Trish Hamilton Photography
For years I have photographed real estate and architecture in the Washington, DC metro area. Working with up and coming, as well as well established brokers and agents to create an outstanding marketing portfolio for their listings and their profile.
Every project gets my keen attention to detail and is approached the same: Like a million-dollar property. Not just shooting a space with a super wide angle, but truly reflecting the space and its atmosphere. Often I create little vignettes to let viewers imagine themselves sitting in the chair by the window reading a book, soaking in that big tub, or cooking a fab meal on the 5-burner stove...
My ideal is to create long lasting working relationships with my clients.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First, we will go over the specific photographic needs to determine the scope and cost of the assignment. We will sign a contract explaining terms and conditions, and get to working. For real estate shoots, my turn-around is usually between 24-36 hrs.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Born and raised in Germany, I began a 3-yr apprenticeship in photography after graduating from secondary school. After these three years of hands-on training, I graduated as photographer craftswoman.
Since then I continue my training constantly to keep up with new technology and trends.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.
My real estate pricing list will be posted shortly, but rest assured it is within the standard pricing here in the Washington, DC metro area.
All other assignments are priced on the scope of the project and the usage needs of the client.
How did you get started in this business?
Long story short:
My son was diagnosed with cancer and I needed to have flexible hours, so I signed up to work for an agency providing real estate photography. Disappointed with their back office support for my clients and myself, I quit their service once it was clear my son was going to die. After his death, I started my own business -basically in his honor, with the support of my clients.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with up and coming real estate agents, with well established agents, architects, interior designers, builders and developers, as well as contractors and owners.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
My husband's job took us overseas for a few years. Only last August did we return home. To have some of my old clients come right back to hire me is the biggest boost of confidence and the greates compliment I could ask for.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?
When looking for a photographer, I advise to look at their portfolio first. Before pricing. If you know you will need a photographer continuously, find one with whom you can establish a good working relationship. And consider whether these photographs will be part of your portfolio to market your own business.
What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Licensing. Please ask about licensing rights and copyrights: What do you want to use the images for? Social media? Marketing a listing? Advertisement?
That would be the most important aspect.