The bedrock of all real estate photography is quality interior photography. Showing off your property in the best way possible takes extensive knowledge in compositing, framing, lighting, editing, and years of experience of knowing when and why to take a shot. At The Luxury Level, we provide that in every photo we take, in every photographer we send out. We make it a goal to listen to your needs and will take the extra step necessary to make sure the photo we take is the best it can be. That could be as simple as fixing a misshapen pillow or as complex as moving a furniture.
Unlike other real estate photography companies, we take care in making sure windows are property exposed, angles are straight and even height, and that the color tone is consistent and true to the property. We even have advanced editing techniques to add fire, screens, and other elements into the photograph to help further the overall look of the picture.
We've shot thousands of homes in the Los Angeles area over the years so you can trust that we know exactly what we are doing and how to turn a 5 million dollar home into a 10 million dollar home. Peruse some of our most recent favorite shots below.
The face of your property, and many times the listing's "hero shot" is an exterior photography picture. The grounds and surrounding area are often just as important to capture as the interior, as such we take great care in ensuring the quality of work is on par with any interior work we do. Our photographers know the exact time of day or exact moment in a day to best capture the exteriors of your property. We are also well versed in sky replacement editing should it be a cloudy day on your shoot.
The following is a short gallery of some of our favorite shots from the front yard, backyard, and other exterior grounds.
As much as twilight photography is the star of the show, pre-twilight photography is a close runner-up! What's the difference between the two? Well, pre-twilight photography is best for properties with minimal exterior lighting. It is also ideal for properties with darker exteriors because not as much light is needed (but is also perfectly fine for light exteriors).
Pre-twilight is shot around 15 minutes before the sun has set, when the sky is changing colors with dramatic pinks, yellows, reds, and purples. Not all days are created equal so sometimes the color change is pretty minimal but regardless, shots of your property will look markedly better than during the day because there is no harsh light creating shadows on the house and there enough light left to light the exterior and show off a dramatic sky. And again, combined with our advanced editing techniques, we know how to best capitalize on the shots we take.
One of the most important ways to get your listing sold is to bring potential clients in with jaw-dropping pictures. Cue twilight photography! Our years of expertise has fortified our ability to know when and how to capture your listing in the most dramatic way possible. Coupled with our superior editing techniques, we know how to make your photos POP while still retaining the natural look of the home.
This type of photography is perfect for homes that have great exterior lighting (up-lights on the house, the grounds, and pool lighting, etc.). It is also ideal for properties with a lighter exterior (houses with dark exteriors don’t typically turn out well). It normally starts about 20-30 minutes after the sun has set and lasts for another 10-15 minutes after that.
The following gallery has some of the best work we've done to date. We're a wealth of knowledge when it comes to twilights - don't be shy - ask for a consult!
Who doesn't love the photos you see in magazines like Architectural Digest or Elle Decor? The photography in those magazines were composed to distill the essence of a room or a staged area into a perfect shot. Now, it doesn't always have a place in real estate photography since you're often looking to capture the largest angle of a room to show off the size and space of a property. BUT, some properties need that extra touch to drive more traffic - especially when the details, staging, and layout are so compelling. That's where architectural style photography comes into play.
When choosing us to capture your home in this architectural manner, we focus on capturing "vignettes" of your listing to help give your home more personality and depth. It's the type of photography that brings you and your marketing to a whole new level - separating you from the pack. In this gallery you will see a variety of ways that we have worked with our clients properties to achieve those goals.
Take your listing to new heights with our aerial drone photography! Our FAA certified drone pilots have shot hundreds of homes in and around the Los Angeles area and know how to get the best aerial angles to show off your property. We know the in's and out's of where we are legal to fly and with our advanced technology drones we can provide high quality photography like never before. Over the past couple years we've also been able to bring down our price to be more competitive too! Check out some of our examples and if you like what you see, connect with us or place an order today.
Virtual staging is one of the newer trends in the real estate marketing industry and we’ve got some of the best designers around to help make your vacant property feel lived-in and homey! With our premium virtual staging, we make it a goal to make your photos look real, not photo-shopped, so that you potential clients can truly believe in what they are seeing. Plus you could potentially save thousands of dollars on actual staging!
There are several styles we can work with to build your virtually staged room of your dreams. Such as: contemporary, traditional, modern minimalism, mid-century modern, transitional, scandinavian, farmhouse, nautical, industrial, bohemian, and shabby chic. Feel free to ask us for a style guide when you make your order to ensure we're both on the same page.
Below are some of our favorite before / after virtually staged photos of properties around the Los Angeles area.
Just like our premium virtually staged photography, but half the price! The only difference between the two is the quality of staging elements and the amount of lighting and shadows taken into account. You could best describe it as feeling "less real" compared to our premium version. This is best for non-luxury listings/spaces but can definitely be done for anything you want! Plus, the turnaround time is generally faster. Check them out and see if you can see a difference!
We like to tell our clients that half the work is done at the photo shoot. That's because the other half is done in the editing room. We do a whole host of basic edits when we process photos for any regular shoot but sometimes photos need an extra push to get it to where it needs to be. Sometimes that could be adding fire to a fireplace, a screen to a TV, removing distracting wires or cracks, changing out the furniture, removing large distracting objects, replacing skies or window views... so on and so forth. And of course, we've got you completely covered!
We have trained extensively on how to achieve the editing needs you desire (within reason of course!). Below are a variety of examples of before and after work to give you a sense of what is possible.
Shot for The Chernov Team of KW Studio City, an insurmountable level of sophistication describes this extraordinary New Modern Construction Estate. Located in the confines of the ultra-exclusive Royal Oaks community of Encino this expansive estate boasts high quality finishes throughout an extraordinary layout. Voluminous/Soaring high ceilings, two sweeping staircases, balconies, abundance of windows & everywhere you turn a view to enjoy the amazing views overlooking the valley skyline and omnipresent night lights. 9 bedrooms each one bigger than the other, 11 bathrooms each offering their own unique captive style.
This home is a prime example of our unlimited photography package. Packed with exterior, interior, pre-twilight, twilight, and replacement photography, you can really get a sense of what we can do when given the reins to capture a property as we've been trained to do.
Elegant and majestic, this Santa Barbara courtyard style Spanish estate was captured for Barbi Pappas of Vista Sothebys Manhattan Beach. Classically designed and exquisitely appointed, this home is graced with antiqued French oak floors, Arte International lighting, 11ft. beamed ceilings and 8ft. doors. The grandeur of the house is palpable, yet retains an intimate feel, as the entire 4,886-sf. home is on two levels with plenty of entertaining space and excellent flow.
It's rare to be able to photograph such a perfect home from inside and out and this property has that in spades. For this property the agent had us capture exterior, interior, pre-twilight, aerial, and architectural photography. Not all rooms we staged so only the best of the staged photos are shown - but do more than enough to showcase our style and what the home has to offer.