St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Taking staging home... Artistic shots in your own life

I find that some of my favorite staging photos these days are the more artistic shots that I use in my portfolio.  While we take the prerequisite full room shots, we probably take just as many close ups from low angles.  Today we spent our Easter-Eve out at a cabin off of Lake Marion.  We walked along the beach, had a bon fire, roasted marshmallows, made smores and decorated easter eggs.... I thought about taking what I know from my staging job and turning up my home photos just a notch....

Of course I have photos of my kids coloring eggs but this is the moment.... all the hands in the glasses with the eggs and dye.  The white eggs waiting for their color....

We've been experiencing a drought this year.  The water has receeded and where normally there is water, plants are flourishing.  Of course the snails were not so lucky. 

Shells left on the sand from the receeding water levels....

Lily by fire

My youngest daughter by the fire.... can you see her outlined just in the light of the fire?

I had a lot of fun with my new thought process.  I guess it's not just for staging anymore!


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

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Comment balloon 11 commentsMelissa Marro • March 22 2008 10:16PM
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