“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
Selfie sticks, they are all the rage right now! As much as we are not fans, we can appreciate that people want to get in front of the camera and take a snapshot of themselves to capture the moment!
Ok….we admit it….we’re so vain…..we love stepping in front of the camera to capture the moment, document the adventure and freeze the emotion we are feeling! There are a couple ways we achieve this when traveling.
We have no reservations about asking strangers nearby to snap a photo. Sometimes you’ll be surprised and the person you ask snaps several at different angles!
We love traveling with our tripod and will set it up to capture a few photos on self timer.
We have also been guilty of purchasing the photo souvenir on adventures such as this one in Sydney.
But our absolute favorite way to capture the moment when traveling is to hire a local photographer. We get to have a few professional snapshots in addition to documenting our favorite places! We also love to support the local artists and we have found them to be extremely friendly in giving us tips about the city we are in during the shoot! We always buy a package that includes the digital images so we have a few to take home, print at our leisure and use in our travel yearbooks!
One of our favorite US cities – Chicago. Right before we moved away from Chicago, we hired Genevieve from The Way We Click to capture us at some of our favorite spots around the city.
In 2013, we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary in Bora Bora. We hired Helen Harvard to take a few shots of us around the resort. She did an excellent job capturing our emotion at this breathtaking destination!
Lastly this past summer while we were in Florence, we hired Cassie from Captured Holidays. She was able to capture the romance of the city for us perfectly! As a bonus she provided awesome tips of places to eat, sites to see and facts about the city. We felt like we had a personal tour guide as part of the shoot as well!
Don’t be afraid to be vain! We promise you will appreciate capturing these moments when you return home! More than that, you will appreciate them years later when you reflect on the wonderful memories that are within them!
What are your favorite ways of getting in front of the camera when traveling? We’d love to get any other ideas you have in the comments.