"Use a picture. It's worth a thousand words."
Arthur Brisbane, Newspaper Editor
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Commercial, Real Estate & Short-Term Rental Photography

Photography has always been a vital business tool. Since the introduction of social media, however, this tool has taken top spot in conveying your brand's message and converting observers to followers, followers to friends, and friends to brand ambassadors. One single image can move someone to purchase your product or service, or book that experience in an instant. I know because I've been that person, my friends have been those people!

Let me help you tell your story and make that connection.

Commercial Photography

Hourly Rate = $200 +HST   |   Half Day Rate = $650 +HST   |   Full Day Rate = $1,250 +HST

Includes:

~ My time & talent

~ Edited / re-touched high resolution digital images

~ Delivery of image files (JPEG) via Dropbox or WeTransfer

~ Commercial use license (advertising, marketing & promotional use in print and online)

Terms for commercial photography:

50% deposit required upon booking, balance due prior to delivery of images

Travel fees apply to locations beyond 30km of our home-base in Bracebridge, Ontario

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Real Estate & Short-term Rental Photography

I offer both! What's the difference? What you're selling -- and as a result, how it needs to be photographed. Real estate agents (or homeowners) are selling a permanent lifestyle. They need to showcase the property not only for what it is, but also for what it can become - the potential - to motivate people to make the significant investment. Short-term rental owners, on the other hand, are selling experiences. They need to showcase the property exactly as it is - including decor, activities, and all the offerings that will motivate people to book this unique experience. So while real estate photos focus on the grand, the structure, the layout, the space and potential, short-term rentals focus on the feeling, which often includes more intimate images designed to allow someone to see themselves there.

 

Since I treat these shoots differently, I do make a distinction in my pricing. Real estate shoots are set up for the agent or owner looking for someone to showcase a property with a set of professional images that help to put its best foot forward, while getting it listed ASAP. Short-term rentals account for more time and thought towards the details, and allow the owner to select the images they feel best fit their property and target guest.

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Real Estate Photography

Your real estate listing shoot includes:

~ The time and talent of a professional photographer

~ Professional photography equipment

~ On-location photoshoot, within 30KM of our home-base in Bracebridge (travel fees apply to locations beyond 40KM)

~ Photos of both the interior and exterior, as directed by the client (agent/broker)

~ Edited / re-touched digital image files -- high resolution or web resolution sized for MLS & print advertising, as required

~ Files delivered by WeTransfer or DropBox per client's preference

~ Quick turn-around -- I aim for next day delivery, unless otherwise specified

~ Promotional use license for listing and advertising property in print and online

Cost and number of images provided is generally determined by the square footage of the property, as follows:

Small to Medium Property --- $250 +HST

  • Suitable for properties less than 3,000 square feet, without shoreline or water access.

  • Up to 20 images provided

Small to Medium Waterfront Property --- $295 +HST​​

  • Suitable for properties less than 3,000 square feet, with shoreline or water access.

  • Up to 25 images provided

Large Property --- $295 +HST​​

  • Suitable for properties 3,000 square feet or greater, without shoreline or water access.

  • Up to 25 images provided

Large Waterfront Property --- $350 +HST​​

  • Suitable for properties 3,000 square feet or greater, with shoreline or water access.

  • Up to 30 images provided

Additional Outbuildings --- per quote

  • Additional outbuildings, including, but not limited to: boathouses, bunkies, garages with living quarters, compounds and extensive recreational areas are subject to additional fees and quoted based on the unique property. Please be sure to provide these details for a quote.

Additional Images​​

  • Please be sure to include details of additional outbuildings, boathouses, bunkies etc. so I'm able to provide an accurate quote. If you'd like to purchase additional images outside of the original quote, they can be provided at $25+hst/image.

Please see the terms and conditions listed below for more information about frequently asked questions.

Short-Term Rental Photography

Your short-term rental shoot includes:

~ The time and talent of a professional photographer

~ Professional photography equipment

~ On-location photoshoot, within 30KM of our home-base in Bracebridge (travel fees apply to locations beyond 30KM)

~ Online, password protected gallery to view and select your images

~ 20 edited / re-touched digital image files -- high resolution or web resolution, as required

~ Files delivered by WeTransfer or DropBox per client's preference

~ Promotional use license for listing and advertising property in print and online

Rate: $375 +HST

Additional Images​​

  • We will happily provide additional images of the property where desired or required due to size and/or special features.

  • Additional images may be purchased for $25/image for DSLR (digital camera) images. This covers image processing and uploading.

Please see the terms and conditions listed below for more information about frequently asked questions.

Aerial (Drone) Photography

Aerial photography can be booked as part of a real estate or short-term rental shoot, as well as a stand-alone service. Helen is a certified drone operator, registered and licensed with Transport Canada. She operates a DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

Add-on Service for Real Estate & Short-Term Rental --- $150 +HST

~ You will receive up to 5 edited/retouched digital images

~ Additional images may be purchased for $35/image

Please note: in the event aerial shots cannot be captured the same day as your shoot due to unsafe weather and/or wind conditions, a travel fee applies to return to the property.

Aerial Photography Package --- $275 +HST

~ You will receive up to 5 edited/retouched digital images

~ Additional images may be purchased for $35/image

Your aerial photography shoot includes:

~ The time and talent of a professional photographer and certified drone operator, registered and licensed with Transport Canada

~ Professional drone - DJI Mavic 2 Pro

~ On-location drone shoot, within 30KM of our home-base in Bracebridge (travel fees apply to locations beyond 30KM)

~ Online, password protected gallery to view and select your images

~ Up to 5 edited / re-touched digital image files -- high resolution or web resolution, as required

~ Files delivered by WeTransfer or DropBox per client's preference

~ Promotional use license for listing and advertising property in print and online

Add-on aerial shoots can be booked with real estate and short-term rental shoots. To book an aerial photography package, please contact Helen by email with your project details, and desired timing.

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Image Editing

For properties requiring a special touch, I offer image editing. This is over and above standard editing and includes, but is not limited to: removing elements from the image (vehicles, people, items on the ground etc.); changing the sky; doing digital home repairs (i.e. improving the curb appeal in areas, such as adding a portion of missing facia, removing marks on walls); or other special requests made by the hiring client. An estimate will be provided. Please note that it is expected that the property will be clean and in listing shape prior to the shoot, but we understand that sometimes this work is necessary to help put the property's best foot forward.

$50/hr +HST

 

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Why Helen?
  1. She earned a diploma in Public Relations with highest honours from Humber College, so she understands the importance of your brand and communicating the right message.

  2. She spent a decade working in corporate communications downtown Toronto, helping companies like The Home Depot, TD Bank Financial Group, and DuPont Agricultural Products tell their stories and sell their products and services.

  3. Her images (and writing) have been published in media outlets across Canada and on websites around the world.

  4. She strives to have a very quick turn-around time, which can be same-day or next-day service for real estate clients.

  5. She is a certified drone operator registered with Transport Canada.

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