Marilynn Kay Photography | Testimonials


"You are a true artist!! I love how you are able to capture the true essence of our homes!! All I can say is Wow, Wow, Wow!! So impressed and you are great partner for Osada Construction. We definitely appreciate your quality and you absolutely help us stand out as a premier builder in Asheville!"

Matt Osada


Matt Osada


Osada Construction





"Marilynn's photos are individual works of art that sell houses like no others. I have used her several times this year and in each case we had showings, offers, and contracts right away. My clients are thrilled and so am I!"

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Bill Fishburne

2014 Hendersonville Realtor of the Year

Beverly-Hanks & Associates


"Marilynn is a gifted photographer. Her pictures raise the quality of our marketing materials to an entirely new level of professionalism. She is a pleasure to work with and has quickly become an essential member of our marketing team!"



      Richard Whitney

      President and CEO

      Whitney Commercial Real Estate Services



"It was such a pleasure working with you and the photos you took are just beautiful.  They came out even better than I anticipated.  I appreciate your insight and your dedication to making sure each shot was perfectly set.   I especially appreciate your consideration and thoughtfulness towards the Sellers.  It was a very good experience for all of us."


Carole McKay

Owner/Broker Associate

Sotheby's International Realty

Lake Lure, NC 

"I am real estate broker in Asheville, NC, and have used Marilynn to photograph a number of my listings in the past. I am always pleasantly surprised at how good Marilynn’s photographs make my listings look. Marilynn has a great eye for getting the perfect shot of each room, and her photos make homes look light and bright, with stunning color. Marilynn is great to work with, and I would highly recommend her if you want to give your listings the best chance to sell quickly."

Robbie McLucas

Town and Mountain Realty

Asheville, NC


"I have been so pleased and impressed with the results I have gotten since Marilynn began doing all my listing photos. I recently have had two houses in out-of-the-way locations go under contract in under 30 days and my sellers couldn't be more pleased. As one of my client's stated: "Whatever you're paying her, it should be more". She is professional, easy to work with, and consistently delivers the highest quality photos I have found. The lighting and the feeling of "being in the room" are phenomenal. Thanks Marilynn!"


Heidi DuBose

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC  (North Office)

"I just want to express how much I appreciate your skill, from camera to color and light balance everything is done with impeccable taste and attention.  Thank you for what you do, I so much appreciate your level of professionalism."


Mark Fields

Mark Fields & Co.

Asheville, NC

"I love working with Marilynn, she is always accommodating, most recently doing a photo shoot for one of my listings on a holiday. She is very creative with each shot and her skills as a photographer really come through with each picture.  Every listing that she does photos for me on, I always get rave reviews. I also normally sell those listings and I think it's the stunning photography that she does."

Lynn Hathcock

Beverly-Hanks & Associantes

Asheville, NC (North Office)


"We all know great photography sells houses. Marilynn's photos bring a sense of light and brightness to a property that others' seem to miss. The angles are well thought out and composed so that the rooms look inviting, full of life and real. Best of all the photos attract showings with many ending as sales which brings us back to the beginning - great photography sells houses!"

Ann Skoglund

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC (South Office)

#1 Agent Asheville Board of Realtors 2012


"Marilynn, you made my cozy log cabin look like a mansion! As always, I am so impressed as I know your photos and slide shows continue to sell my listings. Your last set of photos and slide show brought buyers for a showing in one week and a contract the following week. Needless to say, the buyers found the home on the internet and loved the photos. In addition, thank you for your constant attention to detail and cooperation with sellers. My sellers also rave about your insight and talent!"


Brenda Gray

Johnson Realty

Sylva, NC












"I used Marilynn for the first time for this lovely listing I have a 50 Westall Drive. I am most impressed and she will be doing my next photo shoot. The time she took, both at the shoot and in preparing the photos, shows a deep level of professionalism and commitment to her craft. The home was selected for "WLOS Home of the Week" within days of the photos being completed!"

Clary McCall

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC (South Office)



"I first met Marilynn when she did the photography for my home  that I have for sale in North Carolina. She did an outstanding job in capturing exactly what would make my home sell. I loved the expertise in her work so well that I asked her to photograph one of my rental cabins in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Wow! I was so pleased. The slide show was awesome. Being in the cabin rental business is tricky and you have to capture great pictures because that is what my guests are looking for and expecting when they are choosing a vacation destination. I would highly recommend her to do my work again. Thanks, Marilynn, for capturing exactly what I wanted!"


Camelle Reid

Camelle Reid Interiors

Asheville, NC











"Marilynn has photographed many of my listings this year. I am very pleased with her photography as are my sellers. I have experienced Marilynn to be amenable and caring with my clients and their properties. She takes pride in her work and treats all properties equally regardless of listing price.

I recently listed a very high end property and it was under contract within weeks; a large part due to Marilynn's beautiful photography.

Marilynn is a true professional - always on time and pleasant in every situation. Her turnaround for pictures and slideshows is very timely. Give Marilynn a call - you will not be disappointed!"

Hope Byrd

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC (South Office)










"Hi Marilynn, Debbie and I wanted to let you know what an awesome job you have done on the slide show on 170 Windsor Road. This is a beautiful presentation of our clients home, and we appreciate all of your efforts, and professionalism to provide us and our clients with an outstanding product. We enjoyed working with you and appreciate your patience, and attention to every detail. We welcome the opportunity to recommend you to our fellow associates."

Doug Bebber

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC (North office)










"The greatest value I can bring to a seller and buyer is the visual presentation of a home. Professional photography is the best marketing tool I have invested in. Marilynn is wonderful to work with! Her professionalism, flexibility and responsiveness are a tremendous asset. Her photos grab attention, show detail and make the houses look fantastic. I recommend all of her services to my friends, family and clients. Thank you for being my business partner!"

Michelle McElroy

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

2009 and 2011 Office Listing and Sales Leader

2008 and 2010 Contributing to Excellence Recipient










"I want to let everyone know what a wonderful job Marilynn does with her photography. I tried her the first time on a listing I had that needed all the help it could get. She managed to make it look fresh and inviting. It sold within 30 days. When deciding to list my own home I called on Marilynn and she once again met the challenge. I couldn't have asked for better pictures and I loved the virtual tour! Please consider giving Marilynn a try. You won't be disappointed."

Judy Spera

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC (North office)



“I recently hired Marilynn Kay for photographs of my vacation home in Maggie Valley, NC in preparation of marketing the home for sale. Being a seasoned Real Estate Agent in South Florida, I know how crucial good pictures are in today’s market. Needless to say, I was extremely satisfied with the pictures and everyone that has seen them rave on how great the home looks in these pictures. When she arrived at the property she “scoped” the home for the best light and did some re-arranging herself to get the best pictures possible. It is clearly evident that she knows her craft and I most certainly recommend her services!”

Mauricio J. Barba, P.A.

Broker Associate

Coldwell Banker Previews Int’l

Coral Gables, Florida









“Marilynn is a consummate professional photographer. Her work is HIGH Quality and gets results for whatever project you may have. My clients have been very pleased with the photographs Marilynn has taken that I use in my listings of properties on the MLS. I highly recommend her.”

David Hughes

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Waynesville, NC


"Marilynn's work is fantastic.  I've always believed with quality work that "You get what you pay for" and that is truly the case with Marilynn's skills.  I have used her services numerous times and you'll be very satisfied with the quality of photgraphy and her level of professionalism."

Brandie Huffman

Brandie Huffman

Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Asheville, NC (North office)