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