Open House

I’ll be honest. I’m not exactly sure where the last week of our lives went. I say that a lot, but seriously this has been a whirlwind. If you come here frequently, share any of our friends on Facebook, or happened to be watching HGTV last week (Tuesday at 9 pm), you already know that they aired our episode of House Hunters. Unable to face this type of surreal experience alone, we invited friends, family, clients, fellow photographers, basically everyone, to come party with us, tour the firehouse and (totally optional) take a ride down the newly secured fire pole.


(The view looking down. 4 people actually tried. I was not one of them. Some day…)

Many people accepted the invitation. So many that I happily gave so many tours that I lost track of time (and nervousness) until Aaron grabbed me and said “It’s starting in FOUR minutes!” So many that I’m still a little verklept about it. Thank you all.

So what did we think?

We were actually pleasantly surprised with how we were portrayed. They captured our personality. We didn’t seem cheesy. There were some funny moments (See: My face when walking into the kitchen at the firehouse. See also: Our realtor calling a rain shower (and Aaron’s wish for it) quintessentially suburban. See also: Aaron standing in the shower and remarking that we could hold hands while I went to the bathroom.)

If you were playing the drinking game, the current official score is 42. EEK! I hope you missed a few or quit playing part way through.


After our 22 minutes of fame, we took a few days off. We figured we deserved it after working our tails off getting this place ready. I’ll be back with some of those pictures. And we still need to fill you in on some of the studio updates. AND eventually we’ll take pictures of the front of the firehouse. More to come!



  1. Loved it! We had so much fun watching and then I made Ben read all your posts so he could see updated photos. Needless to say he was impressed.

    1. Thanks, Katie! I’m glad we’re impressing your husband 😉

  2. I saw it! The Fab Hub even came up to watch with me. You guys looked cool and it was fun seeing you poke around the firehouse already knowing what was yet to come! Congratulations!

    1. Thanks!! Was it weird to put a face with a blog?

  3. 😀

    Where did you guys get your fire pole? I have a friend who bought a firehouse and it’s missing all the poles. Looking to score some at a more reasonable cost. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Carrie – Actually the pole we have came with the house. I have no idea what they cost to buy, but I’m sure it’s not cheap. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

  4. Loved the show! Had to look you guys up because I really can’t wait to see your house finished! Congrats!!
    Sarah from San Diego

    1. Thanks, Sarah!

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  7. I just saw your episode on Netflix and I love your style. Looks great so far. Thank you for sharing with us!!!!

    1. Thanks, Camille!

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