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*** COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS: COVID-19 disclaimer: Our photographers are all fully vaccinated and will continue to wear masks and gloves to each shoot. We always prefer that no one is in the home with the photographer at the time of the shoot, however we understand when homeowners feel the need to be there.

 

Please fill out all the information below and click submit to place your order for our photo services. We will respond and confirm as soon as we receive the order. Be aware, cancellations within 24 hours of scheduled shoot times will result in a $25 cancellation fee.

Photo Turnaround/Delivery Time: Properties shot Monday-Thursday will be processed and images delivered by 10AM the next day (often they are sent over the night of, but just depends on work loads), properties shot on Fridays will be delivered over the weekend, and at the latest 10AM Monday morning. We try to accommodate home owners/agents as sometimes photos need to be rushed, if this is the case please specify that in the order comments at the bottom of the form.

Multi Family Properties are an Additional Charge. Box Must Be Marked, Please see below on order form.

For Mat-Su Valley Customers, we are now in the Valley Monday-Friday.

*All orders will have a fuel surcharge.

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We  have photographed over 3000 homes and created over 1100 virtual/video tours. This is a basic list of what home owners REALLY need to know BEFORE a home is photographed!


Preparation is key to great photos! These same guide lines can be used for Open Houses as well!


Enjoy!


Tips for preparing your home for a photo shoot and/or virtual tour.


Preparing your home for a photo shoot is very similar to preparing your home for an open house, but you only have to do it once. The photo shoot is an opportunity to show your
house at it best, so put on your sales and marketing hat.

 

Remember, you could have thousands of people viewing your home.  Take some time to consider the following tips when preparing your home:


Think like a buyer! Flip through magazines and imagine how your home would look in them.


Clean well and clear up clutter! If you wouldn’t see it in a model home, hide it! Put personal belongings out of sight– in closets, under the bed, in drawers, in boxes in the garage or attic, etc.


Lighten up dark spaces! If you have dark furniture, you can brighten it up with light colored throw blankets and pillows. If you have a dark rug, a light and neutral area rug can do wonders to brighten up a room!


Bright idea! Use daylight bulbs in 65 watts – these are recommended to show your rooms in the best type of light. If you don’t have enough lamps in a room, consider buying a floor lamp or two.


View askew?! Need to hide an unflattering view? Semi-sheer curtains are perfect for letting light in and hiding any unflattering views.


Remember CURB APPEAL! Be sure that garbage cans are out of site and basic yard maintenance has been done. Pay close attention to the front of the house. Trim any dead branches hanging in front of your house. Liven up the front entrance with some flowering plants. Open blinds, drapes, and shades. Be sure that blinds are the same length so that you don’t see one up, one down. Make sure in the winter time that driveways, decks, and sidewalks are clear of snow and ice.


Lights, Camera, Action! Think about your home as if you were a producer. What are the highlights? What made you buy the home originally? Which are the best rooms to show off? While I as a photographer will be looking for the right angles and highlights, no one knows your home and its highlights better than you!


Scheduling for Photos. Sometimes best to allow yourself an extra day to be prepared.

 

If you Do Not want something in a picture Remove ahead of time. Inform. When the photographer calls to make the appointment, let them know if any of the rooms may be a little dark so they can bring extra lighting. The photographer will usually take exterior and interior photos during the day.


Be Prepared. Make a list of the rooms they will be photographing. The most commonly photographed rooms are the kitchen, dining room, living room, family, master bedroom, exterior front and back and landscaping.


Simplify the process. When the photographer arrives, clear out as many people as possible and keep pets in a separate room. The process will go smoothly and quickly if the photographer doesn’t have to work around people and pets.

Your Cooperation will be very much appreciated.