In the Greater Toronto Area’s competitive real estate market, real estate agents have a vast array of marketing solutions at their fingertips to ensure listings sell for their highest value possible. One of the most common and effective such tools is professional real estate photography – from high definition photos and dronography to 3D video walk-throughs, Toronto’s real estate photographers are an essential part of the city’s famed property market. With a bevy of professionals vying to shoot top-selling properties, we took a look at the GTA’s 30 most exciting real estate photographers:
Social media-savvy Property Pandas operate throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Brampton, Mississauga and Scarborough, as well as Newmarket, Clarington, Georgina and the Halton Region. Operating 7 days a week, Property Pandas offer online bookings, and a commitment to protecting the environment by donating a percentage of their profits to the World Wildlife Federation. Services offered include branded and unbranded virtual property tours, lifestyle and neighborhood shoots, print marketing products and drone photography.
NAV Photo Video
Toronto real estate photographer Navid Sohi is the creative power behind NAV Photo Video, where over 14 years of real estate photography, videography, graphic design and printing experience are combined to provide real estate photo and video services in the Greater Toronto Area. Offering a full range of property marketing services to real estate professionals in Toronto, Markham, North York, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Vaughan, Sohi also operates a blog with tips and updates from inside Toronto’s competitive real estate marketing world. NAV Photo Video focuses on both properties and agents, with a wide range of photo, video and virtual tour products. Sohid operates in both the commercial and residential real estate spheres, offering interior and architectural photography services as well.
MyHomeViewer is the brainchild of founder and creative director Matt Vardy, an experienced photographer across various styles. Focused on top-tier real estate marketing, the MyHomeViewer team has been dubbed “an extra-miler” by one satisfied client. MyHomeViewer provides real estate photography and videography products compatible with all smartphone and tablet devices, as well as feature sheets and a host of other related services. Having shot over 2700 homes as of the publishing of this article, the company’s client list includes some of the biggest names in Toronto’s real estate landscape.
Operating throughout the Greater Toronto Area, Imagineahome Inc. offers real estate professionals a full range of graphic design services and a wide array of real estate marketing services from custom branding and marketing, to real estate photography, video and virtual tour services, as well as copywriting, feature sheets and postcards. Founded in 2002, the company also creates custom business cards. Imagineahome has a wide social media presence and also runs an active blog with insider news, design and staging tips and company updates. With an eye on shifting trends, the company is constantly expanding its array of services.
Open House 24
A division of Toronto Video Services, Open House 24 is more than just another real estate photography service – it offers real estate marketing solutions, community engagement, real estate news and entertainment. Visual media offerings include photography, video tours and promotional videos, as well as aerial photography and drone media. Open House 24/Toronto Video Services operates throughout the Greater Toronto Area, from Pickering, Port Perry, Vaughan and Toronto, to Hamilton, Brampton, the Niagara Region and the Kawartha Area.
Specializing in high quality virtual tours, DigitalProperties operates mostly in the upper segments of the GTA’s housing market, but also engages in the commercial real estate market as well. Areas covered include Brampton, Caledon, King, Oakville, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Vaughan. Upscale real estate professionals are attracted by services such as immersive real estate photography, drone video, aerial photography up to 400 feet high – perfect for showcasing grand estates and vast acreages – as well as 360-degree virtual tours compatible with all web browsers and with cross-device compatibility as well.
Boasting a price matching guarantee, Mississauga-based Real Media offers a wide range of real estate marketing services from floor plans, HDR photography, HD video tours and virtual tours, to business cards, aerial photography, in-depth traffic analytics, social media integration and real estate graphic designs. Feature books, custom domain names are also available, all online products being mobile-compatible.
Windsor Real Estate Photography
Active both in Toronto and its surrounding areas, Windsor Real Estate Photography is one of the top real estate photography services in the Greater Toronto Area. Windsor offers a wide array of real estate marketing services in the field of visual media, from panoramic photography and feature sheet design to 360-degree virtual tour photography and everything in between. In fact, the company even offers real estate photography training for those interested in the profession or who are looking to acquire a new skillset. The company is active in Scarborough, Oshawa and Pickering as well.
Toronto-Pix Real Estate Photography
A second-career photographer, Julian Mendl turned his eye to photography after 24 successful years working for some of the world’s leading retail brands. Mendl specializes in documenting upscale real estate as well as corporate marketing events. The founder and owner of Toronto-Pix Real Estate Photography, Mendl has collaborated with some of Toronto’s most successful brokerages. Offering bespoke services, Toronto-Pix has gained a loyal customer base among the city’s real estate professionals.
Headquartered in Markham, Housemaxx serves over 200 brokerage offices and more than 5,000 Realtors, with Sotheby’s International Realty, Harvey Kalles, Coldwell Banker and Royal LePage just a few of the company’s high-profile clients. The company serves a wide area in the GTA, including not only Toronto but also the York, Halton, Peel and Durham Regions, as well as the Barrie, Hamilton and Niagara Falls areas as well. The company offers a full range of real estate marketing solutions from high-definition photography and video tours to complimentary feature sheets, as well as floor plans and virtual tour webpages. The last-named contains everything from property slideshows, maps and videos to 360-degree panoramic imagery and a mortgage calculator.
Virtual Tours GTA
As the name suggests, Virtual Tours GTA offers virtual tour, video and photography services across the Greater Toronto Area, delving into both the residential and commercial sides of the real estate market. Whether looking for panoramic property shots, virtual tours of luxury properties, nighttime shoots of property views, resident amenities marketing or full-service 360 virtual panorama tours, this Mississauga-based company handles everything. Products delivered by the company are compatible with mobile devices and can also include nearby attraction shoots, custom domains and background music.
Serving real estate professionals, iVRTours boasts more than 20 years of combined experience in the industry. The company offers virtual real estate tours in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Los Angeles County and New Orleans in the U.S. Services offered include video tour slideshows, quick share services, neighborhood information, panoramic photography and an interactive interface. Real estate professionals can also enjoy iVRTours’ customizable design service, detailed tour traffic reports and bespoke QR codes both online and offline.
Real Estate Pictures
According to Real Estate Pictures, 90% of prospective buyers research home listings online, with the trend especially strong in the Greater Toronto Area. Real Estate Pictures offers a user-friendly interface, where real estate professionals can buy their preferred real estate marketing package with the click of a few buttons. Services include virtual property tours, walkthrough videos, panoramic photography, drone imagery, as well as feature sheets.
360 Real Estate Photography
Targeting the real estate professionals’ community, 360 Real Estate Photography offers residential real estate photography services, as well as 360° virtual tour packages. The company also hosts online slideshow galleries for 6 months on their own servers. The Toronto-headquartered firm also delves into drone photography, as well as brochure design. Areas served include the Greater Toronto Area, including Thornhill, Burlington Mississauga, and other regions across Southern Ontario. 360 Real Estate Photography handles both large-scale and small projects.
Mississauga-based Gold Media consists of portraiture and business headshots specialist Jennifer Wood, communication and video production specialist Lianne Castelino – also an award-winning journalist – and owner and lead photographer and videographer John Goldstein. With over 10 years of experience in the corporate landscape, Goldstein’s client list includes some of Toronto’s most prestigious real estate movers and shakers, such as Forest Hill Real Estate, Royal LePage, Alair Homes, Habitat for Humanity and Arista Homes, among many others.
Specializing in real estate media, FARfoto8 aims to provide real estate professionals with comprehensive photography and videography services. This includes aerial and drone media and, of course, video and 3D virtual tour services. FARfoto8 and its unique approach are available for customers in the Greater Toronto Area, including the York, Halton, Peel and Durham regions, as well as Barrie, St. Chatharines, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Peterborough and London. Furthermore, the company is engaged in giving back to the community, collaborating with a selection of charities. FARfoto8 is also a staunch supporter of The Hospital for Sick Children, donating an annual percentage of its profits to the institution.
GTA Virtual Tours
Operating 7 days a week, GTA Virtual Tours covers the entire Greater Toronto Area, as well as outlying areas. Creating high-definition virtual tours, the company is a leader in Toronto’s real estate photography landscape. With a team of dedicated architectural photographers, aerial media, hosted virtual tours – that can be renewed every 6 months – and HD, nighttime and panoramic photography, GTA Virtual Tours is a favorite in Toronto’s competitive real estate landscape.
Marketing-focused media production company Jules Design provides video production, headshots, product and food photography, and graphic design services. When it comes to the world of real estate, the company handles business portraits and real estate agent headshots, ready for use in marketing and branding campaigns across an array of mediums, from online to print. Images are also engineered to be compatible with all Microsoft and Adobe software. Photographs can be taken at the Jules Design studio or on location.
Real estate media solutions company Metroviews.ca offers a full array of visual marketing products for real estate professionals in the GTA. Although mainly specialized in the residential real estate landscape, Metroviews also delves into the industry’s commercial side – for example with lifestyle and destination properties. Services offered include real estate photography and videography, twilight and panorama shots, a la carte sessions, voice over, printing – such as brochures, feature sheets and booklets – as well as slideshows, including video, and bespoke listing URLs. Services can be bundled into bespoke packages as well. All online products are mobile-optimized.
Originally headquartered in Toronto, Up Photography has recently relocated to Puslinch, just south of Guelph. The company continues to cover Southern Ontario including areas such as Kitchener, London, Hamilton, Muskoka, Parry Sound, Orilia, Timmins and the Niagara Region, among many, many more. Up specializes in traditional and new tech real estate media services, such as interior real estate photography, dronography, aerial shots with both plane and helicopter, as well as virtual tours. The company delves into all categories of properties from grand estates and weekend cottages to industrial sites and commercial developments. The photographic genius behind the operation is Kevin Arsenault.
Toronto House Tour
Like any real estate photography company that’s up to date with current property marketing solutions, Toronto House Tour offers 3D tours, drone and aerial photography, as well as twilight shots on top of more traditional methods such as real estate photography and videography. Toronto House Tour also handles real estate agent branding and marketing projects, such as advertising and business cards. Operating 7 days a week, the company covers Toronto, as well as Newmarket, Etobicoke, Ajax, Brampton, Mississauga, Oshawa and Whitby.
Iconica Communications Inc.
A strategic brand and brand management company, Iconica Communications Inc. is well versed in the fields of real estate media and marketing services. Industry clients include High Park Real Estate, Modus Townhomes, Jason Vidal and Marianne Miles among others. Whether you’re looking to boost sales with property videos, feature sheets, panoramic shots, interior photography or twilight shoots, Inconica covers it all. They also provide a wide range of branding services to real estate professionals and publish an active blog. Founded in 2002, Iconica consists of President and Art Director Trevor Joyce, graphic designers Lauren Britstone and Mario Fernandes, Front-end Developer Daniel Yoshizawa, and Daniel MacIndore, photographer and videographer.
Shaw Photo & Video
Active across multiple social media platforms, Toronto’s Shaw Photo & Video is an active branding, product, real estate, portraiture and special events photography company. Helmed by Naim Shaw, the company targets the real estate industry with high quality photography, video tours and dronography services. Media is delivered in various sizes for marketing optimization, and turn-around is swift.
Founded in 1997, BCL Promotions started out during the advent of online real estate marketing. Working exclusively with real estate professionals, BCL provides the usual real estate marketing services of professionally edited photography, 360° panoramic images, feature sheets and a variety of print marketing materials. BCL sets itself apart with mobile-optimized virtual tours and a “Blue Sky Guarantee” for exterior shots. Furthermore, clients can save time by simply ordering their preferred photography package online.
A dynamic real estate photography company, OTBx Air photography has incorporated new technology into every step of its process to ensure a seamless customer experience. Orders can be placed online or through the company’s dedicated app, with photogs onsite within 24 hours. OTBx Air’s app also sends notifications to clients, updating the status of the project and embracing customer feedback. Whether you’re an interior designer, a real estate agent or a property owner, OTBx offers unlimited photography, twilight, weekend and drone shoots, virtual and 360° tours, as well as promotional services for agents. The company also offers bespoke services, and is a dedicated supporter of Habitat for Humanity.
Boasting more than 15 years of experience, Eos Photo was founded by Emre Iscen and covers the entire Greater Toronto Area. Real estate clients include names such as Sutton Realty, Chestnut Park and Forest Hill Real Estate, among a bevy of other industry leaders. As a result, Eos Photo provides all the real estate marketing services sought by exclusive professionals, such as HDR photography, feature sheets, floor plans and, of course, virtual tours – available in 3D as well.
Visual content creators and corporate photographers Indigo Events boasts a team of 12 photographers, videographers and multimedia editors, with a total of more than 16 years of experience. The company’s client list includes giants Google and Audi, as well as Dezign Market, and the 2017 Randstad Employer Brand Research Award Ceremony. Indigo’s clients also include a number of real estate agents, who swear by the company’s skill in producing business headshots, thanks to the company’s dedicated studio and corporate portrait specialist.
Specialized in corporate, lifestyle and event photography, Kayce Photography also tackles integrated marketing solutions for entrepreneurs and small businesses. As such, the Downtown Toronto-based studio takes on commercial and advertising photography, as well as corporate and executive portraiture. Kevin Chung, the mastermind behind Kayce Photography, has over 9 years of experience working as a professional Toronto photographer and is passionate about community outreach and charity work. Interior photography is one of Chung’s strong suits, as are corporate and executive portraiture, with real estate professionals such as Bridlepath Realty among his clients.
Real estate photographers HS Media are all about boosting sales for clients and keeping real estate media solutions in sync with current trends. Real estate agents looking for professional portraiture, floor plans, real estate photography, feature sheets, video and virtual tours or commercial virtual tours can follow their work across a host of social media platforms. The company also operates an industry blog and prospective clients can read testimonials by agents from some of the most prestigious real estate brokerages in the country.
Counting some of the most high-profile real estate companies among its clients, Jagged Lens has worked with Right at Home Realty, Hazelton Real Estate Brokerage, as well as CondoPromo, among many others. Owner and founder Raffi Tutundijan has over 8 years of experience in the field of real estate photography and an impressive roster of over 873 completed jobs for 258 satisfied clients. Jagged Lens doesn’t only handle the photography aspect of real estate marketing, the company also provides 3D Virtual Tours and business portraiture.