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#BizintheGig: Picture Perfect, Paige Wells, Captures Gig Harbor in “The Next Three” + HGTV in the Gig!

#BizintheGig: Picture Perfect, Paige Wells, Captures Gig Harbor in “The Next Three” + HGTV in the Gig!

Well just when you thought Gig Harbor couldn’t get more beautiful…local Photographer, Paige Wells, drops her new coffee table book just in time for the Holidays, filled with “insider” images around our gorgeous small town. Watch the (impromptu) interview with her below as we chat about her journey to becoming a lifestyle photographer and her first published pohot book with a subject we all love, Gig Harbor!

Its no secret that I am a huge cheerleader for small businesses — especially in Gig Harbor. Every Thursday I’m bringing these two loves together, real estate and entrepreneurs. Follow along as I #tourthegig, visit gorgeous, just-listed homes, and then spotlight a #bizinthegig from among our community’s many small businesses. Bonus​: each Thursday when I highlight a small business, I’ll also do a giveaway for everyone who comments right here on the blog- this week I will be giving away one of these cute coffee table books to a commenter below!

Along with being a mom to two adorable girls, a new author, Paige, is a lifestyle photographer in the area- check out her portfolio here: Hushed Reverly. She shoots families at some of our favorite Gig Harbor photo spots, downtown, at the net shed, on the piers… but her real value wedge to the photography community is finding the niche places that most wouldn’t think of for your classic outdoor family shoot. She also has a knack for making families feel relaxed and natural in their own home so she can capture you in your most familiar environment. Those candid moments when siblings whisper into each other’s ear and then crack up- those are the magical moments she captures. Check out her website for upcoming holiday sessions your booking for 2018 family photos.

Paige Wells and I recently got together for coffee so I could pick up a handful of copies of her new project The Next Three, her coffee table photo book. She had just launched it on Instagram and I had to have it, for myself and clients. As a lover of Instagram and Gig Harbor this book marries the two along with taking us on an adventure to figure out the hidden secret places she’s photographed. She captures common places we may see everyday but from a different perspective, providing you with an artistic look at our humble small town.

Check out the full interview here. We were literally just there for coffee and a chat and ended up filming our video… again at Gig Harbor MarKee!

I am so excited to have met Paige, she is smart, well traveled and gets sh*t done.  Her vision to create beautiful content is a unique skill and her drive to bring beautiful projects to life is inspiring. This little book is just the beginning the photo journey she is going to take us on. You can find her book at some pretty awesome local businesses here in the harbor, The Nook (yay!) and at Mood– get into their store and check out their local art and furniture (swoon!). Her book is also available directly from her website * Hushed Revelry* where you can also book your family photos or purchase gift cards for future photos,  perfect for giving the gift of memories this holiday season. Gift cards for a photo shoos is a genius option for parents/grandparents who are impossible to buy for!
 
Paige is also working on the launch of a co-working space for events and creatives in an awesome spot in downtown Gig Harbor. If you host events, plan painting parties, need studio space for your creative projects- get in touch with Paige, she can hook you up with some fair priced square footage. So SMART!

 If you are social, like me, follow her on Instagram or on Facebook – visit her and show her some love, comment #bizinthegig so she knows you were here!

Remember to keep on supporting local, these small business owners they are who keep our small town special.

#TourtheGig: Wild Card Week

Its Thursday and that means we are are hitting the new listings, this week it is all across the city, but there are only 4 listings. Can you tell its the holidays?

Area schools are fantastic- there are a lot of schools that serve these areas so to see a full list of our area schools check out the Peninsula School District to learn more.

And some big news in the Gig this week- The HGTV Dream Home 2018 show Goes LIVE today!! The home overlooks Henderson Bay and will be gorgeous! Sweepstakes open December 27th and my designer crush, Brian Patrick Flynn is all over Instagram showcasing our gorgeous small town- follow his Instagram stories here, for gorgeous homes and updates on Hallmark Christmas movies….

Here is HGTV’s video they did on our small town as part of their promotion of the show- seriously so cool!

Follow the fun I have real-estating in Gig Harbor on Instagram @paigesgig. If you see anything you LOVE call, text or email me and I can schedule a showing for you. If you love apps- I have my own, feel free to download for safe keeping on your phone- Paige’s AWESOME App for finding your dream home 🙂

To Search all listings CLICK HERE.

 And Don’t forget to comment on the blog for your chance to win your copy of The Next Three, the winner will be tagged on Instagram & Facebook on Saturday…be sure to get Social and follow the fun on your fav platform.

Thanks for making it to the end. Instagram: @Paigesgig

Facebook: @PartnerwithPaige

 
Your time is SO valuable- I so appreciate you sharing some of it with me….exploring a city I love and shining the light on the people that make it great!

 

XO,

Paige Schulte

Realtor, Windermere Professional Partners

 

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