At Dane Harris Photo and Design, an Illinois-based photography and design company, we offer a wide variety of photography and videography services to Illinois and St. Louis metro customers; this includes real estate photography services.

We enjoy all types of photography and clients, but recently, we’ve become known for being an area leader in real estate photography. We are proud to earn the trust and business of leading realtors and home sellers.

We excel at photographing every type of home—small, large, starter, luxury, new, old, rural or city. We pay attention to details when it comes to capturing and showcasing the essence of your home or your clients’ home. Our mission is to not only capture your listing in the best light, but to also deliver timely communications, superior service, and prompt delivery of professional images.

Recently, we enjoyed tackling a new challenge and project—photographing historic homes.

Older and historic homes have so much character. Capturing that character, sense of history and grandiosity, requires a different creative approach, lighting, and a critical eye.

We realized that photographing historic and older homes requires an attention to details. Dane Harris, an experienced real estate photographer with a trained eye for details, loves capturing the special character and charm of older homes. Prospective home buyers of historic and older homes are less interested in perfection or the latest trends. This kind of buyers is looking for character and singular details like hand-crafted, artisanal woodwork, high ceilings, beautiful crown molding, and original wood floors.  By understanding what buyers of these unique homes are searching for, we are able to capture images that focus on these singular touches and features.  We seek to deliver images that help your prospective buyer visualize the allure and promise of a life in a historic home—your home.

Photographing older and historic properties doesn’t come naturally to all photographers. For us, however, photographing historic homes presents a great opportunity for us to utilize his creative eye, appreciation for architecture, and love of history. Photographing new homes versus historic homes requires a fresh approach. Capturing the amazing details of a spiraling staircase, an ornate newel post, or balusters in an older home, can make all the difference in conveying the magic and unique qualities of an older home.

We know how to properly shoot your property in a way that highlights the features that your prospective buyers will find most appealing.

Recently, were pleasantly surprised and delighted to be featured on a prominent Facebook page—“For The Love of Old Homes.” We invite you to view our work and enjoy these beautiful historical homes and their old-world charm:

Check out the post and some of his pictures here on “For the Love of Old Homes”: