Hotel Photography Guide
Having good quality photography of your hotel or B&B is essential to getting more customers through your door. Recent research concluded that photos play a 60% role in the decision making process of guests, so I’ve pulled together a hotel photography guide to highlight what’s involved in a shoot and what to expect from it.
When is the best time to take photographs?
Any time! Well, it depends when you want your guests to visit. Spring and Summer are the obvious seasons when the weather is better; blue skys, colourful gardens and inviting swimming pools always look good. But, at the same time, if you want guests to stay in the autumn or winter, it’s great to have a selection of cosy shots; picture logs fires, walking boots, autumn leaves.
What to expect on the day?
To create a complete set of images usually takes a full days work. I can often arrive early or stay late to get a few exterior shots in dawn or dusk light, but as they are exterior this would not impact you. For the interior shots, I should be able to provide general and close up shots of 4 or 5 bedrooms, 1 or 2 bathrooms, reception rooms and dining rooms. If you prepare food, I could provide some close up food photography and add this to the dining shots.
It’s always great to plan a day when the hotel or B&B is less busy i.e. when rooms are available. But I can be flexible around the cleaning of rooms and always work efficiently and quietly without any disturbance.
How can you prepare for the day?
It’s always good to think about your hotel’s best assets. Which rooms or areas do your guests always seem to like? Which features do you wish to promote? A lot of good photographs involve styling so newspapers, magazines, books, a nice set of crockery, wine glasses and fresh flowers all make a huge difference.
If you would like to discuss any photography requirements, please get in touch whether you require a full collection of new images or half a days work.