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Knoxville Architectural Photographer

Colby McLemore is a Knoxville-based architectural photographer with over 30 years of experience photographing of exceptionally high-quality real estate imagery. He is known among his professional peers for this style of work and has earned his Master of Photography degree from the oldest and largest professional trade organization in the world primarily from his architectural work. His clients range from businesses, architects, interior decorators, hotels, motels, builders, construction companies, developers for their marketing on magazines, websites, brochures, billboards, and even competitions and trade show banners.

He is familiar with the complexities of coordinating and scheduling architectural shoots. If the property is already occupied it is important to impact their customers, employees, or their businesses as little as possible. Many shoots have to be done after all the contractors are done but before the owners take possession. This takes a lot of coordination and flexibility between the purchaser of the images, the contractors, and the owner. Timing

Colby represents you well when during the shooting to the final image. He understands that he is not just representing himself but you as well. He has professional and easy to work with a manner that reflects positively on you as he represents your company.

Frequently Asked Questions: Knoxville Architectural Photographer
Can other people or businesses use the images that we pay for?

Yes, this is common but there are additional investments. As with most photographers, I sell the use of the content, not the content itself. The additional use of the images of other parties necessitates additional investments. It is likely to be more affordable than you think as there are cost savings as we don’t have to redo the shoot twice.

Do you do architectural exterior photos?

Yes, we do them all the time.

Do you do architectural interior photography?

Yes, we do them all the time.

How Much Do You Charge For Your Architectural Photography Services?

It depends on the complexity of the project. I have clients with wide-ranging needs. In a short conversation, I should be able to give you an idea of your investment.

How Hard Are You To Schedule?

I’m a full-time professional photographer so you don’t have to worry about my other main job. Typically, I’ll be ready before you are.

Can you go by the property and see if it is worth photographing?

Yes, there is a small investment for site reviews.

We have multiple projects. Can you review them and photograph the best ones?

Yes, we can do a site review. There is a small investment to do so.

Do You Do Aerial Photography?

Yes, you can learn all about it here.

What if the weather is bad?

We keep an eye on the weather and keep you updated if there is a need to reschedule. Often we can just shift the time of day of the shoot. It is a matter of communication. If you have unusual weather, like fog, please bring it up prior to scheduling so we can try to avoid those. Lastly, sometimes we just have to reschedule. It is best to schedule exterior architectural photography as early as possible to avoid any deadline conflicts.

Will you interfere with the occupants of the property and will you represent me well?

I am very aware that I’m often seen as an extension of my clients to their customers. I work hard to give your customers an exceptional experience to make you look good. This is  the same level of communication and easy to workwith attitude as I do 

Can I Be There During The Photography? Do I Have To Be There During The Shoot?

I can accommodate both situations–I have many clients who want to be part of the process. However, other clients like to just have the final images delivered.

Can you photograph a group of smaller projects all in a day?

Yes, we can often accommodate this. There are cost savings but it depends on the scope of the project and the distance between locations on how many we can do.

Do You Do Architectural Photography In Knoxville Only?

I am a Knoxville Real Estate photographer, but I also photograph on-site throughout the region, including Nashville, TN; Chattanooga, TN; Ashville, NC; the Tri-Cities (Kingsport, TN; Johnson City, TN; and Bristol, TN), and more locally, including Maryville, TN; Oak Ridge, TN; Pigeon Forge, TN; and Gatlinburg, TN.


What Is The Turnaround Time For Getting The Images Back?

It depends on the number of images as well as the complexity of the editing required. In the initial conversation, please mention any deadlines. I am a full-time architectural photographer, and I will make it work for you. Typically, it takes a week for every two hours of photography but this is dependent on the editing requirements.

How long does that photography actually take?

It depends on the scope of the project. That being said, I have been doing it long enough that I don’t have to overshoot and can get the job done quickly while maintaining quality. I am sensitive to the fact that I’m often in working environments and try to be as little an impact as possible.

Do You Edit Your Work?

Yes, and we are good at it. We have removed port-a-potties from directly in front of the property we photographed and removed them in Photoshop and you can’t tell they were there. 

Do you do real estate photography for Cabin Rentals, Air BnB, or VRBO?

Yes, anyone wanting quality real estate photography that will create a return for you investment can find value in our work.

Do You Do Progressive Or Multiple Shoots Of The Same Location?

Yes, and there are discounts on these. The initial flights typically take a higher investment and become progressively more affordable.

Can You Match Our Branding Or The Look And Feel Of My Past Advertising Photos?

Yes, in most cases, I can. I will need to review the images that you already have. I can create better quality photos than you have had in the past while making them all work together.

I Want A Unique Look To My Commercial Photos. Can You Do This?

Yes, but it also takes additional effort and time from you. Different and unique can mean a lot of things. However, with a discussion as well as a little homework from you, I can create a look and feel that matches what you envision.

Do You Have Liability Insurance?

Yes. As an experienced Knoxville real estate photographer, I give a copy of my liability insurance to every client, usually before they even ask.

Are You Used To Working With Creative Teams And Marketing Departments?

Yes, I love the support and teamwork that this type of project entails. Although this is true, I am an independent Knoxville architectural photographer and also very used to handling the whole load myself. I am flexible to the needs of my clients.

How Will I Get My Files?

You will be able to download them from the internet. We don’t sell the content itself. We sell the use of the content.

How Do We Pay?

You can pay online with almost any type of credit card. You can also send a check through the mail.