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Real Estate Photographer in Rochester, MN

Trust our professional photographer and his camera for home pictures we guarantee a high degree of enthusiasm and engagement from potential buyers in the Twin Cities.

Are you an individual, a real estate company trying to sell a house, or an architect willing to show his/her work? Then, you will need good pictures that feature the house’s assets in the best way.
At French Touch Photography, we understand the need and particularity of Med-City’s market. We offer high-quality, clean, bright-style pictures with a quick turnaround time.
We believe that even if you have the most amazing house to sell, real estate Photography is not just a fancy option but a requirement to attract people’s attention. Indeed, today, if you want to sell a property in Rochester, MN, you need more than just a quick snapshot made with your camera; you need a stunning professional image. In our modern society, images play a crucial role in making the decision to buy a product.

Improve Your Listings

We want families to be excited when they discover images of Twin Cities homes taken by our photographer’s camera

First impressions last forever, and every single person wanting to buy a house will first check it on the internet. Also a great picture will highly influence your chances to sell a house quicker and for a better price. The goal of a good image is not only to represent this house accurately but also to generate the buyer’s interest by helping to protect himself/herself in his/her future home, apartment, or office. Studies show a clear nexus between clients’ enthusiasm for properties and images of high quality. Each category has its own rules and codes (for example, a blue sky with a green lawn backyard, for a home, will communicate joy and a place for the kids to play).

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Our style

We offer bright and clean images that feature outdoor and indoor installations of the property (kitchen, living room, bathroom, rooms, garage, patio, vanities, etc.).

An Image for the buyer to project their self

Most studies show that a buyer will choose to live in a given house if he sees pictures of it when fully furnished. That’s why we recommend cleaning the house of everything that would unnecessarily catch the attention but keeping some furniture. Think decor: nice chairs, fancy rugs, sophisticated tables, and modern paintings on the wall.
If the home needs some operations, such as visible installations you want to promote, you might proceed with those operations before taking pictures.

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Accurate Images: home portraits

If there is one thing that realtors don’t want, it will be a disappointed client who realizes that the image he/she saw on your website and the reality don’t match.
How many agencies use fisheye lenses to make a place look spacious when it’s actually pretty small?
Of course, we use wide-angle lenses, but only in a moderate way (trying not to capture the 4 walls). It is like taking portrait pictures but for homes.

In a general manner, we use all the tools we can to make proprieties look as great as they would be in the best scenario. In other words, we focus mostly on lighting, points of view, lenses, retouching, and staging elements.

Our Retouches

Retouch plays a huge role in the final result. That’s why, thanks to modern technology, we enhance each image to obtain an amazing and natural look. We believe a good retouching work is the one you can’t notice. In other words, it should not distract the potential buyers’ attention from the product.

High Dynamic Range images. If there is one field where HDR is very useful, it’s architecture and real estate photography. Indeed, the photosensor dynamic range is yet wide enough to catch the same image, low light from inside proprieties, and high lights from outside sunny gardens. That’s why, wisely used, photo-stacking is the perfect technique that allows to present an image that looks very similar to the human eye’s capacity, including simultaneously extremely bright lights and extremely low lights.
That said, we use this technique in a specific manner to make the result look natural. For this purpose, we avoid the fake HDR effect that looks like plastic.
So, this is what we do:

  • Cleaning the image defects by cloning some parts if needed.
  • Rectify perspectives
  • Neutralization of the colors (especially the mix of natural blue light and yellow artificial light)
  • Using image composing techniques for the interior images, showcasing at the same time the inside and the outside of the home.


We know how crazy the real estate market can be and how fast houses are sold, thanks to new technology. Waiting for one week to have your pictures delivered is not an option. You don’t want to lose a deal against another and faster agent. That’s why we guarantee a maximum 48-hour delivery service.
If you are in an emergency, we can even go faster, offering you an express 24-hour delivery time.


We try, as far as we can to accommodate you and your work obligations. We will provide you the higher degree of quality, the same that we put in taking portraits.

Fancy movies

It’s pretty common to see luxurious properties (especially in Minneapolis and rich Twin Cities suburbs) using photo and videography services to promote villas, mansions, manors, or architectural homes. Indeed, videos increase engagement. However, at French Touch Photography, we are focusing on high quality photography service, and we would be happy to recommend some videographers, specialized in real estate cinematography.

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How much does it cost?

Our flat rate service starts at $350 for a regular home (up to 3 bedrooms), and includes all the images in High Definition retouched and delivered in 48h. Bigger construction would be subject to specific quotes.


  • Different times of the day
    Photograph quality is directly impacted by the lighting condition and, thus, the sun’s position. That’s why, if you have high expectations, we may need to stay all day long to catch the building at its best angle for the different light options.
  • Twilight Image
    These pictures would be applied to a big property with a lot of windows and showcase the relation between the cozy inside and the natural vegetation from the outside. In a way, these kind of images are close to landscape photography and are made to be fairy ones. They are taken during or shortly after sunset. The mix of blue and yellow colors creates a dynamic image.
  • Multiple season shooting
    That can be interesting to show the same location with different vegetation.
  • Slideshow made of images for social media and videography
  • 360° images
    This is a fancy option we would be happy to offer. That being said, due to object deformation, multiple images of the same room might be more appropriate.

How to Hire Your Real Estate Photographer?

If you are a realtor, rushing, and in need of pictures before tomorrow, we can shoot your property today (if we are available and depending on the weather conditions).
If you are not in a rush, we can schedule the photoshoot for a day with good weather in order to have the best light (blue sky) and warm colors.

What area in Minnesota are we servicing?

We drive up to 100 miles around Olmsted county to take families homes, or further in Minnesota for bigger contracts. That includes Mankato, MN, Stewartville MN, Kasson, Mantorville, Oronoco, Pine Island, Zumbrota, Owatonna, Faribault, Albert Lea, Minnetonka, Austin, MN, Bloomington, Red Wing, Winona, St Paul MN.

More about your photographer

We also offer professional photography services in Minnesota, such as advertising photography in Minneapolis, MN.
We are passionate about photography and are covering a large photography spectrum, and we dedicate our work to nothing but excellence. We invite you to check our portfolio for a better idea. If you have just one minute check our presentation videography.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best weather for real estate photography?

Lightening plays a huge role in the final result.
Both Sunny days and cloudy days work. I personally love sunny days, which bring a lot of energy, but it might be more challenging depending on how the light enters the room (type of windows, orientations). If you opt for a sunny day, choose a time when the sun is low in the sky.
Cloudy days would be easier to work with if the house is bright.

The weather to avoid is the stormy weather. We probably don’t want to turn the lights on.

How soon can I shoot your pictures?
Today, I am in the Rochester area if I am available.

How fast will I receive your pictures?
They can be ready the day after the shooting.

What are the most crucial rooms to photograph?

The most important are the dining room, Bathroom, Living Room, and office. People also want to see vanity.

How many pictures are delivered?
It depends on the house and the decor. Some houses have more assets and need more pictures of details. Let’s think of nice wood furniture, a fireplace, fancy faucets, knobs, tiles in the bathroom,

Should you hire an interior designer?
For a luxurious property, it can be a great idea to hire interior designers. They can bring nice lamps, chairs, tables, and stage a warm, welcoming environment.

Do I take exterior pictures during winter?
Depends on the weather. A lovely house covered by snow would be nice.

Black and White Portrait of Alexandre Mayeur, photographer at French-Touch-Photography

Born and raised in Paris, I am now a proud Wedding Photographer in Rochester, MN, serving MPLS.

I don’t only capture emotions in candid pictures, I also create timeless images and artful photographs.
Recognized as one of the best photographers in the Twin Cities.

I serve Duluth and also far beyond the 10,000 Lakes State (Wisconsin, Iowa, and destination). I am more than happy to discover beautiful landscapes and new horizons.

Have a look at my previous publications to learn more. As an experienced professional photographer, I don’t limit my field to lifestyle, family, or event photography! I invite you to visit my portfolio and discover my photography and work out of the studio.