What you need to know before planning a Luxury Hotel Architectural Photoshoot
Planning an architectural, interior design or lifestyle shoot for a hotel don’t have to be a complicated task.
The goal of the hotel is always having the right photos and not only beautiful ones.
The right photos should help attract new and returning guests to come and visit, by having upscale images that will help separate you from all the other options out there.
Planning the Photoshoot:
Every great project start with planing.
It doesn’t have to be long neither will require the hotelier and marketing team more than explaining the needs, timeline and goal to the photographer.
Hotel photographer has the experience and knowledge how to tackle almost everything, so don’t worry how he will execute the job, let him explain you based on his experience what are your options.
Start by writing a short brief:
- How many spaces you need to photograph
- How many photos you need from each space
- What time of the day you want the photos done
- What are the limitation and timeframe that the photos can be taken
- When you need the photos
- Samples for previous work or similar work you are aiming for
Hotel Exterior Photoshoot
Photographing the exterior is the most complex job in hotel photography, the only reason is that you can’t control the light and surrounding.
The photographer have to understand the direction of light and plan accordingly to the shoot.
It also can take few hours to complete one exterior shoot depend on the final results especially in twilight
Hotel Day Time Photoshoot
To capture an amazing day time exterior shoot, we have to work around the sun light, finding the perfect angle of the building and then utilize the sun for the perfect lighting.
The goal is to capture the hotel with the right angle of light that will include a great sky (if not replaced in post production) and wrapping light on the building.
Hotel Twilight Photoshoot
The twilight shoot may take several hours to capture, we are starting by scouting for the perfect angle, capture the exterior while there is still light from the sun and then wait for the perfect time to capture the shoot.
Most of the shoots are compiled from several photos from day time and after the sunset, when the light from the building shine out, so let you photographer take the time, it will be definitely worth it.
Hotel Interior Photoshoot
Photographing the hotel interior is not an easy task when talking about an active hotel.
The best time to photograph the hotel space, front desk and other spaces is during the night or before the morning.
We always take in mind not to disturb the guest experience by working around the clock.
Photographing the rooms need to be done based on the need and availability of the hotel, typically its or day or night time.
Give your guest more than just one shoot, our goal is to show the experience and lifestyle when staying in your properties.
We don’t want the guest experience, when booking a hotel to start and end within 2 seconds of viewing one shoot.
Even it it’s a small room, capture 2-3 shoots of the room and bathroom. This will give your guest more time to be invested in the decision of booking with you.
When it comes to suites and premium rooms that cost few thousands and some time ten of thousands a night and their availability cost the hotel hundreds to thousands every hour the room is not available for guests, This is where our studio shines.
We developed a small footprint and fast paste of working with zero compromises on quality.
We can photograph most high-end suites within 1-2 hours making sure you have top notch visuals while having the suite ready for your next guest and then tie all the photos in post production for the perfect shoot.
Hotels has much more to offer beyond a rooms.
The spa, pool, restaurants, shops, casinos and many more public spaces that are available for your guests.
Make sure all of them are captured professionally, even those boutique coffee or gift shops.
Don’t forget this is part of the experience leading your guest to invest more in your property and making you their Desiered destination.