Architectural Digest July 2015 Issue, On The Market

July 2015 Achitectural Digest

July 2015 Achitectural Digest

Architectural Digest Editors selected five extraordinary homes for sale around the world for their July 2015 issue and one of the homes chosen was this Mauna Kea Resort home. I photographed this property for Harold Clarke, owner of Luxury Big Island a Real Estate Brokerage here on the Big Island.

The home overlooks the Pacific Ocean within the residential community of the Mauna Kea Resort; it boasts 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths at 8,100 SQ. FT and is currently listed for $13.9 Million.

Ethan Tweedie Photography specializes in Luxury Real Estate Photography, Commercial and Residential Architectural Photography, Interiors Photography, Luxury Vacation Rental Photography.

If you have a property that needs high-end photography please give me a call or contact me here.

Ethan

808-938-4665

 

Latest Luxury Real Estate Photoshoot

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My team and I recently photographed Cottage 5 at the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, a private, residential equity club located adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel on the Kona-Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The cottages are some of my favorite residences to photograph here on the Big Island. Each Cottage I have photographed at Kukio boasts exposed timber framing giving a rustic yet elegant feeling. Cottage 5 consists of 3 detached pods or hales, two private master bedroom hales and one main hale with kitchen and living room fronting the pool/spa and Anchialine fish pond. Cottage 5 incorporates all the elements needed for that Hawaiian indoor-outdoor living experience.

Cottage 5’s location within Kukio is in a prime location as it is discreetly tucked away on the Fish Ponds yet a very short walking distance to the main dining pavilion, beach bar fitness facility, concierge, ocean sports, beach and swimming pools. Cottage 5 comes with its own Golf Cart parking garage so you are never more than 2 minutes away from getting around the Club or playing the two golf courses, Tom Fazio’s 18 hole course and the 10 hole course.

To see more images of this property at Kukio Golf and Beach Club please got to listing agent Harold Clarke’s website Luxury Big Island.

Ethan Tweedie Photography specializes in Luxury Real Estate Photography, Architectural Photography, Interiors Photography, Luxury Vacation Rental Photography. If you have a property that needs high-end photography please give me a call or contact me here.

Ethan
808-938-4665

Living at Hualalai Cover Shot

My image is featured on the cover of the latest Living at Hualalai!  If you are down at the resort or staying at the Four Seasons Hualalai pick up a copy!

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700 Million Dollars in Real Estate Photographed

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Ethan Tweedie Photography reaches a milestone of photographing over 700 Million Dollars in real estate, property and vacation rentals.

In June 2010 I moved back to the Big Island to pursue my creative passion as a professional photographer.  After purchasing a home here in Hawaii my good friend and real estate agent Stacy Disney asked if I photographed real estate, having some experience on the mainland, my answer was yes!

Inspired by Hawaii’s beautiful homes and surrounding landscapes, I wanted to elevate my photography to be recognized by my peers.  I studied everything I could about architectural photography and real estate photography spending countless hours learning and honing my skills.  My hard work paid off and I rose quickly to become one of the top photographers on the Big Island in my specialty.   In December 2013, my hard work was nationally recognized and I was awarded the Photography for Real Estate Blog Photographer of the year for 2013! 

See my interview on KGMB

If you are in the need of professional photography with consistent results for your luxury real estate listing, vacation rental or architectural project, please give me a call.

Ethan

808-938-4665

EthanTweedie@gmail.com

 

 

Interior Design Photography

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful private residence at the Hualalai Resort at Historic Ka’upulehu for Hualalai Realty.  The exceptional interior of this 5 bedroom home was designed by Willman Interiors based here in my hometown of Waimea (Kamuela) on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Gina Willman’s team is adept at creating living spaces that reflect what the homeowner visualizes, but it also has a warm and inviting appeal that anyone could appreciate.

If you are looking for photography for an interior design project, luxury vacation rental, luxury real estate or resort please contact me for a quote.

Mahalo,

Ethan

808-938-4665

ethantweedie@gmail.com

 

 

The Winter Side of the Milky Way, Mauna Kea Summit Hawaii

The Dark Side of the Milky Way as seen from close to 14,000 feet on snow covered dormant volcano Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii

Using Time-Lapse Photography to Market Luxury Real Estate

Anekona Estates Lot 2.5 Acres from Ethan Tweedie Photography on Vimeo.

Ethan Tweedie Photography specializes in capturing images for marketing purposes of all types of luxury real estate, vacation rentals, hotels and resorts.

Sometimes property doesn’t have a home to photograph, as is the case of this beautiful lot in Anekona Estates, MLS# 269504 A novel way to help market a property is to capture a sunset via time-lapse. Time-lapse photography compresses time and is visually stunning. This is a great way to catch a potential buyer’s interest, Time-lapse photography offers a little bit of magic, conveying a sense of place ~ alluring to the property’s target market.

This 2.5-acre lot is located in the highly desirable neighborhood of Anekona Estates where many of Waimea’s finest luxury homes are located. Nature’s magical beauty unfolds on this dramatic lot nestled into the hill. It is the perfect location to watch the beautiful Hawaiian Sunsets, but the lot also boasts tremendous views of Kohala Mountain, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai. Just 10 minutes to Waimea Town (Home of Parker School and Hawaii Preparatory Academy) and 10 minutes to the Ocean and the Kohala Coast. The Kohala Coast is home of Luxury Resorts such as the Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Mauna Lani Beach Resort, Fairmont Orchid at Mauna Lani, Hapuna Beach Resort, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Four Seasons Resort Hawaii at Hualalai and Kūkiʻo Golf and Beach Club. Whether you are retired or looking for the perfect location for work, play and be close to educational opportunities for your children, this location is just perfect for proximity to all of the great amenities and wonderful lifestyle that the Big Island has to offer!

Contact Karen Ferrara of Hawaii Life Real Estate 
Karen@HawaiiLife.com

2013 Photography For Real Estate’s Photographer of the Year

In a contest amongst my peers, I was honored to find out today that I was the winner of the 2013 Photography For Real Estate’s Photographer of the Year!  The yearly winner is chosen amongst the winners of the monthly contests and voted on by a jury of peers.

To win the PFRE contest is something I am very proud of, originally I had gone to the Photography For Real Estate website/blog to learn more and improve my skills,  and to win is really exciting!

Thank you to all of the photographers who have helped me along the way, thank you to Larry Lohrman for providing the PFRE blog, it is such an excellent way to share information and learn.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Ethan

EthanTweedie@gmail.com

808-938-4665

Porsche and Perseids, Ethan Tweedie Photography Show

October 16, 2013 PRESS RELEASE

Harbor Gallery announces an exciting show with Big Island Photographer and Parker School Graduate Ethan Tweedie on Friday, November 1st, from 6 to 8 PM. Light pupus and refreshments will be served.

This special show is titled “Porsche and Perseids” and features a number of Ethan’s celestial masterpieces as well as some photos taken atop Mauna Kea this past July when Ethan joined Gallery Owner Gunner Mench in driving his 50 year old Porsche to the summit for sunset and the stars.

Ethan says this was among the best sunsets he has ever witnessed, and what happened that night was almost unbelievable! The 1963 Porsche will also be on display for the show, bearing its Mauna Kea Benchmark Badge on the rear grill.

The Perseid Meteor Showers happen every year in early August, and Ethan was invited by park rangers at Pu’ukohola to photograph the shower together with the Heiau, achieving mind boggling results after taking over 160 exposures of 30 seconds in a single night. More photos were taken along with Halemaumau’s eruption, capturing meteors, the moon, and ghostly surroundings, achieving a view that the naked eye cannot see in the dim light, but is captured brilliantly with his high quality Canon cameras and special equipment. Most of the prints are offered being printed on metal, with the most superb color rendition and crisp clarity available with today’s printing technology.

Harbor Gallery is located in Kawaihae, just north of the Kohala resorts and next to Café Pesto. The gallery is open daily from 11:30 until 8:30. Phone 808-882-1510 to reach Gunner & Elli Mench, or visit their website at www.harborgallery.biz.

 

7 Reasons Why High End Photography Saves You Money

Recently, I was hired to photograph a very nice property at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii that had been photographed already by another photographer. Once Concierge Auctions was hired to sell the home via auction they needed to take on the extra expense of rephotographing the home because the images were  poor quality and did not live up to the standards of their marketing team etc. Concierge Auctions knows the power of high quality images, it is what sets them apart from other companies even though the costs are seemingly higher upfront.  Concierge Auctions’ cutting edge marketing and technology garners the highest average sales price in the industry having sold $2 Billion dollars of real estate in the $2.5 to $20 Million range.

After searching the Internet for another photographer they found my website and thus hired me to photograph the Mauna Kea Resort property.

Here are 7 Reasons Why High End Photography Saves You Money:

1. “Silent” costs, potential customers may not list their property with you if the imagery used in your prior listings are poor. Take a look at Concierge Auctions Website!  The images they use to showcase the properties they represent is second to none! http://www.conciergeauctions.com

Here is the Mauna Kea Beach Resort property I photographed http://web2.conciergeauctions.com/62-3459-aloalii-place-kamuela-hawaii

2. Potential buyers will ignore poorly photographed properties. In recent months my images have led to several offers on properties sight unseen. Why allow a qualified buyer to miss your listing?

3. Having to reshoot a home because the photography was not of high enough quality for luxury real estate publications. Having to reshoot a home cost more in marketing dollars and time, both of which are limited, and in this case included contact with Mauna Kea Resort for permission to photograph the golf course, tennis courts and world famous Mauna Kea Beach, restaging of the home and coordination with the house manager.

4. The photographer does not have General Liability insurance and something breaks during a shoot. One agent told me about a $100,000 Italian hand blow glass decoration that a photographer broke during a photo shoot. I have up to $2,000,000 in General Liability insurance. Why take that risk?

5. Efficiency and getting the job done in a timely matter or making promised deadlines. What good are your images if you do not get them in time for printing of the marketing materials for your listing and posting on MLS? Concierge Auctions needed the images in 48 hours. My assistant and I photographed the home for 13 hours and provided the images on time.  Payment was taken via a major credit card and the high resolution images were provided via the internet.

6. Having contracts and other paperwork in place so everyone is in agreement about the execution of the imagery including types of licenses, agreed upon shoot list, photography checklist etc.  Businesses and individuals these days have slightly lower budgets for marketing etc, my aim is to produce the best images backed by the best pricing and service available. Knowing up front the different types of image usage such as a full buyout, exclusive vs. non exclusive etc. can potentially save the client money and all of these things can be spelled out and negotiated prior to contracting.

7. Lower the costs of photography by suggesting and putting together shared contracts for multiple parties. Read My Blog post on sharing costs http://www.ethantweedie.com/quality-photography-reflects-your-business/

If you are looking for a professional photographer to provide excellent luxury real estate/architectural resort/hotel and vacation rental photography that will set you apart from your competitors please give me a call. I would be happy to provide a site visit and estimate.

You may reach me at:

808-938-4665
ethantweedie@gmail.com

If you live outside the Hawaiian Islands you can find other professional photographers by searching this site.
http://www.findaphotographer.org

Mahalo,

Ethan