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 decluttered 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.