When I first started my business, I always took my own photographs of my finished pieces. Even now, depending on the complexity of the piece, I occasionally still do. But in many situations, I know I have no hope of capturing what my eye sees with my photography skills. With the proliferation of camera phones, we all start to think we can take great pictures and sometimes we do. But photographing glass is tricky, especially clear pieces. This window I installed last week is a perfect example. If you look at the doors on the boathouse, because the texture is so light, what comes through in a photograph are actually the trees behind it. When my client asked for this window, a depiction of her family farm in Somerset, NJ, to be created in all clear glass, I decided to use texture to help fill in the information that would usually be explained with color. The lake that the bridge spans has a ripple texture (it's appropriately called "water glass") to give the sense that that shape is water. The same is true for the rest of the piece- bark, leaves, sky, etc. When it came time to photograph it, I knew I needed a professional and my photographer friend, David Glasofer from Image Up Studio came to my rescue. With camera skills and Photoshop wizardry, he created images that accurately depict what your eye would see if you were in my client's living room. Take a look at my Facebook page to see an image that includes the lovely room in which this window resides. And when your photography needs are complex, call a professional!