TIPS FOR PREPARING PROPERTY FOR A PHOTO SHOOT

 

GENERAL AREAS

De-clutter as much as possible – store excess in garage Replace all light bulbs with matching bulbs (warm preferred) Clean all windows inside and outside
Remove all lace/see through privacy curtains/blinds Remove all personal items e.g. photos 

Tidy/Hide all power leads/cables 

LOUNGE ROOM / LIVING AREAS

Turn off TV and put remotes away
Remove all toys, fans, game consoles
Remove Exercise bikes/equipment
Arrange DVDs, games, books neatly in shelves Turn off and clean ceiling fan 

KITCHEN/DINING AREAS

Clean and put away all dishes/cutlery
Remove all appliances
Clean all splash backs and range hoods
Remove all detergents, dish clothes, dish rack, tea towels, plugs Ensure Range hood lights are working 

Remove all objects from fridge e.g. magnets, photos Remove bins and pet bowls 

Minimise bench top clutter e.g. salt and pepper, coffee, cereal boxes 

BEDROOMS

De-clutter toys, books, games, tissue boxes Remove all personal items
Ensure bedside lamps are working and are on Remove posters/stickers from walls 

Clear away all clothes 

BATHROOMS/ENSUITES

Remove all soaps/shampoo/face washers/bath mats/scales/bins Remove all tooth brushes/tooth paste/razors/hair dryers
Make sure glass and mirrors are spotless
Remove all non-matching towels 

Remove toilet cleaning utensils Ensure toilet roll is not empty 

Remove washing and pegs from clothes line

OUTSIDE AREAS

Mow the lawn and trim edges
Rake/sweep up leaves, sticks, papers
Remove all gardening equipment e.g. hoses, rakes, wheel barrows Pressure clean driveway and paved areas
Tidy garden e.g. weeds

Remove all cars/boats/bikes/caravans
Remove all toys 

POOL/SPA AREAS

Ensure pool is clean
Remove all pool cleaners and poles Remove all pool toys 

30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOOT

Set the table (optional)
Place wine glasses and wine on outside table Open all blinds
Turn on all lights
Turn off ceiling fans
Turn off TV
Put pets away
Put children away
Ensure vehicles can’t be seen
Remove washing from clothes lines