I agree. Both our listings have photographs taken by me with the phone. Some of them are several years old and I’ve only updated one or two of them when something has noticeably changed such as a large new piece of furniture or a complete change of colour scheme.
Yes, I know that there is a minute danger of a guest giving a lower star rating for accuracy because the photos don’t do the place full justice but I love it when guests exclaim that it’s even better than the photpographs.
We talk a lot about managing guest expectations and my opinion is that the whole stay starts off on a much better foot if the guests are delighted by the space the minute they walk in. It can help set the tone.