About Me

Hello there!

My name is Ara. I started as a hobby photographer around a decade ago shooting parties, cars, headshots, etc.. But, it was around 4 years ago when I was turned to Real Estate Photography when a relative of mine, who’s into Real Estate, asked if I was able to shoot a house he was soon to list. I said “sure.” 

Since then I instantly knew RE photography was where I wanted to focus my attention and proceeded to learn all the technical aspects to it. It intrigued me because I guess I loved the fact that each house has unique geometry/look and it helps that the house, being the main subject, doesn’t move, unless the house is surrounded by trees which are all swaying due to high winds. Then it’s annoying:)

I’ve reached a level of expertise and confidence now where I get very excited whenever I’m hired to do a job because I know what I’m doing. I have a very strong attention to detail and my eye for composition comes so natural now that I don’t even think about it. I’m fantastic at staging. Also, I don’t just settle for what I think would make for an easy shot. On many occasions I awkwardly bend, stretch, crouch, hover, whatever it takes, to get “the shot.” I do this because I have passion for what I do.

But shooting the right shots is only half the battle. The other half is in the editing. Editing is absolutely critical. This is when nice photos become fantastic. Photos out of camera might look fantastic to the untrained eye, BUT, the exposure levels, color corrections, cropping, alignments, etc., all this work must be meticulously adjusted so that the end result is a photographed property that looks simply amazing. This technical aspect takes a lot of practice to hone down and I’ve gotten it down to a science. 

Any way, it was my pleasure you got this far. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I’m here for you.

Ara Shahinian