A new Canadian start-up is forever changing the concept of travel photos. Flytographer connects travelers with a network of more than 230 local photographers in 130 destinations worldwide. The first-ever company to market global vacation photography services, the company aims to provide one-of-a-kind photos to travelers.
Former Microsoft Marketing Manager Nicole Smith founded Flytographer in 2013; the company recently received its first round of funding from angel investors. The concept behind the company was to save travelers from missing out by being constantly behind the lens, instead of in front of it. Available on every continent but Antarctica and in cities including Reykjavik, Milwaukee and Shanghai, the concept is perfect for families on multi-generational trips, romantic couples’ trips, friends getaways, solo travels and engagement trips.
Travelers can book photography services via Flytographer’s website in minutes, browsing photographers and their portfolios. The Shoot Concierge can answer any questions, and once booked, travelers receive a Shoot Scoop confirming logistics. On the day of the photo shoot, travelers will receive candid and documentary images throughout the destination. A link to download high-resolution photos will follow; prices range from $250–500 for up to 90 minutes. All photographers have been vetted on skill, style and personality.
Flytographer’s official partnerships include Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel and Context Travel.
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