Let me share with you a little story of real estate photography.
It was a Sunday just prior to noon. My iPhone maps app indicated “snow.” I wondered… would the agent call me and say the weather is too dire to show up today?
No!! The phone never rang. I pressed on east on Highway 2 toward Sultan.
Just to clarify, I am not a lover of snow nor do I care for driving in the slippery white powder of death. And… in the long run I am dedicated to the agents I serve as their photographer so I pressed on. I put the notion of snow out of my mind.
It was about a 20 minute drive. I arrived without seeing any snow. And what I found when I arrived was semi-newer neighborhood with typical cookie cutter homes. They were packed in tight to each other. And there were no garages nor were there extra space on the street to park.
I drove up and down the narrow streets with my large SUV. Then as time was running out I chose to park several blocks away.
My first task was to photograph the front, but there were cars everywhere and I don’t prefer capturing cars in my real estate photos. Here is the before capture.
So… I had to image a photo and then go ahead and shoot it with a partial car in the frame. Later I cropped the car out of the photo. I do not like cropping my images. Cropping seems to be fake and tends to diminish the overall hi-res quality of the image. But there was no choice in this case.
And did I mention there was blue sky while I captured this home. See!
Sometimes you never know what you’ll get when you show up to capture photos at a real estate shoot. I have moved boxes, cleaned out one room to shoot it and then moved boxes back to shoot the other room.
So I made it inside and the agent had actually staged the home. It looked fantastic for such a small home. The interior photos as you can see came out spectacularly. I encourage you to visit my website to see other samples.
After the interior was complete I went back outside to capture a playground and a neighborhood sign… and guess what was happening? SNOW!!
My Nikon performed marvelously under the weather and I held up as well. Then I made it back up Highway 2 to my home in Snohomish, safe and sound. All that worry about snow for naught.
Hopefully your photo shoot will not be so weather eventful. ; )