Why should I hire a Professional Real Estate Photographer, instead of doing it myself?

Many smartphones take excellent photos. However, even the latest smartphone is lacking, due to the absence of a wide-angle lens and limited exposure control.


Southern Belle Photography takes multiple exposures of every photo in order to capture the most detail in every room of your listing. In addition, I use a tripod, a wide-angle lens, and dedicated software to produce images that stand out.


It’s my comprehensive process that truly makes the difference!


Why should I utilize professional photos?

According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, 98% of buyers use the Internet in their search for a new home.


Professional real estate photography scores as one of the most useful tools in making a positive first impression of a property.


In addition, according to a Wall Street Journal article, real estate listings with professional photos typically command higher asking prices.


Can you “Photoshop” items out of an image?

We can photoshop anything! However, for real estate laws, we are limited to what we can remove from the property. Certain smaller items, such as carpet stains or dead grass, are pretty simple fixes while maintaining quality results. I can only Photoshop items that are fixable or plan on getting fixed. I can not remove a permanent feature. 


Can you “Photoshop” out that crack in the wall?

For ethical and legal reasons, we cannot digitally remove a permanent physical feature of a home. This includes removing cracks in walls or ceilings, removing telephone poles or electrical lines, or modifying any other structural deficiency and/or abnormality.


But I will at your request as long as you let your clients know that the photos have been enhanced.

By LAW I can enhance the grass making it greener. I can swap out a gray sky for a beautiful Blue sky. I can add TV Backdrops, I can add fire to fireplaces, and I can add light to burnt-out lightbulbs.


When will I receive my photos?

All residential photo packages include 24-48 hour turn around delivery.

Delivery times for custom packages vary based upon client specifications.


How will I receive my photos?

 There are multiple ways we can give you your images. The main way is through email.

Or you will receive an email that will contain a link to download all of your images in one convenient zip file. (per Request) or through Google Drive or DropBox.

What is the resolution of the photos I will receive?

You receive web-optimized images (WEB), which are 2048 X 1362. These images are great for web, mobile, and MLS. All images are delivered in JPEG format.


Sizing for all Real Estate Collections are sized to 1920 x 1080 per South Carolina  MLS regulations. 


Can you upload the photos to MLS for me?

Due to MLS regulations, 3rd party vendors are not allowed to log in to MLS under an agent’s name and password.


Do you shoot on weekends?

I offer Real Estate Photography services Monday-Friday. I can, however, do a Saturday Photography session. There is an $85 add-on fee for the Weekend Session.


What is the best time of day to photograph my home?

That depends on what direction your home faces. If your home faces east or south, we recommend a morning appointment. If your home faces west or north, an afternoon photo session would be the best choice.


Do you carry general liability insurance?



Do you offer aerial drone photography?