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The Power of Online Booking with DMD Real Estate Photography

Few things are more frustrating than having to call to book an appointment with a business.

The process is far from efficient. Here’s what typically happens:

YOU: Hi, I’d like to book an appointment.

BUSINESS: Okay, the earliest I have is tomorrow at 9 am.

YOU: Oh, wow, that’s faster than I expected. Maybe later?

BUSINESS: Later in the day? Later in the week?

YOU: Anything next Monday?

BUSINESS: Sorry, Monday’s booked. I have Tuesday morning.

YOU: I can’t do Tuesday. Wednesday?

BUSINESS: Morning or afternoon?

You get the picture. Not fun, right?

And this is assuming you actually get ahold of them the first time and don’t have to wait on a callback. Or for them to respond to your email.

Even worse, some businesses have you go through this whole dance only to reveal that they’re not actually giving you a specific appointment, but a time range. Meaning you have to hang out for a several-hour block just hoping they show up.

How. Frustrating.

With online booking, DMD Real Estate Photography puts the power in your hands.

How so?

No Calls or Back and Forth

Phone and email tag are so five years ago. We don’t hold back the information you need to book an appointment with our real estate photographers.

Instead our online booking system lets you see it all for yourself, allowing you to handle the entire process on your own and at your leisure.

Specific Dates and Times

When do we have an opening on our schedule? What’s your schedule like? Is it possible to do a specific day and time?

Contacting us with these questions often results in a lot of unnecessary communication on both sides. With our online booking system though, you can look at particular days and times to not only see if we’re available, but who is available as well if you’re interested in using a specific photographer.

You Choose

Going through a person to book an appointment is like ordering without seeing the menu. The server makes suggestions and you say yes or no, but you never really know what the other options might have been.

This is something you don’t have to worry about with online booking. Every open spot is laid out for you, so you can choose the one that works best for you based on your availability.

It’s Easy

Our online system for booking your real estate photographer is incredibly user-friendly and only takes a few minutes. All you need to do is select:

Your Location

Anchorage, Eagle River/Chugiak, Fairbanks, Girdwood, Wasilla/Palmer

Book Now Home Screen

Size of Your Home

Just select the size that is the closet to the size of your home.

Size of Home Screenshot

Choose Your Photographer

You have the option of choosing! If you just want the next available, you can select that as well and our schedule will show the next available appointment.

Choose Your Photographer Screenshot

Select your Date and time

You have control over the date and time of your appointment. Our team works very hard to make it on time. If we are running late for any reason we communicate with you.

Pick your time

Then, just enter your contact info and you’re done!


Want to book the photography appointment the moment you think about it? Our online booking system is mobile-friendly, so you can do it anywhere your phone will go, which is, well, anywhere.

Oh, and when you book an appointment with us, it’s an actual appointment – not a time range.

Online booking with DMD Real Estate Photography – the power to plan ahead.

DMD Client Highlight: Keller Williams Alaska


Often, we hear company goals and mission statements about supporting one another and making a difference together. Still it’s rare to see big ideas like that in action, but the folks at Keller Williams Alaska take their mission seriously. They really do work to build community while building business. I’ve seen it firsthand in our nine years working with them.

Changing lives starts at home – pun intended – and Keller Williams Alaska’s agent-centric approach really has put them in the lead in Alaskan real estate as the #1 broker.

They have a saying, “win-win or no deal,” and that’s for everyone involved: the sellers, the buyers, the agents, and even locals, such as staging professionals, home décor shops, and real estate photographers like us here at DMD.

Another unique advantage of KW is they are a global network of real estate agencies that shares access to the latest and greatest from every market, and they pass that wide-reaching knowledge along to their clients.   

The folks with KW Alaska also go above and beyond by working within our local communities, not only as real estate professionals, but as champions for our kids, our families, and everything else that’s important to making our communities strong.

Here are a few shots from a recent year’s Annual Red Day and initiative operating under the motto “Give Where You Live.” This was a project where KW staff donated their time to help renovate a home for the less fortunate.

Another event we had the chance to record was the KW Backpack for Kids event. The goal was to collect 110 backpacks and fill them with the supplies school-age kids needed for the new year, potentially helping 110 local families and the countless educators depending on the community to help with supplies when parents can’t.

They even have a public charity created to reach out and support each other during times of extreme and unexpected hardship.

I don’t know of any other real estate firm that helps the community in the same or at the same level this group does.

Whether you’re looking for a home or wanting to build a business, I’d recommend the folks at Keller Williams Alaska to anyone. We’re fortunate to work with them, and your decision to find your next home through Keller Williams Alaska is not only a step in the right direction toward making your own dreams come true, but a whole lot of others, too.

Deshka Landing Lodge: Sometimes We Dream A Little Bigger


One reason photographers step behind the camera is to capture what they find interesting and beautiful in the world and share it with folks who appreciate the same things. I would venture that the job is similar to that of a writer – we just create stories through pictures.

And specifically, as a real estate photographer, we are called upon to create dreams.

Most of the time, here in Alaska, our “stories” center around a single family carving out a life against gorgeous, largely untamed nature. Occasionally, though, we have the opportunity to tell a tale that’s a bit outside of that box.

Take the story of Deshka Landing Lodge for instance.

This up-to-date community lodge with five guest cabins and designated camping space stands an hour and a half north of Anchorage and only yards from a boat launch into the Susitna River. It was coming to market in 2017, creating a rare opportunity for potential buyers: the chance to acquire an established lodging and fishing charter business. The place was well-equipped, cabins fully-furnished, and the business turnkey.

Tourism reports estimated that two million tourists visited Alaska that year, spending $3.2 billion while they were here. Travelers want unique experiences, and Alaska is full of them for most people – traditional fishing, hunting and trapping, aurora watching, ice fishing, dog sledding, and so on.

That’s just part of the “story” of Deshka Landing Lodge, though.

Yes, it was bound to be a great, moneymaking investment for the right buyer. But its promise of adventure, recreation, and relaxation went beyond tourists – the owners would also get a slice of that life.

In a year where surveys showed striving for greater work-life balance winning out over both salary and a flexible schedule as the most important factor when evaluating a job prospect, it was a business for dreamers.

So that’s what we focused on in our photo shoots – the lifestyle of the lodge. The closeness to nature. The adventure. The dream.

Enter two dreamers: Jim, an avid fisherman and hunter, and his partner Maria, a motorcycle enthusiast and an impeccable quilter.

I can just imagine them searching for a nice little business to run. Something that would allow them to achieve the balance they’d been seeking and do work they felt passionate about.

When Kloud Realty pointed them toward the Deshka Landing Lodge listing, it was a match made in heaven. And, I like to think, the photos helped them to visualize themselves living that dream in all its glory.

By the end of June that year, the newest chapter of the Deshka Landing Lodge had begun. And travelers who’ve stayed since count themselves lucky it did.

Today, people from all over the world come to enjoy unforgettable Alaskan fishing experiences, homemade meals and family-style dinners, comfortable cabins, indoor and outdoor community areas, daily housekeeping, and fish processing/freezing services through the various packages Jim and Maria now offer.

These are the best kinds of real estate success stories in my opinion – when everyone involved has the chance to dream a little bigger.

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