We’ve all been there: scrolling through Instagram and coming across travel picture after perfectly staged travel picture from our more photo-savvy friends. We double-tap and give them a begrudging heart, turning to stare accusingly at our travel companions who just don’t get how to capture our best angle. All we want is an Insta buddy to trail us around and shoot pro photos of us like the walking god/goddesses we are. Is that so much to ask, universe?
Well the creative minds over at Travelshoot, certainly don’t think so.
The brain child of Brisbane-based sister-brother duo Sarah Pearce and Tim Jones, Travelshoot is a global web service that connects travellers with local professional photographers. The idea behind Travelshoot is simple: you want killer photographic preservation of your special travel memories and Travelshoot knows the people to get the job done. All you have to do is pick a location and an itinerary that suits you and Travelshoot does the rest by teeing up a photographer and making the necessary introductions. Be still our beating, Insta-hungry hearts.
Travelshoot’s photographers are locals of the city you’re visiting, meaning you get a guided tour of your photoshoot location as well as some awesome photos to remember your trip by. Plus, each photoshoot itinerary is tailored to you, to give the best overview of the location, covering the must-see sights and those tucked away gems. Bring on all the hidden spots that we can look dramatically away from the camera in.
It’s official: we’re swapping our real-life travel companions for an Insta buddy for hire.
Image credit: provided, Travelshoot