We aim to turn around all photos the same day, the earlier in the day your shoot is the more likely it is you will get the photo links that evening. For end of day shoots links will be posted the next morning at the latest. For Video shoots the turn around time is 5 business days from shoot depending upon how quickly we can get any aditional images needed from you such as client supplied "sunset shots" or specific graphic files. Websites are done in 24 hours though it takes 24 hours to purchase a domain name (www.123mainstreet.com for example) and have it activated before we can load the website files onto the server. Aerial imagery is usually turned around the same day.
We retain the copyright to all our photography. We license the images to you for use in any and all marketing efforts by you for the property and your own business. You can not sell the images or allow their use by any 3rd party other than the MLS and your own Real Estate Business. We are happy to license the images to the Builder and Architect of the property or to another agent should the listing pass to them. A portion of all proceeds from this extra licensing will be credited to you for use on the next shoot. A Win-Win for us both.
It is best to book a shoot a week in advance as the schedule fills up quickly especially if the sun shines. The more advance we can get the more options on timing we can offer and the better the chance we can shoot with the optimal light and tides for that property. We do not charge for cancellations/rescheduling done up to the day before the shoot If you need to reschedule due to weather then we try to work with you and shoot interiors only for that booking and return on a seperate day to capture the exteriors. We then charge a split-shoot fee of between $25 and $50 depending upon location.
Poulsbo, Kingston, Hansville, Bainbridge, Bremerton, Port Ludlow and Port Orchard are what we deem "local" and so incur no extra charge for the initial shoot. Split-shoot fees for these area range between $50 and $75 if we need to visit the property twice. For shoots in Seattle we charge an additional $125 travel fee, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Kirkland is $150. Gig Harbor or Port Townsend and surrounds is charged at $50 travel, Tacoma and suburbs around has a $100 fee. For areas beyond these please call us.
Our prices are based upon a set amount of Photoshop work to bring out the best image possible from the data captured at the time of the shoot. We will add in Blue sky on the money shot of the exterior if the weather does not co-operate on the day of the shoot and will paint out the odd bald spot on the grass. For other services such as adding images into TV screens, adding fire into fireplaces, replacing burnt out light fixtures and removing larger objects from the scene you will be charged at an hourly rate of $75 and this will be agreed upon prior to image processing.
We are happy to host the video on our accounts but the best practice is to upload the MP4 file we send you to your own Youtube or Vimeo account. IMPORTANT NOTE... When copying the sharing link from Youtube you MUST DELETE the "s" from the URL before pasting into the MLS as the MLS does not recognise secure or https URLs so when you copy the URL of your video from Youtube it will be https://www.youtube*** so delete the "s" so it reads http://www.youtube***