The photos of hotels in London, Ontario that you’re about to view are just the beginning. Working with a couple clients on lists of buildings requiring architecture photos for website updates and marketing, I set out to do the best I could with the seasonal conditions. Once temperatures return to a normalized level, I plan to capture some winter images too. There has been some recent news of some camera hardware cracking or malfunctioning recently due to the extreme colds. Waiting a few more days for the polar vortex to move on is better than my camera gear getting frostbite, ha.
In this blog post, I want to share some of the hotels I was able to capture in November and into December. These were tough months on their own! While the coldest weather on record his occurring in London, it won’t last forever. On a positive note, days are getting a bit longer as each day passes.
Honestly, what I’m looking for are some relatively clear days and some snowfall days to capture a couple of these hotels again. Also, I admit, I’ve got my fingers crossed for some locations to take down holiday decorations early. But if not, oh well. Those kinds of images show how people are interacting with the architecture and a reminder that buildings do experience the winter season too. Moreover, some project requirements specify winter design considerations but rarely get shown in images once the project is complete.
Even if the images aren’t shown in hero type images, they can still make a great impact via social media today – allowing more people to experience architecture as the season’s change over the year. These images also lead to architects sharing specific information about projects related to these seasons and staying top of mind or becoming a local industry leader.
Exterior Architecture photos of Hotels in London, Ontario
I wanted to title this the best hotels in London; however, I haven’t stayed in them all and I’m not a hotel critic. My job was to photograph the hotel exteriors. These hotels are not on the easy-side to photograph. If you search for them on Google Images, it’s hard to find quality photos – even from the hotels themselves. Part of why I love being an architectural photographer is due to the challenge every project brings on. These were no different and the difficulty was clear due to the lack of photos and flawed shots I did discover later.
DoubleTree by Hilton
Delta Hotels by Marriott London Armouries
With the Delta, I had the ability to shoot the ‘back’ and found the shots could at least be given as options for the client. Climbing up the parking garage at the Hilton, I was able to catch the hotel from more angles.
StationPark All Suite Hotel
Look for more as I’m jonesing to get out in the morning and night! Extreme cold isn’t any good for camera gear or me…brrrr
Could There Be Aerial Images?
Aerial, drone, images could be of amazing help for some of these hotels. I’ll have to look into the possibilities as I want to capture more aerial photos and video footage in 2018. Plans are in place to shoot the architecture of Hotel Metro, Windermere Manor, and StationPark during January mornings and nights. The other hotels will most likely wait till Spring as that project is on hold due to the snow and decorations.
From what I’ve seen or not seen, higher-quality photos could definitely improve websites and listings on many travel and booking websites. DIY photography of some booking sites continues to blow my mind.
Especially with such high ratings! In my opinion, lower quality images are actually hurting their hotel brands.
Photos seen here were mostly shot in the morning due to a lack of vehicles on the street. Some twilight images and night photography could be very interesting for hotels especially.
Over 2017, I learned that other parties can benefit from my photography, improving various areas of their business.
As I shoot more images of these hotels and others, I’ll add them here and do updates.
Drop a comment asking the London weather to cooperate. Maybe it will work!
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