Photography Prep Checklist

Is Your Home Ready for Photography?


Also, take a look at "Basics of Home Staging" for more information on de-cluttering your home! 
 

Before the Shoot

 

Landscape (weed, add mulch, add flowers/plants)

 

Wash driveway, patio, garage, deck

 

Mow Lawn

 

Remove CLUTTER from all rooms (less is more!)

 

Replace any non-functioning light bulbs

 

Deep clean home, including inside and outside of windows and patio doors

 

Day of the Shoot

Exterior

 

Remove cars from garage, driveway, and front curb

 

Remove garbage can from view

 

Put away hose/sprinklers/shovels/yard tools

 

Ensure patio furniture is cleaned/fresh pillows

 

Remove any debris and sweep up loose leaves or grass

Interior

 

Turn on all lamps and lights

 

Open window curtains and blinds. Turn blinds horizontally or raise depending on view

 

Clean the floors

 

Turn off ceiling fans

 

Hide all cables, power cords

 

Turn off TV and hide remotes

 

Remove all pet bowls, beds and food from sight

 

Hide all family photographs/personal items on display

 

Remove any stacks of books, newspapers, magazines from display in any room

 

Hide any toys

 

Put away cleaning supplies (vacuum, swiffer, broom)

Kitchen/Dining

 

Clean and remove items from countertops (detergent, sponge, dishes, rags, hand soap)

 

Add fresh flowers, fruit, centrepiece to kitchen table

 

Remove magnets, photos, and stickers from fridge

 

Hide trash cans

 

Hide all small mats

Bedrooms/Office

 

Put away all clothes and personal items from furniture and bed

 

Close all closet doors

 

Make all beds and arrange pillows

Bathrooms

 

Clean and remove all items from countertops (soap, makeup, fash wash, toothpaste)

 

Remove all items from shower (soap, shampoo, body wash, razors)

 

Put away all personal items (bath toys, scale, cosmetics, hair appliances)

 

Hide trash cans

 

Close toilet lids

 

Refill toilet paper rolls

 

Hide bathmats