HOW IT WORKS

Meet up with a professional local photographer and have a fun & casual photoshoot
that frames each shot as if you were the only ones in the city!

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Pick Your Photo Package

Find & view your destination page to see pricing and decide on the package you would like. Each city is different and competitive with local rates. There are also photoshoot route suggestions that are great to get ideas of the places you could get photos at!

Your Shoot is Booked!

Our team will take care of your request and gather the details to start planning your perfect photoshoot! Start thinking about what kind of photos you would like, or if you have any must-have shoot locations to communicate to the Local Lens team once we get the photoshoot ball rollin’.
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Our team will contact you personally to work out all the details. Let us know your location preferences and your vision, and collaborate to plan the perfect photoshoot. Once you have worked out the details, you’ll receive an official shoot itinerary to keep handy.

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Have A Fun & Casual Photoshoot!

Stroll the streets as you stop at picturesque streets and iconic landmarks for documentary style photos that capture the spirit of your vacation. Ask your photographer for local tips like the best coffee or restaurants in town!

Automatic Payment

No hassle or worrying about how to pay your remaining balance! Your card will automatically be charged on the day of your shoot. If you need to cancel or make changes, we do have a refund policy.

Receive A Beautiful Gallery

Within 5 to 7 days of the photoshoot you will receive a link by email to your private gallery where you can download the high-resolution retouched photos in a single click at no extra cost.
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.

Are you a photographer or do you know a photographer that would like to join the Local Lens Team? Apply Here