After moving to Chicago at the age of 5, Richard A. Camacho got his start in digital photography while studying graphic design in college. Possessing a strong desire to capture his own elements, Camacho quickly fell in love with the craft and changed his focus to digital photography by capturing street life, small concerts and other events before shifting to architecture. Little did he know that an offer from a friend to photograph a listing would turn into what is now an abundant, eight-year career in real estate imaging.
Experiencing rapid growth, Camacho decided to go into business for himself in 2018. He now offers photography services, videography and 3D spatial imaging to all of Chicago and its suburbs. Camacho’s team understands that capturing the best image goes far beyond the snapshot. They prioritize helping their clients prepare and stage their spaces to produce honest yet engaging photos. This is likely why the company tagline, “We put the real in real estate photography,” is so befitting.
Camacho’s team has been listed among Chicago’s top real estate photographers for the third year in a row by expertise.com, and was featured in Chicago Real Producers magazine as well as Chicago Agent magazine. He credits his team’s flexibility and process-driven dynamic for their success. They took the hassle out of scheduling, consolidating their services into a single appointment to conserve their clients’ time and expenses. Their ability to adapt to serve all clients — whether they’re seeking to sell an abandoned property or a million-dollar estate — in addition to their use of innovative technology such as aerial drone photography, digital decluttering and virtual image enhancements help distinguish Camacho’s team. Prestige Real Estate Images currently serves as a Matterport (3D imaging) service partner, and as a select photographer with Zillow.
When not driving the creative force of the company or managing its many referrals, Camacho enjoys acquiring Marvel collectibles as a hobby, particularly because it’s an activity he can share with his children.