Many of you have remarked on the incredibly magical photographs on Birchwood Inn’s website. Now meet the two exceptionally talented men responsible for the photography – Matthew Lovette and Mark Smith of Jumping Rocks Photography.
Mark and Matthew have this uncanny ability to capture the soul, the essence of the more than 200 inns they have photographed. And they do it with a passion!
They get it. They understand inns and innkeepers as they are former innkeepers themselves – having owned The Woolverton Inn in Stockton, NJ, a Select Registry property. For the past 23 years, they have been business and life partners.
Matthew is a native of South Carolina, with a background in fine arts and eons of experience in photography. His photographs have been published in innumerable national and regional publications.
Mark developed the décor for The Woolverton and often consults with other inns on interior design. He brings these skills to styling and conceptualizing Jumping Rocks Photography.
Mark and Matthew have been doing Birchwood’s photography for many years. Sometimes they have rearranged furniture for a photography session, and we have been surprised (though we shouldn’t be) how much better the room works.
And they are so much fun! Photo sessions can be exhausting – for them and for innkeepers – but all of us have a great time.
They are on the road most of the year, in great demand among bed and breakfasts. I’ll bet if you find an inn website and think the photos are terrific, you’ll discover that it’s the magic of Jumping Rocks. Check out their website (www.jumpingrocks.com) or following them on Facebook and experience their photographic adventures!