What type of clients & services do you serve?
I provide aerial, interior and exterior photography to Real estate agents, home owners, architects and business owners. I do occasionally get requests for portraits and event photography, but currently I don't offer those services. For more detail info on the services I offer, and a partial list of my clients, check out my Services & Clients pages.
What areas do you service?
Currently I routinely support the ferry served San Juan Islands (Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island & San Juan Island). I am also available for the non ferry served islands (Stuart Island, Decatur Island, Center Island, Obstruction Island etc) provided the client can provide transportation, usually via a private boat from Odlin Park County Dock or Hunter Bay County Dock. I can also travel to Anacortes, Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island with the addition of a charge that covers the Anacortes Ferry. You can follow along with my travels by checking out my location map.
How long does a typical shoot Last?
Typically a shoot for a moderate sized home takes between 3 to 4 hours. I add additional lighting as needed to each room to capture the view in the most compelling way possible. This can take a bit more time than the "run and gun" methods that are sometimes commonly used. Of course I can speed things up if you have a time constraint. But in addition, I can slow things down if quality is more important than time.
What should I do to prep my home for its photo shoot?
Do I own the photos you send me?
No. I retain the copyright of all the images and videos that I create. I will send you an invoice that includes a license agreement.
How long is the license agreement?
For real estate the license agreement is for 2 years and include all uses needed to market the listing for sale and to market your brand. In the event that the listing doesn't sell within that timeframe, just contact me for a no-cost extension. Commercial and Architectural licenses are tailored to meet the clients needs.
When and how will the images be delivered?
Images will be uploaded to an online album and a link sent to you within 24 to 48 hours after completion of the shoot. At times even quicker. There may be rare occasions when I need more time for complicated processing or when unusual travel is require. But usually I deliver within a day.
How long have you been doing this? What's your background?
Check out my About for the long answer. But the short story is that I've had a love of photography and homes since I was a teenager and I've been doing interior photography as a business since 2013.
What gear do you use?
You mention you are a landscape photographer as well, can you personal work be viewed?
Do you offer private instruction or workshops for landscape & rural architecture photography?
Yes and No. I've never really been a fan of the "standard" workshop format. For me, it's too many participates for each instructor. So I don't plan to ever offer traditional workshops. But I do occasionally, on request, offer private lessons and guide services. Most recently that would be teaching a week of private lessons in the Palouse, and providing shooting location on San Juan Island to a visiting photographer.