Emily Followill Photography & Styling

(Meridy King Interiors)

Emily Followill is a photographer that I have admired for sometime now.
 Emily has been a photographer for 18 years. 

She has photographed many designs for some of the top designers and has had her images adorn the covers of many popular magazines.

Emily feels that every room tells a story about the home owner.
 She tries to capture the essence and soul of the room she is photographing.
(Meridy King Interiors) 

I have had my work photographed many times and know how important it is to style it for the camera.

 What looks good for every day does not always look good in a photograph.

(Betty Burgess)

I asked her if she could give us some tips on styling for photographing our designs and our homes. 

Here are some general rules, but Emily said, sometimes rules are made to be broken.

   1) Fewer fabulous  accessories are better than a lot of smaller ones.

   2)Simple flower arrangement's, one type of flower in a vase makes a bigger statement than an arrangement of six different ones.

3) Focus on parts of the room, vignettes and details. They can be more powerful than the over all room shot.

(James Farmer)

Here is an example where Emily has focused on the little details in a room.

(C. Weaks interior)
She has an eye for balance in a room. She knows how to capture the perfect image.

John Howard Landscaping Design Studio

(John Howard Landscape Design Studio)

Emily has a gift of conveying the message behind the vision of the photograph.
 I hope you enjoyed Emily's work and some of her styling tips. 

You can visit her web-site here.

 Remember, rules can be broken!

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  1. These images are beautiful. I understand completely how a photographer see things through the lens, my son is a commercial photographer and we have long known of the painstaking efforts he makes to get the perfect shot.

  2. Those are really great tips, especially the "fewer but fabulous accessories" Love her work!!

  3. Great tips for styling our own photos!

  4. Great tips. I've noticed that good photos always have the camera placed lower than eye level. It seems to be about three feet off the ground. I think that really places the viewer in the scene, sitting at the table or in a chair viewing a room.

  5. Wonderful pictures! I only really started appreciating this talent for interior photography when I started my blog and tried to take some pictures of my own home to post. Photographers like this make it look easy, but it really is incredibly difficult to make interiors look great in a photo. x Sharon

  6. Loved seeing her work! My house was photographed last week for a magazine and I'm dying to see how it turned out! I hope it's not humiliating! I truly thought they were only using the kitchen so we were not prepared for anything else! Oh well! But these tips were wonderful!

  7. Gorgeous images! That first image is lovely .. perfect neutral space. Great tips for photography.. not as easy as it looks!!

  8. gotta get me one of those zebra rugs!

  9. Great tips and photos. I have that Country French book. Buy one every time they come out.

  10. Love her work! Great styling tips as well! I love that first image!

  11. You always find the cream of the crop, and these photography are just that! Such beautiful work and images.
    Happy Tuesday.

  12. Emily is very talented and generous to share! Great tips. Will definitely keep in mind when I'm taking photos next time.

  13. Thanks for sharing her talent and helpful tips! Such pretty shots!

  14. Lovely! Such beautiful photos and great tips. Ive got to practice so much more!

  15. Her photography is beautiful. It can be so dern hard to photograph rooms. Thanks for the tips.

  16. Emily's work is just beautiful and these are great styling tips! It's so true that a great photograph goes a long way at showing a room.

    I just announced my first ever give-away over at vivid hue. I'd love for ya'll to pop over and enter! Thanks! Heather


  17. Emily's fine photography and her tips show what a professional she is!

    2012 Artist Series

  18. I love how you a good photographer & stylist can shape the perception of the viewer. Her work is beautiful. I have been going through the pages of Country French (top two images) over and over this week. It has so much inspiration!


  19. A talented photographer and great tips on how to capture the beauty of a room. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

  20. Emily is so talented! I have worked with her a few times and she is a lovely person also!!!


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