Photoshoots aren’t just for the rich and famous anymore – in fact, more and more folks are hiring local photographers to capture candid moments on their family, solo, and couples vacations! Sure, this may seem excessive. I mean, that’s what phones are for . . . right? However, we all know that the vacation photos you take using your phone are going to end up in some cloud storage or digital area never to see the light of day again.

Eek! Sounds bleak!

Right, so we want to change that! Vacations make for some incredible memories and you should show them off in beautiful frames around your home. Each person has a unique story to tell and we want to preserve your story through incredible photography. Below are some fun tips when hiring a photographer for your next vacation!

Photoshoot Ideas For Your Next Trip


For the most part, vacations are all about getting away from it all. Many folks assume that hiring a professional photographer means they’ll have to dress up and look a certain part. That doesn’t have to be the case! The shoots we offer through Local Lens are relaxed and fun. Feel free to meander through the streets and enjoy the beauty of the place you are in – you won’t even notice the photographer who is capturing all of your most genuine and candid moments!


Hiring a photographer to take vacation photos doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. In fact, we find one hour to be the perfect amount of time to capture some incredible photos! In the time it takes to grab a bite to eat, you can have beautiful photos taken that will last a lifetime.


Grab a beer before the photoshoot– or a tequila if traveling to Mexico! A drink can certainly help to relax any nerves you may have about getting your photos taken. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to visit a local hole in the wall and grab a specialty drink.


Do you have a friend or family member whom you never seem to have enough photos with? Think of your vacation photos as a wise investment – you’ll certainly use them later! Whether you’re sending an invitation, using them on your own blog, etc., these photos will serve you for years to come.


Of all the souvenirs you can get out of traveling, photos will always remain the most treasured. A professional photographer can capture all of the little moments that you’ll look back on with love. Think about it – tacky shirts you’ll never wear or professional photos? The choice is easy for us!

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