Good photos are a must for your marketing of your home.
I have seen some MLS homes for sale with surprisingly bad photos. Hire a realtor who deals with professionals, including a photographer.
Often the photographer will have their own web site that will drive additional traffic to your home. The same goes for the professional stagger.
Photos should be taken at mid day. All lights should be on, and window coverings open. There should be no vehicles in the driveway.