RIO DE JANEIRO

Cidade Maravilhosa

Rio de Janeiro Photo Packages

Perfect for Couples, Family Trips, Honeymoons, or even Surprise Proposals!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Routes & Location Recommendations

Choose one of our pre-made routes, or create your own!

Top Photo Spots
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Copacabana Beach Vermelha Beach Claudio Coutinho Trail
The Sugarloaf (Pão de Açúcar) Ipanema Beach Leblon Beach
Barra da Tijuca Beach Bosque da Barra Corcovado
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas Arpoador and more!
1 Hour Photoshoot Routes
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Jardim Botanico

Copacabana Beach

Forte de Copacabana

Praia Vermelha

Claudio Coutinho Trail

Pão de Açúcar

and more!

2 Hour Photoshoot Routes
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Copacabana Beach + Forte de Copacabana

Vermelha Beach + Claudio Coutinho Trail

Ipanema Beach + Arpoador

Floresta da Tijuca + Waterfalls

3 Hour Photoshoot Routes
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Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas + Ipanema Beach

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas + Leblon Beach

Barra da Tijuca Beach + Bosque da Barra

Praia Vermelha + Claudio Coutinho Trail + Urca Neighborhood

FAQ

When and how will I receive the photos?

Photo Delivery
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.

Rio de Janeiro Photographer Portfolios
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View portfolios and get acquainted with a local photographer in Rio de Janeiro!

Testimonials & Reviews

We loved the ease of booking and fast communication. Our photographer was also great with kids!

Ashkata

We felt like we were spending time on vacation as opposed to “posing” for photos. We decided to do this because it was our 25th Anniversary and we wanted to get some good photos of our trip as keepsakes. Our photographer had excellent ideas for locations, and her compositions were unique and artsy. We would highly recommend Local Lens!

Graham

Our photographer’s sunny personality was apparent from the moment we met… cheerful and professional through the whole shoot, despite crowds, traffic, and construction getting in our way. There are many photos from this shoot that will hang proudly on our wall for a long time to come.

Sudipta

We had a lot of fun with our photographer and the pictures turned out great!

Andrea Gonzalez

We couldn’t be happier with photos of our family. What an incredible eye for the most unique images! We would book with our photographer again in a heartbeat, and can’t recommend Local Lens highly enough.

S. Bardhan-Quallen