CELESTE M THOMPSON

Certified Professional Real Estate Photographer

B.ARCH in Architecture; M.S. in Urban Design; B.S. in Sociology

PRATT INSTITUTE

Real Estate Photographers of America & International (REPAI) - MI
Professional Photographers Association (PPA)
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
American Photographic Artists (APA)

Michigan


My job as a Real Estate Photographer is to help you get the best buyer and price for your clients home. To do that means your clients property needs to stand out of the crowd!! 

Having been on both ends of the real estate industry, both as a buyer and a seller, the #1 most important thing was ATTRACTION! How does one achieve that except by curb appeal, home staging, proper marketing price positioning, and MOST IMPORTANTLY... IMAGES!!  After all, over 90% of home buyers research internet listings first when they start thinking of buying a house, and nothing will catch their attention more than featured homes with profession looking photographs.  Those properties with inferior photographs, are more often than not, simply dismissed as a result.

There is nonargueably a distinct difference in image quality between photographs taken with an average point & shoot camera (or worse, which makes me cringe-a cell phone!) and a top of the line professional DSLR camera with a wide angle lens, external flash, and external lighting.  In order to attract buys to the open houses that will yield competitive offers quickly, it is imperative that proper lighting and equipment be used to achieve a beautifully detailed interior/exterior professional quality photograph.

REMEMBER... YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A FIRST IMPRESSION...

I'm not just a photographer holding a fancy camera. I hold 2 degrees in both Architecture and Urban Design. I have the skills needed to assist in prepping a home and a space to look it's very best for "show". My training allows me to not just see a room as is, but to see spaces with a different perspective, allowing me to capture images that not only bring the viewer in, but leaving them wanting to see more. I take time out to study the homes architecture to seek out what makes a home special and I make sure to capture and highlight those details through my photography.

I am happy and thrilled to announce that I have recently introduced Virtual Tours to my list of services. Soon I will also be offering more options in Videography including Panos and 360º Tours.  It is my goal to provide my clients with a number of options to choose from to best accommodate the market needs in their area.

I take great pride in my work and will only deliver the highest quality images and virtual tours to my clients for 100+% satisfaction.  So whether it’s for a vacant lot, a small condominium, or a large estate home, it is my goal to work with you to ensure you have all you require to showcase your listing property in the best, most professional way.  I work out of Grand Rapids, MI.

Inquiries are always welcome by phone or email: celeste@CelemishaFirstImpressions.com or celeste.at.celemisha@gmail.com

You are welcome to stop by and visit my other website at www.celemishaphotography.smugmug.com to see my full Landscape & Travel Portfolio, as well as my growing Image Sales Gallery.

 

 Thanks for visiting my real estate photography website at

www.CelemishaRealEstatePhotography.com!

I look forward to working with you when you acquire your next listing!!


REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

Independent Contractor for Real Estate Listing Agents - marketing, internet, MLS 

*Grand Rapids and surrounding areas in Western Michigan & Lake Michigan Lakefront Properties for both Sales and Vacation Leases

 

VIRTUAL TOURS

Can be done in lieu of photography or bundled with photography for a discounted price


ARCHITECTURAL/INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

 Independent Contractor for Architects, Real Estate Agents, Builders, Developers, Property Management, Interior Designers, & Home Stagers 

 

EDITORIAL & COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Commissions accepted     

*Commercial/Editorial Use - Managed Royalty Rights Licensing for web/advertising/publishing use of gallery imaging through special request
      
        
LANDSCAPE & TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Commissions accepted

      *Commercial/Editorial Use - Managed Royalty Rights Licensing for web/advertising/publishing use of gallery imaging through special request

IMAGE GALLERY SALES

      Available through my website: www.celemishaphotography.smugmug.com

 

Inquiries are always welcome, so please feel free to ask about services needed, price quotes for assignments, and/or image sales/leasing by email.

 

CLIENT LIST

Progressive Pools
Coldwell Banker
Houlihan Lawrence
Michael Saunders