Vacation Rental on Twin Lakes

This beautiful vacation home in Rathdrum Idaho is located on the north shore of Twin Lakes.  You can sit on the deck and watch the sun set over the water with a great view of the mountains in the background.  The living room has a tall double sliding door allowing you to open the room up to the fresh air outside and the home sleeps up to 10 people comfortably.  Hardwood floors and a gas fireplace accent the interior of the home for year round usage.  They will be offering the home for nightly and weekly rentals.  Check it out for your next vacation, send me a message for the contact information of the company offering the vacation rental and be one of the first to reserve it.

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Red Lion Portland Airport

The Red Lion at Portland Airport had a major room renovation in 2015 with all new bedding, draperies, counter tops, and bathroom fixtures.  The primary focus of this photography project was to update the images of the guest rooms since they received the most changes but the main parts of the entire facility were photographed as well.  I enjoyed working with the helpful staff, and Portland is always beautiful in the late summer.  Also check out this related post with images from downtown Portland at the street fair.

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Holiday Inn Spokane Airport II

Part II – More renovations were completed at the Spokane Holiday Inn at the Airport.  This is the second set of photos including Peppers Restaurant, the Lounge, the Bar, the Fitness Room, and one of the premium guest rooms.  If you are interested in seeing some of the other rooms, check out this earlier post.

From their local listing description:

“This unfussy hotel is a 4-minute drive from Spokane International Airport and a 9-minute drive from Riverfront Park. The straightforward rooms feature desks and flat-screen TVs with premium cable, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms, while kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add dining tables. Amenities include an on-site American grill restaurant and bar (where kids 12 and under eat free), an indoor saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, and fitness and business centers. There’s also a complimentary airport shuttle service and guest parking.”

Address: 1616 S. Windsor Drive, Spokane, WA 99224

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Holiday Inn Spokane Airport

Holiday Inn at Spokane Airport recently completed a remodel of all of their rooms as well as the exterior of the facility.  The rooms are very modern and nicely decorated with orange artwork and bed covers as well as gray accent walls to offset the usual plain white of most hotels.  I was contracted to photograph the interiors and will go back in the spring or summer to complete the exterior.

Technical details: Each of these images are lit, bracketed, enfused and white balanced for accurate colors.  Since we have early sunsets in the winter some of the windows are brighter than others as this was shot in the afternoon/evening, but all came out well in my opinion.  I took some with flash and the white sheets became washed out so I went with the ambient light exposures as the lamps provided ample light.


Canon 5DMk3
Canon 17-40mm
Yongnuo Wireless Triggers
Manfrotto Tripod with Ball Head

Room types: (1) Standard King, (2) Executive King, (3-4) King Suite, (5) Executive Queen, (6) Standard Queen

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