Meri Light Photography: Blog en-us (C) Meri Light Photography (Meri Light Photography) Wed, 05 May 2021 15:50:00 GMT Wed, 05 May 2021 15:50:00 GMT Meri Light Photography: Blog 120 67 Preparing for a Real Estate Photography Appointment Preparing your home to present it in the best way is the most important thing you can do achieve your best results for price and ease!

Here is a checklist to assist you: Please have this checklist complete before my arrival.



  • Do a thorough surface clean
  • Turn all lights & replace any bad light bulbs
  • Keep all windows closed and open blinds to the same height/width. 
  • Remove extra furniture
  • Turn all TV screens/PC monitors off
  • Remove all personal photographs, or framed personal keepsakes
  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring unless there is a stain
  • Place all shoes/jackets in closets (Declutter)
  • No plastic or paper showing 



  • Remove all cars from driveways and away from the property
  • Close garage doors
  • Remove trash bins
  • Mow and edge grass front & back, trim overgrown trees and brushes
  • Remove any toys and sports equipment
  • Remove visible water hoses and empty planters and garden tools
  • Sweep up cuttings and leaves
  • Clean pool area



  • Straighten/push in chairs
  • Have nothing in your sink and wipe it dry
  • Clear countertops of clutter
  • Remove any small appliances that are easily stored
  • Remove fridge magnets and photos
  • Store dishes and put away draining rack
  • Hide soaps and cleaning items
  • Remove visible rubbish bins
  • Add a center piece such as flowers or candles to the tables
  • Hide hand towels unless they are for display only

Living Areas


  • Arrange the furniture to make room look large
  • Remove magazines and papers
  • Remove any gym equipment
  • Clear clutter from shelves and tables
  • Hide all remotes
  • Hide loose home theater cables

  • Clear countertops completely
  • Remove toothbrushes and shavers
  • Clean all mirrors and bench tops
  • Hang fresh towels
  • Remove all items from bathtubs and showers
  • Clean toilet and CLOSE LIDS
  • Remove floor mats




  • Remove any visible clothes and clutter
  • Hide personal items and visible cables
  • Close all closets
  • Make beds and straighten pillows
  • Remove items from bed side table
  • Close drawers
  • Clean under bed, remove items which might show
  • If possible remove personal images and wall stickers




(Meri Light Photography) marketing real estate Selling Wed, 05 May 2021 15:39:14 GMT
Starting up (again) in a new area. So much of my business is based on referrals. When I first started out I gave away my sessions to local friends and family. Over time, the word got out and my fees became an addition to the household income. Unfortunately, I moved away from my client community and now I am squeezing in time to see them when I return home for a wedding and/or obligations back in that area. 

I have been here since September and have had only a handful of local sessions. My photography business is my bread and butter. Recently, I began target marketing with this area in mind. My hopes are to eventually become a full time photographer.  A3 GirlsStarted with just one when she was 3 years old. Now there are 3!


Nothing is harder than starting over. I already gave away my work and started from the beginning. Now, I have to focus on doing this all over again. I have to for my family. 



(Meri Light Photography) Mon, 29 May 2017 19:28:23 GMT