Photoshoot Checklist

Real Estate Photo Shoot Check List

You need photos for your Real Estate listing or marketing photos for a Rental property.

Here is a checklist to send to your sellers to help facilitate a more seamless photoshoot for the photographer, agent and homeowner.


When your property is occupied, we understand that you must live your regular routine as much as possible.  However, photos for marketing your home are one of the most important parts of the selling process.  Great images are what is going to get potential buyers and or renters’ attention and in your door. 

When a home is lived in and let’s face it, most homes are, that is our busy lives these days, it detracts from showing the potential living space to a prospective buyer.   When buyers/renters are looking at photos online with lots of “stuff” it distracts from that potential buyer/renter really seeing the space that is available.  Shoppers will tend to focus then on looking at your “stuff”.   What brand of shampoo or toothpaste you use, or how many dishes you have in the dish drying rack, how many appliances are covering your counter space are some examples.

Below is a starting point checklist of basics that can help prepare you for the day of your photoshoot before the photographer arrives.


Cars in the driveway, if possible, need to be pulled out of the driveway and away from the front of the house.  Cars will block and cover important aspects of the exterior of the home.

Garbage cans, rakes, shovels, ladders, buckets, lawnmowers, kid’s toys, stuff on decks & patios.


Remote controls in all rooms should be hidden in drawers.

Charging cords for electronic devices (phones, tablets, etc) hanging off furniture or laying on floor should be hidden away.

TV’s need to be turned off.

Dish detergents, sponges, caddies that hold sponges, dish racks, paper towels on counter (unless secured under the cabinet)

Toothbrushes, toothpastes on bathroom counters should be hidden away.

Scales, toilet brushes need to be hidden in a closet or put behind shower curtain.

Shampoos, conditioners, razors, washcloths hanging in shower that are behind a glass door.  (No need to hide if behind a shower curtain)

Robes, towels and clothes hanging over the door of the bathroom.

Clothes (Dirty/clean) & shoes laying out on beds and floors need to be put away.

Medications on counters in all rooms.  Tissue boxes should be hidden.

If all blinds in house are in working order, preferable height is ¾ lifted.

Curtains pulled back enough to allow any natural light in the home to be highlighted.

The Photographer will decide when entering home which lights should be turned on and off so please don’t worry about that.

Your home is your greatest asset.  Allow us to let your home shine to ge more people in the door and help you get the greatest return on your investment. 

Thank you and we hope to see you soon.

Kimberly Sue Photography LLC