EP 239 | Photo Ready with Waterlily Interiors

September 14, 2021

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Don’t wait for new clients to find you. Get intentional about growing your business. Designers Kelcey and Tracey hired a team, including a photographer and stylist to get their work published.

In this episode we learn:

  • photograph your work—always
  • use photos to tell an editorial story
  • styling (that fits your aesthetic) is critical to creating beautiful photos
  • outsource to help you build the business you want
  • give individual items more breathing room to add dimension to photos
  • keep lighting natural
  • budgeting for accessories is essential if you plan to photograph



You can’t blame anyone but yourself for bad clients. Know what you want from relationships and stay true to those guidelines. We have had more fun and made more money by saying no to the wrong the client. We have used this time to work on our business and now, I can’t believe it, but we are going to be published in a national magazine. We are thrilled and are more excited about our business now more than ever.

About Tracy Schlegel and Kelcey Huff

Two dynamic sisters trying to make the world beautiful and functional one room at a time. We have been working as Waterlily Interiors for the last 12 years. Kelcey has a master’s degree in interior design and Tracy found her passion for design by working on her own renovation projects. Together we own a boutique design firm on Bethesda MD. From furniture selection to new builds projects, they offer full-service design services.


About Stylish Production

Stylish Productions (photo-stylist Charlotte Safavi and photographer Robert Radifera) is a wholistic, boutique photography business dedicated to creating editorial-quality interior and architectural photography. We also offer our design clients related services, such as logo, website, branding, social media, and marketing support. Between us (me and Robert), our work has been published in many magazines, including House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Home, Southern Living, Coastal Living, Cottages & Bungalows, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, and more.


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