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TERMS OF SERVICE            LEGAL AND COPYRIGHT

©2020 HJP Production. All Rights Reserved

 

HIRE A REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHER

Scheduling a photo shoot with HJP Production is easy. To request an appointment, please fill out our contact form. Our last appointment time of the day is between 3 pm and 4pm. Appointments after 5 pm are reserved for twilight photo sessions only.

  • Appointment times are available Monday through Friday.

  • Weekend photo sessions are available on a limited basis.

  • All appointments are on a first come first serve basis.

 

OPTIMUM SUNLIGHT:
For adequate sunlight on the front exterior of your home, we recommend the following:

  • East Facing Homes: We recommend a morning appointment.

  • South Facing Homes: We recommend a morning or afternoon appointment.

  • West Facing Homes: We recommend an afternoon appointment.

  • North Facing Homes: Please contact us to discuss your options.

 

PHOTO SESSIONS:
Because we shoot multiple homes each day, it is important that your property be “photo-ready”, when we arrive. In order to service all of our clients in a professional manner, your appointment includes a specific block of time for your photo session. Please review our tips on how to prepare the home for your photo shoot.

  • Your home will be shot AS-IS.

  • Please have the home photo-ready when we arrive.

  • We do not provide any cleaning, moving or home staging services.

  • Failure to have your home photo-ready may impact the number of photographs taken.

 

FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Please have your home cleaned, prepped and staged prior to your shoot.

  • Please communicate any special shot or edit requests to us prior to your shoot.


  • Please review our home preparation tips.

  • Do not schedule any other workers at the same time of your photo shoot.

  • Do not hold an “Open House” during your photo session.

  • Arrive early for your appointment to make sure the home is photo-ready.

  • Please allow our photographers to begin working immediately, once they arrive.

 

PAYMENT:
Payment must be received in full before your photos are delivered.

TRAVEL FEES and PARKING:
HJP Production offers real estate photography in East Windsor via our local service area. Our local service area includes all properties that are located less than 30 miles from East Windsor, NJ. Properties located outside our local service area will incur a travel fee and will need to meet a minimum purchase amount. Travel fees are calculated via Google Maps and are based on the distance from East Windsor, NJ to the client’s property. If guest parking or free street parking is unavailable, clients will be responsible for any parking fees incurred by photographers to park in a nearby parking lot.

CANCELLATIONS and RESCHEDULING:
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we request at least 48 hours notice via our contact form on this website. You will receive a cancellation confirmation email from us within 24 hours. If you do not receive a cancellation confirmation email from us, that means we did not receive your cancellation request and your appointment is still reserved. Please call us immediately. If you give less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged a $20.00 cancellation fee. There is no cancellation fee for rescheduling your shoot due to weather conditions. If you repeatedly cancel or reschedule appointments, we will require a $50.00 non-refundable security deposit to reserve your next photo shoot.

NO SHOWS/LATE SHOWS/SCRAP SHOOT:
If you do not show up for your appointment or if you show up so late that the shoot has to be cancelled, you will be charged a $50.00 trip fee that must be paid in full before we can reschedule another shoot. If we arrive at the property and are unable to photograph the home due to lack of electricity, lack of interior access or other issues, the shoot will be cancelled and you will be charged a $50.00 scrap shoot fee that must be paid in full before we can schedule another shoot for you.

RESHOOTS:
Any return trip to the property for reshoots will incur a fee. The minimum reshoot fee is $50.00.
In order to avoid a reshoot:

1. Please be sure your property is “photo-ready.”
2. Make sure weather conditions are to your liking.
3. Please communicate any specific shot requests to us prior to your appointment.

DELIVERY TIMES:
After payment has been received in full, residential photo package images are delivered next business day via electronic download. Typically, photos are delivered between 12pm and 6pm, but may be later depending on our workload. Friday photo session images are typically delivered on Saturday, but Saturday delivery is not guaranteed. Delivery times for all other services is typically two to five business days. A delay in payment will delay the processing and delivery of your images. If you have specific delivery requirements, please contact us prior to scheduling your photo session.

PLEASE NOTE:
It is imperative that your home be photo-ready and Photographer is allowed to begin working immediately. Failure to do so may impact the number of photographs taken.

REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Below please find several tips for a successful real estate photo shoot. We highly recommend that the agent arrive at the property 15 minutes before his or her scheduled appointment to verify that the home is photo-ready. If you have any further questions about preparing the property for your photo shoot, please contact us.

Interior Tips:

  • Turn on all interior lights and replace all non-working bulbs.

  • Lower blinds and keep them open.

  • If the windows have curtains, open them.

  • Vacuum carpets and clean tile/wood floors.

  • Fluff and straighten pillows on sofas and chairs.

  • Turn off televisions, computers, and all fans.

  • Unplug and hide all non-essential electrical cords.

  • Confirm all windows and mirrors are clean and streak free.

  • Make sure beds are made and are clean.

  • Close toilet lid and fold all towels in bathrooms.

  • Close shower door or curtain.

  • Remove and hide all toiletries, bar soaps, shampoos, etc.

  • Remove kitchen and bath mats.

  • Clean off counter tops in bathrooms and kitchen.

  • Place a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table or counter to add color.

  • Make sure dining room table and chairs are clean and straight.

  • Remove any clutter from exterior of refrigerator.

  • De-clutter the home by removing cleaning supplies, magazines, toys, etc.

 

Exterior Tips:

  • Cars need to be in the garage with doors closed.

  • No cars parked in driveway or front of the house.

  • Clean and sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.

  • Hide trash cans, lawn and garden tools, etc..

  • Mow the yard and remove all lawn debris.

  • Disconnect and hide lawn hoses, if possible.

  • Remove all flags, hanging ornaments and home security signs.

  • Trim bushes, trees and plants to allow a clear view of the property.

  • Enhance curb appeal with landscaping and/or flowers.

  • Put patio umbrellas up and remove BBQ grill covers.

  • Clean swimming pool and put away cleaning equipment.

  • Close all windows and lower blinds to the same height.

 

For Best Results:

  • Please have your home cleaned, prepped and staged prior to your shoot.

  • If you prefer not to have “color cast” from interior lights, turn them off.

  • Do not hold an “Open House” during your photo shoot.

  • Please communicate any special requests prior to your appointment.

  • Do not schedule any other workers at the same time of your shoot.

  • Arrive early for your appointment to make sure the home is in order.