Get Ready To Shoot

Read our best practice guide before your booking

GETTING THE BEST FOR YOUR LISTING

Images are only half the story. Setting the scene before we arrive helps to create fantastic pictures in a timely fashion. Staging is highly important to us and here are a few tips that can help showcase your listing at its very best. 

Kitchen

Remove all surface items like kitchen roll, kitchen utensils. Plus floor mats and dish cloths. Creating more space will help create a better ambiance. 

Make sure all surfaces are wiped clean, including any appliances.

Fridge magnets must go too. 

Bathrooms

Any personal effects should be removed. Items like toothbrushes, shower or shampoo bottles and alike.

Floor mats can be moved too as well as any utensils.

Clean all surfaces where applicable including mirrors.

Living Room

Any pictures that could identify the owners should ideally be removed but we can remove these in post production.

Hide TV remote controls & surface items that are easily moved such as magazines.

Clean all surfaces where applicable including mirrors.

Bedrooms

Make the beds and plump the pillows. Highly recommend finding the best colors to match your room. 

Hide any personal effects from surfaces and make sure all draws and cupboards can close shut.

Exterior

Remove any Realtor “For Sale” signs where possible. 

Hide those wheelie bins from the front of the property and clear any trash that could get in shot. Clean the windows where possible.

Garden

Hide kids toys away from view and tidy up any mess that’s been left by pets.

BBQ or Grilling plate covers can be removed If they are looking less than presentable. Ravel up any hoses that are left around the garden.

For ALL roomS

Working lights are preferred, so where possible replace any broken bulbs

Surfaces should be cleaned including floors

Hide personal effects

Remove pictures that could identify owners or rental occupants

De-clutter as much as possible

Clothes and shoes hidden from sight

Windows & Blinds

Each property is treated differently dependent on a few things. So lets take a look at how we treat windows, blinds and sheers in different situations. 

If a great view is outside, then lets see it ! Open the blinds, curtains or sheers all the way and let us do the rest. Simple.

If you have blinds, close them and tilt downwards to around 25-45% to let in maximum light but to mostly block the view but not all of it. 

If you have sheers, close them.

If you just have curtains and no blinds or sheers, Then leave them open, we will over expose the windows.

If you have blinds, close them and tilt downwards to around 25-45% to let in maximum light but to mostly block the view but not all of it. 

If you have sheers, close them.

If you just have curtains and no blinds or sheers, Then leave them open, we will over expose the windows.

Cobble Hill Living

DAY LIGHT AND WEATHER CHECKER

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CHECK THE WEATHER

If you are concerned about exterior shots during adverse weather or shooting in the dark. Then check the weather forecast and day light times. 

You are welcome to reschedule (as long as its 24 hrs before the booking) 

We can’t fly a drone if the wind is greater then 21mph & less than freezing temperatures. Plus we can’t fly in the dark.

Other Information

We give each booking a 45min window of arrival. If we are running late we will be in contact an hour before to give an ETA via text.

Each booking takes anywhere between 20mins to 2 hrs to shoot depending on the size so allow ample time for us to work our magic

Additional shots are charged at a flat rate of $35 per shot, so please book the correct number of images in advance to save you money and it also keeps us on time for other clients. 

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For HOTELS,
AIRBNB & Rentals

Working lights are preferred, so where possible replace any broken bulbs

Remove all signage, including POS

Sheets & bed covers immaculate and pressed

Lobby free of people or recognizable faces

Shot list supplied 48hrs before shoot

Set tables for an evening dinner

All rooms to be shot, cleaned

Sheers and curtains must be in working order

Garbage pail removed

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