Harford Connecticut real estate photographer: Multi-Focus Media
Hank Jonkman from Multi-Focus Media in Cromwell, CT, has been specializing in Residential and Commercial Real Estate photography since 2020.
Hank prides himself in helping his clients market their properties and themselves in the best possible way, by providing high quality photography, video, aerials and floor plans. His easy on-line booking and fast next day delivery of the finished product makes his clients jobs as easy as possible.
Where we work:
Multi-Focus Media is based in Cromwell CT and covers the entire Connecticut area.
Most of their work is around the Hartford area including West Hartford, Simsbury, Avon, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Glastonbury and Middletown, as well as quite a few towns on the Connecticut shoreline such as Madison, Clinton, Guilford, Old Saybrook etc.
Although they are willing to travel further throughout Connecticut, although a small travel fee may apply.
Our ideal clients:
- Real estate agents
- Commercial contractors
- Home builders
- Hotels / restaurants
- Small business
What areas do we cover: Hartford, Connecticut
Get in Touch with Hank Jonkman from Multi-Focus Media
If you would like to speak to Hank from Multi-Focus Media in Hartford, Connecticut, 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 9am - 5pm
Sunday By appointment
Address573 Main St. Suite B Cromwell, CT 06416 USA
Phone (860) 348-5393
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An interview with Hank Jonkman
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been indulging in photography for as long as I can remember. My experience stretches all the way from shooting, developing and printing black and white film, through the introdution of digital photography in the very early 2000's, up through the current day where the technology continues to advance at an amazing pace.
I had always wanted to work for myself, and when the opportunity arose in 2020, I decided that the time was right. I am excited to use my skill in photography and technology to help people grow their brands.
How would you describe your photographic style?
I would say that my photographic style is vibrant, realistic and energetic. A good composition goes a long way to producing a great photograph. I'd like to think that I have a great eye for composition and light.
What's your standard workflow when doing real estate photography, from arrival at the location through to delivery of the images?
When I arrive at the property I like to take a few minutes to walk around the interior of the house, to get a feel for how it is laid out, and figure the best strategy for shooting the property. I take advantage of this time to also make sure all of the lights are turned on, all fans are turned off, and everything is in place.
I then proceed to photograph the interior and exterior of the property. After I leave the photos are processed and edited, and made to look stunning!
When they are completed, usually the following morning the files are uploaded to my business management software, and an email and text message are sent to the client, letting them know that their photos are ready.
How important is Photoshop or digital editing to your process?
As a rule of thumb, I always try to get my photos perfect in camera. But Photoshop is an invaluable tool to help make them look perfect. From slight adjustments to removing cars from a driveway, it is a fantastic tool.
What do you enjoy most about photographing real estate, architecture and the built environment?
I've always loved to explore spaces such as building and old theaters etc. Photographing real estate gives me the opportunity to explore new places, and see beautiful buildings and I get to take pictures too! It is exciting to see different design elements that are used in homes designed in different time periods. From antique to ultra modern there is always something new to see.
What has been the most memorable photo shoot you've ever done?
I've had the pleasure of shooting a lot of beautiful homes near the water, being here in Connecticut. Probably the most memorable was a home along the Connecticut shoreline with water views from every room. I can only imagine how beautiful the sunset views are from here every day.
What's the funniest thing that's ever happened when you've been on a photo shoot?
I was doing a photo shoot where the homeowners were not home. They had a dog and a cat who were that to greet me and were quite interested in me. I tried to take photos while they were loose, but they kept getting into my shots. They wanted to be the stars of the photo shoot! Eventually I had to trick them and lock them in a room so I could complete the photo shoot. Even then they even found a way to open the door and bug me some more.
What advice would you give to someone in Hartford who was selling their home?
Video is becoming a very effective way to market your home for sale. Ask your realtor what the think about including a video in your marketing plan. Many more people will be attracted to your listing, if there is a beautiful video showing your home and surroundings.
What do you like to do away from work?
I love to listen to music on vinyl, and enjoy eating at nice restaurants with my wife and two grown sons.
Real estate photography
Real estate video walk-through tours
Aerial drone photography
Computers and technology
"Hi, I’m Hank. I’ve been a big fan of photography, computers, and technology for most of my life. My first camera was bought at a Pennsylvania flea market in the 1970’s, and my first computer was a Timex/Sinclair 1000 given to me as a gift in 1982.
I spent the next few decades mesmerized by the amazing things you could do with this technology and the amazing speed at which it advanced.
I remember the internet when it was so obscure, that only a small handful of people I knew had any idea what it was. We had our 1200 baud modems and viewed bulletin boards hosted by the local college. No one realized what it would become in just a few short years.
I saw the birth of digital photography, and got my first digital camera after the birth of my first son, in 2001. How amazing to not need to get the film developed, and you could get your pictures on a CD-Rom!
Fast forward to 2020, and after a 30-year career in sales and management, I decided it was time to make a change. Finding a creative outlet while selling auto parts was not very easy, so let’s give this a try.
I started Multi-Focus Media as a Photography and Videography business, to focus on small businesses and individual needs. I transitioned quickly to Real Estate photography and media, as I feel my skills fit this niche and I can use my skills."