I’m sure you’ll have a few questions before booking your interior and exterior photography for your holiday let, hotel, guest house or B&B. I’ve done my best to answer your queries here, but I’m more than happy to chat about all of this over the phone! Book a call with me and we can take it from there.
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“Karen did the photography for our holiday let near Inverness, on the North Coast 500 route. Karen was a pleasure to work with and did an excellent job. The photographs look great, and really convey the character and scale of the property. We’d highly recommend Karen and we’re looking forward to having her back once we’ve upgraded some additional rooms.”
When I arrive, I'll have a thorough look around and plan the photoshoot before picking up my camera and tripod. I'll slowly work through the rooms, meticulously composing each shot and doing a little styling as I go (for instance, positioning fresh flowers, straightening squint picture frames etc.). I'll keep one eye on the weather and pick the best light for shooting the exterior.
Ideally we want nice soft light for your interiors, and bright sunny conditions for the exterior. If your property is small to medium sized, then I'll probably shoot the interior and exterior on different days. However, if your property is large, then I'll aim to complete the photography in a single day, in sunny conditions, as I'll be able to shoot west-facing rooms when the sun is coming in from the east, and vice versa.
This really depends on the size of the property and the numbers of angles I need to shoot in each room. Also, we need to consider whether I can shoot the interior and exterior on the same day. I'll be able to give you my thoughts on this once I know some details about your property.
This is best avoided. Firstly, I don't want to disturb your guests. I'm sure they wouldn't feel relaxed indoors with a big camera pointed at the property! Secondly, I might need access to the interior. This is because we don't want to see closed or squint curtains or blinds from the outside. We also don't want parked cars in the exterior shots.
I'm super tidy and will leave your property as I found it. If I'm there for the day, I'll eat my packed lunch outdoors or in my car. I'll even bring my own loo roll, hand towel and soap, so that I don't use anything intended for your guests! I'm happy to lock up and pop the keys back in the key safe. The only thing we might need to consider here is if you have a wood burner and would like it lit in the shots. If so, this will need a bit of attention after the photoshoot.
This is coming really soon! I've invested in a drone for exterior shots. I'm covered with a licence and insurance. I just need to get some practice under my belt. I expect it to be up and running by spring 2023.
I price all of my interior and exterior shoots individually. The price will depend on the location and travel time as well as the size of the property and therefore the amount of photography and post-production work required.
Absolutely, I love travelling. I'm based near Inverness so I do most of my work in the local area, in the city and throughout the Highlands and Moray. I'm more than happy to travel afield, throughout the north of Scotland. I'm no stranger to travelling to the likes of Aberdeenshire, Orkney and the Western Isles.
I'm more than happy to be left to my own devices. You can either leave the property unlocked or provide the code to the key safe. All I ask is that you remain contactable over the phone in case I need to get in touch. If you would like me to capture a headshot (e.g. for a profile picture), then we can arrange for you to pop by at some point during the day.
I'm occasionally asked by property owners if they can review the images on the back of my camera, or receive a couple of images on the same day as the photoshoot.
Every image I deliver will be a composite, made up of multiple images. I might use as many as nine photographs to produce the final image. I apply this technique to allow us to see details in the brightest and darkest parts of each image.
The magic happens in post-production (not in the camera), and it happens slowly! Because of this, I'd prefer not to show you anything on the back of the camera on the day of the photoshoot. Also, I'll edit all of the images together, to produce consistent results across the portfolio. As a result, I'm unable to provide any images on the day of the photoshoot.
These images will be critical to your business, so I know you'll be really keen to receive them as soon as possible! The turnaround time will depend on my workload, which varies throughout the year. I'll deliver the images as swiftly as I can, without compromising on quality. I'll commit to providing your images within a maximum of four weeks. Sometimes it'll be much quicker but, like I say, it'll depend on my workload.
Please get in touch to get the ball rolling. You can either complete a contact form or schedule a call with me (with no obligation to book). We'll discuss your property and photography requirements then I'll be happy to provide a quote.
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