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Our rates for real estate photography start at $200 for a typical 2 bed home unit. Pricing is generally based on property size. An average 3 bed/2 bath home in the Orange County area, Our rate is $200. For larger homes, prestige properties, acreages, properties with expansive views, and resort units with extensive facilities, the fee will range from $300 upwards. Basically, the more extensive the coverage required, the higher the cost. That’s understandable.
Twilight coverage usually requires either prolonged attendance, or a separate visit, and are subject to additional charges. Travel outside OC may also incur additional expenses.
How much does a typical real estate shoot cost?
There are many factors that may need to be considered when shooting a property, and as a guideline only. Standard Shoot 3/4 bed home – 60-70 mins. 30-40 minutes for smaller houses and units. 20 mins for exteriors only. Additional 30 when shooting a sunrise or sunset shoot.
How much time do you spend at the property?
Remember that presentation is king you have less than 30 sec to impress the buyer, so you have to stand out from the rest. This starts with de-clutter and presentation, little things like the color temp of the lights to be the same down lights especially. The side lights to be warm (2700K) to add atmosphere.
What do we need to do before you come?
We accept payment by cash, Visa, Mastercard, Venmo and Zelle. The bank details will be provided on the invoice, when paying please put our photographers name as reference.
How do I make payments?
No, you can simply provide your lock-box number or we can pick up the key in the office. Of course, you are also always welcome to meet me at the home and hang out during the photo shoot.
Do I have to meet you at the home to give you access?
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 shoot date. If you choose to proceed with the shoot as scheduled, regardless of the weather, please understand that the listed pricing does not include fixing photos for cloudy skies and such and the standard guarantee will no longer apply.
What if the weather is bad on the day of my shoot?
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 kids toys away or play gardener. Keep in mind that the home will look as good in photos as it does in person. Treat your Photo shoot day as an Open House day as this is what the photos are.
Can you just PhotoShop that?
Ideally, for day time photo shoots 2 – 4 days’ notice should be provided in order to get your preferred date and time. We can occasionally accommodate last minute requests, but it is best not to rely on that. Twilight photo shoots are very popular and tend to fill up quicker. The more notice you can provide the better.
How much notice do you need to schedule my photo shoot?
Normally you should allow 24- 48 hrs to receive your digital files. If you have a deadline, please make sure you book me well in advance. And email or text me as we can rush jobs if needed in the same day.
When will I get my finished images?
You may not be aware that there are areas in Orange County and the surrounding area that flying a drone is prohibited, but we do have a FAA compliant process that allows us to achieve drone images of your property. We can achieve a maximum altitude of 30m.
But all drone shoots are subject to pilot's discretion and FAA regulations .
Flying in Restricted air space.
Yes, we are available to travel for your photography projects. Travel expenses are billed at cost to the client.