Chris Mendiola

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Hiring a professional real estate photographer isn't something you do every day, so it can be hard to know how much you should expect to pay for their service. As you research real estate photographers, educate yourself on how they structure their fees and investigate what services they provide, their experience, education, how long they have been in business, the quality of their images and make sure that they specialize in real estate photography. This can help you make a smarter, more informed decision on who to hire. 


Not all real estate photographers offer the same services or provide those services at the same standard. When you look at the prices for their services chances are high that the least expensive photographer isn't actually the best one. They may be offering a lower price to compensate for inexperience or they may cut corners on services to save themselves money. 


Most real estate photographers offer just one level of photography, don't use a full frame camera, don't use a flash for the interior or shoot in RAW. In fact, most other real estate photographers just download the photos from their camera and then send it over to the client without any editing.

Here at Blue Bruin Photography we offer Three different levels of photography, use full frame cameras and always shoot in RAW.


The first level, Basic Real Estate Images, are taken with ambient light only, meaning just the light in the room and the sunlight coming in through the windows. These are good for properties under 250k. The draw back to these images is that accurate color is more difficult to achieve because of not using a flash. Also Windows tend to be blown out and you can't see the view through the window. 


The second level, Premium Real Estate Images, combines ambient and flash to create Flambient Images. These are recommended for properties 250k and up. The benefit to these images is that you have accurate color representation, the images are crisp, bright and have a sharp focus. You can also see the view through the window. 


The third level, Luxury Real Estate Images, combines ambient and multiple flash images to create Luxury Flambient Images. These are recommended for properties 500k and up. The benefit to these images is accurate color representation, you don't have blue light contamination from the windows that can make the floors or window trim have a blue tint, the images are crisp, bright and have a sharp focus and more time is dedicated at the property to make sure that the image has been exposed properly. You will have a properly exposed interior and you can see the view through the window. I also include video walkthrough for Luxury properties to share on social media and capture a buyers attention. 


I was born and raised in Texas and studied at Brandeis University.  After graduating from Brandeis I studied photography at The New England School of Photography located in Kenmore Square and while there I really learned to look at subjects very carefully through the lens by using a 4x5 film camera. I am the only Photographer in the San Antonio/Boerne Area that has a Bachelors Degree from Brandeis University and has a degree in Architectural Photography from the New England School of Photography. I am also the only photographer in the San Antonio/Boerne area to offer Aerial Sunset Images and Twilight Light Painting. Those are two of my specialties and they make Luxury Properties stand out from everyone else.


I have 22+ years of photography experience; First working as an apprentice to a wedding and portrait photographer and then starting my own successful Photography business. 


When you are ready to upgrade your photos and video do not hesitate to contact me. All of my images and videos are professionally retouched. I am committed to excellence and committed to delivering high quality images that you will love. 


Let's get started on your property today. 


210.365.6499

chris@bluebruinphotography.com


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