A Picture Perfect Checklist

Preparing your home

In order to ensure that your home is Picture Perfect when the photographer arrives, we have a checklist of suggestions for preparing your home below. Or, if you prefer, you may download the Picture Perfect Checklist and email it to your clients.

Exterior
  • Move garbage cans out of sight
  • Make sure garage doors and windows are closed
  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers
  • Mow, trim bushes and remove toys from the yard
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios
  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house
Interior
  • Turn off all ceiling fans
  • Open and raise all blinds when possible
  • Turn on all interior lights. Make sure all bulbs are in working order
  • Clear off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas
  • Remove photos, magnets, notes and papers from the refrigerator
  • De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished
  • Make all beds and tidy bedrooms
  • Clothes hung, or folded and put away
  • Remove piles of newspaper and magazines
  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard
  • Pick up all scatter rugs
  • Loose wires/ cables out of sight as much as possible
  • Personal photos/ names on things removed
  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight. Put away all water and food bowls
  • We normally do not photograph the garage, closets unless they have special features
  • If you have special features of your home that are not obvious, please let us know about these so we include them in the shoot

 

TWILIGHTS

Exteriors
  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house
  • Move garbage cans out of sight
  • Make sure garage doors and windows are closed
  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers
  • Mow, trim bushes and remove toys from the yard
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios
  • Turn on all exterior lights including porch, pool/landscaping lights if applicable
  • Make sure motion detection/bright floodlights are OFF
  • Turn on inside garage lights
Interior
  • Open and/or raise all blinds when possible
  • Open curtains including sheers
  • Turn on all interior lights including closets and any other rooms with windows
  • Make sure all bulbs are in working order
  • Place extra lamp under/by windows in rooms with dim lighting
During the Shoot
  • Do not be in front of any window
  • Be sure to not turn off any lights until you are sure the photographer has finished

GOAL IS TO MAKE YOUR HOME GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT

NOTE: To ensure a successful shoot, please have the home ready to photograph BEFORE the photographer arrives as we operate on a fixed schedule.