Drone, Exterior & Interior Photography at Spoke
Chicago photographers Miller + Miller Architectural Photography recently photographed skyline drone aerial, exterior building, and interior photography at Spoke Apartments in Chicago. Spoke Apartments is Chicago’s brand new, two-tower community in the River West neighborhood offering retail, commercial space, and residential apartments, townhomes rentals. One of our objectives for the shoot was a focus of photos for the communities residential marketing and photographs within the mix of unique on-site building amenities for residents. The apartment community’s marketing “728 reasons to live here. You could leave, but you don’t have to. This is the address that has it all.”
The open-concept and ultra-unique floor plans feature stainless steel appliances and dramatic panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. The mixed-use development has a convenient location offering instant access to River West, West Town, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, the bus, interstate, and downtown Chicago via the CTA Blue Line subway and Milwaukee Avenue’s “Hipster Highway.”
M+M is a Chicago drone aerial photographer, exterior architecture, and interior room apartment photographer. The exterior and interior photographs for this Chicago apartment photography shoot included a specific request for the photos to be atmospheric and the shoot to include lifestyle architectural exterior and interior photos with people. The images not only captured the architectural surrounding for exteriors and interior room photographs, but also incorporated people and residents in motion, adding a trendy lifestyle element into the photos to be used for the leasing marketing for the Chicago apartment building’s busy location and the multi-family property amenity spaces.
One impressive highlight for this newly development apartment building is it’s abundance of on-site amenities for renters. The client desired us to choose the most impactful and photographic spaces whereas we selected the lobby and a few vibrant common area spaces for the photography to occur. A few of the numerous amenity spaces and rooms at Spoke include a Virtual cycling studio, yoga, gaming room, luxury sky lounge penthouse, party rooms, spinning studio, 24-hour fitness center, an acre plus of outdoor space, the South Tower’s indoor/outdoor fireplace, outdoor terraces, rooftop pool, private cabanas, bbq, outdoor kitchens, firepits, dog run & spa, parking garage, stage, music room, game room, and recording studio.
Inside the apartment property are unique interior décor designs, architectural design elements, and art filling the interior of the commercial residential building. Curated by Patti Gilford Fine Arts, 24 innovative Chicago-based artists were carefully selected to complement the architecture and culture of Spoke. Akin to living in a contemporary art gallery, the lobbies, amenity spaces, and residential corridors of each building display vibrant, diverse, and thought-provoking paintings, drawings, photography and more providing an unrivaled cultural experience of living alongside contemporary art. We enjoyed the mixing all of the vibrant elements together combining the unique amenity room’s luxury and artsy design details with people walking within the artistic architectural interior photography images.
The Spoke development is the result of a collaboration between Morgan Holdings and the Bond Companies. Ronnie Morgan and Rob & Larry Bond joined forces to create the best residential rental community in this prime location in Chicago, Illinois.
Contributors for The Spoke Apartments located at 728 N Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60642 www.spokeapts.com development include FitzGerald Associates Architects, REFF Chicago, Bond Companies, USGBC LEED green building apartments, Bentall Kennedy, GreenOak Real Estate, Bentall GreenOak Real Estate Investment Advisors, Sun Life Financial, Bozzuto Group Apartment Property Management, Bond Companies, Mason Contractor Midwest Masonry, Inc., Graphic Design & Identity (Rick Valicenti, John Pobojewski, Bud Rodecker) Thirst
Spoke Apartments has been featured in the 2019 Excellence in Masonry Architectural Awards. Awards are presented by the Masonry Advisory Council who recognizes projects that demonstrate outstanding workmanship, innovation, and creativity in masonry design and construction.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography is your established photographer team with accomplished abilities in photographing interior and exterior photography of residential and commercial spaces. Photographing creative advertising and marketing images, interior photography, exterior photography, interiors room photos with people, and aerial drone photo services for today’s finest built developments, skyscrapers, high-rise properties, apartments, large buildings, architects, and more.
M+M are husband+wife photographers ready to photograph your entire portfolio and available for traveling to any geographic location – Nationally, Internationally, and Worldwide. We look forward to discussing your business & photo projects. Contact us to discuss your photography & portfolio needs.
Scottsdale Developers Optima Kierland Development Photography
Scottsdale developers Optima created Optima Kierland which provides multiple living options for residents in Arizona. The Optima Kierland development is a community that caters to desert dwellers who love modern living arrangements, an abundance of amenities, and appreciate the desert landscape & innovative location in which to live. This post features example photos from our exterior building photography project shoot taking place at the brand new Arizona development. A North Scottsdale Developers Optima & Optima Kierland Development photography shoot.
The Arizona desert landscape was looking beautiful and the Fall season was perfect fit our October building photography shoot in Scottsdale. For this project, our client contributed to the construction of the building’s structure, providing the metal and glass within the windows, walls, unit shades, balcony terraces, and doors enclosures for the stunning Optima Kierland community towers. The IAP Enclosure Systems company is a global, custom glass designer, with fabrication manufacturing, and installation glass and metal enclosure services. The photography shoot’s focus was on exterior elevation building photos (no interior shots) of the recently completed construction of the building. We photographed architectural building photos of the finished 7160 Optima Kierland building tower plus a few shots of 7120 East Optima tower, the community’s 2nd building under-construction. Although this shoot focused on exterior construction building photography of the development only… keep in mind, our architectural photography company also photographs residential interiors and interior photography of condos, apartments, homes, luxury residences, and more. Browse through our blog and visit our Portfolio section for interior photo examples.
Our architectural photography company has locations in Chicago & Phoenix and the ability to travel Nationwide allowing us to cater specifically to each photography client, to often supply images for a company’s entire portfolio. We believe in the marketing power of strong images for an entire portfolio and photographing a series of projects and buildings locally to traveling nationwide for a multi-state shoot. One of our niche architectural photography services is exterior building photography for new developments, architects, developer, new construction photos of buildings, and design build construction company’s finished projects for a business’s marketing portfolio.
The Scottsdale architect’s award-winning design, by developers Optima, Inc., designed the Optima Kierland Development in North Scottsdale into a distinctive community composed of four towers and 4 phases of construction. Each glass tower has its own unique address and amenities. Optima Kierland is located on 9.5 acres at the desirable intersection of Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard. 7140, 7180, 7120 and 7160 East Kierland Blvd in Scottsdale Arizona. Optima is the Community Designer, Developer and General Contractor, with properties in Arizona and Illinois.
The Optima Kierland community floats over an exquisite desert landscape & park-like landscaping setting. The garden community towers span 12 stories. Lower levels residences offer a sense of quiet closeness to nature with intimate views of the lush sculpture gardens and sparkling fountains. Higher-level residences’s glass windows and terraces offer unforgettable vistas with the rugged Arizona desert mountains surrounding. The building’s vertical landscaping integrates the tower with the natural beauty of the environment, from the ground all the way to the rooftop Sky Deck. The Optima Kierland community sets a new standard for luxury and has a building design incorporating the City of Phoenix’s newly adopted International Green Construction Code. The premier green construction building development’s next-gen design and sustainable elements incorporates advanced building materials to maximize longevity, unique garden landscaping, and an efficient shading system to keep homes cool and increase privacy according to the Urban Land Institute of Arizona.
The buildings all share the architectural aesthetic design and beauty. The towers incorporate a theme in the signature style designed by Optima. The buildings incorporate vertical landscaping with greenery hanging from each floor’s balcony terraces paired with an innovative glass modern building architectural design style. The 12-story modern building incorporates strong geometric shapes, open flexible floor plans, concierge, rooftop gardens, vertical landscaping, and floor to ceiling glass construction for breathtaking mountain views proving for a perfect harmony and luxury living in Scottsdale. Lush, vertical landscaping is strategically integrated within the tower elevations. With the natural beauty of the environment, and the communities integrated lush landscaped park-like setting, sculpture gardens and fountains, the esthetic is unique with so much greenery and landscaping climbing the façade of the glass building for Arizona development. Plants and landscaping was a focus during the development planning. We photographed the buildings & landscaping from each angle and from the ground all the way to the rooftop Sky Deck and aerial photography.
Unparalleled, luxury urban living in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. 7120 East Kierland is North Scottsdale’s luxury high-rise condominium tower with luxurious condo homes for sale priced from the low $300,000-$3.1M+ penthouses. The 7160 Optima Kierland tower offers 1 and 2-bedroom luxury apartment homes with leasing rates starting from about $2K – $3,500 + a month.
North Scottsdale luxury living is found at Optima Kierland providing the best of luxury on-site amenities in the Arizona desert. Real Estate Daily news feature describes the development and its exclusive indoor and outdoor amenities that truly set Optima Kierland apart, room lush gardens and water features on the lower levels to stunning mountain and cityscape views from the rooftop sky deck. Vertical landscaping and private outdoor rooms in each home integrate the condominium tower with the natural beauty of the desert environment. Sports and exercise enthusiastic residents enjoy the exercise facilities include a fully equipped approximately 16,000 square foot indoor/outdoor fitness center, indoor basketball and golf simulator. Optima Kierland’s exclusive Sky Deck, with its 360-degree rooftop view, has a heated lap pool, steam and sauna rooms along with spacious common areas and the chance for relaxed social gatherings around sundecks, barbecues, fire pits and a covered outdoor bar. Residents can enjoy a wide variety of entertainment and dining options within convenient, walking distance to Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter, along with a wide range of outdoor recreation to suit diverse lifestyles.
The award-winning Optima, Inc. company is lead by architects David C. Hovey and David Hovey Jr. who are developers with an architect’s vision. Optima have built in Arizona Scottsdale’s Optima Sonoran Village, Optima Kierland, 7160 Optima Kierland, 7120 East Optima, and Optima Camel View Village. The developers Optima, Inc. are additionally building luxurious residences in Illinois with luxury modern apartment developments in downtown Chicago’s Streeterville. Optima Chicago Center is a 42-story, high-rise in 200 East Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611. And Optima Signature is a 57-story skyscraper located at 220 East Illinois Street in Chicago.
Miller + Miller Architectural Photography is Chicago Phoenix Scottsdale photography company traveling nationwide photographing buildings, hotels, interiors, exteriors, luxury, multi-family, condominiums & apartments, residential, mansions & private estates, hospitality, hotels & resorts, commercial, architecture, skyscrapers, industrial, new construction, custom design build, aerial, drone, and more.
With family residing in the Phoenix, Scottsdale area for the past twenty years, our photography company has traveled between two office locations in Chicago and Phoenix. With our working locations in both Illinois and Arizona, we cater to a variety of clients traveling between Chicago & Phoenix a couple of times a year. We are also able to travel Internationally and around the Nation. Since the start of our company in 2006, our architectural photography company has commissioned photography jobs Nationwide in numerous major cities around the US to include photo shoots in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco Bay area, LA Metro area of Los Angeles, Southern California, Reno, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Nashville, and more.
Our husband-wife photographer team of Ryan and Sarah Miller have no limits with our list of services to quote endless… aerial drone photos and video, skyscraper architectural photos, day or stunning evening night building photography, luxury high-rise condominium photography, 5-star hotel interior photography, boutique hotel, resorts, business plazas, retail, restaurants, lavish desert estates, ranches, homes and mansions, spas & resorts, commercial properties, industrial, or residential high-rise properties, and more. Contact us to discuss your business, marketing, and photography project.