Policies/How to get the Best Photos from Me
IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS THREAT, I WILL NOT BE SHOOTING PROPERTIES WITH PEOPLE INSIDE. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. TAKE A WALK, A DRIVE, OR BE OUTSIDE AWAY FROM ANY WINDOWS.
Go to the property first, stage it the way you want it, and then physically move away from the property after I arrive. Don't schedule any other appointments during my appointment (i.e power washers). Tell the homeowners to treat the photography appointment as their first showing.
Clutter: I will move small things around (i.e paper towels), but moving large amounts of clutter or heavy items is a FIRM NO. I will not put myself in a position of being liable for broken or missing items. If you need to move clutter, put the clutter in boxes or bins, and put ALL the bins in one bedroom. Then when I get to that room I can easily move the bins out. Moving things from room to room while I stand there wastes time and is unnecessary with the right amount of preparation.
Opinions on design: I get asked opinion questions a lot, but I'm not a stager! If you need a staging consultant, I will happily connect you with a great one. Please don't ask me to reshoot rooms because you don't like the rug or blanket. Go to the property before me and decide for yourself how you want it to look.
Order: I really need to shoot the house in order. If I don't, I often forget rooms, and you would too if you were me!
Concentration: Photography is SCIENCE and MATH. In every room of your listing, I am running calculations in my head. I have a lot of skill and experience, but in order to get the best results from me, I should be left to my calculations. I think its a common misconception that I'm using the creative side of my brain when shooting, I'm not. I have to get the science right before I can move on to the creative part in post-processing.
Also, no, you do not want to see the photos before they are processed. 75% of my magic happens after I leave the property.
Here is a reference you can give your homeowners.