Services/Info - Shay Real Estate Photography

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

Artistic/aesthetic vision

Varied and published commercial experience

Contact at 760-415-0069 or

Price List (details below):

Our standard is PREMIUM photography, with studio lighting, multi-frame, hand blended photos for the ultimate. This not the typical "HDR", software produced photography. Aerial/Drone imaging included free in most cases (whenever applicable or requested and not in controlled airspace). Aerial photos are something that we love to provide to you and believe that they are a benefit to nearly every listing and are therefore standard procedure.

Luxury Home Package- $700 (2.5 hours)
Luxury with Golden Hour and Twilight-$900 (most popular) 3.5-4 hours
Twilight Only $250 (3-5 images) 30 minutes on site
Aerial Only- $250 (6-10 images) 30 minutes on site
Small Home Package (ask)- $450-up 60-90 minutes on site
Cinematic Video 2 Minutes-$600 ($450 if package add-on)
Cinematic Video 3 Minutes-$800 ($600 if package add-on)
Value Blast-20 Photos- $200 (under 1.1M, 2.1K sq.ft established clients only) add drone-twilight-video for $200 ea.

Flat rates are for luxury homes from 3K-7K 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 image, hosted webpage gallery

6-10 aerial/drone images included

24 hour turnaround for normal properties, 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

7,000-10,000squre feet +$100 and up for additional lighting requirements

Small home:
$450 under 2.2K sq. ft., under 1.1M
$500 up to 2.4K sq.ft and/or 1.1-1.5M

Twilight Add-On-$200

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, sometimes I can get 5-7 really special images (but not guaranteed). 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.

Premiere Upgrade- ask

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.

Custom Video

Please see the "Video" page for an example. Please inquire if you have a video project or special needs. We produce custom videos that include a variety of ground motion and aerial footage with licensed music and custom graphics when appropriate.  We can also offer additional options of on-camera narration, voice-over, agent intro, 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 sometimes even 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.


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. 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 "". 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.

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