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Hire A Personal Travel Photographer

While everyone these days fancies themselves an amateur photographer in the age of Instagram and high quality camera phones, when you really want to capture the magic of a special trip, why not leave it to the professionals?

Taking good travel photos can come down to your ability to work a tripod/selfie stick/your own arm, your creative eye and drive to achieve that “one great shot” and sometimes, your ability to ask kind strangers to take photos of you in front of backdrops. Theses days, it can almost be out of hand with people clamoring for the right angle (see this recent tourist story from Rome), especially when there is a group or family to consider. So the question is: ‘Why didn’t we bring a professional photographer on our holiday so they can properly document this momentous journey?’

To the rescue: companies like Flytographer and Shoot My Travel

These services connect you with hundreds of local photographers in different cities around the world, so it’s perfect for special occasions like anniversaries, honeymoons, engagements, or really, just you and your friends hanging out in front of monuments. There’s also the added bonus of having a local traveling around with you; they’re guaranteed to take you to some interesting spots that are a little off-the-beaten track.

You can browse the photographer’s portfolio before booking, and pricing depends on how long you’d like your shoot to go for. It’s even a great option if you’re traveling solo – everyone knows taking photos when you’re traveling alone can be tough.

Author: Carrie Mitchell

Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)