Why Great Photos Matter

Photos are the first impression you make with your property. If a tenant sees a yellowing, dark looking place at a premium rent, they will move on… no matter how many times you say “The photos don’t do it justice!”

To put it simply, great photos give great results – more interested renters, the best chance at maximizing your rent for the space and minimizing your vacancy. How much does a month of lost rent cost (or reduced rent to get more interest)?

Professional photos are an investment in your property, not an expense! As long as there are no substantial changes (renos or damage beyond the normal minor wear and tear)use them again and again when you get new tenants and they’ll easily pay for themselves.

Why Get Professional Photos?

  1. Generate more interest and more views (see proof)
  2. Attract tenants who see the value in your place instead of just a good deal – they’ll stay longer
  3. Minimize your vacancy rate and maximize your return on investment
  4. Show pride of ownership – if you don’t respect your place, will they?
  5. Use the photos again and again so long as they are still accurate
  6. Use the photos anywhere you market your rental

About Our Photography

We offer high quality, professional real estate photos… finally priced to help landlords market their rental property (but we’re happy to work with realtors as well)! On top of that, we can shoot virtual tours, take aerial drone photos, and even digitally stage your property to put the space into context.

Why Have Anikio Take Your Photos:

  1. Real Estate is what we do
  2. One-Stop Shop for Visuals: Virtual Tours, Digital Staging, and more;
  3. The same high-end camera equipment used by professionals in everything from sports to luxury weddings to National Geographic;
  4. High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography;
  5. Post-Processing Photo Enhancement;
  6. Includes two months of listing on Anikio and photos are added automatically to your listing;
  7. 24-hour turnaround unless specified in advance;
  8. Use the watermarked photos anywhere you market your rental.

Our objective is to make every listing as good as possible and really improve the rental marketplace for landlords and tenants alike.

Check out some Before & After Photos below to see the Anikio difference. Or have a look at our Portfolio!


What Landlords Are Saying...
We Attracted An Extraordinary Amount of Showings Guy Fortier - Re/Max Bridge City Realty

Anikio provided me with excellent photos and virtual tour of a recent listing of mine. Homeowners were really happy with the product. We attracted an extraordinary amount of showings which resulted in a quick sale. I confidently recommend the services of Anikio.

Very User Friendly and Easy To Setup a New Ad Perry Li, Landlord

I had a wonderful experience working with Anikio to help me rent out my house. As someone with a full-time career and a young family, I didn’t have a lot of free time to work with. The website is very user friendly and easy to setup a new ad. I…

Anikio Helped Make a Great Ad for My Condo David van der Ploeg, Landlord

Working with Dean and Gabe on creating a great an ad for my Condo was amazing. They responded to anything promptly and the virtual tour was loved by all the potential tenants. The virtual tour became one the best selling features showing tenants how the unit really looked and felt,…

Nothing Else Like It! Chantal Pasieka, Landlord

Check out Anikio for all your rental listings, they take professional photos and amazing virtual tours. There is nothing else like it! I listed one side of my duplex and had it rented in a few days. Dean and Gabe with Anikio are great to work with. …

I’m a Huge Fan of This Website Kristy Vavra, Landlord

I had a great experience with the founder Dean. He is educated and kind, he gave me realistic advice and helped take photos for my property. I had so many more inquires after the pictures from Anikio, because of them my rental got more views and rented in 8 days.

Our Portfolio

Anikio Real Estate Photography Portfolio

At Anikio, we’ve taken almost 2,000 photos of rental property in just the past year. Browse a very small selection of our work, chosen to show some of the diverse types of properties we have shot as well as our favourites.

We’ve sorted the photos by room so it’s easy to compare. And we’ve also included a few examples of Digital Staging. Finally, you can see some of what we do with our camera in our spare time.

Virtual Tours

Virtual tours allow potential tenants to do a preliminary viewing before they even contact you. They can walk around, look in 360 degrees and not only get a good feel for the space but also help them know that the photos aren’t hiding anything.

Virtual tours help serve as pre-screening for both the tenant (will this work for me?) and the landlord (am I driving across town for nothing?) And best of all, virtual tours offer a way to view the property when it might not otherwise be possible due to time of day, scheduling conflicts, notice to current tenants, etc.

Top 5 Reasons to Add a Virtual Tour:

  1. Save time/money: for you, current tenants, and prospective tenants;
  2. 24/7 Viewings with No Notice
  3. Show to out-of-town tenants (and their family) easily
  4. Often cited as a listing’s best feature in tenant surveys
  5. Tenants spend more time considering your place as they tour

See our Virtual Tour page for more information:


Check out this amazing new capability we’re proud to offer to Saskatoon landlords – digital staging! Using one of our high-resolution photos, we can digitally introduce furniture to make a space feel less empty and more warm and help tenants envision themselves living there.

Staging, widely used in real estate sales, is impractical for landlords due to moving and rental costs, but by staging one or two key photos digitally, your property will be more eye catching and connect with prospective tenants.

Advantages of digital staging your rental unit(s):

  1. No move in scrapes or scuffs
  2. Stand out among other listings- now you’re marketing a home not a space
  3. Helps tenants imagine themselves living there
  4. Gives a sense of scale to the room

“… a neutral wall color and good furnishings do significantly influence perceived livability and overall opinion of the home.”  – Journal of Housing Research, Vol 24 Issue 1 (2015)

Before & After Photos


The feature of this room is the nice big window (and original hardwood floors), but the night shot and blinds not only don't show off the natural light and window but make the property look rundown and uninviting.

In this case, both photos are ours... but you can see how going the extra mile takes an empty room and makes it feel like home. All with 100% digital staging.

Bathrooms are the trickiest place to get a good photo. Wherever possible, we avoid portrait (tall) photos and work hard to capture landscape that shows a more natural view.

Personal photos, clutter in the hall, and writing on the glass closet doors (while an awesome feature) should be eliminated before taking photos. The wide angle lets us capture more of the room.

Night photos result in either dark shadows or really bright light (or both)... not to mention blurry, grainy images. Anikio uses professional equipment (including wide angle lenses) and combines multiple exposures to get the best possible result.

For bathrooms, sharpness and white balance translate into clean. Bathrooms are tricky (and this landlord did an admirable job with their phone) but a wide angle lens, distortion correction, good lighting, and a tripod make a huge difference in making the bathroom attractive.

Decluttering, good light, and a wide angle make a lot of the difference up here. Sometimes an objective, independent photographer makes a difference in knowing what stays and what goes.

Where necessary, we can do our best to optimize photos, clearing unnecessary items and applying colour correction, straightening, exposure adjustments and more.


Small Rental (<1000 sqft)

$150+ tax
$150+ tax
  • Includes two-month listing on Anikio ($40 value)!
  • Use our watermarked photos anywhere you market your rental
  • Includes high-res HDR Photos, Post-Processing, Colour Correction, etc.

Larger Rental (1000+ sqft )

$200+ tax
$200+ tax
  • Includes two-month listing on Anikio ($40 value)!
  • Use our watermarked photos anywhere you market your rental
  • Includes high-res HDR Photos, Post-Processing, Colour Correction, etc.

Digital Staging

  • At last! Affordable staging for landlords!
  • Recommended for feature photo
  • Make your space feel like a home