Frequently Asked Questions + Other Information

Real Estate Photography FAQ

 
 
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What are your prices?

Real estate shoots start at $135 and vary depending on your needs. Package rates are available for multiple services. You can see my current rates for real estate services on my Rate Information page. Commercial clients, architects and designers please contact me for a quote.

Where do you work?

Main areas of service include Hudson, Essex, Union, Bergen and Monmouth Counties in New Jersey, and New York City and Westchester County in New York. Projects outside of those areas may incur an additional travel fee.

Why would I want to work with you instead of a real estate marketing company?

Hiring a photographer has become the expected norm for real estate. Many marketing companies have caught on, and are hiring entry-level photographers for very low pay. This means they work as fast as possible, sacrificing quality and attention to detail, often delivering an inconsistent product. When you book a shoot with me, I will always be the one showing up. As a small business owner, my relationship with my clients and the quality of my work are my top priority.

You can read more about my professional background on my About page, and read a short interview about how I approach real estate shoots at bestlocalrealestatephotographers.com.


Why would I want to work with you instead of another photographer? Can’t anyone with a decent camera do this?

A lot more goes into shooting interiors, even for real estate, than many would notice in the actual photo. And thats a good thing! You want the image to look natural, even if additional lighting and some editing was used. So if you’re noticing unnatural lighting, odd perspective, unflattering shadows from direct flash, harsh contrast, and oversaturated colors, so are potential buyers and clients. Working with a professional photographer who specializes in interiors/real estate is important when it comes to getting the best possible image for your listings. Often residential homes will have a variety of colors and light sources, this can create a lot of color casting, strange reflections, etc. I’ve worked as a photographer and editor for over 15 years and know how to shoot and correct for whatever may come up on site. I’m also happy to help with light styling, de-cluttering, and making suggestions on what would look best based on how things look through the camera. Additionally, I’ve always had a strong interest in interior design and an appreciation for architecture. I come from a family full of contractors and craftspeople, including my father who was a furniture designer and builder when I was growing up.

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How should I prepare for a shoot?

If a property won’t be professionally staged, I can provide you with a pre-shoot checklist with suggestions to share with your clients. This can be a big help to homeowners who are feeling overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to start.

Do you offer drone photography and video?

Currently I do not offer any drone services. I hope to do so in the near future. All commercial drone operators must be licensed by the FAA, which is on my to do list! If you’d like to work together but need drone services, don’t hesitate to get in touch, I may be able to provide a recommendation for a licensed drone operator.