The key to a great shoot is planning and preparation!
When we arrive at your customer’s home the first thing we do is ask to be shown around. Therefore, we get to view the size of the property and the scope of the work required. Viewing each room with the owner allows them to get involved. Together we can point out features that need to be included in the shoot. This could be original features such as:
- ornate cornice
- ceiling roses and coving
- original flooring
- decorative fireplace.
Property photography that involves the vendor always best practise. As a result, it makes them feel part of the shoot and shows that their contribution is relevant.
Many home moves are motivated by space. Either the owner has too much and is looking to downsize or not enough and looking to upsize.
It’s quite usual to find clutter and some items which will need to be moved prior to shooting the room. By touring a house first, it gives us the opportunity to work out a logical order to shoot the rooms. In addition we can inform the customer what needs to be moved and when.
Another crucial point is that we get to discover the best angles. Therefore identifying any obstacles or items in a room that may hinder us getting the best possible shot. In conclusion, taking this approach, we have found that customers appreciate the time and effort we put into each shoot. Which usually reflects well on the Estate Agent’s property photography, who instructed us.