I just wanted to send a quick thanks to all of my awesome clients for your patience and understanding whilst I’ve been off playing in the ocean.

Last week my wife and I were able to fit in over 10 dives in Curaçao including some bucket list locations; Kokomo Beach and a night dive in Punda where we were lucky enough to spot an octopus!

I wanted to send out a quick heads up that I will be out of the country March 6th Through March 15th 2020. My wife and I are going on a scuba diving trip in Curaçao during that time.

I know being unavailable as spring approaches is not ideal in the real estate industry. As my focus is to travel less and stay local doing real estate and vacation rental shoots, in the future I will be scheduling my vacations during the slow month of December.

IF you by chance can wait for me to return for any shoots I would love to schedule you in! I will be returning any emails/text and voicemail messages I receive every evening/morning and booking appointments as they come. PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out to me!

I deeply appreciate your understanding and hope to continue to earn your business once I’m back in town!

Did you know in Las Vegas Nevada they receive over 294 sunny days per year? Unfortunately, here in the greater Knoxville Tennessee area we only average 204 sunny days per year. With 161 bad weather days, waiting around for beautiful blue skies to list your property isn’t always an option.

No worries though, on bad weather days I offer FREE exterior sky replacement photos! This is an fantastic service that allows you to hit the ground running with no delays in marketing your property.

Here’s a few examples of just a few of the sky replacements I created this past week:

I always love the opportunity to compare my work with other professionals in my industry. It’s always fun to see how someone else approaches the same exact room/space and I enjoy breaking down their images to see how they shoot and what their technique is.

As every professional real estate photographer has their own style and flare it’s important to find a photographer who delivers the kind of images you desire. I’m never offended if someone doesn’t care for my style/approach to real estate photography but if you do like my work I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my real estate packages and pricing on my website here.

For the first time in a while I’m actually posting this on the 1st of the month! Usually I’m a few days late… Talk about starting the new year off right! 🙂

As you know I like to keep my website updated with some of my latest work so people know what to expect if they hire me to photograph their property. Here’s some of the photos I created during the month of January 2020.

If you like my style/approach to real estate photography I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my packages/pricing for my real estate packages here.

No question putting your home on the market is a stressful experience. With everything going on what needs attention can sometimes get lost in the fog. This posting can help set you up for success not just in getting excellent photos, but also create effective showings.

Just a couple good tips and general advice on preparing your home to be photographed.

  1. De-clutter and hide clutter in the garage. The rule is, if there’s an item your not sure should be put off to storage, it should. De-clutter as much as possible! Typically the garage is not photographed so it’s a great place to store most clutter and unnecessary furniture. This will also make the home show better to potential buyers.
  2. Have carpets professionally cleaned. It’s a great idea to have the carpets shampooed just prior to the photo shoot. Having your carpets cleaned is very affordable and goes a long way when marketing your home to potential buyers.

Outside Areas

  • Mow, rake and trim landscaping.
  • Remove all clutter including water hoses.
  • Remove any pool/spa covers.
  • Power wash all driveways, sidewalks, patios and entryway
  • Clear any clutter on patios
  • Uncover any bbq grills
  • Remove any pool toys/equipment

Living Areas

  • Turn off all TVs and hide all remote controllers
  • Remove all toys, floor fans and any other clutter
  • Remove any unnecessary furniture
  • Hide all chords – Unplug devices if necessary
  • Open all blinds and drapes – let in as much light as possible
  • Remove any personal photographs you don’t want online
  • Remove all nick knacks
  • Turn off ceiling fans

Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Clean and remove any dishes
  • Remove all small appliances
  • Remove any objects on fridge (magnets..etc)
  • Wipe down stainless steel appliances
  • Remove all dish cloths
  • Minimize counter top clutter
  • Hide all chords

Bedrooms

  • Make all beds
  • De-clutter toys, books…etc
  • Remove all personal items
  • Ensure all lamps/lights are working
  • Remove any posters
  • Hide all chords
  • Open blinds and drapes
  • Turn off ceilings fans

Bathrooms

  • Clear counter tops of all toiletries
  • Close all toilet lids
  • Ensure toilet roll is not empty
  • Clean all glass and mirrors
  • Remove all soaps from shower
  • Remove any scales and matts

60 Minutes before the shoot

  • De-clutter as much as possible
  • Open all blinds and drapes – let in as much light as possible
  • Turn on all lights (lamps included)Make sure all light bulbs are the same color
  • Turn OFF any ceiling fans
  • Hide all pet bowls/beds and any evidence
  • Hide all toiletries in the bathrooms
  • Remove all personal items
  • Turn off all TVs
  • Remove vehicles from the driveway

For the first time since moving here to East Tennessee I’ve actually had the opportunity to compare my style to another local professional real estate photographer who uses a lot of the same similar techniques as I do. To be honest with you, there were a couple of shots where I actually prefer theirs… Pretty impressed!

Wow! Way late getting this posting done… With Christmas and out of town family visiting I’ve completely gotten behind schedule! None the less – I think it’s important to keep my website updated with my most recent work so new clients have an idea of what to expect when they hire me to photograph their property listings.

Every real estate photographer has their own unique style and approach. Below are a few recent shots I captured during the month of December 2019 here in the greater Knoxville TN area. If you like my work and approach I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my packages and pricing here. Also feel free to view more of my recent work from previous months and/or contact me to schedule a shoot.

What an incredible month! Though I’ve only lived here a very short time I’m not sure I’ll ever get over how beautiful East Tennessee is during the month of November!

I want to share some images from some of the real estate shoots I did during the month of November in Knoxville and surrounding areas. Whilst every professional real estate photographer has their own unique style and approach below is a sampling of some of my work so you have an idea of my style.

If you like my work, I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my packages and pricing for my real estate packages here.

Maryville Tennessee Real Estate Aerial Photo
Philadelphia Tennessee Real Estate Aerial Photo

With over 11.3 million annual visitors the Smoky Mountains is one of America’s most popular vacation destinations. A perfect location to own a vacation rental property. With the advent of AirBnB, VRBO and other popular websites, vacation rentals have become extremely profitable and professional architectural photography plays a critical role.

As The Smokies have become more and more popular the competition in the vacation rental market has become fierce.  Investors in these properties will need to fight for every click, professional photography is no longer a way to get the edge but a necessary minimum requirement.

Whilst there are several local talented professional photographers in the area, few have the skill set required for architectural work. Hiring a photographer who specializes in family photos or landscape photography can be a costly mistake.

Understanding how to correctly market a vacation rental through photography is a specialized skill set. Having the fortune of spending the last decade plus photographing hotels around the country, I’ve had the opportunity to work directly with talented designers and marketing directors who are at the top of their game.

Taking this knowledge and with the benefit of photographing directly for AirBnB in the past, I can bring that specialized skill set required to create beautiful images that generate the “clicks” and interest needed to stay competitive in the vacation rental market here in East Tennessee.

Do you own a vacation rental property in the Smoky Mountains area? I would love to earn your business! Please feel free to view my packages/pricing or give me a call today!