Whidbey Island real estate photographer:
Kim Tinuviel, of Tinuviel Creative (Lake Havasu City AZ and Whidbey Island WA), has been a professional real estate and architectural photographer and videographer since 2007. She is fully certified by the FAA as a commercial drone pilot and regularly provides aerial photography and video services to her clients. Working with her sister Jody, Kim is proud to say that Tinuviel Creative is 100% woman owned and operated!
Kim’s unique talents and skills are key components of the exceptional value she brings to each client. Kim leverages these attributes to provide imagery that will position each property as having great value. She collaborates with each client individually, getting to know their preferences, and providing imagery that supports that style. Her goal is to become a trusted team member… providing high levels of reliability, professionalism and quality.
Where we work:
Kim Tinuviel works across Whidbey Island, from Clinton in the south, all the way through to Oak Harbor in the north. Other areas off the island are also supported, although additional mileage, travel and expense charges may apply.
Our ideal clients:
- Real estate agents and brokers
- Commercial and residential property managers
- Independent vacation rental managers (i.e. VRBO and Airbnb)
- Interior designers
- Hotels/convention centers
- Engineers, municipal planners
Video marketing for Whidbey Island real estate agents:
Get in Touch with Tinuviel Creative
If you would like to speak to Kim from Tinuviel Creative you can call her on the phone numbers listed below, or fill in the contact form and she will get in touch with you as soon as she can.
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
AddressWhidbey Island, WA
Phone (360) 639-4299
Social Media: Tinuviel Creative
Send an email:
What areas do we cover: Whidbey Island, Washington
An interview with Kim Tinuviel
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am an all-around creative person. I’ve been self-employed in the arts since my teens. My current business encompasses commercial art and design (photography, graphic design, web design, etc.), plus fine art (painting, photography and sculpture).
How would you describe your photographic style?
My clients appreciate my artistic eye, and clean, realistic style. I do not use heavy-handed post-processing techniques, but strive to create imagery that looks welcoming, friendly and natural.
What’s your standard workflow when doing real estate photography, from arrival at the location through to delivery of the images?
Many of my clients need images “yesterday”. I do my best to fit everyone onto my calendar as soon as possible – usually the same week.
I am primarily a natural/ambient light photographer, and do not use lots of lighting equipment. This keeps shoots relatively short. Most take 45-90 minutes, depending on the size of the property.
The most successful shoots are those where the owner and the broker have worked together to prepare and stage the property so that everything is clean and tidy, all light bulbs work (and are the same color temperature), etc.
It also helps to have the broker or assistant at the shoot so we can discuss shots, angles and features of the property that will be highlighted in the marketing remarks.
Once the shoot is over, I guarantee image delivery within 24hrs, unless other arrangements have been made. I put a great deal of effort into assuring that each image is color-corrected and that the images accurately represent the property.
Finally, images are delivered via digital download from my website, ready for upload to the MLS.
How important is Photoshop or digital editing to your process?
I primarily utilize Adobe Lightroom to catalog and process my shoots. Photoshop is my go-to software to correct or enhance photographs when Lightroom is not adequate. I do not alter images in a way that misrepresents the property or its surroundings, although I can edit an image to show an artist’s rendering of the potential use of a property.
What do you enjoy most about photographing real estate, architecture and the built environment?
I am excited daily by the challenge of capturing the artistic aspects of random living and working spaces. I love it when a client comes to me after a shoot and says “your photos sold that house!”
What has been the most memorable photo shoot you’ve ever done?
I’ve shot a lot of very interesting properties, however the best experience was the time I shot a very small mobile home in a tired old trailer court.
After delivering the images to the agent, she shared them with the client and later received the following note: “Please tell the photographer I’m so grateful for these amazing photos … she’s a poet with the camera!” That one brought tears to my eyes.
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened when you’ve been on a photo shoot?
The oddest experience was a shoot I did in an upscale home that was still semi-occupied by the sellers. They had staged things to look like the home was un-occupied, but the closets and garages were full of boxed-up personal items. While shooting the master bedroom, I opened the door to the walk-in closet only to find the shelves filled with piles of bones! Apparently the sellers collected bones for decor and art, but hadn’t yet boxed these up. Needless to say, I was a bit shocked and did not photograph that closet…
What advice would you give to someone on Whidbey Island who was selling their home?
Hire an experienced agent who will go the extra mile (and expense) to do professional staging, photography and video. Then take the agent’s advice and do everything she asks, even if it requires that most of your decor and personal items must be put in storage. The agent is your professional guide. You may well be rewarded by a higher selling price, multiple offers, rapid sale, and possibly all of the above.
What do you like to do away from work?
I love to travel, make art, volunteer with community organizations, and spend time with my family.
Real estate / architectural photography
Video marketing production
Aerial photography / video
Graphic / web design
Kim Tinuviel specializes in helping you create and maintain a strong brand.
For over 25 years, she has created beautiful digital imagery and video, designed successful marketing campaigns, and developed exceptional websites for hundreds of clients. She is fully licensed by the FAA to create aerial (drone) photography and video for commercial purposed, and is fully insured, reducing the risk to her clients.
With Kim and Tinuviel Creative, you are the priority.
Testimonials for Tinuviel Creative:
When we decided to hire Tinuviel Creative, we knew we would get help with all of our advertising and marketing, but it was all the extras that we hadn’t considered. Best business decision we have made in years!TS, VP/partner of small business
We have worked with Kim on both design and photography projects for our business. We were impressed by how well she met or beat deadlines and how easy it was to work through edits and iterations. Kim is very professional and was able to photograph events effortlessly, and was never in the way, while still getting great shots. We will absolutely work with Kim in the future.VN & TN, small business owners
Kim was a delight to work with. She listened closely to what was needed, and came up with a beautiful design on a very tight timeline. I received so many compliments and was very pleased with both the process and the result.TC, non-profit director
Kim’s reputation for passionate enquiry is at the heart of her ability to develop design solutions that target and inspire customer response, building brand loyalty.LE, small business owner
Kim did a great job talking with me about what was needed, paying close attention to my concerns and helping me clarify and improve my marketing message. She has imagination and creativity that really show in what she produces for her clients.CT, small business owner
Kim is calm, efficient and accommodating. Always a pleasure to work with in any capacity. I would and have recommended her professional services.KP, president of non-profit
We have worked with Kim for many years on various projects. Each time she has brought creativity and originality, giving us effective marketing tools that have enabled us to grow our business. She is a clear communicator and punctual performer whom we would highly recommend.RS & VS, small business owners
Kim has helped us over the past decade with both our businesses. She’s right on target from the beginning, asking the right question, easing you into a solid working relationship. Kim has a wide range of expertise and is sensitive to client’s needs. She makes it easy to work through a project and we are always satisfied with quality and creativeness of the final product.DM & BM, small business owners
What a joy, and a relief, it is to work with Kim. She listened to the message that we wanted and created the perfect embodiment. Kim also has the ability to educate good design, refining our logo into the perfect brand. We are very grateful for her work.GL& BA, small business owners
Kim is a kind and polite professional. She promptly delivers crisp, clear photos and precise messaging that help buyers easily understand the value of a property. Everyone in my office appreciates her work.DC, real estate broker
Facebook posts by Tinuviel Creative
PHOTO SHOOT OF THE WEEK!
Not yet on the market, but will be soon. Large Clinton home on beautiful 2-acre lot, lots of mid-century charm. Great place to make your own memories!
Photos ©2019 Kim Tinuviel, Tinuviel Creative, tinuvielcreative.com
What you need to know BEFORE you book your drone photo or video shoot.
Today was a beautiful day for aerial photography. Here is a shot from the south end of Whidbey Island, looking over Cultus Bay to the Olympic Mountains in the west. Gorgeous! FAA-certified. ©2019 Kim Tinuviel, Tinuviel Creative, tinuvielcreative.com
PHOTO SHOOT OF THE WEEK!
Not yet on the market, but cute as a bug. Beach cottage in Clinton on the south east side of Whidbey Island, with a close-up view of the Clinton-Mukilteo ferry traffic.
Photos ©2019 Kim Tinuviel, Tinuviel Creative, tinuvielcreative.com