About your photographer

Drew Beach is a Chattanooga based photographer specializing in Real Estate, Architecture, and Commercial Spaces, as well as Nature Photography.

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Drew initially began studying Graphic Art at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, later to change his direction of study towards Business as an Entrepreneur. What started as a basic interest in cameras and photography at a young age, Drew has been working around Nikon DSLRs for quite a while and is very capable of using them to their full potential. Taking pictures of a new custom home for a local builder with a time crunch is how Drew fell in love with photographing homes and architecture. It is always a new shot, a unique perspective, and a different challenge to conquer at every shoot, that is why he loves this business.

Drew uses a mixture of natural and artificial light where appropriate to capture stunning interior and exterior spaces. Every image is painstakingly built from multiple exposures with expert attention to detail. Drew strives to create laid-back and fun environments while shooting, whether it be a small real estate shoot or a brand new construction for an architect.

When Drew isn't photographing homes and architecture, he is normally out fishing or taking pictures of the amazing wildlife that inhabits our beautiful city of Chattanooga.


General Information

Home Preparation

We ask that the property be fully prepared for the photoshoot upon the arrival of the photographer. We understand that this isn't always possible, but it is important for the photographer to be made aware of this in advance. The photographer is not able to stage / clean and have time to complete the photoshoot. Scheduling is tight most of the time, and it is normally built around how long we know each shoot will last. 

Things to do before your photoshoot

Inside the Home

  • De-clutter as much as possible. Put away toys, clothing, dishes, towels, shoes etc. 
  • Dust and vacuum.
  • Make all the beds, fluff all the pillows, and check the bed skirts.
  • Clean the kitchen sink and put away all the dishes.
  • Clear all kitchen counter tops and put away toasters, can openers, etc.
  • Clear all bathroom counter tops and put away all personal items.
  • Remove all shampoos, conditioners, body-washes, etc. from the shower.
  • Put out the guest towels and hide all the others.
  • Hide all trash cans.
  • Remove all magnets and decorations from the refrigerator.
  • If there are pets, hide all food/water bowls, pet beds, and pet toys.
  • Put all toilet seats and lids down.
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs.
  • Consider decorating the tables with your prettiest place settings. 
  • Consider putting out vases of fresh flowers.

Outside the Home

  • Have the lawn trimmed, leaves raked, bushes and trees pruned.
  • Clean up after any animal
  • Put away all garbage cans, hoses, garden tools, toys, bikes etc.
  • If there is a pool, hot tub, or spa, take any security gate down, uncover, and clean.
  • Open the umbrellas on any patio sets.
  • When in season, uncover grills.
  • Consider adding splashes of bright colored flowers to the landscape and in pots.

Before the Photographer Arrives

  • Turn on ALL interior lights – even lights in furniture cabinets.
  • Turn OFF all ceiling fans.
  • Angle all blinds slightly upward.
  • Clear all cars and vehicles from the driveway and the street in front of the home.
  • Please secure any potentially aggressive animals in a safe location, away from all rooms being photographed.

Other Information

Terms of Use for Real Estate Listing Shoots

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE THE COPYRIGHT OF THE STUDIO. This agreement does not transfer copyright to Client. If Studio discovers that someone is infringing on its copyright, Client agrees to cooperate with Studio in stopping the infringement.

If any third party asks Client for any of Client’s rights to the Work, Client agrees to refer them to Studio. If Studio agrees to allow others to use the Work an additional licensing fee may be required.

Client agrees that the rights to use the Work have been granted only to Client. Client agrees not to transfer, assign, or sublicense rights to Work, to anyone without Studio’s written permission.

Client shall not remove, delete, or otherwise alter Photographer’s copyright or license information contained in, on, or related to any of the data or metadata of the work. Additionally, Client shall not edit or modify the images delivered by Studio under any circumstance but rather agrees to contact Studio should this need arise.

Studio is hired by Client for the purpose of producing Work to be used both in print and online to market and advertise a specific real estate listing. Any other commercial use of Work is prohibited, and requires payment of a usage fee as determined by Studio.

The grant of any rights under this Agreement shall occur upon delivery of Work to Client. Studio reserves the right to cancel any and all rights received by Client upon delivery of Work if full payment of the final invoice.

Invoices issued to clients are expected to be payed within the noted time frame. Payment should not be issued after the home is sold.

Studio archives high-resolution .JPG copies of all Work delivered to Client. Studio keeps camera RAW files for 3 weeks following the shoot. Three weeks after the shoot, studio discards all camera RAW files. If Client decides a revision is necessary, the request must be brought to Studio's attention within 21 days of delivery. If a request is made after this time period, Studio agrees to consider the situation, but may not be able to fully carry out the revision.