Perfect for Couples, Family Trips, Honeymoons, or even Surprise Proposals!
Reserve with a Deposit
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Submit a $50 security deposit that goes towards your shoot and our team will start working right away to propose some great shoot ideas. You'll be charged the remaining amount on the day of your shoot! And not to worry, your deposit is refundable.
Expert Photoshoot Planning
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Once you book a shoot, you'll be contacted by our team with proposed shoot plans for your perfect vacation photoshoot and work out any details or changes to your request. We know all the best spots!
Enjoy Your Vacation Photoshoot
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Your vacation photographer has a ton of insider tips! Ask for restaurants or the best spots in the city as you tour the picturesque streets together.
Download & Share Your Vacation Photos
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All photos are high-res and professionally retouched. Within a week you'll receive a private online gallery full of your vacation photos!
Choose one of our pre-made routes, or create your own!
When and how will I receive the photos?
Within one week your vacation photos will be delivered in a high-resolution format, which can easily be enlarged and printed on all sizes. Your personal photographer will professionally retouch the selected photos according to his or her professional judgment and skill, and will upload them to a private online gallery where you can access and download all your photos free of charge.
Ownership of Photos
Once you have downloaded your photos you have full-use rights and can share, print, and distribute them. The only thing we ask is that you do not photoshop the original photos as it misinterprets the photographer’s work.
Can I get all the raw photos taken?
We do not provide every picture that is taken during a photo shoot. It can take many shutter clicks to get exactly what the photographer was envisioning, and it’s a matter of professional practice for photographers not to share the whole set. If you feel like there is a certain photo or pose that is missing, we’re happy to look into it for you!
How early should I book my vacation photographer?
To secure a photoshoot, bookings should be made at least 5 days in advance in order to properly plan with your destination photographer. If you would like to book during peak times (such as weekends or holidays), we recommend booking a bit further in advance to assure availability.
Can I pick which vacation photographer I want?
Of course! View local photographers’ profiles by clicking on the pictures to the right, when you book you will have an option to say which vacation photographer you prefer.
How do I pay?
You can reserve your time with the photographer with a simple $50 security deposit that goes towards your shoot. Afterwards, your information is encrypted and secured in a vault by our payment processor, and the remaining amount will be charged on the day of your shoot.
Are there any extra fees or costs?
The price shown on each destination page is the calculated total for the shoot and retouching of the photos. There are no extra surprise fees at checkout! If your shoot requires some extra traveling for the photographer or any kind of entrance fees to a shoot location, then those are extra costs expected to be paid by you on the day of the shoot.
What is your refund policy?
If you have made a booking with Local Lens and you are not able to attend, you can request a refund. Our conditions of refund are:
- We will offer a refund (excluding the deposit) or a substitute photo shoot if you communicate your cancellation to Local Lens or your assigned vacation photographer in writing more than 72 hours before the shoot;
- We can offer a 50% refund of your payment if you communicate your cancellation to Local Lens or your assigned vacation photographer in writing up to 24 hours before the shoot.
- If you communicate your cancellation to Local Lens or your assigned vacation photographer in writing less than 24 hours before a photo shoot, or do not communicate your cancellation to Local Lens or your vacation photographer at all, there is no refund.
What if I need to reschedule or cancel?
No problem! Just send us an email or contact your photographer in advance and we can figure out what to do.
Is it possible to extend the time during the photoshoot?
During your photo shoot, you have the option to extend the length of the package, as long as your personal photographer is free to keep going. You’ll just have to submit the payment online after the photoshoot.
What if the weather is bad that day?
Shoots may be conducted at all times of year and in most weather conditions, but we will consider a refund (excluding the non-refundable booking fee) or rescheduling should inclement weather arise. However, the vacation photographer can vary the photo shoot location in order to better capture your photos taking the weather into account.
How can I plan a surprise proposal photoshoot?
Once you book, your proposal photographer will personally contact you to start planning the perfect proposal photoshoot. For more information on how it works, click here.
My husband and I travelled to Paris with our two children to celebrate our five year wedding anniversary. It’s not every day that we go to Paris and being a special trip, we wanted some special keepsake to take back home with us. It also enables us to share these images with our family and friends and will have them forever. Our photographer was very easy to communicate with. He was very patient with us, especially our two young boys. Arnel directed us on where we should stand and what kind of shot he was was planning to take. We would definitely recommend Arnel to anyone wanting to have a photo shoot in Paris!
We loved our photos from Paris! They were the perfect amount of candid and posed. We had a lot of fun and got some great tips on where to grab a coffee and dinner later. Thanks Julien!
Julien was simply great! He made us feel at ease and comfortable through the entire photoshoot. Apart from awesome tips on which poses would suit the occasion the best, he captured some cherishable candid moments. We would highly recommend him & Local Lens to anyone visiting Paris.
I was thrilled when I found Julien in Paris…Julien was amazing to work with…this was a simple and stress free process. Oh and did I mention that the photos are just G’ damn amazing!
Arnel’s photos turned out amazing… I felt like a super model in Paris!