Our Pictures Make the Cut || Venice, FL
August 24, 2016
Our artificial grass is so realistic and so gorgeous that other companies have been using our photographs for years – to advertise their products! This photo of dogs playing on artificial grass is one of our oldest images; it has been copied and posted on websites from Florida to Washington.
AlternaScapes has been in business for almost 19 years, so we have thousands of images. That old cliche is true – imitation really is the highest form of flattery. Yes it is flattering but it can also be frustrating, so several years ago we began watermarking our images, so they are less likely to appear on competitor’s sites and confuse potential clients.
A few years ago, our artificial grass was chosen to appear on the cover of a magazine, Florida Home. A photo shoot was set up with the magazine’s choice of photographer, Terry J. Alcorn, at a stunning home in Venice, Florida where we had installed artificial grass on their entire lawn. On a sunny Monday afternoon, we made the trek to Venice with lots of clothing choices in hand, not quite sure what to expect.
The photographer, Terry, and her assistant-husband worked hard to create amazing images from the shoot – posing our son Drew kicking a ball, blowing bubbles, playing with our dog, Baby, and just hanging out on the artificial grass lawn. They took images from every angle, all the while working to get the best light, the best facial expressions and the best view of this amazing home. After an hour or so, she was satisfied with the images and a few short weeks later, we were blown away by how great the published magazine cover looked! Here is the cover image.
Terry was so kind and generous; she even printed a collage of the best images from the shoot. And we’ve used many of the images from that photo shoot in our marketing – social media, sales books, e-mails, etc.
Almost two years later, my childhood friend, Cerez, sent me a photo. She wanted to know if a postcard she received in the mail was a photo of our son, Drew. It was! She wondered if we knew that a lawn care (chemical) company was using a photo of Drew to advertise their services in Tennessee. This is the photograph – it’s from that same photo shoot in Venice, FL – on ARTIFICIAL GRASS.
It’s very likely that the lawn care company has no idea the grass featured in the photograph is actually fake! The grass certainly looks amazing…but the irony of a chemical company advertising that their services will make clients’ grass look as good as an artificial grass lawn is just too much!
Last year, another magazine Luxury Pools featured one of our artificial grass projects on the cover of their magazine.
The design included a gorgeous pool with fire bowls, a pergola and artificial grass strips on the pool deck. Amazing, right?
So the moral of the story is this – our artificial grass is so good you may see it in all kinds of places, complimenting an incredible landscape plan or masquerading as live grass, or being touted as the competitor’s product. To ensure you get the very best artificial grass product, and the very best installation possible, call US for a FREE Design Consultation and Estimate – 1-800-445-2944 or visit www.JustLikeGrass.com and make YOUR lawn look good enough for a magazine cover!!