“Erika was living in Copenhagen and we hadn’t seen each other in years. We were so excited to have time to ourselves – no husbands, no kids – just time to catch up over croissants and coffee, window shop and soak up the city. Throughout the day, we’d ask people to take pictures of us, but somehow I always ended up with six chins. We tried taking a few selfies, but all we got were floating heads. So the next day, when Erika’s friend Anita joined us for brunch, we asked her if she wouldn’t mind taking a few pictures of us with my phone, so we’d have something to always remind us of the trip.”
Nicole continues, “Anita was a great sport. She ran down the block, so she could capture us from a distance in really cool neighbourhoods. She took shots of us on the bridge at Notre Dame and got great pictures of the two of us being goofy on our rented bikes. It really only took about twenty minutes, but I remember when she gave me back my camera, I had goose bumps. She’d captured the spirit of the afternoon in a way we never could have done by ourselves.”
During the twelve hour flight home, Nicole scrolled through the pictures on her phone, and started thinking about what an extraordinary gift it was to these amazing memories of her and her dear friend – ones that really captured the spirit of the trip.
Arriving home Nicole quickly discovered that there was no single service that could connect you with a photographer anywhere in the world. Getting her courage together, Nicole quit her successful job at Microsoft, and decided to found Flytographer – and she’s never looked back.
Flytographer is a new, innovative vacation photography service that offers travellers affordable, editorial-style, and flattering holiday photos with the whole party included. Once booked, Flytographer selects from their talented team of local photographers in over 70 cities worldwide to meet you on location for a candid, informal photo shoot.
For most holiday-makers, a typical trip includes amazing views, life-altering moments and not a single excellent photographic memory of the experience. Instead they are left with blurry photos taken by strangers, a host of shots with one person missing, unflattering, awkward angles and a variety of selfies that don’t do anyone justice.
Flytographer’s team have shot for publications like Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Harpers’ Bazaar; ensuring that the group are used to shooting on location, capturing the best possible lighting and finding the most flattering angles. Each picture will have a location characteristic in the background as well: cobbled streets in Le Marias, a glimpse of a gondola in Venice or a NYC yellow cab streaking past in the background; it will be clear that these photos something special.
It’s full service and easy to use. Once booked, you’re assigned a shoot concierge to manage and organise everything for you. All you do is say when and where and they take care of the rest.
Flytographer is available in 70 cities worldwide including North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The philosophy behind the brand is that everyone deserves a memory that’s worthy of the moment. Options include: “The Short Storyteller” 30 minutes with a local photographer (one neighbourhood), 15 digital photos, £150 “The Subtle Chronicler” most popular! 60 minutes with a local photographer (one to two neighbourhoods), 30 digital photos, £250 “A City Excursion” 2 hours with a local photographer (multiple locations across the city), 60 digital photos, £350.
To book visit www.flytographer.com.