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Why It’s Important to Take Photos on the Job


Documenting what happens on job sites is crucial.

Knowing what’s going on at each job and seeing what’s taking place is extremely important — not just for organizational purposes but for insurance claims and customers.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and documenting what’s happening on site is extremely valuable. CompanyCam does a great job of making sure you’re covered, whether it’s an insurance claim or a Facebook post.

So… Contractors don’t need to take photos on the job site, right? Shawn Van Dyke answers below.

If Shawn laughing at the question didn’t convince you, here are four reasons why taking photos on every job site is worth your time.

Keep Your Office Staff In The Loop

You’ve got jobs all over the place and not enough time in the day to drive to every single one to check in. Having your team on the site take photos and document everything as it happens is the best way for you to stay on top of all your projects at once.

Taking photos of everything on site helps speed up decision-making, saving you significant time.

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Keep Projects On Track

A solid photo documentation system will keep projects running smoothly and timelines accurate.

All photos taken in CompanyCam are time stamped so you know exactly when your techs arrive at a job and start working. Having all the photos from jobs placed into the chronological feed lets you oversee all your projects, keeping everything on schedule and budget.

Identifying and documenting roadblocks as they happen allows communication and expectations to adjust without losing trust between you and your customer.

Cover Your A**

Have you ever been blamed for damage that your team didn’t cause? Taking photos before you begin work and after your team is finished is the best way to ensure you’re not unfairly blamed for damage to a client’s property.

Having time and location-stamped photo evidence of what the property looked like before and after your team completed their work gives you peace of mind that your company won’t be falsely accused of any damages.

Want a real-world example? Good photo documentation saved EAS Environmental’s butt to the tune of $35,000.


Free Marketing Material

Turn your everyday project management into marketing.

Taking photos of the work your company is doing is a great way to gather content to post on your social media channels and website. 

CompanyCam makes it super easy to format before and after photos with our Before and After Camera. It guides you on how to take the perfect after’ and then gives you tons of layouts to choose from, and each layout has your logo prominently displayed!

When you’re in the business of visual transformations, showing photos of your work is your most powerful marketing tool — use it!


Taking photos on the job might seem foreign at first or even like a waste of precious time.

But it’s worth it. 

The time spent driving back and forth, the headache of organizing random photos from different workers and crews, and the pain of dealing with damage claims are all things of the past when you take photos on your sites with CompanyCam. 

Not sure what photos you need to take on every job?

Jordan Small is a Product Marketing Manager, focused on integrations. She spends her days working alongside our Product team and our industry partners to create impactful content and experiences to educate our CompanyCam users and drive feature adoption. When she clocks out, Jordan enjoys losing at darts, watching stand up comedy specials, and attempting to convince everyone she’s a real 90’s kid.

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