PRE-SHOOT GUIDANCE

Intro

Great imagery is critical when marketing your property. We’ve put together this short guide, offering suggestions on how to get your home ready for photography

 

But first, please note the following:

appointments last up to 1 hour. Any tips you choose to follow should be completed prior to our arrival.

 

identifying a “holding room” to store items you don’t want photographed is advised. We need to avoid things being moved while we’re shooting.

 

In light of Covid-19, we are unable to handle your personal property. Please read our Covid-19 document for details on how we are working safely during the pandemic.

KITCHEN

It goes without saying that a general clean is required prior to the shoot. However, investing a bit more time to minimise clutter can dramatically impact the final images.

 

The aim is to create space where surfaces and worktops are maximised and distractions are removed.

 

Please consider:

 

storing away plates, cups and cutlery, and removing drying racks.

 

hiding washing liquids, sponges and soap dishes.

 

removing fridge magnets, including personal items such as calendars etc.

 

ensuring all surfaces are dry.

 

RECEPTION

Again, it’s all about maximising space – specically floorspace. Removing posessions or hiding them behind/underneath the sofa will help the room look bigger but will also allow us to shoot from the best angles.

 

We also suggest:

 

removing all personal photos you don’t want captured. Family images tend to be of regular concern to vendors.

 

turning off side lamps and/or decorative lighting.

 

fluffing up cushions and smoothing out throws.

BATHROOM

This area can be tricky to photograph. Bathrooms are often limited in space making it all the more important to prep before the shoot.

 

We suggest the following

 

removing or hiding toiletries and/or personal hygiene products.

 

wiping down surfaces, including mirrors so they are dry to touch.

 

remove floor mats to maximise floor space, ensuring a neutral look.

 

leave a window open if the room is prone to condensation build-up.

BEDROOM

Believe it or not, we’re often met with unmade or messy beds when shooting this area.

 

Aside from ensuring a neat and tidy bed, you may want to consider:

 

using neutral colours for bedding

 

ensuring all clothes and/or footwear are put away.

 

utilising any available wardrobe space to hide unwanted items you do not want in the photos.

 

removing all personal photos you don’t want captured.

EXTERIOR

Front and back gardens are often overlooked when prepping for photos. Simple steps – much like those already suggested can really help the photos.

 

Examples include:

 

hiding bins and placing garden tools in the shed or out of view.

 

positioning garden furniture neatly preferably without open parasoles – they tend to dominate the image, blocking out the sky.

 

take down any washing that’s been put out to dry.