First time home-buyers are commemorating the move in style

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Photo shoots for engagements and weddings are nothing new but there's a new photo frenzy that's a bit more 'homey.' (KFSN)

First-time homebuyers, Nathan and Morgan Funke pose for pictures in their new home with a professional photographer and all.

"We decided to stage a photo shoot for our first home because we wanted to just celebrate the experience," Funke said.

The move-in shoots are a trend, especially among millennials who now represent the largest group of home buyers with most taking the plunge for the first time.

Realtor Nikita Todd said, "Millennials did start the trend. But, I'll say that everyone jumped on board, and it's definitely everyone -- for those people who are on social media."

Experts say social media is a driver. A quick search on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook and it was easy to find home buying photo shoots with couples snapping shots in the kitchen.

Kissing on the stairs or well almost anywhere and of course, there is always the creative "key" shot. While searching social media Michael and Anyee Payne got ideas for their shoot.

After taking their professional pictures, the Paynes and daughter Avery shared them with the world.

"We just posted maybe one and then we started to get more likes, and then we started posting more and more shots," Payne said.

While these photo shoots can create memories, realtors warn you may not want to reveal too much.

"You don't want everybody to know everything about you. Make sure there're no private things being shown in the pictures, you know, the flow of your house or, you know, the master bedroom," Todd said.

The most important thing is to have fun.

Professional photo shoots can range from $150 to more than 1,000 dollars depending on your photographer and how elaborate you want the pictures.
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