The expectation is that a home will be photo-ready for the scheduled shoot. Creating high-quality imagery is a team effort. The listing agent and the homeowners must be involved in the process. The home needs to be clean and de-cluttered though not necessarily ‘sterile.’
Please contain pets in garage or out of sight as I normally do not photograph the garage. It is a good idea to hide anything animal related – litter boxes, dog beds, toys, food bowls, etc
*Preparation Checklist (PDF)
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Depending on the size and complexity of the home and property, the shooting phase can take one to three hours.
For scheduling and liability purposes, I will only do very minimal staging to help the composition of a shot. This may include the moving of pillows, adjustment of chairs, lights or centerpieces. Cleaning and/or rearranging furniture or personal items are not within the Photographer’s scope.
Vehicles - Remove all vehicles from the driveway/property.
Trash cans and debris in front of the home will not make it attractive in photographs. Please confirm that all contracted work is completed prior to shooting schedule - contractors, gardeners, cleaning services, staging, etc.
I love my dogs but from experience I have found that pets roaming around can complicate a shoot.