Big Island Hawaii real estate photographer: Jonathan Davis Real Estate Photography
For over seven years Jonathan Davis has been providing real estate and architectural imaging services to real estate professionals on the Big Island of Hawaii. Providing value and marketing knowledge, empowering clients to maximize their visual marketing impact through cutting edge technology and visual language.
Besides showcasing amazing images, staying on top of current technologies and marketing trends are an imperative part of marketing real estate. We make sure to collect feedback from our clients and keep in touch with market trends. We select cutting edge innovations and apply them to your visual marketing strategy. We are proud to be Hawaiis only local full service real estate photography company, providing photography, cinematic video, Matterport 3D virtual reality tours, agent identity and branding as well as social media management. Our team is constantly growing and developing new ideas.
Our ideal clients
- Property Managers
- Real estate professionals
- Builders, architects and design professionals
- Commercial and retail establishments
- Hotels and Resorts
- Boat and Yacht brokers
What areas do we cover: The Big Island of Hawaii and all Hawaiian islands
Get in Touch with Jonathan Davis Real Estate Photography
If you would like to speak to Jonathan from Jonathan Davis Real Estate Photography you can call him on the phone numbers listed below, or fill in the contact form and he will get in touch with you as soon as he can.
Monday – Friday 9am – 7pm
Saturday By appointment
Sunday By appointment
AddressP.O.Box 5422 Kailua Kona, HI 96745
Phone (808) 333-6422
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Jonathan Davis, Photographer Jonathan was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1976. At a very early age he discovered his interest in photography and drawing, and at the age of 8, with the guidance of his father, (a photographer himself), started documenting and immortalizing his everyday surroundings. Throughout his childhood, Jonathan was attracted to everything aesthetic, from different art forms to architecture and interior design. This prompted him to study architecture in a more serious formal school environment.
For five years, Jonathan worked in the Hi-Tech industry as an IT manager and security consultant before moving to Tel-Aviv and launching his career as chief photographer and photo editor for “Layla”, Israel’s leading entertainment and nightlife magazine and website.
During his 6 years in Tel Aviv, Jonathan developed a signature style and approach to photographing celebrity portraits. His work was commissioned by many Israeli publications and was displayed in several art galleries throughout the country, expanding his clientele to include musicians, performers and models.
In 2006, Jonathan moved to New York in pursuit of a photography career in the magazine industry. An opportunity to publish a piece of work for a client in a leading architecture magazine rekindled Jonathan’s passion and love for architecture and interior design, allowing him to combine, once again, his love for photography and aesthetics.
For the next 5 Years, Jonathan lived and worked in Manhattan. Serving some of New York’s most talented and appreciated designers, architects, developers, contractors and real estate professionals. His work has sent him on assignments in the Bahamas, India, Mexico, Thailand and several other international locations.
Today Jonathan lives in Kailua-Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and is the leading provider of photography for the real estate, architecture and hospitality industries statewide.
Testimonials for Jonathan Davis Real Estate Photography in Hawaii:
“The Matterport 3D is awesome. Virtual tour is an A+. I feel like I want to buy this house again. Hope that we have potential buyers to give us an offer soon.”Michel Tran
“Excellent pictures overall! The 2nd one especially…..it can be the lead in shot….you guys did such a great job on capturing the blue water view as you open the front door. I have to said this is the BEST set of photos of our villa!”Mark Desmond
“Seriously love working with you. You’re so professional personable and just super spiffy. I just got another listing. Let me know your next 3 dates available please.”Leiola Augustine
“The video you took of my Holualoa home for Sharon is beyond outstanding. I can’t thank you enough for the care and sensitivity you put into this assignment.
There are photographs and there are pictures. You painted a beautiful story with your lenses. Such talent is an extraordinary and remarkable gift. I have put the video on my screen so that when I miss the breezes, sounds, and colors of
Holualoa I can push a button and go back in time. My very best wishes in all of your endeavors.
“GREAT photos! Wow, talk about COLOR, lol. That place sure doesn’t lack any!
You did a great job and thanks for getting the pool & BBQ area!
WELL DONE! I am so happy to have you on my team! Thanks again for all you do to make me look so professional”Susan Miedema
“As a professional Home Stager and Realtor one of the most important things that I emphasize to my clients is that the photographs of that property really need to grab viewers and make them want to see it. Having great photos on MLS after I’ve finished a stage is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
Fortunately I discovered a very talented and capable photographer in Jonathan and we’ve worked together on many properties as my staging business grew. I always look forward to the photos that he takes as he has a keen perspective and understands what I am
looking for in these photos.
He’s also a great guy to work with and someone I consider a friend. I feel fortunate to have him as a resource! Mahalo.”Sharly Ward
“Jonathan is a true professional and intuitive. He sees beauty in angles and lines of a home that captures the property at its best. He can do it all, from aerials, daytime and sunset shots. I highly recommend him.”Carrie Nicholson
“When I looked at the photography Jonathan produced on the first property he shot for me I was ashamed of my stale old graphics. The photos he gave me were just too good to for my existing branding, it had to be improved and modernized.
As a result my website, flyers, cards and advertisements were all updated. I bought single property websites and domain names to showcase Jonathan’s photos. Just today I showed off my marketing with his photographs and Matterport tour at a listing appointment today.
Guess what???? I’ll be seeing Jonathan again real soon….”Joyce Murphy
An interview with Jonathan Davis
How would you describe your photographic style?
Our photographic style relies on the clients need to provide full disclosure to prospect clients. we hide no details and make sure representation is accurate. this is accomplished through various photographic techniques aimed at striking the fine line between full disclosure and effective marketing.
What’s your standard workflow when doing real estate photography, from arrival at the location through to delivery of the images?
Our session will start with a quick introduction if we haven’t met before. followed by a walkthrough of the property together with the client. At this point I will turn on lights and fine tune the setting and staging while taking notes and planning out the progression of our photoshoot.
We are always happy when the client shares their creative vision with us at this point so we can effectively plan out our shooting day.
We will then decide on a game plan and begin the photography process. Most average sized homes can be completed in two hours.
We will then process the images and deliver your images within a few days.
How important is Photoshop or digital editing to your process?
Photoshop is an integral tool we use on EVERY image we produce. Digital editing is meant to improve on camera limitations. not necessarily to alter or manipulate facts.
What do you enjoy most about photographing real estate, architecture and the built environment?
As a former architecture student I find tremendous satisfaction in working around architectural creations. Being able to apply my architectural education to my photography has been a huge advantage in my ability to understand spaces and compositions.
What has been the most memorable photo shoot you’ve ever done?
The most memorable shoot I’ve had started with an obscure call from one of my clients with very little details on the nature of the property I was asked to photograph. Only after
completion and delivery of the photos was I told that the house belonged to a very well known musician who I’ve been a fan of since childhood. I got a personal phone call from him thanking me for the work once the house sold.
What has been the most funniest thing that’s ever happened on a photo shoot?
I once had a relator client of mine have me meet him at a home he was listing. It was the first time the agent saw the home. We spent 2 and a half hours photographing the place only to later find out it was the wrong house and there was someone sleeping in the guest room all along!
What advice would you give to someone in Hawaii who was selling their home?
Pick the right agent. One who understands the power of good photography and good marketing. Any agent who doesn’t hire a professional photographer should raise a red flag and be avoided.
Most importantly, trust your agent and their team to do their job. They do this all day, every day.
What do you like to do away from work?
When I’m not photographing properties, I can be found on or in the pacific ocean. As a certified dive master and U.S. Coast Guard 50 ton master captain, its hard to keep me off the water when I have time off.
Facebook posts by Jonathan Davis Real Estate Photography
When preparing your home for a photo shoot it is important to understand the camera's perspective. Unlike the human eye, a camera magnifies clutter and poor furniture arrangement. Simplifying your space and creating an appropriate flow is important to portraying your space correcting on line. Hire a professional team consisting of not only a photographer but also a stager to make your property glow.
When setting up your home for a photoshoot, before your photographer arrives, make sure your are maximizing as much light as possible. Open up all the blinds, turn on all the lamps and surface lights as well as built in fixtures. Don't forget appliance lights, such as the stove or built into bookshelves. Replace any burnt out bulbs and use high-wattages to make the room appeal brighter.
When preparing your home for a photoshoot try rearranging the furniture. Create a focal point on the furthest wall from the doorway, the focal point could be a bed or a large cabinet, place the other pieces of furniture diagonal from your focal point, creating a large triangle. This will help create an appropriate flow within your space, as well as thoroughly impressing your professional photographer.