Estate photography is a special animal. What sets estates apart from homes is of course the land. Often builders will focus their portfolio photography just on the home, but to truly show the scale of a property and to highlight the scale of work you are capable of it’s important to show big expansive land shots as well. The journey up to the home is important to set the stage and often starts at an entryway like this iconic entry of the Double D Ranch near Taos, New Mexico.
Regardless of the type of photography, lighting is everything. Getting the soft hues of sunrise and sunset is more important on estates than with any other type of architectural photography because that’s when the magic in a landscape happens.
With 1835 acres, a hacienda, three guest homes, expansive horse facilities, hunting, expansive views bordering National Monument land, this property is an estate in every sense of the word.
Bordering the Rio del Norte National Monument this 5,000 square foot adobe style home and acreage is legendary. Not only for the parties it has hosted over the years, but mostly for the area. It is one of the only homes west of the Rio Grande Gorge that has extensive water rights. Another example of the absolutely unique architecture that is prevalent in Northern New Mexico.