House Tips for the home or hotel owner can go a long way to making a shoot more successful. We would love to take the best possible photos of your property and, in light of this, help us help you by going through this list of ways to make the day a success:

  1. The home should be as presentable and neat as possible. If you can, try and have someone clean the house – especially the windows – on the day of the shoot

  2. In the garden, please try have a neatly cut, green lawn, no wheelbarrows or buckets or garden hoses showing

  3. If you have a pool, try your best to have it as clear blue as possible pool and ideally without a Kreepy Krauly hose in it

  4. In the kitchen, please remove all fridge magnets/notes etc. You can do the same to what would be normally clear and clean cupboard doors and walls. Please try hide the rubbish bin, drying racks, sponges, excess clutter etc etc. Less is more 🙂

  5. For bedrooms, we’d appreciate well made beds, working lights, matching lightbulbs (two different types of light, eg warm or white, don’t look great together), please close everything (eg cupboard doors), remove mirror marks, and pack away any clutter

  6. Bathrooms are usually quite simple: mainly just remove smudges from mirrors, hide toilet paper and bins, and all the accessories (toiletries et al). You can hang the towels or stack them away, either option works well

  7. The windows must be spotless – every smudge or mark shows up unfortunately – and so those shots only work if the windows are as clear as possible. It’s almost impossible to remove marks in post, depending on the background

  8. We work around the house in no particular order, based on the light, but ideally we will not need to “move” people out the way as we work

  9. If there are pets – and they could knock over the tripod, or get into the shots – please try keep them out of the way

  10. Please “style” (arrange furniture etc) the home as much as possible – we will do this too, as we see fit – but up to half our time can be spent making things look neater and simpler, and we unfortunately have to charge for that time

  11. Please let me know up front if there is anything specific you would like photographed, for example: a piece of art or a shot of your Aga stove

Looking forward to shooting your home! Get in touch below if you need any help with the above house tips 🙂

Ps. See also photography procedure

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