Dreaming of Edinburgh | Scotland Vacation Photographer

Seattle-based creative blogger Jeanne of I Dream Of and hubby Will took a holiday to the charming city of Edinburgh, where they wanted to capture some fantastic shots they could use for their Christmas cards.

"Jen, our Shoot Concierge...immediately felt like a new friend. I knew we were in good hands because I could tell that she really did care. Fiona, our photographer, was lovely to hang out with for our fast, candid shoot and took wonderful photos. The best part was the feeling that we were on a walk with a friend, not having our pictures taken." -Jeanne

FLYTOGRAPHER: FIONA WATSON

Beautiful photos, Jeanne & Will! We can't imagine picking just one for the Christmas card!

Seattle Getaway with Oprah & Flytographer | Seattle Vacation Photographer

"My husband Marcus has been battling a rare form of cancer called mucosal melanoma since March 2013. He's undergone surgery, radiation and immunotherapy. In October 2014, we received great news that his latest PET scan showed no signs of the cancer.

We planned to visit Seattle and Vancouver for several reasons -- 1) I wanted to see Oprah and she was in Seattle for her "Life You Want" tour; 2) I had never been to Seattle before and always wanted to visit; and 3) we have learned that life is short so don't wait to live your life!

In 2013, Marcus and I took our honeymoon to Paris and Rome. In Paris, he and my sister surprised me with a photo shoot. So, when we were planning our Seattle trip, I wanted to surprise him with a photo shoot. I told him that I was meeting a journalist that I had worked with in the past named Kelly for some coffee since she lived in Seattle. We planned to meet her at the EMP museum.

The day before our shoot, it was pouring rain. But on our shoot day, it was completely opposite -- sunny and beautiful! We got to the museum early and I called Kelly to double check where we were meeting. I had to make it sound like I knew her. Fortunately, she played along and was easy to get along with. I was worried that I wouldn't know what she looked like since she was supposed to be someone I had met before.

Fortunately, she found us and we were able to finally tell Marcus "SURPRISE!" He was happily surprised and I think you can see that on his face in the photos. Now, we plan on taking photos on future trips!" - Noreen

FLYTOGRAPHER: KELLY BOWIE

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Four Videos and a YES | Chicago Proposal Photographer

Could this story be more romantic? Read on and be swept away!

Jorge and Lorena met 7 years ago when they both lived in Mexico City, and Jorge says from the first minute, he knew she was "the one." They already had a trip planned to Chicago for Jorge's birthday; meanwhile, he was secretly planning an even bigger reason to celebrate.

After getting the good wishes and blessings of both families, Jorge began organizing the proposal. He found Flytographer, and knew a photo shoot was exactly the thing that Lorena would cherish. With the help of Shoot Concierge Jen and Flytographer Peter, Jorge found the perfect spot to declare his commitment to his beautiful sweetheart.

THE MAP JORGE LEFT FOR LORENA, WITH DIRECTIONS ON WHERE TO FIND HIM

How Jorge popped the question (in his own words):

"On our second day in Chicago, we went sightseeing during the morning and I told Lorena we had a restaurant reservation at 3:30 (which was the moment when the photo shoot would start), so we needed to be back at the hotel by 2:00 so we could get changed and be ready. While she was getting ready, I told her I needed to go to the front desk to ask for something. So I left her there; meanwhile, I had left a letter stating that she should watch some videos I had prepared. There were 4 videos: in the first, I told her what was going on, that I loved her so much and that I was about to propose (with the time and place where we were going to meet). In the second video, I told her all the things I love about her, and for the third video, I recorded all my family giving her a message about this new experience we are about to get in (she cried a lot with this one). The last video shared my vows.

While she was watching the videos by herself, I was heading to North Avenue Beach to meet our photographer Peter and wait for her to arrive. I have no words to express my feelings when she arrived -- I think I've never been more nervous and excited at the same time! Once I saw her I knew I would never love anyone the way I love her. We walked down to the pier, I got down on one knee and asked the question: "Will you marry me?" --- and she said YES!!!!"  - Jorge

"Peter is simply an amazing photographer; working with him was the best thing that could have happened. He was capturing the moment during the whole process and after the proposal, he took us down to some great places in the city to continue with the shoot. Lorena was amazed with the photo shoot, which made it all easier and we really enjoyed the time we spent with Peter. 

Flytographer was an AMAZING experience! The whole process was complete in every way and they make you feel very confident of what's happening. The service is incredible -- I would definitely recommend and book again! I had a great time!" - Jorge

FLYTOGRAPHER: PETER GUBERNAT

Congratulations, Jorge & Lorena! Your proposal and engagement photos are stunning. Thank you for letting Flytographer capture this special moment and share your romantic story! xo

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Honeymoon Down Under | Melbourne Vacation Photographer

Sarah & Bryan spent a lovely honeymoon in Melbourne, Australia, a trip worthy of special memories. They joined Flytographer Michelle for a casual walk through some of Melbourne's famous street art on Hosier Lane; at the architecturally dynamic National Gallery of Victoria; and finally for a drink at the Tram Bar

"Flytographer's customer service made this a very easy and fun experience. They were very responsive and set up everything for us so we didn't have to! 

Our photographer, Michelle, really truly made this the best experience and we got amazing photos from her! We had been hoping for a laid back & fun shoot for our honeymoon and she made sure that happened while producing very professional photos. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone seeking a photographer in Melbourne." - Sarah

FLYTOGRAPHER: MICHELLE DUNN

Congratulations, Sarah & Bryan! 

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Flytographer Partners with Small Luxury Hotels of the World in "Win the Perfect Proposal" Contest

We are so excited to tell you about this latest contest! We've teamed up with our friends at Small Luxury Hotels of the World to help one lucky couple capture "THE PERFECT PROPOSAL".

The winner will receive a two night hotel stay at any Small Luxury Hotels of the World property*, help planning the proposal, and a Flytographer there to capture the big moment, of course!

To enter is easy peasy. In two sentences tell SLH your idea of the perfect proposal. 

Click here to enter and see contest details.

In the meantime, check out some of our latest beyond romantic proposal stories from around the globe... 


Love in Ljubljana | Slovenia Vacation Photographer

Adventure travellers Tawny and Chris of Captain and Clark had just over two days to spend in Ljubljana, in the middle of a whirlwind trip of Europe and Asia. Wanting to make the most of their time there, they had Flytographer Mankica capture a romantic stroll through town.  

"Getting our photos back from our Flytographer shoot felt like Christmas morning. Not only did we have a blast shooting with the talented Mankica, but the quality of our pictures was astounding. We can't wait to get them up on our wall. What a great way to remember our trip to Slovenia!" - Tawny

FLYTOGRAPHER: MANKICA KRANJEC

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Paris in the Rain | Hire a Paris Vacation Photographer

Even inclement weather can't dampen the magic of a Flytographer photo shoot. Advertising creatives Jaimi & Darryl took time out of their busy schedule to celebrate their anniversary in Paris, and when the drops started to fall, it only added to the charm of the experience.

"Paris in the rain is romantic. Except when it begins to pour just minutes before your photo session! After we ran to a nearby store to buy umbrellas, our adventure really began. The wind immediately destroyed one of the umbrellas. Despite getting drenched, Gonçalo continued shooting pictures. When the second umbrella broke, he suggested we reschedule the rest of our shoot for another day. We happily agreed. (But we must admit, the photos in the rain are among our favorites!) The next part of our session went without a hitch. We wandered along the Seine, strolled by the Eiffel Tower and shared many laughs. We feel like we made a real friend. 

"We had a blast shooting with Gonçalo in Paris! The shots he took were incredible. Every image truly captured the magic of our relationship and the City of Lights. Now we have the impossible task of choosing our favorites from dozens of stunning photos.

"No matter where in the world our travels take us, we will definitely book another Flytographer session."– Jaimi & Darryl

FLYTOGRAPHER: GONÇALO SILVA

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Priceless Memories That Even a Gucci Bag Can't Beat | Milan Vacation Photographer

 Priceless Memories That Even a Gucci Bag Can't Beat | Milan Vacation Photographer

"It was great to have Paola as our photographer because for one, it didn’t feel like we had a photographer with us at all! It was like having a local friend walk the streets of Milan with you and giving you an insider’s point of view about where locals hang out and show us places not riddled with tourists." - Jean

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Honeymoon in Cape Town | South Africa Vacation Photographer

No matter where you are, love is all around. Varina and Jeffery celebrated their marriage with a honeymoon holiday in Cape Town. Flytographer Ronél captured all the magic.

"Ronél, our photographer, was fantastic! And what a treat to have lovely pictures from our honeymoon - a great way to capture our trip." - Varina

FLYTOGRAPHER: RONEL KRUGER

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Engagement Photos in London | London Engagement Photographer

"We loved working with Flytographer. Everyone was so easy to work with and we has such an amazing time shooting our engagement photos in London. It was easily one of the best parts of our trip and now we have amazing pictures to remember it by. Alexandra was an excellent photographer. She captured such beautiful images and really knew how to make us feel comfortable in the moment. We plan to use Flytographer on our next trip!" - Megan

FLYTOGRAPHER: ALEXANDRA UHART

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Flying Solo on the Grand Tour | Venice Vacation Photographer

For the last couple of centuries, travelling around Europe has been a rite of passage for many young folks. The experiences are priceless, but as Claire was traveling solo, she had no one readily available to help document her time there. She hired Flytographer to capture her memories in her last stop, Venice. Our Flytographer Serena made sure to include the loveliest parts of this classic city to give Claire a gorgeous memento of her travels.

"Invest in your memories and use Flytographer. The process is smooth, the experience is fun, and the photos are meaningful." - Claire

FLYTOGRAPHER: SERENA GENOVESE

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Saying Yes Amongst The Vines | Sonoma Proposal Photographer

Nothing sweeps us off our feet quite like a gorgeous proposal shoot in a stunning location. This was no exception. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of Kendall Jackson Winery in Sonoma County, California, Austin popped the big question to Emily. Flytographer Courtney caught the all light and love in one unforgettable shot after another. It's impossible to choose the best one!

FLYTOGRAPHER: COURTNEY STOCKTON

Congratulations, Emily & Austin! We are raising a glass of California's finest to your future life together! xo

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A Tale of Two Cities | Paris & London Vacation Photographer

FAIR WARNING: The following vacation shoots are so ridiculously amazing, you'll need to sit down. In fact, now would be an excellent time to clock your coffee break, so grab that steaming cup of joe and tuck in for a seriously dreamy visual feast. Happy Friday!

We at Flytographer HQ are gifted daily with gorgeous shoots from around the world, and we are so truly thrilled when each one arrives. That said, Diana & Steven's engagement photos in two stunning European capitals really knocked us out. Rock star Flytographers Lucille in Paris and Julie in London could not have done a better job capturing the couple's genuine love for each other and sense of fun - all while showcasing the heart & soul of their respective cities. From dancing in the cobblestone streets of Paris to romantic glances in front of the Eiffel Tower to enjoying a shared moment of peace in the middle of buzzy London, every shot of this beautiful couple was so magical we had to share them all. (Be sure to maximize your viewing pleasure by clicking on each image to enlarge it!)


Paris

FLYTOGRAPHER: LUCILLE CABALLERO


London

FLYTOGRAPHER: JULIE KIM

"I was born in Paris, France and did a study abroad in London during college, so I knew each city would be the perfect backdrop for a fun & romantic engagement shoot. We loved working with both photographers during our London & Paris shoots. Everything worked out without a hitch. Trying to find a photographer for one international country can be tricky but having to do it for two...well, I'm just very glad Flytographer exists! Thank you for making it so easy for us to book a professional photographer in multiple countries." - Diana

Such a great idea to shoot in two cities, Diana & Steven! We loved being a part of your engagement memories and wish you all the best for your upcoming wedding. xo


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Best Wedding Gift Ever! | San Francisco Honeymoon Photographer

As the Tony Bennett ballad goes, "I left my heart in San Francisco...", and Flytographer Courtney perfectly captures that spirit of romance with honeymooning couple Claire & Matt. Between the fun sights, great food, gorgeous light and mystical fog, it is easy to see why San Francisco is a city not easily forgotten (and often returned to)!

"Flytographer is such a great idea! We received a one hour photo shoot for our honeymoon as a wedding gift. What an awesome way to commemorate our honeymoon! Not only do we have great shots of the two of us exploring San Francisco, but we also have amazing photos of the city. I would highly recommend Flytographer for any vacation!" - Claire

FLYTOGRAPHER: COURTNEY STOCKTON

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Love in the Clouds | Lisbon Honeymoon Photographer

Love in the Clouds | Lisbon Honeymoon Photographer

"We decided to use Flytographer to capture a part of our European honeymoon and we are so glad that we did! Our Flytographer, Goncalo, was lovely to work with and was so helpful in suggesting local places to go and things to do. We love the way our photos turned out and will definitely be recommending Flytographer to all our friends!" - Kelly

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Sharing Your Heart with Your Children | New Orleans Vacation Photographer

Sharing Your Heart with Your Children | New Orleans Vacation Photographer

"We had a terrific time, enjoying New Orleans and having fun with the photo shoot at the same time. Marianne knew all the great spots for taking pictures in the French Quarter. She had us laughing and we were able to relax so that our pictures were terrific, as you can see. New Orleans is the city of my heart, and my girls are my whole heart, so it was a perfect way to celebrate. Thank you for making such great memories possible." - Karen

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Capturing the Romantic Spirit in Turkey | Istanbul Vacation Photographer

Capturing the Romantic Spirit in Turkey | Istanbul Vacation Photographer

"This was our first time using Flytographer and we could not be more pleased! We love the variety of shots that our photographer, Ufuk, took and it was a treat to receive the pictures while we were still in Istanbul. Ufuk was a pleasure to work with and he even sat down with us after the shoot and gave us his recommendations on what to see and do in the city. The pictures are our favourite souvenir of our time in Istanbul." - Thao & Chad

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