Northern Virginia real estate photographer:
NOVA Real Estate Photography
Bryant Payden is a real estate and architectural photographer with Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography In Manassas, Va. He has been shooting professionally for over 20 years.
Photography is all we do, We are as passionate about your projects and professional photography needs as you are and treat them as if they were our own. We always strive for perfection with every project and place an emphasis on education and staying current with photography and real estate marketing trends.
We offer a wide range of real estate marketing tools from floorplans and video to elevated images of your property and twilight shoots to make your property stand out on the MLS.
Where we work:
Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography is based in Manassas, VA. We service the entire Washington DC Metro area as well as Hampton Roads and The Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Our ideal clients:
- Real estate agents
- Hotels and resorts
- Commercial properties
- Private homeowners
An interview with Bryant Payden
Tell us a little about yourself.
I started my Photography career in 1995 apprenticing with a Wedding Photographer on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
After a few years I opened my own studio in Southern MD until I moved back home to Hampton Roads, Virginia and rebuilt my studio business.
After several years in Hampton Roads we expanded back to The Washington DC area and now have offices in Manassas and Hampton. We serve all of
Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, The Outer Banks of North Carolina and travel extensively shooting for clients.
How would you describe your photographic style?
Creative realism with an emphasis on technical detail.
What’s your standard workflow when doing real estate photography, from arrival at the location through to delivery of the images?
When I first arrive to a property I always take the time to interact with the homeowner and Realtor so everyone is relaxed and on the same page as far as expectations for the final images.
I walk the property and formulate my plan for the final images. After I capture the images I will return to the office, review the images, edit and process the images to match the vision of the homeowner-Realtor as well as my own artistic vision of the property.
I deliver most properties within 48 hours and then follow up with the Realtor to ensure their complete satisfaction with the images.
How important is Photoshop or digital editing to your process?
My real estate photography is based on realism and showing the property in its best light. The only digital editing we do is to ensure the technical aspects of the image are perfect. I will also cosmetically improve certain images as needed, such as replacing a gray sky with blue if I shot on a rainy overcast day. I do not alter anything structurally in the image as I want viewers to have a fair representation of the actual property.
What do you enjoy most about photographing real estate, architecture and the built environment?
I enjoy the technical challenges of different lighting and compositional situations that are much different from my wedding and portrait photography.
What has been the most memorable photo shoot you’ve ever done?
Living and working in the Washington DC area I have had the opportunity to shoot several properties of famous or notable people. One particular property was an author that was working on a historical fiction novel. Being an avid amateur historian myself it was hard to pull myself away from talking history with the homeowner to return to shooting his stunning estate.
What advice would you give to someone in Northern Virginia who was selling their home?
First and foremost hire an experienced Realtor that is passionate about his profession and understands the value and importance of marketing your home to the right buyers for the best price.
What do you like to do away from work?
When I’m not working I enjoy working on personal photography art projects, college football, reading and traveling with my wife and children.
Testimonials for Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography:
“I met Bryant in a state of panic when a new photographer I had hired cancelled on me at the last minute for one of my Real Estate photo shoots.
From the first moment I contacted Bryant he has gone above and beyond to accommodate my crazy schedules and deadlines to get my photo shoots done quickly and efficiently. Not only is his photography stunning, but his delivery and ability to interact with my clients to calm their nerves and make them feel at ease during one of the most stressful times in their lives is immeasurable.
I have used him for almost 20 photo shoots so far and not once has his level of professionalism or quality of service wavered from the first time we worked together. In the digital age of Real Estate, high quality photography remains key to successfully listing and selling a home and Bryant’s work plays a key role in helping me to sell my listings for the most amount of money and in the shortest amount of time. If you want to impress your clients and other potential sellers, then you need to hire Bryant for your next listing!”Michael Sheridan, McEnearney Associates.
“Bryant Payden and Northern Virginia Real Estate Photography are perfect partners for any realtor. The photographs he takes of properties for sale show the warmth of the home and are very inviting.
In this day and age with buyers looking online first, it is critical to have excellent photographs, and you get that with Bryant.
Plus, he interacts well with the seller, has a great turn around time, and includes images that are specially tailored for online marketing and for print marketing.
On top of all of that, he offers great marketing tools like property highlight videos which are wonderful for marketing on social media.”Katie Day Dorr – Move4Free Realty, LLC
“Bryant, I absolutely loved the photos. It increased our internet traffic substantially. We had an open house on Sunday and it was very busy, thanks to you!”Kerry O. Homeowner
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“I started my Photography career in 1995 apprenticing with a Wedding Photographer on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.
After a few years I opened my own studio in Southern MD until I moved back home to Virginia Beach, Virginia and rebuilt my studio business. After several years in Hampton Roads we expanded back to The Washington DC area and now have offices in Manassas and Hampton.
In 2008 we started transitioning to an emphasis on Real Estate and Architectural photography, which is now the core of our studio business. We serve all of Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, The Outer Banks of North Carolina and travel extensively shooting for clients.”
What areas do we cover: Northern Virginia and Washington DC
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Get in Touch with NOVA Real Estate Photography
If you would like to speak to Bryant Payden from Northern Virginia 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 10am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Address9452 Teaberry Ct. Manassas, VA. 20110