Want to sell properties faster?

Attract more buyers?

Increase sales prices?

Then you need First Impressions’ professional photography and property marketing tools.

Research has shown that professionally photographed homes can sell for anything up to $100,000 more than those with amateur photos, and are viewed online 80% more than homes that are shot with point and shoot cameras.*

Maximise your property marketing and ensure your campaigns stand out from the crowd with First Impressions’ specialised property marketing services.

About First Impressions

We are a Far North Queensland property photography company, based in Cairns.  Our clients include residential and commercial real estate professionals, home owners, builders, architects and property developers.

We understand that high impact, professionally staged photography is the foundation for every successful property marketing campaign, whether print or online. In addition to our quality photographic services, we also offer a range of sophisticated property marketing tools.


First Impressions NQ is a photography business started by Lorraine and Bob Billingham. The main focus is on property photography and various marketing tools for the Real estate industry. Both Lorraine and Bob were born and raised in Cairns and know the region well. Bob has always had a passion for photography and has had his own dark rooms for developing and processing film and prints (in the pre-digital days). He started with a Black and White darkroom and later progressed to colour. Photography remained a hobby for Bob until he bought a franchise that focussed on property. In 2014 Bob decided to move away from the franchise and go alone with First Impressions, this allowed him to be more competitive in the market and offer a more superior product. First Impressions NQ offer the following for the Domestic, Commercial, Resort and Holiday Accommodation markets.

• Standard photography • Dusk Photography • Elevated Photography • Aerial Photography • Virtual Furniture • Virtual Tours • Removal of furniture and clutter

• Floor Plans, Coloured, 2D, 3D, Artists impressions, Integrated • We can put your photos into a movie type slideshow with back ground music.

First Impressions NQ featured in Wall Street Journal









This property appeared in the Wall Street Journal “House of the day” feature last week. This spacious 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom home is located in the Cairns suburb of Kewarra Beach in Queensland, Australia. Owners Emily and Lev Mizikovsky, both company directors, purchased the property in 2008. It is about a half mile from Paradise Palms Resort and Country Club, which has an 18-hole golf course. The couple are members of the club and get to the course from home in their own golf cart.

The 17,222-square-foot house sits on just over an acre of land. The couple renovated the home by adding marble floors, combining two bedrooms to make one large master bedroom with double en suites, and partitioning the kitchen from the living space to make it less open. They also converted a karaoke room into a garage for their motorbikes, added a sauna, and resurfaced the tennis court and pool areas.