With up to 86% of hotel bookings made online, choosing the correct photographs for your hotel is crucial. Whether you're in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam or anywhere throughout Southeast Asia all of your hospitality photography used on your website, OTAs, marketing, etc. SHOULD be made by a professional and experienced hotel photographer.
Options To Source Your Hospitality Photography
There are thee main options to source your hotel photos and I will look at the pros and cons of each, plus when you should be using their photos.
PROFESSIONAL HOTEL PHOTOGRAPHER
Professional and high-quality hospitality photography should be used whenever possible. It is important the professional images must be used on your websites, OTAs, marketing materials, press releases and advertising.
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HOTEL IN-HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER
Social media is more agreeable towards lower quality hospitality photography. So posting in-house photography of food, events, staff and sneak peeks is acceptable.
Subject matter that needs to be re-shot on a regular basis, such as food and events, is an area the in-house photographer will be of great use.
For sharing on social media channels and hotel review sites.
If you are a hotel or resort in Cambodia, Bali or anywhere else in the Asian market then it all comes down to the intended use of the hospitality photography. For almost all cases, you should be hiring a professional hotel photographer for your hospitality photography. The photos are what attracts a guest to your hotel and influence their decision to book with you.
Professional results, production and timeline.
In terms of result delivery in making the photographs, include the production and timeline, Bruce is a very professional photographer.
Bruce did the best pictures we managed to get for our properties!
Professional and skillful
‘Professional and skillful’ is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Bruce. I hired Bruce as a freelance photographer late last year after coming highly recommended and viewing his online portfolio. During this time he updated our photo library with some amazing photos. Above all, I was impressed with Bruce’s ability to capture the best of our locations under different lighting conditions and the attention to detail he has put into the process. And, of course, his easygoing nature and flexibility made the cooperation more fruitful and productive. For any hotel or property that requires high-quality photos, Bruce would be the one I would highly recommend.
Refreshed our OTA profiles
You did a great job regarding PODs, sunrise lights were amazing. These images have refreshed our OTAs profiles. We appreciate your effort and time.
Extremely Professional and Talented
Bruce is an extremely professional and talented photographer. Throughout the process of photographing a rooftop bar he was extremely patient and a calm communicator going beyond the scope to photograph other hotel elements during the shoot. The post production process was fast and efficient and were extremely happy with the end result.
The quality of the images is great
I am really happy with you and your work. The quality of the images is great.
I strongly recommend Bruce for architectural and product shots
Bruce has an eye for detail, a feel for lighting, a flair for perspectives! An honest and friendly character without attitude who brings pictures to life!
I strongly recommend Bruce for architectural and product shots.
Best photographer in the country for commercial photo shooting
Bruce made some photographs of several of the properties I was working for at MAADS, and he did such a great job that we called him back to ask him to work for us! From the time I spent in Cambodia I would definitely recommend him as the best photographer in the country for commercial photo shooting (architecture outdoor/indoor). Amazing lighting, brightness, contrast... nothing to change, everything is ready to use and to impress 😉
Timely in both communications as well as processing
I am happy to pass on that recommendation to anyone seeking a talented, professional, and creative photographer in the Kingdom. After struggling to capture our brand-new boutique hotel (Monsoon Bassac Hotel, Phnom Penh) myself, I contacted Bruce via his website. From start to finish, he was an absolute professional- timely in both communications as well as processing, patient with our numerous requests, and able to capture our hotel's difficult angles and lighting in a way that kept things realistic but also showcased their beauty. His photographs are a true representation of what guests will find in our hotel, and we proudly use his photographs on all of our media.
Bruce is able to walk into a room and immediately see potential. He is flexible, and takes your ideas and brand identity into account when creating his images. I could not be prouder to have his photos representing our brand, and I wholeheartedly recommend his services.
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About The Author
Bruce is an experienced luxury boutique hotel photographer based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He specializes in brand imagery for hotels and resorts. Working with high-end hotels and resorts in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Bali, Singapore and Maldives