A Professional and Official Airbnb Pro Photographer Partner for your Short Term Vacation Rental
I am Hari. As a professional airbnb photographer, I have helped countless Airbnb hosts to present their airbnb listings at it’s best. Check out the airbnb host reviews below if you’ve been looking for a local airbnb photographer near me in Charlotte, NC.
24 hrs delivery
99% of the time, I deliver the photos to hosts within 24 hours.
10x click through
My clients have always told me that the Airbnb listing started to get more clicks and more people adding it to their wish lists. Keep in mind that photos are the first thing that draws Airbnb guests.
Years of Experience
Masters Degree in Prof. Photography
As much as this is about me, it is also about the airbnb hosts. My education in photography lets me take pictures with great perspective, composition, and lighting that make the listing look better.
featured clients and known as
Snappr’s Best Airbnb Photographer Charlotte NC
Working with Hari was one of the best experiences I’ve had with any vendor! Wow! His attention to detail, shot setup, lighting, everything, were all incredible. The end product, pics to help market my Airbnb are stunning and just what I’d hoped for! As an added bonus Hari’s personality and demeanor are also great, he listens, provides great feedback, and executes beyond expectations. I highly recommend his services.
Hari, with Charlotte Pixels is INCREDIBLE!. He has an artistic eye, offers excellent recommendations, communicates well before the appointment, and delivers ahead of schedule. It was a breeze to work with him. His blogging adds additional value to the service he provides. I would recommend Hari and Charlotte Pixels to anyone looking for Real Estate or STR photography.
Hari brings life to whatever you want to capture, with his truly spectacular photography skills and detailed eye. Having worked with several folks over the years, it is refreshing to meet someone like him who just gets it on a higher level. While many create wonderful photos with artificial lighting, Hari’s use of natural light is simply just stunning. I personally would not have been able to share renovation work I had completed, with the same confidence, had he not been behind the lens.
Hari understood exactly what I needed. Prior to him, I had paid 2 other photographers to take pictures for my Airbnb. After finding and reaching him online to take pictures for my 3rd one, I had to ask him if I could hire him to redo every other Airbnbs I had. My every penny I spent was on him was worth it.. Continue doing your good work man!
Amazing pictures!! Hari did such an incredible job with bringing our Airbnb to life. His attention to detail was what really made the difference. He took a lot of time setting up each shot and it really showed in each and every picture. We would use Hari again and we highly recommend him to anyone needing a photographer!
I found Hari online after looking for short term rental photographers. The images he had on his website were beautiful. I was speechless after receiving my photos from Hari! He got them back to me within a day and they were all so beautiful. I recommend him to anyone that is looking for a short term rental photographer or just photos of your home. He's excellent with communication and punctual.
Hari was Absolutely AMAZING! He came and took jaw dropping pictures of my Airbnb and it has been booked everyday since! He just has a knack for seeing the beauty in whatever room he’s photographing whether it’s in low light or vivid light. When I open my next Airbnb I will FOR SURE hire him to take those pictures as well!
Hari's work is amazing!!! His attention to detail made for an exceptional photo shoot. His professionalism and mastery of skills go unmatched. I look forward to working with him again soon.
Why Professional Photographer for Airbnb?
First impressions matter for Travellers, and professional photos help their decision making process easier.
Airbnb has become the go-to website for travelers looking to stay at unique places around the globe. With over 5.6 million airbnb listings worldwide and still counting, the short term vacation rental market is exploding now than ever before. With all the competition, If you don’t pay attention to details in every aspects of your airbnb listing, you may lose visibility to the potential guest. It all starts with professional airbnb photos.
The Importance Professional Airbnb Photography
The people who are looking to book an Airbnb, are absolutely looking for a home vibe. So why do you need a professional photo shoot, If you can just use your iPhone to take photos and throw some filters on there to edit a batch of photos?
I am part of various Airbnb Facebook groups, and I come across this question almost every week. Even if not the majority, many new Airbnb hosts wonder and struggle to get bookings. One of the particular reason is always photos. As I write this article, there was a post on Facebook yesterday as you can see below.
I highly recommend you to join these Facebook groups, if you haven’t already:
As I write this article, there was a post on Facebook yesterday as you can see below.
I have been a member for years, I do my best to contribute to these groups. I did check the listing. It has good photos but, not good enough to get the potential Airbnb guest’s attention. Also, The host’s selection of photos can take a revisit.
Other than the living room cover image, it had way too many detail shots with very few photos of the actual space. The connectivity of the space was missing.
Having furnished beautiful interior photos alone is not enough. It has to be presented at its best. The hosts with tremendous success in Airbnb, never fail to invest in professional photography for their listings.
More than ever, people are traveling more in 2021. During the pandemic, the number of Airbnb hosts have increased as well. It’s very competitive. When you travel, wouldn’t you be super picky in choosing the right place for your stay? And where does it all begin? Think about it. It’s always the pictures that attract you the most and make you book.
Of course, a catchy title that highlights the space, amenities, guest experience matters too. But it’s a lateral part.
As a superhost myself, I can reassure you that the click-through rate comes from having the right photo.
“To get more bookings, professional photos and nightly price alone isn’t enough.
Guest experience matters.
My first Airbnb property was not even in the most desirable location in charlotte. But I managed to have over 80% occupancy. I never fail to gather feedback from every guest. I ask,
1) What made the Airbnb guest choose my place to stay?
2) Is there anything I can improve that’d make their stay better?
3) If there were 3 things that’d make their future stay awesome what’d that be?
For #1, it’s always the photo that grabbed their attention. It’s true that professional photos look so much brighter and vibrant than reality. The architectural photographer’s primary job is to enhance the beauty of the space. The majority of the population could spot professional photography vs. amateur photography.
Guests understand online portfolio photos are always enhanced. Nobody questions why the rooms are darker than the photos when they stay at Hilton. Well, 5% of the guests in Airbnb can give you a hard time. That 5% is always trying to find faults to get some money back from the hosts.
Do not take chances. I’m aware that every Airbnb hosts spend so much of their time, energy, and money to set up the Airbnb listing. But then, not having professional photography to present your listing at its best, can make or break it.
If you have come this far, I hope you understand the need for a professional Airbnb Photographer for your short term rental listing. It's time to
Frequently Asked Questions
There are always questions, and every question is valuable. Making an informed decision is key. If it's not already answered below, please do not hesitate to shoot me a message or call me at (704)779-1922.
How much do you charge?
It depends on the square footage of the property. Anything under 1000 Sq Ft. it will be $275 (max 30 photos. From 31st photos, It will be $5 additional)
If it is over 1000 sq. ft, Each Additional 200 Sq Ft It will be $50.
Example: If you are property is 1800 sq ft, then it’s 800 sq ft additional from the base price, so it will be $200 extra. Your total would be $275+$200.
If you want detail shots, it will be $50 flat. What are detail shots?
See Examples here.
Why is your price high?
My price is absolutely lower for the quality of my work and my service. Please read my reviews and here is one text from a customer and you can read more reviews in google here
Are you an Official Airbnb Photographer?
Yes. In fact, I was invited to become an Official Airbnb Photographer Partner Program. Here is the email invitation…
Additionally, Airbnb never directly do photography. They have a program, that local photographers can apply, and Airbnb reviews and approves their profile. Once done, if the local Airbnb host request for official airbnb photography, then Airbnb share this job to local photographers who are part of the program. Airbnb official photographer does not mean, Airbnb have trained the photographer by any means. Also, when you hire an official airbnb photographer, they only do the shoot. It will be edited by Airbnb. So the quality of the edit is not the same as I would personally handle it.
How do I request an Airbnb Photographer?
Airbnb has a pro photography platform which let the user to request for a local photographer. There is a scheduling process that needs to be followed. At the end of the day, who takes the Airbnb photography matters for the finest result. I am also an official airbnb photographer and doing architectural photography for over a decade, and work with lot of Airbnb superhosts in Charlotte region. We deliver the top notch work that is best suited for Airbnb and any short term rental platforms.
How much should I pay for Airbnb photos?
You may pay half the price or little more than what we charge for the Airbnb pro photos. But you get what you pay for. I have people from Ashville request me to travel because they are tired of paying photographers who gives them typical real estate photography style and that’s not how Airbnb photography should look. Our work speaks for itself, you can also read the reviews here
Make sure your staging looks as good as you expect the outcome of the Airbnb photography to be. Both goes together 🙂
Are these photos professionally edited?
There is not a single photo that goes unedited. Because the method I use on the shoot, is never meant to be delivered right out of the camera. It goes through a serious and professionaly editing process, is another reason my pricing is a tad higher, because of the time it takes outside of my shooting hours.