How long will it take for you to photograph the home?
The amount of time required to properly photograph a home or commercial building can vary greatly. The biggest factor is the size of the property. As a general guideline plan on at least 1 hour. But many large homes and commercial or retail buildings can take up to a few hours for photography.
How much notice do you need?
Ideally, 2-4 days notice should be provided in order to get your preferred date and time. Last minute requests can typically be accomodated, however the more notice you can provide the better.
How can I prepare my client's (or my) home?
The neater and cleaner your home or business is, the better it will photograph. Always start with a good cleaning. But to help homeowners and realtors prepare for the real estate photography I have prepared a check list of things you can do to really make the home photo ready. Read the home prep check list online or download a PDF copy here.
Do you retain the copyright to your images or are those transferred to me when I buy prints or digital images?
Yes, I retain the copyrights as is standard practice in the photography industry. However, my licensing agreement gives you wide latitude on what you can do with the images after you purchase a license to use them.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, I can accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
What can I expect to receive the images?
Normal delivery time is 2 business days, however rush services are available.
What if the weather is bad on the day of?
If the weather is bad on the day of your scheduled shoot (i.e. rain, heavy clouds and the like) you will be given the opportunity to reschedule for the next available open date. If you chose to proceed with the shoot as scheduled, regardless of the weather, please understand that the listed pricing does not include fixing images for cloudy skies and such.
What if I need to reschedule?
Beyond inclement weather, any requests to reschedule must be made with at least 24 hours notice otherwise a $30 fee will apply.
Does someone need to be present at the home?
Access will need to be granted to the property, however it is not necessary that anyone be present. If the property is not accessible upon arrival at the scheduled time, a $30 fee will apply.
Can you just photoshop that?
Photoshop is an awesome tool with a lot of power. However, nothing replaces making sure the home is photo ready when the photographer arrives. Photoshop does not do windows, clean floors, put the kid's toys away or play gardener. Keep in mind that the home will look as good in photos as it does in person.