Prepping for a great photo shoot:
In order to get the best shots you possible can, the house should be neat and clean. You can use a professional home stager, or be the DYI.
Remember, most photographers will move some small things to improve a photograph. However, most would prefer not to do much moving or lifting. The property should be ready to be shot when the photographer arrives. Here’s an example list on getting ready for a photo shoot. I have a more in depth list below as a PDF. Please feel free to download and share.
- Waste bins both inside and out should be out of sight if possible.
- Ceiling fans should be off.
- All counter tops should be free of clutter.
- Bathmats (if does not add to floor), towels, bottles from shower should all be removed.
- Replace burned out light bulbs.
- Consider your window coverings. Is there a view? Decide if they look better up or down, and be consistent with all windows if possible.
- The front of the house is one of the most important shots. Make sure cars are out of the drive way and garage doors should be closed.
- Please make sure you declutter around the exterior as well. Pots, hoses, yard toys.
Below is a PDF document with more detailed information about prepping for a shoot. Feel free to print it or email it to your client to remind them of what is necessary to show their property in the best light.