• Clean well and de-clutter!  

  • Turn on all lights and make sure ceiling fans are turned off.  Check for burned out light bulbs and replace accordingly

  • Open blinds and windows

  • Clear kitchen counter tops, and small appliances.  Make sure refrigerator doors have been decluttered of magnets

  • Clear bathroom counter tops and shower - toothbrushes, shampoo bottles, etc.

  • Lighten up bookcases by removing half the books

  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring

  • Make all beds, and tidy bedrooms. Clothes hung, or folded and put away

  • Remove stacks of magazines, paper and mail

  • Store away phone and computer charging cables

  • Remove pet toys, bowls, and beds 


  • Move cars out of the driveway and park in front of the house so that on the day of the shoot we can move them and have an unobstructed view of the exterior

  • Remove or hide trash cans

  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks.

  • Rake leaves, pull weeds, remove dead plants, mow lawn and edge

  • Remove kids' toys and/or pet toys.

  • Open patio umbrellas and set out cushions.

  • Clean up all pet feces (photographer may walk through yard/garden to get various shots)

  • Please roll up all hoses

  • Remove covers from BBQ and pool

  • If there are large patches of dirt, cover with mulch to make  more attractive

  • Open patio umbrellas or remove, and set out seat cushions

  • Please make sure pets are kept away in a bedroom or with a neighbor during shoot

  • For twilight exterior shoots make sure all lights are on inside as well as outside.  It is important to make sure all bulbs are functioning!

Claire Haskell Photography

Serving - Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County | 

Tel: 949.202.9743

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