Reliable and Insured
Member PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
Motivated by passion for photographic excellence
Verifiable portfolio and references
FAA Licensed Commercial Drone/sUAS Operator
Insured specifically for each flight
Operates safely within FAA guidelines Sensitive to neighbors and community
Hasselblad quality aerial images
Award winning photographic background
Extensive landscape experience
Varied and published commercial experience
Flat rate for luxury homes from 2,500-6K sq. ft and listing at $2.5-7M
Luxury Package -$700 includes:
30+ total images (avg. 35-40 interior, exterior, drone) Fully edited, high resolution, large print ready and web optimized MLS sized images
4-7 aerial/drone images included
Free "highlight" video/slideshow hybrid including drone footage and "motioned" stills. Branded and un-branded versions both supplied. Don't want the video? You can substitute for 5 "detail" shots of the listing. Please see sample video and notes below.
24 hour turnaround for normal properties Password protected-private download. Linkable display web-page available, at no charge, upon request.
Professional, punctual and insured general/aerial. FAA certified sUAS pliot.
Real Estate Listing Usage Only-Please contact us for commercial use and other licensing questions
The twilight concept is essentially to capture a couple of special images at the exact moment of dusk when the interior and exterior accent lighting matches the brightness of the ambient light beyond sunset. The tricky nature of this image typically requires waiting around for that "magic moment" as well as the compositing of several images taken to accentuate the various light levels. During this "waiting" period, I may be able to capture a few additional images to add to the project portfolio. This twilight add-on must be applied in conjunction with a full package and all scheduled concurrently during the late afternoon for efficiency. Sky replacement included if conditions warrant.
Includes a separate 30 minute site visit/consultation, days prior to shoot, to discuss ideas and plan. Also includes an additional hour on site during shoot and an additional hour of editing time to accomplish higher quality images overall.
Please inquire if you have a video project or special needs. We can produce custom videos, including walk-throughs, modeling, on-camera narration, premium licensed music, community footage, time-lapse, special transitions, speed changes, etc.
You may have noticed that the images contained within this site are all of luxury properties. I generally shoot listings that average $2,500,000-$10,000,000 and 2,500-6,000 square feet. My package is designed specifically for these high-end properties and include interior and exterior images, aerial photos and a free teaser video of the property highlights to motivate your buyers to come and view the property. Please contact us for a quote regarding larger properties, extra images, special requests and additional challenges.
The video above is a sample of the highlight video/slideshow that will be included with your package. If the video won't play for you, here's a youtube link https://youtu.be/Z_lBk-1Hup0 I've partnered with an industry leader to create a style, pacing and licensed music choice that will please the most audiences. As you know, real estate videos are very costly to produce and this is an incredible value to be included in your portfolio. The trade-off for this value is that the package video is limited in what it can do and not easily customizable. It takes roughly 30 minutes of manpower and computer intensive technology to make simple changes, such as moving a clip to a different part of the video or even changing the wording on a slide. Requested alterations may be possible and are billed at $50 each time alterations are made. You may request up to 5 changes per alteration. Unique transitions and adding special effects are simply not possible with this format and would require creating a custom video at typical industry rates. Remember that a short 2 minute video is actually 3,600 individual photos!
Photos first! We use a wide variety of gear, lighting and techniques to overcome the unique challenges of every shot. The end result being wonderful images that truly showcase the beauty and "story" of the property.
We include a few drone shots and video clips as part of our package. Buyers love them and it shows the client that you are serious about selling their home! We fly safe with FAA certification and approvals.
While we are not a video company by any sense of the word, we do love to provide a short (avg. 90 seconds) "highlight" video slideshow that showcases the property with stills from the shoot, motion video and drone footage. The video is simple and effective.
Additional Notes, Info and Policies:
Timing- The average photoshoot requires approximately 3 hours to complete. When I arrive, I would love (and expect) for you to give me a quick rundown of the listing and highlight any great features or important needs you may have. Please let me know before the day of shoot of any unique challenges we may encounter. I'll work as quickly as I can, as I know your time is valuable and you are likely staying for the duration of the shoot. I don't need any help, but if you'd like to minimize your time on site, you can certainly assist by helping to open and close doors, turn on and off lights etc. Please be aware that I'm doing math and other complicated things in my head, so I will keep chatter to a minimum while shooting.
Preparation- The home must be ready to shoot at, or prior to, our agreed time. This includes all cleaning, staging, object removal etc. Since this is a luxury listing, it will be even more important that the agent ensure the home is ready. While I don't do windows, or rake leaves, I will certainly attempt to notice and rectify the odd item out of place. Please do not rely on "Photoshop" to remove the housekeeper's car from the driveway or to add flowers to the dead flower bed.
Home Owner- If the home owner will be on site, I will certainly want to make sure they are comfortable while I roam the home. Please discuss this with them and find out where they would like to spend their time during the shoot. For instance, I'm happy to photograph the master bedroom or office first, so that they can recline there in private while I complete the home. I can work faster and safer wearing shoes, so please let me know if the owner has any qualms about that. If needed I can remove them, although that seems to be a rarer thing in a large house. I've worked with celebrities and billionaires alike and you can rest assured that I'll treat them and the home in a way that brings more professionalism and credibility to your brand.
Delivery- I will deliver your photos within 24 hours whenever possible (I've never missed a deadline). It is in your best interest to let me know if you don't need them right away. This is because creating art takes time, and the more time I have to contemplate the scenes and challenges, the better I can process the images for maximum effect and "wow" factor. For delivery, I will send you an email with a link (or links) to the images and potentially a password as well. At the top right of each gallery or cover photo, you will find a "download" arrow icon. Click that arrow and then follow instructions/enter your email. In just a few moments you will receive an email link to the images. Check your SPAM filter if you don't get them. Please download them ASAP into your own computer systems for storage and back them up. This web gallery is provided only for delivery to you. They will not be online forever (30 days) and I do not recommend linking your customers to them. It is in your own best interest to post the photos on your own website, your broker's site and the MLS. You will receive 2 copies of each image: high resolution for printing, print ads and also a smaller resolution for using on the MLS and on the web. The smaller files will be about 2,000 pixels wide, which is bigger than needed for online use and also would fit nicely into 1080p HD video. The high-res files will be 5,000-6,000 pixels wide and can be printed nicely to about 30 inches on the longest edge. PLEASE NOTE that the filename will provide the info of the file size, for example Web-MLSDSC04248.jpg or PrintDSC04248.jpg. All files are high quality, industry standard jpeg files in industry standard color space sRGB.
Video Delivery- There will be two 1080p videos on the MLS/Web included in your download. There will be both an "unbranded" version (MLS rules) and a "branded" version with your name and phone number included. The email you receive from me will also contain a non-descript, unbranded hosted-online link to the unbranded version in 720pHD. Feel free to link to that hosted version.
Licensing- Please do not supply photos to anyone for purposes other than the actual listing, advertising and sale of the home. You have full license to use the photos for that purpose. If a builder, designer, staging company or the like want to use the photos, they will need to negotiate an additional license from Shay REP. See additional copyright/licensing info at the bottom of this page.
Usage/Licensing Details and Agreement
Upon payment in full, Photographer grants Realtor/Broker a non-exclusive license to to use the referenced images for the purposes of listing and selling the property. License covers publication and display of images in the following media: World Wide Web, editorial, publicity, broadcast, and print display throughout the world. License is valid only for the life of the listing. Images may be submitted for entry in contests. The only credit line to be associated with the images is "shayrep.com". License is not transferable. Third-party usage, except as defined above, is not granted with this license. Images my not be used by architects, builders, stagers, designers etc. without additional license. Front cover usage requires a supplemental license. National advertising requires a supplemental license.