What fun to see kids in school (even though it was for a photo shoot!) Designed by TLCD Architecture, and built by Van Pelt Construction Services, Arntz Builders, and JL Modular, Irene Snow Elementary is a K-6 school nestled in the Napa Valley. We created a bridge between the large scope of the project and the human experience of the design, by blending architectural photography and aerial video with lifestyle stills and video on the ground.
The delightful challenge of shooting educational architecture is telling the story of students interacting with the design. Covid-19 was our curve ball. By shooting only outside, working with two families in a “pod,” social distancing, and a little Photoshop magic, we created the illusion of normal life on campus. Hopefully we get to see the real thing soon!
Bonus: my wife and kids joined the fun, a rare opportunity for the family to see me at work on an architectural photo shoot.
I’m grateful for every opportunity to collaborate with TLCD Architecture: a true partner in creating storytelling content every step of the way. Special thanks to Duncan Clark, drone pilot and cameraman on this project, whose great attitude and technical skill make every project better. As always, Peggy Kinstler’s retouching skills and Holly Dubkoff’s video editing prowess brought our stills and video to life.