Interior Photography and Exterior Photography

One of my key specialisms is interior photography and exterior photography in Inverness, the Highlands and Moray (and further afield!).

Stand out in a crowded marketplace

Tourism in Scotland is booming just now, and new listings are appearing on the likes of Airbnb every day. You’ve decorated and furnished your beautiful property to a high standard but that’s not enough to stand out in a crowded marketplace. You also need to invest in professional interior photography and exterior photography. I’m here to help!

Professional grade interior photography of a luxurious king-size bedroom, furnished in blue, with a large window

Investment and business growth

Do your guests tell you that your property exceeds their expectations? This means your photos aren’t doing it justice. If you’ve captured your own interior photographs using your phone or compact camera, then you probably ended up with distorted lines, flat lighting, and windows that are so bright that you can’t see the view outside! ‘Uninspiring’ is not the look you want!

“We’re so happy with Karen’s work – the pictures are amazing and what a difference it’s made! All the photographs have been captured to a high standard, with great attention to detail. Our prospective clients will now be able to fully appreciate the quality and scale of our luxury properties, and we’ve no doubt that we’ll see an increase in bookings.”


Logo for Three Best Rated for Top 3 Photographers in Highland in 2022, comprised of a ring of leaves and five gold stars
Logo for Three Best Rated for Top 3 Photographers in Highland in 2021, comprised of a ring of leaves and five gold stars

By investing in professional photographs, you can show off your property, stand out in a crowded marketplace, set your client’s expectations, raise your prices, and increase your bookings. Sounds good, right?


Planning your interior photography and exterior photography

Let’s start by having an informal, friendly chat (with no obligation to book). I want to know all about your property, from the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and public rooms, to the property’s location and orientation. Don’t worry if you don’t know which direction your property faces in! Just tell me which rooms get the sun in the morning or afternoon, and I’ll work out the rest! I’ll be able to gauge the amount of photography and post-production required, and the amount of travelling involved. We’ll discuss the weather (everyone’s favourite topic of conversation here in the Scottish Highlands!), as we’ll need to think about how best to tackle your interior and exterior shots.

Professional interior photograph of an open plan lounge and kitchen in a converted church with a high ceiling and wood beams

Soft lighting for your interior photography

Firstly, let’s consider your interiors. We don’t want the sun blasting through the windows creating bright highlights and harsh shadows. Also, we definitely don’t want to see the rain streaming down the windows. Instead, we want beautiful soft light. Now, let’s consider the exterior and your architectural images. This is where we want bright, sunny, blue sky conditions! How do we juggle these different lighting requirements?

Professional quality exterior photograph of a rural building overlooking a lawn, composed symmetrically and shot in sunshine

Sunny weather for your exterior photography

If your property is small to medium sized, the most likely approach is that I’ll shoot the interior and exterior on different days, based around the weather and your availability. However, if you own a large property, I’ll aim to do the photography in a single day, in sunny conditions. I’ll shoot the west-facing rooms while the sun is coming in from the east, and vice versa. That said, this approach might not work if you have an ultra-modern building with enormous windows! That’s why we need to chat! There’s a lot to think about.


“Karen undertook both interior photography and exterior photography for our company website and social media platforms. We’re delighted with the images, all of which are beautifully lit, well composed and pin sharp. Karen’s communication was excellent throughout the project. We can highly recommend Karen to anyone looking for a commercial photographer in the Highlands.”


Choosing the right photographer

Let me tell you about my approach to interior photography and exterior photography.

I’m NOT going to sweep through your property and snap it in an hour. If another photographer offers you this service, then you should run for the hills (or save your energy and just book a call with me!).

I’m a perfectionist. That’s why I get results and deliver top quality images to my clients. Perfectionism and speed DON’T go hand-in-hand. When I arrive at your property, I’ll start by having a thorough look around. I’ll build up a mental picture and plan the order in which to capture the images.

Interior photograph of a study with a desk, seat and lamps inside a modern property with white walls and large apex windows

Attention to detail

I’ll shoot all the images on a tripod, so that I can meticulously compose every shot. I’ll slowly scan each room by eye, picking up on squint picture frames, wonky curtains or ugly wheelie bins visible through the windows. The more time I invest in styling a room, the better the photographs are going to look.

I’ll use a spirit level on my camera to avoid converging vertical lines in the images. I’ll also measure the colour temperature in every room so that the photographs will look true to life. Then, I’ll capture multiple images that I’ll later blend together in post-production, meaning that we’ll see detail in the brightest and darkest parts of each image. All of this happens slowly.

I’ll leave your property exactly as I found it and you won’t need to clean up after me. 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’m not using anything intended for your guests!

We booked Karen to photograph our property near Tomatin, to the south of Inverness. I scheduled a call with Karen, and she put my mind at ease by explaining the process, providing some tips on styling the property, and offering to be flexible with the weather. Karen arrived bang on time on the day and was happy to work around me as I applied the finishing touches to some of the rooms. The photos are great, so much better than we dared hope for! We have no hesitation in recommending Karen to anyone in need of property photography in the Highlands.


Let’s get the ball rolling!

My calendar fills up quickly and I’m sure you don’t want to end up on a waiting list. So, let’s get the ball rolling TODAY. Book a call with me now, and I’ll look forward to hearing about your business and planning your interior photography and exterior photography!


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