Preparing your home for photography.

How to prepare your home for professional photography.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Before someone considers viewing your property it’s highly likely they will view pictures of your home.

This is why it’s vital you get the most out of having a professional photograph your home. Not only does it improve the quality of the images it also means your home is ready for viewings too.

Below is a list of things to consider when preparing your property for photography.


  • Check all the lamps & lightbulbs in the main rooms.
  • Clear any clutter from work surfaces, tables, floors etc.
  • Hide & tidy cables that are showing as much as possible.
  • Clear away toys and tidy up play rooms and kids bedrooms.
  • Hide all bins.
  • Hide pet beds, bowls & toys.

Reception Rooms

  • Plump up cushions on sofas and straighten up chairs
  • Clear fireplaces of unnecessary objects like papers, fireguards & greeting cards etc
  • Remove magazines and books and device remotes
  • Tidy DVDs CDs and Books etc on shelves


  • Clear notice boards and fridge magnets
  • Hide cleaning products, drainers and objects on top of cupboards
  • Remove towels and oven gloves


  • Make beds and plump up pillows
  • De-clutter bedside tables, dressing tables and other surfaces
  • Hide or remove items under beds and on top of wardrobes


  • Remove towels and bath mats unless they match the rooms styling and are well presented
  • Remove personal hygiene products eg shower gels, toothbrushes and shaving products etc
  • Remove cleaning products eg toilet cleaners, toilet brushes and wet wipes
  • Remove garments from the back of doors
  • Remove kids bath toys


  • Move all cars off the driveway.
  • Sweep or clean the drive if you think it needs it.
  • Remove rotary washing line, toys, tools, hoses etc.
  • Hide bins and boxes.
  • Clean the patio, decking and pool.
  • If it’s not a windy day put the parasol up.