Photo Shoot Checklist

Prepare Your Home For A Photo Shoot Checklist

  • Preparation for your photo shoot is critical to the success of the images.
  • Take a couple of days before your scheduled shoot to prepare your home to be
  • The photo shoot should take no more than 2 hours. I will be photographing both the inside and outside of your home.  I’ll be photographing all of the major rooms. We normally do not  photograph the garage unless it has special features.
  • If you have special features of your home that are not obvious please make a list and let me know about these so I include them in the shoot.
  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight, they are never included in any of the photographs.
  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house.
  • Move garbage cans out of sight.
  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers.
  • Mow and rake yard, trim any bushes, remove dead flowers.
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.
  • Clear and clean off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas, they should be as close to bare as possible. Remove photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator.
  • Sweep and mop all hardwood floors.
  • Turn on all interior lights.
  • Open all mini-blinds or window treatments.
  • Turn ceiling fans and televisions off.
  • De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished. They do not photograph well. This includes removing all personal photographs.
  • Make all beds and tidy bedrooms. Clothes hung, or folded and put away.  Think “minimalist.”
  • Remove piles of newspaper and magazines.
  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard.