Duncan Avenue Studios offers both on-location and in-studio photography services for Airbnb hosts in the Hudson Valley area of New York. Located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, we serve clients throughout Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster, Columbia, and Greene counties. To learn more about our work with Airbnb hosts or to book your own shoot, visit our Real Estate Photography Services page here. We offer more than just amazing photographs; we provide you with customized professional real estate and vacation travel marketing solutions that meet your specific needs and objectives as an Airbnb host.
Why do you need a professional photoshoot for your Airbnb listing?
Airbnb photos have a huge impact on how many people book your listing, and thus, how much money you make. According to hospitality analytics firm Hostfully, listings with high-quality images get 14% more views and are booked 10% more frequently than those without. And according to our pro client’s data on their top-performing rental properties, having professional photos can mean a 46% increase in bookings! If you’re getting ready to list an Airbnb rental property or if you already have one but haven’t had any pictures taken yet, we’d highly recommend having a photoshoot done by Maxwell Alexander of the Duncan Avenue Studios in Catskills or Hudson River Valley. Just check out these portfolio shots from his recent photoshoot in Woodstock, NY for one of our customer’s rentals.
The benefits of hiring a professional photographer
Airbnb is a fantastic way to make money renting out your place when you’re not using it. But if you want more bookings, it helps to have great photos of your property. Professional photographers like Maxwell Alexander and Duncan Avenue Studios can help you stand out from other listings with beautiful imagery that sells. Services start at around $799/photoshoot, so for professional photographers who are willing to travel throughout Upstate New York, NYC Metro or Northern New Jersey, a few photoshoots can really pay off. If you have an interest in becoming an Airbnb host but don’t know where to begin, consider reaching out to us here >> for advice on making your listing shine. Our Airbnb optimization consultations include marketing, SEO, staging/interior design, pricing, and general business strategy advice.
Why does it matter if my pictures are of professional quality?
Most people who are new to Airbnb want to know what kinds of pictures they should use for their listings. Whether you’re taking a picture of your property or listing, professional photography is crucial if you want to compete on Airbnb. Not only do professionally taken pictures help increase bookings, but they can also make sure your guests feel at home by showing off things like colorful decorations and local art. Hudson Valley Style Magazine has caught up with Hudson Valley-based photographer Maxwell Alexander to talk about how he does his magic and why it matters that a good photographer document your space for Airbnb—or any listing service for that matter.
Here’s what he had to say: I’m a huge believer in not letting budget get in the way of quality. You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars for high-quality pictures; most will agree that $700-$900 per shoot is justifiable and gets you beautiful images that show off your space as well as possible! When my clients request photos within their budget, there may be something we need to tweak with their staging process first (such as removing items) or we might decide instead to invest our money in various lighting equipment so we can produce high-quality images without breaking our client’s bank. The most important thing is finding creative ways to bring more value to a project without sacrificing image quality.
What are our credentials?
Maxwell Alexander has been capturing images all around the Northeast for over 15 years. Maxwell has a Master’s Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and NYS Licensed Real Estate Continuing Education Instructor and FAA Licensed Drone Pilot. When you’re ready to hire a professional Airbnb photographer, you can find Maxwell Alexander at the Duncan Avenue Studios website or by calling 1-845-518-2750.
How many pictures do I need for my Airbnb listing?
This is a critical question because your images are your product. You’re asking someone to pay money for something they can’t see, so you need to make sure that they love what they see. Professional Airbnb photographer Maxwell Alexander estimates that between 20 and 35 high-quality pictures should be enough. That might seem like a lot, but remember that people aren’t actually looking at all of them—they just scroll down and look at one or two pieces before deciding whether or not to book your place. On top of overall photos of rooms and spaces, Maxwell always recommends close-up shots of home decor and amenities to show off the ambiance and important features.
Duncan Avenue Studios’ Airbnb photography packages
We’ll bring a modern style and personal touch to your listing by snapping over 50 photos, covering all angles and amenities. This includes home decor close-ups, professional post-production editing to ensure that your listing looks its best to guests. Book with us today! You can contact us via our website or call us at (845)-518-2750. Ask about our Airbnb introductory rate special! Valid for new clients only!
Advantages of professional Airbnb photography services: When people search for an Airbnb, they want to be able to picture themselves staying there. And while a lot of hosts take photos that make their homes seem welcoming and warm, not all hosts are so good at taking professional-quality shots. After all, most people have never photographed a home before—they may not even know where to look! That’s why it can be such a good idea to hire a photographer to come over and shoot some beautiful pictures of your space. In addition to helping your place stand out from other properties on Airbnb, you’ll also capture images for your listing that reflect what you can expect when you visit as well as how much room you’ll have once you’re here.