Real Estate vs Architectural Photography

When shooting real estate, the goal is the create some high quality images that Realtors may use when creating fliers, posting in MLS Listings or even for use on their own web site. I generally work off of a shot list provided by the property owner and/or real estate agent when creating real estate photos. When shooting real estate, I plan to be on site for 1 to 2 hours.

In creating Architectural Photos, I am working to reveal a program. Everything is in its proper place. Here I am creating a timeless photograph that will be displayed in an architect’s portfolio, used in magazines or framed for display. When shooting architectural photos, I will normally begin in the early morning and work past sunset.

Exploring Your Needs

For real estate, I offer the$50 photoshoot. My real estate clients demand quality but they also want a fast turn around and a variety of photos from which to choose. I don’t offer packages. I provide all the best photos of a property including aerial views when possible. After the session, I edit the photos and load them into a gallery so the agent or the property owner may select only the images they want.

For Architectural Photos, I take a great deal more time to insure that everything I am producing in picture perfect and the absolute best representation of the subject property. Pricing for Architectural Sessions is bid based.


I need my client to provide me a shot list. I recommend that they go through the property ahead of our scheduled appointment and take a good look around to insure that the property is ready for me when I get there. While they are there they should remove everything that they wouldn’t want to appear in any of photos. It is much more economical for them to remove it than it is for me to edit it out in post production. Back to the shot list. Since I’m not much of a mind reader I recommend that my clients use their cell phone and take those photos from the angles they absolutely must have. Once they have completed their tour, they can email or text the photos directly to me to re-take professionally. If the agreement calls for aerial views, those too need my client’s direction.

It’s About the Money

On properties under 3,500 square feet, a standard photo session is $250.00. While I don’t work on a clock, the time scheduled is normally between 2 to 3 hours, and that includes travel time. There is a $200.00 additional charge for aerial views should drone photos be desired and possible. If all you need are drone photos, aerial views start at $500.00. The standard photo session with or without aerial views includes 25 edited digital images. Virtual “Walk Through” presentations start at $250.00. Additional images are $10.00 each.

Please contact me for pricing on properties that are larger than 3,500 square feet or if you are a developer and would like to have prints made of your development. Payment is due at the time of delivery. To expedite delivery, a gallery is created and photos may be downloaded from the web.

The images may not be sold or reproduced in print form beyond that of the MLS listing service, promotional fliers and use on my client’s web site. They may not be reproduced in any other form without my express written permission. I retain all copyrights. Screen capturing is discouraged and is a copyright violation.