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General Areas of the House

  • Have all light bulbs working and turned on prior to the photographer’s arrival

  • Turn all fans off

  • Blinds down and open/window treatments pulled back

  • Hide pet related items including bowls, kennels, beds, toys, etc.

  • Place pets in a separate room or garage

  • Remove all seasonal decorations


  • Remove all magnets, photos, etc. from refrigerators

  • Hide garbages

  • Empty the sink and remove dish soap and cleaning supplies

  • Turn on lights above the sink, stove and under cabinets

  • Clear the kitchen counters, less is more


  • Hide all toiletries (shampoo/conditioners, soaps, toothbrushes, etc.)

  • Hide robes, dirty clothes and scales

  • Remove all rugs in the master bathroom


  • Park vehicles away from the front of the house so they can’t be seen from inside the house

  • Absolutely no contractors can be working outside or inside the property at the time of the shoot

  • Mow grass and remove all debris from the sidewalks and driveways

  • Remove pet waste

  • Remove children’s toys including larger items such as trampolines, playhouses, sandboxes, etc.

  • Put garbage and recycling cans inside the garage

  • Roll up or store hoses

  • Hide any pet related items like chains, bowls, toys, etc.

  • Neatly arrange patio furniture

  • Remove and store pool cleaner, nets and chemical bottles

  • Cover or clean exterior of grills

  • Make sure water sprinklers do not run for two hours before (we need driveways and patios dry)

  • Remove all seasonal decorations

Twilight Photos

  • Park vehicles away from the front of the house

  • Turn all lights on inside and outside the house including pool and spa (no flood lights)

  • Turn all fans off on the inside and the outside of the house

  • Spa and water features on

  • Outdoor fire areas lit

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