Preparation For A Photo Shoot

Your property needs to look its best to ensure a successful shoot and  it is important the following is prepared prior to shooting.



  • ​Open all doors and windows

  • ​​Clean windows

  • ​​Turn all ceiling fans on​

  • Mop and polish hard floors

  • Replace all burned out lights bulbs

  • In each area/room, all bulbs must be of the same type and wattage – i.e. all incandescent bulbs or energy savers with the same colour temperature

  • All soft furnishings should be neatly arranged and fluffed

  • Clear out the clutter

  • Remove all personal photographs

  • Hide small electronic devices, telephones, remotes, etc.

  • All curtains must be hanging properly on hooks

  • Place flower arrangements throughout your home as needed – preferably white, yellow or light pink



  • Clean Pool

  • Pool furniture to be arranged neatly with cushions and towels

  • Remove all gardening equipment, pool vacuum/cleaner and hoses

  • Arrange outdoor tables or chairs with cushions - Props such as a colourful jug of juice with glasses could be placed outside on a table

  • Cut the lawns 7-5 days before the shoot

  • All dead tree limbs to be removed

  • Remove leaves from lawns and pathways

  • Turn on pool fountains

  • Remove kid's toys: cars, balls, frisbees, etc



  • Clear the table and polish the top

  • Transform your dining room table with fun and colorful table accents OR set the table for lunch

  • Straighten all chairs and space them evenly

  • Remove child seats and boosters chairs



  • Fluff and arrange furniture pillows

  • Remove kid's toys

  • Remove personal photos

  • Tidy magazines and papers



  • Make all beds neatly with straight spreads and dust ruffles

  • Remove clutter from top of dressers and night stands

  • Hide electronic device, telephones, notepad, tissues, etc

  • Press bed linens and bed skirts

  • Remove cots and cribs



  • Clear countertops

  • Leave out only clean towels hanging neatly

  • If complimentary toileteries are supplied, please have new items available to place in the photo.

  • Remove floor mats

  • Put toilet seats down



  • Clear countertops (No mail, newspapers, keys, medications, etc)

  • Clean countertops

  • Polish appliances and faucets

  • Clear the refrigerators of magnets, photos, ads, papers, etc

  • Hide garbage cans

  • Sink must be clean and shiny

  • Do not leave more than 2 small appliances on the countertops (Coffee maker)

  • Clean the exterior of the cabinets, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher




  • Remove all vehicles from driveway and front of home


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