photo-ready checklist

Your home doesn't have to be perfect to photograph well, but there are a few things you can do before the shoot to make sure it looks great in pictures.


  • All cars removed from driveway

  • Trashcans stowed out of view or in garage

  • Hoses contained

  • Pathways cleared of debris

Interiors: Entryway, dining room, formal living room, front office

  • Welcome mats and runner rugs taken up and stowed away

  • Coat racks, key hangers, etc. cleared and decluttered.

  • Shelves, desks and tables organized and cleared of clutter and papers

Kitchen and breakfast area

  • Counters and tables as cleared as possible, most appliances and utensils stowed away

  • Rugs taken up and stowed away

  • Pet feeders, water bowls, toys, etc put away

  • Trashcans hidden or stowed away

Living Room

  • Small rugs and runner rugs taken up and stowed away

  • Remotes, laptops, charging cables, etc hidden from view

  • Shelves and tables decluttered as much as possible


  • Beds made

  • Small rugs and runner rugs taken up

  • Nightstands, shelves and tables cleared as much as possible


  • Counters cleared of soaps, toothpastes and brushes, hair products, etc.

  • Shampoos and soaps cleared from bathtubs and showers

  • Over-the-door hangers taken down and stowed away

  • Rugs and runners taken up and put away

  • Trashcans hidden

  • Glass (mirrors and showers) as clean as possible (spots can show up in photos)


  • Children's and pool toys, cleaning and lawn care supplies cleared away

  • Trashcans hidden from view

  • Pet houses, feeders, toy, etc stowed away

  • As decluttered as possible


  • Make sure light bulbs are working

  • Turn off all fans

  • For twilights, make sure all exterior lighting is functional prior to shoot

If you have any questions about preparing for your photoshoot please don't hesitate to ask!


© Elemby Photography | | Flower Mound, TX 75028 | 817.217.9341

  • Grey Facebook Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon