REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

In Cincinnati Ohio

About Me

 

Hello!

 

My name is Jill Matthews, and I’m a real estate photographer. I love working in homes, capturing all their quirks, and showing off their best assets. It’s been a passion of mine for many years. I even adore visiting historic buildings when I travel.

 

I started photographing at an early age. My parents gave up on disposable cameras and bought me a point and shoot camera in fact. From there, I photographed everything I could find, from the fruit bowl to the morning frost.

 

My parents knew I loved photography, so in my teens they bought me a serious camera, actually a Hasselblad 501C. With that camera, I started taking more artistic and serious shots. It’s here that I found my love for homes and architecture in general. Even if I had visited a building a dozen times, I kept finding new photos to take.

 

I got into real estate photography after helping out a friend. He was trying to sell his house but wasn’t getting any bites with the photos he took on his phone. I offered to snap some photos, and the rest is history. My friend had offers in less than one week once we added my photos.

 

From there, I set about making sure I had training and setting up shop. I enjoyed learning from the masters in real estate photography immensely. From there, I started working on a more formal basis.

 

I believe that the best photos are hard to look away from. The combinations of shapes, shadows, and light create awesome visual experiences. I strive to deliver that experience with every photograph I take here at $.

 

While I’ve had many cameras and taken more photos than I can count, real estate will always have a place in my heart. I love the quirks and challenge all the different floorplans present, along with the unique rewards.

 

I’d love to talk with you more about how I can help with your listings sell quickly. My expertise and passion can showcase even the most undesirable house in its best light.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Jill Matthews, CPP

 

Investment

Having a professional photographer come in for listing photos is an investment. Generally speaking, these photos will help a listing sell faster. Since there are many options for each home, I would be happy to walk you through the best options.

 

Real Estate Packages

The initial session covers photos of the house in a daytime environment. Since different square footages require different numbers of photos, packages are set up. With the packages, you get a certain number of pictures, with digital copies, and rights for commercial use.

 

A La Carte Options

 

Night/Dusk

There’s something magical about a house all lit up in the dark, and buyers can see it too. The dusk and night photography session uses special equipment to capture this unique scene. This add-on can be bought after a regular real estate package.

 

Aerial

Aerial photography is an excellent tool for showing scale and grandeur in real estate. Potential buyers can see the whole home and lot without any guessing, and the MLS found it helps sell homes faster too. Generally, aerial photos will happen during the day for maximum effectiveness and are offered as an add-on to an existing contract.

 

Compilation

With the rise in video streaming, compilation videos have become increasingly important to the sale of real estate. These videos are made of the photos from the other sessions arranged in such a way that potential buyers can get a complete feel for the house. This is an add-on to an existing house contract.

 

Bulk Sessions:

 

If your company sells many homes, it might be beneficial to use bulk pricing. Each package is unique to match the volume of homes you work with, so you never have to worry. Then you have a photographer on call, committed to delivering the best real estate photos available, whenever you have a new listing. If you’re interested in this option, please contact me so I can give you a custom quote. Headshots Since real estate agents operate a personal brand to sell homes, headshots are vital. If it’s been a little while since the last set or the current one was taken on a cell phone, it’s time for new ones. These photos are great marketing materials, profile pictures, and even translate into print.

 

Tips for Real Estate Photo Sessions

 

1. Remove personal items from the home. These items include family photos and school art projects. The idea is that people see themselves moving into the house when they examine the images.

 

2. Clear off surfaces. Whether it’s the kitchen, the bathrooms, or even the hutch in the front hall, remove those items. People like to understand the space they’re looking at, and having things on top of what they’re trying to imagine impedes the process.

 

3. Have a deep cleaning. Real estate photos are very detailed, and no one wants to get hung up on a smudge or dirty baseboard. Whether self-done or professional, a deep clean of all house areas is necessary.

 

4. Declutter. Whether it’s children’s toys in the living room or hobby projects in the garage, clutter stops people from seeing themselves moving in and living in the house. Packaging these items up and removing them will help the photos do their jobs.

 

5. Take steps to stage the house. Model homes have neatly made beds, folded towels, straight rugs, and accent pillows galore. These models are great to imitate when preparing for the photographer’s arrival.

 

FAQ

 

When should I schedule my session?

 

Sessions are best done 1 to 2 weeks before a listing goes live. There is a rush delivery option if you need same-day photos, but I don’t want you to pay for that unless you need it.

 

How do you take payments?

 

I can handle payments from all major cards. If you would prefer invoicing, I can provide it through my accounting software.

 

What happens if there’s inclement weather on the session date?

 

While this rarely happens all day, we can rebook the session for the next available date.

 

How many digital files will I receive?

 

The number of files varies from package to package. You will receive the number of files specified with the price.

 

How long will it take to receive these digital images?

 

Typically, you’ll have the images in a week or so. I do offer a same-day delivery option for an added fee. Can I use these digital images on social media?

 

Absolutely, all images come with a commercial license. You can share them wherever you think your buyers may be.

 

Do you carry business insurance? Definitely!

make the sale with jill matthews

Want excellent photos of your real estate, so it will sell?  Jill Matthews Photography strives to photograph real estate photography in Cincinnati exceptionally.  Our photographers understand that your home needs to look great, inviting and professionally photographed.   Experience.  Taking real estate photography with Jill Matthews Photography is an experience that includes video with a steady cam, lots of images to choose from combined with skillful photographing.   Also 360 Virtual reality offered with a Matterport camera. 

 

We are up for providing you with a professional experience when booking our real estate photography in Cincinnati.  Our photographers love transforming your home or office images into gorgeous images. Photographing real estate is our business. We do this with a modern, creative, and personalized style.   Quality Service.   We offer drone photography & video. We offer same day by 8pm delivery of all images. 

make the sale with jill matthews

Want excellent photos of your real estate, so it will sell?  Jill Matthews Photography strives to photograph real Customer#: 2690157 photography in Cincinnati exceptionally.  Our photographers understand that your home needs to look great, inviting and professionally photographed.   Experience.  Taking real estate photography with Jill Matthews Photography is an experience that includes video with a steady cam, lots of images to choose from combined with skillful photographing.   

 

We are up for providing you with a professional experience when booking our real estate photography in Cincinnati.  Our photographers love transforming your home or office images into gorgeous images. Photographing real estate is our business. We do this with a modern, creative, and personalized style.   Quality Service.   We offer drone photography & video. We offer same day by 8pm delivery of all images. 

8562 Pine Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45236

jill@jillmatthewsphotography.com

(513)267-7973

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