Photos & Videos

Sky Replacement

We live in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a great place to be, but the weather doesn’t always cooperate for real estate photography. No blue sky? No problem! We can can swap a gray sky for the blue one and add a bit of sunshine magic to the rest of the photo.

Sky replacement by Taku Homes

The Taku Homes difference

Sometimes a real estate photo needs a touch of Taku magic, our post-processing reimagination, to bring a property to life. Drag the slider to see the before-and-after difference.

Aerial drone video

If you have a waterfront property or a property with a breathtaking view, the best way to showcase it is with an aerial drone video. We do drone photography and video in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the surrounding areas.

Elevated Pole Photography

Taku Homes | Elevated Pole Real Estate Photography

Securing my camera to a 15-foot pole and using remote control to take photos give listing exteriors a unique and pleasant view.

Drone aerial photography

Drone aerial photography in Tacoma, Washington

I now offer drone aerial photography in Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the surrounding areas! There is nothing like a breath-taking view from up high of a property with a vista.

A breakfast-perfect kitchen

Taku Homes | Real estate photographer in Olympia, Washington

Sunlit cute, bright kitchen in a Gig Harbor, Washington house. Can you imagine a better place to enjoy your morning grapefruit?

Chambers Bay at twilight

Taku Homes | Tacoma real estate photographer

How do you showcase the sunroom of this turn of the century home overlooking the Chambers Bay? On a clear evening at sunset, of course.

Pink … is for boys?

Taku Homes | Federal Way real estate photographer

Did you know that in the early 20th Century America, pink was generally associated with boys and blue with girls? It wasn’t until the 1940s when the reverse color scheme was accepted.

According to Wikipedia, “an article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said, ‘The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl'”.

Feline model

Taku Homes | Real estate photographer in Puyallup

Models are not common in real estate photos. But when they are as cute as this feline friend, how can I resist?

Elevated Pole Photography for Aerial Views

Elevated pole photography for real estate | Taku Homes

I am excited to introduce a new photography service for real estate professionals in the South Puget Sound, Washington area. Elevated Pole Photography allows for a 15-foot high view of a listing shot from a professional-quality camera and lens.

Unlike drone photography, which is usually shot from a poor-quality GoPro camera, I put my DSLR camera on a 15-foot high pole and remotely adjust the exposure. This technique allows me to do HDR bracketing and get the exposure just right.

Compare the above photo taken from the pole with the photo below taken from my normal tripod.

Welcome to Taku Homes!

We are throwing our doors open at Taku Homes, a premier South Puget Sound real estate photography service. Here are our top picks from recent real estate photo shoots.


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