Since a picture is worth a thousand words the idea of taking landscape design photos makes great sense. Landscaping photos have the ability to inspire you as well as relate the illusion you have created of atmosphere or mood to your potential customer. Good landscaping pictures are able to quickly get across copious amounts of vivid visual information.
When you are dealing with potential customers it may surprise you just how much they appreciate the landscape design photos as they can help them visualize the project on a step by step basis all the way to the end result. A company can normally obtain good results by posting landscaping pictures on projects they have completed on the Internet; people will usually begin their quest by browsing the web looking for inspiration and ideas. When they happen to come across some landscaping pictures that they like they are much more likely to contact that company to obtain bids on their project.
Good landscape design photos will help you to convey the many different design ideas that your company has which is one reason that they need to be honest pictures and not ones that have been staged; remember that they are just design ideas for the potential customer. You can also use your own landscaping photos as a way of returning to one design and then imagining how it would look with different plants or other items in order to do something similar for another client.
Of course you should advise potential clients that the landscaping pictures are simply a way to get ideas; that the pictures should not be expected to be reproduced exactly the same in a project. Sometimes they will ask that you duplicate the design exactly as seen in the landscaping photos not taking into consideration the different climates or environments that may be involved. Let them know that expecting you to duplicate the design exactly may lead to frustrations, the project being poorly designed or disorganized, and the whole theme not really fitting in with the surroundings. Trying to reproduce the landscape design photos exactly as they are soon may also end up being very labor intensive and costly to the customer.