Frequently Asked Questions about Real Estate Photography
Q: How Much are your rates?
A: It depends on the type of shoot you’ll want. If you just need photos (stills), then its $125 for an hour, which would typically be a 4000q/ft home, $50 each additional 1/2 hour (aerial photo of home is an additional $50). If you need a virtual tour and stills, it will be $175. And if you’ll need an aerial video, virtual tour and stills, that will start at $400 for an hour and a half, $50 each additional 1/2 hour. Please visit our Youtube channel for examples of our aerial and virtual tour videos….https://www.youtube.com/channelUChJAa5e0n6KrtNeqHIY0l_A
Q: How soon will I receive my photos?
A: The photos will be ready to post w/n 48 business hours of the shoot, unless specified otherwise. We attempt to get the photos to our clients w/n 24 business hours in most cases but photos taken on a Friday will not be ready until Monday of the following week. We place all files(photos) in dropbox at the specifications for the MLS (640×480). If you require a larger file, please let your photographer know. If you require a larger file AND the MLS ready file, there will be an additional charge of $50.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: We use professional Canon digital SLR bodies, Canon professional speedlights and Canon L-series lenses. These are Canon’s finest professional lenses. We have back-ups of every piece of camera equipment. We process all of my photographs on current Macintosh computers using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and other professional photography software. We invest regularly to stay current on camera equipment, computer equipment/software and education to insure you receive very high quality photographs.
Q: Is there a deposit required to book a shoot?
A: No. But I do require a check or cash payment at the time of the shoot. We can also accept credit card/debit card payments at an additional fee. Photos will only be released once payment is made.
Q: How many photographs will you take?
A: Depends on the size of the home, we average around 65 photos per shoot, providing our clients with an average 40 photos for the MLS and other sites.
Q: When do you typically meet with clients?
A: I am available by appointment during the business day. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: There is no charge for travel within the Delaware Valley (PA, NJ, De). For real estate shoots outside the Delaware Valley, we will work together to determine the appropriate fee to cover my travel expenses.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
I am fully insured and would be happy to provide your venue with an insurance certificate upon request.
DO YOU USE PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT?
I use the most current up to date professional Nikon photographic equipment. It covers a range of lenses and additional equipment that will carry your wedding to ultimate creativity. Don’t forget those backups too, I have an assortment of professional grade equipment to ensure that we capture your day regardless!
HOW DO YOU PROTECT OUR IMAGES FOR THE FUTURE?
Insuring that your images will be kept for a lifetime is very important and my system is simple. Back-up, back-up, back-up. I have a series of RAID systems that backup your documentation 3 times. I even have a off-site solution so in the event of a life changing event, they will be safe.
Do you travel?
Do you accept Credit Cards?
I hate having my picture taken but I need to have my picture taken. Can you help me?
Do You Accept Credit Cards?
Yes, You can pay with Cash, Check, Credit Card, or PayPal.
Are You Insured?
Yes, I have a $1 million liability policy that we can provide to your wedding venue.