Real Estate Photography Pre Shoot Checklist - Image Property of

Real Estate Photography Pre-Shoot Checklist

By David Parrish

Posted: 03/25/20
Category: Real Estate

Congratualtions on starting the next chapter of your life. The photographs of your home are your buyer's first impression. It is important to declutter and clean your home before we come to photograph it.


Please use the following pre-shoot checklist before we arrive to make sure the shoot runs as smoothly as possible. 


Entire House

  • Turn ON All Lights
  • Turn OFF All Fans
  • Turn Open All Blinds
  • Make Sure All Fixtures Have Working Light Bulbs
  • Clean Clutter
  • Hide All Personal Items
  • Hide All Pet Accesories
  • Vacuum Carpets
  • Mop Floors



  • Remove All Appliances From Counters
  • Hide All Personal Items Like Mail, Dog Bowls, Etc. 
  • Hide Soaps, Sponges, Dish Towels, Etc.
  • Remove Magnets and Pictures From Refrigerator



  • Close Toilet Seats
  • Hide Tissues, Soaps, and Other Toiletries
  • Close Shower Curtains
  • Put Out Fresh Solid Color Towels
  • Replace Toilet Paper With a New Roll



  • Make Beds
  • Hide All Personal Belongings
  • Clear Off Tops of Nightstands and Dressers



  • Stage Seating Area
  • Remove Grill Cover
  • Put Up Umbrellas
  • Pick Up Children and Pet Toys
  • Hide Trash Can
  • Neatly Store Hoses
  • Remove cars from driveway, and park down the street. 




Life Update! It has been an amazing 9 years of photographing portraits of all kinds in RVA! It was an amazing chapter in our lives, and we are ready to move on to the next. We will be shifting our business to solely focus on our commercial and editorial photography work, and unfortunately that means we will no longer be accepting bookings for our other photography services. Thank you for being on this journey with us and trusting us to document so many meaningful moments. You can check out our new work by heading to or following us on instagram @jadaanddavid.

There are still a couple more opportunities to work with us this fall! We have a limited number of Thanksgiving Front Porch Sessions available. We also have fall mini sessions available at some of our favorite locations around RVA for select dates this fall! You can book those sessions directly from this link!

Jada + David

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