where world-class golf and nature artfully collide. It’s an ideal environment for creating family memories and making new friends. To fully appreciate it, you need to experience it for yourself.”
The Jake at Indian Trail is an upscale Apartment community in North Spokane. Built in the popular Indian Trail neighborhood, this property is close to shopping, dining, and the outdoors. Tenants can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and the community clubhouse which features a full kitchen, dining room, television, fireplace, and cardio gym. RL Miller Photography and Spokane Drone Photography worked together to produce this full marketing package for the location with stunning interior photographs, aerial images, and a marketing video.
Aerial Drone images of the Jake at Indian Trail
We also produced a great video for “The Jake” utilizing a combination of drones and interior video set to upbeat modern music