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What you need to know about having a photographer come to your home

What you need to know about having a photographer come to your home

  • First off – we’ve seen it all.  We’ve seen small houses, big houses, dark houses, light-filled houses, messy houses, clean houses, modern houses, old houses.  Unless you have a tiger in the bedroom, I’ve probably seen it all before.
  • We can shoot around clutter – to a certain extent.  I always ask my families to tidy up in key areas before I arrive and I will often move things around to get a clean background.
  • We won’t use your lights.  In fact, when I arrive I will walk around the house and turn off all of your lights to see where the natural light falls.
  • If you can’t read a book without the lights off, I’ll likely not shoot in that room.
  • The house doesn’t really matter.  Looking through my photos can you really tell who is in a small apartment and who is in a huge house?  Not really.  The focus is on you.

The only time I’d recommend against shooting in your home is if it is exceptionally dark or if you are a bit of a hoarder.  It’s not impossible but an alternative like this bright studio I rent might just be the better option.