When I'm on a photoshoot folks often ask me if I do weddings or portraits but I always say the same thing, "I don't shoot people!". Of course I'll make exceptions when people are a part of the story I'm trying to convey, but portraiture isn't really my thing.
My specialties are Photography and Video Services for real estate and retail marketing, panoramic tours for business promotions. and site inspections of both residential and commercial properties. My normal coverage area is Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama, Coastal Mississippi, and the Northwest Florida Panhandle.
Photography for me is a business which grew out of my career as a Coldwell Banker agent. I became a real estate agent in 2002 with a belief that quality images were critical to the marketing of my client’s homes. It was true then and it’s even more important now, therefore I have made an extensive investment in studying and learning the methods for capturing images which not only show the spaces, but convey the unique character and ambience that each individual home has to offer. Video tours were a natural extension of my efforts because video is capable of bringing forth a more complete lifestyle view of the home and its surroundings, and video has become an expectation of young, tech savvy home buyers. Other real estate agents noticed my work and began to approach me about providing listing photos and videos for their listings too, which is very flattering, and of course I am happy to provide the service for them and their most discerning clients.
In early 2016 I became a contractor for EveryScape which is a supplier of panoramic tours for some of the nation's largest online advertising companies such as YP.com. My relationship with EveryScape provided me with professional training and experience that helped me take my photography skills to the next level.
After polishing my panoramic photo skills with EveryScape it was natural for me to begin shooting tours for Google Maps and Street View, and have since earned the Google Trusted Photographer designation.
In early 2017 I developed a relationship with another national company, RealPage, to provide professional photography services to the multi-family housing industry. Working for RealPage and EveryScape has given me the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and develop skills that are of benefit to my customers.
My latest business relationship is with Evolve Vacation Rentals photographing vacation homes and condos for rental listings as seen on HomeAway and VRBO.
The site inspection portion of my business came about when the photos I posted online to promote my real estate listings were not only noticed by the prospective buyers I was targeting, but also by out-of-state professionals in the mortgage, insurance, and asset management industries along with absentee property owners who began to contact me and ask me to visit and photographically document the condition of the properties they owned, managed, or financed. The photos I posted online turned out to be a resume for work I never before knew was in demand, but I was very happy to be able to fill the need, and now have regular customers coming back to me year after year.
So whether you need promotional photos or a Google Maps "Step Inside" Tour for your business, real estate marketing photos, capital improvement inspections for a commercial mortgage draw, "risk" photos for insurance underwriting or renewal, or to check up on the condition of a personal rental or estate property, you can count on me for quality work and reasonable pricing. Call me and let’s talk about what your needs are and what I can do to help.
David Harris 251-721-6300
Disclaimer: I am also affiliated with Coldwell Banker, Charles Hayes Real Estate, Inc., so if you need to buy or sell a home or land I can certainly help you with that too, but my photography services are offered by me as an individual and are in no way related to Coldwell Banker.
See my real estate site here: Experience Fine Living!
If you list a home with me my photo and video services are included as part of my marketing services at no additional cost.