Photography that pays for itself
Up to 20% increase in earnings
Hosts with professional photos may earn more than other hosts in their area.*
Up to 20% more bookings*
Photos are one of the top 3 reasons guests choose to book after location and price.**
Recover your cost in just 1 night
Payment comes from your future bookings and 75% of Hosts pay it off in just 1 night*
Please keep in mind that earnings, bookings, and increase to nightly rate may vary by listing.The statistical data shown are not guaranteed results and Airbnb does not promise or predict a certain outcome or success for your listing.
*These numbers are based on a 2021 analysis of earnings, bookings, and professional photography cost reconciliation in a sample of 5,000 global listings with professional photos taken between September 2020 - October 2021. These results were observed among listings that were consistently active on the platform for 8 weeks before and after uploading professional photos.
**2018 global research on Understanding Homes through Visual Representation.
First impressions matter
Let a local photographer capture your space in its best light. We connect you with local professional photographers that can help you transform your listing to stand out to guests.
Styling & prep
We will provide you with information on what to expect from your photoshoot, how to prepare, and styling tips for each room in your listing.
Your photographer will capture key features, so potential guests can visualize themselves in your listing.
Images are photographed with professional equipment, and go through a review process, before going live on your listing.
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How it works
Submit request & approve price
After entering your ‘Listing ID’ in the box above, you’ll receive a follow-up email with a price quote. Click the link in the email to approve and confirm your photoshoot.
Schedule your photoshoot
Once you have confirmed the price quote, we will connect you with a local photographer. They will contact you either via email or phone to schedule a date for the photoshoot.
Preparation & photoshoot
Prepare for the photoshoot by cleaning and styling your listing. Review our tips below for more info on how to prepare. The photoshoot will take up to one hour, and may vary based on size of the listing.
How to find my listing ID
Preview your listing page and find the numbers in the URL. This is your listing ID.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll get a set of 2-3 photos per room. Each photo will follow our recommended style guidelines, which means they’ll be naturally lit, warm, and inviting for potential guests. You can learn more about our photography style here.
Please give your photographer at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your photoshoot. To reschedule, contact your photographer directly by phone or email. To cancel, just scroll up to find your listing and select that option.
Make sure your listing is tidy and clutter-free before the shoot. We also recommend reviewing the styling checklist for more tips here.
Yes! To do so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include your Listing ID and title in the email. The email will be visible after you submit the form a first time.
Once you’re matched with a photographer, you will receive an email introducing you to your photographer and inviting you to schedule your photoshoot. After the shoot, your photographer will upload your photos, and they’ll be reviewed by a team of editors to make sure everything looks just right. We’ll notify you as soon as your photos are live on your listing. This entire process typically takes about 2 weeks.
You will be connected with a photographer based on their availability and location. (Unfortunately, Hosts are unable to choose the photographer.)
The price of professional photography is determined by your listing’s size and location. After requesting a quote, you will receive price information via email within 24 hours of your request.
You won’t be charged until the photos are live on your listing. The cost of your photoshoot will be subtracted from your next payout, even if your next payout comes from a different listing. If the payout is less than the cost of the photoshoot, we’ll subtract the remaining balance from future payouts until you’re paid in full. If you choose to cancel before the shoot, you won’t be charged. Learn more here.
Professional Photography Service Supplemental Terms
When you participate in this service, you acknowledge and agree:
• To have a third party local photographer photograph your Listing;
• To have a professional editor retouch the photos; and
• To have your professional photos uploaded to your Listing page without prior review.
• Airbnb will own the professional photographs and may use the photos in its discretion, for any business purpose, including without limitation, advertising, marketing, merchandising or any other business purposes, throughout the world, in any and all media. and Airbnb grants to you a non-exclusive, limited, revocable, royalty-free, perpetual license to use the professional photos on the Airbnb Platform for the sole purpose of advertising and promoting your Listing.
• Your participation in this service is subject to the Airbnb Terms of Service.