How To Prepare To Have Your Home Photographed

  • The photo shoot will take no more than 2 hours. We will be photographing both the inside and outside of your home, including all of the major rooms. We normally do not photograph the garage unless it has special features.

  • If you have special features of your home that are not obvious, please let us know about these so we can include them in the shoot.

  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight.

  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house.

  • Move garbage cans so they cannot be seen from the street.

  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers.

  • Mow and rake yard.

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.

  • Clear off countertops in kitchen and bathroom areas.

  • Remove photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator.

  • Turn on all interior lights.

  • Turn ceiling fans and televisions off.

  • De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished. They do not photograph well.

  • Make all beds and tidy bedrooms. Make sure all clothes are hung up, or put out of sight.

  • Remove piles of newspapers and magazines.

  • Tuck all indoor trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard.

  • Let us know if your home contains valuable works of art. We can edit photos to make these items unrecognizable.


Click here to download or print a copy of this home preparation guide: Home Photography Preparation Guide