As professional photographers, we get to shoot some truly remarkable properties, like this stunning waterfront rental in Westport, Washington. A key element of a rental photo and video shoot is the ability to capture the essence of a space and highlight its unique features. In this post, we want to share some tips and techniques for photographing vacation rentals and making them stand out in a crowded market.
It’s important to understand the unique features of the rental property you’re shooting. In the case of this waterfront rental, the standout feature was the panoramic view of the bay. To capture the beauty of the natural surroundings, we used a combination of high-end lenses, well-time natural light and our multiple lighting system to create photos and a video that truly conveyed the beauty and serenity of the location. We captured the colors and details of the sky and water, making it look inviting and relaxing to potential guests.
Another essential aspect of rental photography is capturing the interior of the space in a way that showcases its unique features and style. In this rental, the interior was spacious, elegant, and tastefully decorated. To capture the details that made it stand out, such as the high-end appliances in the kitchen or the tasteful art on the walls, good framing and lighting conveyed the sophistication and luxury.
In addition to the interior, the outdoor space of a vacation rental can be a major selling point. In this rental, the outdoor space was one of the standout features, with a large deck, comfortable seating, and a hot tub overlooking the water, thus showing the tranquility and beauty was important. We created photos and a video that made it look like the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery.
One of the key elements of high-end rental photography is the ability to create a sense of place to make guests feel like they’re already on vacation. To achieve this, it’s important to capture the unique features and ambiance of the rental property in a way that is inviting and relaxing. Telling a story is also important to help potential guests envision themselves in the space and create a sense of anticipation and excitement.
Finally, it’s essential to understand the importance of editing in high-end rental photography. By carefully editing and retouching our photos and videos, we create a polished and professional look to our work. High-end rental photography requires a combination of technical skill, artistic vision, and attention to detail. By understanding the unique features and ambiance of a rental property, capturing it in a way that is inviting and relaxing, and using editing techniques to create a polished look, we help our clients stand out in a crowded rental market and attract more guests to their properties.