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Interior design photography in and around Frankfurt

Interior design photography is the art of showing off the beauty of rooms and furnishings to their best advantage in photographs.

The difficulty of choosing the right perspective to find the right angle can make this type of photography a more complex task than it may seem at first.

Professional photos facilitate distribution on websites and trade journals - which place particular value on high-quality images when emphasizing your business or property. Of course, it is also possible to attract the attention of guests in this way. A tourist, for example, observes various aspects when researching on the Internet that influence his decision about where to stay. With that in mind, photographing the architecture and interior can make a good impression on potential guests.

It can also serve to highlight the hotel or inn and strengthen the institutional image. High quality interior design images can make a huge difference when it comes to alluring and attracting new customers to a particular property. This makes these photos an essential part of the decision-making process for those looking for holiday accommodation or buying/renting real estate.

However, it is the expertise behind photographers' lenses that enables them to create a valuable resource for promoting your business.

Taking the right photos requires paying attention to several important factors. It's mostly about emphasizing key points in a specific area without misleading the customer. Therefore, these types of photos must not be reworked so that they are not too different from the real space, otherwise the future visit will lead to the disappointment of the customer and you will lose credibility as a company.

In hotel or real estate interior photography, realistic images must be created with wide-angle lenses so that the maximum of what the space has to offer can be displayed in the images. Proper use of lighting creates stylish and cozier spaces that are more appealing and can attract potential customers.

Photographing interiors for professional or artistic purposes is challenging, but extremely rewarding at the same time.

There are several factors that need to be considered. Interior design photography is very different from photographing landscapes, activities or people. If the main element of the photo is the room itself, then completely different aspects have to be considered, such as the combination and harmony between objects and the intelligent use of light.

It takes a keen eye to spot interfering factors such as stains on the carpet, dents on the sofa cushions or fingerprints on the windows that can affect the harmony of the picture. An experienced interior design photographer is therefore able to depict a room and its interior design with the right angle and the correct use of light sources in high quality and truthfully in his pictures.

Hotel examples

Swiss luxury at its finest

Located directly on Lake Zurich, the Park Hyatt Zurich is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a central, high-class experience. With its stylish design and the high degree of customer orientation, you are sure to have a unique experience in the city of Zurich.

One of the highlights of the Park Hyatt Zurich is the lounge, which is super inviting and warm. A perfect atmosphere to relax with a coffee or a book!

Park Hyatt Zurich web story

Luxury escape on the caldera

Surrounded by the sea, Kivotos is truly a pearl of Santorini. With its unique location and design, this boutique hotel makes the heart of every traveler beat faster. A highlight of the stay at the Kivotos was our private balcony, on which we could enjoy romantic sunsets with a perfect view of the Aegean Sea every evening.

Kivoto's Santorini web story

Luxury resort on the Mediterranean

When you come to Kempinski Bahia, you can't help but feel like you're on vacation from day one. With its location right on the beach and palm trees throughout the resort, the hotel is a perfect retreat for a relaxing holiday.

After a relaxing day on the beach or in the pool area, the hotel offers numerous entertainment options to let the night fade away.

Kempinski Bahia web story

Explore Berlin from the historic Gendarmenmarkt

As the flagship brand of the globally operating corporation of the same name, Hilton Hotels is one of the most popular and well-known names of all. In Berlin, the Hilton is a top pick right on Gendarmenmarkt, where the Konzerthaus is your direct neighbor.

Carefully selected design elements surprise in every corner - the lounge area in particular is in a class of its own.

Hilton Berlin web story

A royal experience

With its vast greenery and unique architecture, Villa Padierna is really reminiscent of a palace. The surrounding nature and mountains as well as the proximity to Marbella make every stay a balanced mixture of relaxation and fun.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace web story
High-dynamic-range imaging

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High dynamic range imaging is a technique used in photographic imaging to reproduce a wider range of brightness than traditional digital imaging or photographic techniques. This allows areas such as windows and bright surroundings to be integrated into the image in a way that corresponds to natural perception.

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Employee photography

Gaining the trust of potential customers

Pictures of your employees, showing them in their daily work in your company, can help win the trust of potential customers. Recordings that show a constructive working atmosphere that radiate authenticity and friendliness generate positive expectations regarding future cooperation. With team photos, your customers can establish a connection to your employees more quickly, as the customers get to know the face of your contact person in advance.

Looking for a professional photographer & filmmaker from the Frankfurt area?

Professional videos in portrait format

Instagram story teaser

Instagram Stories are a great way to engage with your audience in a hassle-free way. Statistics say that in 2017 well over 300 million people viewed Instagram Stories every day.
In fact, in 2020, Instagram Stories will be perceived as an essential part of any account's marketing. It has been noticed that the engagement rate for regular posts has dropped significantly since then. The Instagram Story engagement rate, on the other hand, has remained very high or even increased.

Potential customers convince with moving images

Location video trailer

Give your guests an insight into your premises. In this way, they convey trust and potential customers can already get a virtual impression. The easier it is for potential customers to build trust through insight, the greater the likelihood that they will come to you. The greater part of human communication is non-verbal, take advantage of this.

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Review - Kivotos Santorini

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You can find more hotel examples in my Exterior Design Portfolio

Exterior design portfolio

Photographer for luxury hotels

Patrick Schmetzer is a luxury hotel photographer who has photographed various travel destinations and some of the finest luxury and historic hotels in the world. Patrick has photographed everything from indoor and outdoor buildings to Michelin starred restaurant kitchens. He was born and raised in Alabama, USA. As a teenager he moved to Frankfurt am Main and studied at the SAE Institute in Frankfurt am Main. Patrick prefers to take photos in natural light. He perfected several innovative, state-of-the-art photography and lighting techniques to capture iconic hotel photos. Patrick loves the finer things in life, including traveling to exotic places.

Resorts around the world


Patrick and his team cover the areas of architectural photography, exterior, interior, portraits of the surroundings of hotel staff, local experiences and tours as well as geographical information. The young team consists of lighting experts, art directors, designers, digital editors and journalists with the aim of achieving the right look, the right feeling and the right information for real estate. They provide unique services to carry out photography assignments for luxury hotels around the world.

Hotels that tell stories


Patrick was lucky enough to photograph a wide variety of hotels, from brand new multi-million dollar projects to characteristic traditional hotels that are all getting on in years, but still enjoy a high priority today. Patrick says: “I have a very special place in my heart for a hotel with a long history.” History emerges over time. It is not tangible. Unlike luxury goods, it is something that money cannot buy.

The perfect location


The hotel's location is very important, but it is often overlooked. This is one of the elements of hotel photography. An important step in photographing any location is not only to show the essence of the hotel itself, but also to focus on its location - the guest's goal - and capture it photographically.

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We are a Germany based team of digital natives and travel enthusiasts. Since 2017 we have been taking social media in the luxury hotel industry to the next level by developing marketing campaigns and creating relevant visual content. Every day we reach more than a million travelers who are inspired for their next trip.

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Patrick Schmetzer

Creativity is a very important part of my life. It is the discovery, the holding on, the letting flow of what the heart feels and sees in a certain moment, it is the experience, the understanding, the learning and essentially the practice of the freedom of being, of living, of thinking.

Born in February 1990, USA. Living in Frankfurt am Main. Photography & film has been my hobby since I was 14 years old. Since 2014 I have been professionally dedicated to photography & videography.

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