Architectural-Style Home Rentals Photoshoot Pricing

My workflow and final deliverables are geared towards high-end properties for sale or for rental purposes.

For most properties it makes sense to book me for a half-day, but that will ultimately depend on the size of the property and how it should to be documented.

Rates: A half-day rate is $1,400 for up to four hours and includes editing and basic retouching of the resulting photos (usually between 30-50 edited stills). A full-day rate is $2,200 for up to eight hours on location and includes editing more photos (usually between 60-80). Hours on-site beyond the half-day or full-day rate are charged at $125/hr.

The above rate includes my methodical architecture style shoot plus some looser hand-held life-style vertical photographs, done specifically per Airbnb’s website format.

Aerial photography: $200 add-on to an existing photoshoot, $400 for a stand-alone shoot. Same rate for a video shoot plus my hourly rate for video editing time. I am a licensed FAA (Part 107) drone pilot.

Dusk photography: $200 add-on to an existing photoshoot. Dusk photography is quite an involved process, timing sunset plus additional lighting of the house, culminating in an editing process to combine everything into a single, final image.

Travel time: $60/hr, if the property is over 30 minutes away from the village of Catskill.

Additional post-production/retouching: Specific retouching (such as removing electric wires, grass greening, etc.) will be billed at the hourly photography rate.

Turnaround-time: Two-three days per photoshoot. Expedited service is available for additional fee.

Deposit: Once we agree on a shoot date I’ll send an invoice for a deposit payment that confirms our engagement.


Images are made with a full-frame camera mounted to a tripod, using specialty architecture (tilt-shift) lenses. Each shot is carefully framed to feature the space in the best angle possible. Main spaces will be photographed from two or three important angles. I photograph with available light but also take additional exposures with a high-impact strobe (flash). Those exposures are later combined into a final shot in my studio in a meticulous post-production process. The combination of using existing light plus additional artificial light creates a very clean and detailed look in each final photo. The final result looks natural but also bright, airy and full of details.

On location the camera is remotely tethered to an iPad which helps me and my clients review the details on the spot and make adjustments to furniture and lights as needed. It is much easier to see and correct items on a larger screen and it contributes to a much better results.

For rental shoots I also provide an additional set of more loose, hand-held photographs that capture detailed vignettes, often as a vertical image which works very well on Airbnb’s website.

Note: The home needs to be clean, organized and ready to be photographed or the shoot will take longer to commence. I am happy to shift some furniture and accessories around to make a room look better but I am not there to style the home.

Alon Koppel Photography

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