From Conference to Speakeasy. Fun Vacation Memories in Phoenix | Phoenix Vacation Photographer

Flytographer: Elena Thurston

"Tanya & I were both in naturopathic medical school together, but in different years. She practices in California and my practice is in BC. We started meeting each other at the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians' conference every year for almost the last 15 years. I really wanted to get some pictures of us; we have a couple of rituals for our annual get together including a spa day. I'm so happy that we have a reason to see each other every year and I really look forward to it."
- Dr. Ina Wong 

"Our Flytographer experience was outstanding from start to finish. Jen, our Shoot Concierge, organized all the details very well even though I booked less than a week before our shoot. She and our photographer, Elena, were very helpful in suggesting possible locations. Excitement built on the day of the shoot and it was an excellent experience. Elena was very friendly and accommodating about our hotel locations. Two days after our shoot, our pictures were ready. She has a fine photographic eye and I'm amazed at the light she captured in our pictures. Even though our pictures were taken after 8 hours of sitting in a conference, she made us look beautiful!"    

"LOVE Flytographer!!!!! Thank you for creating this. I can't wait to do it again!"

"The conference changes location each year, but my favourite is when it is held in Phoenix and always at the Arizona Biltmore Resort which was designed in the 1920's by Frank Lloyd Wright. (It's historical place which boasts that every US president has stayed there. One pool was a favourite of Marilyn Monroe. They have vintage pictures of people playing chess on the lawn and croquet. You get the idea!) I always have to convince Tanya (who hates the heat) to go to the Arizona desert in August - hard sell, but the ace is always the Biltmore! 

A trip highlight this year: As I'm surfing Facebook during the conference, I see that Roadtrippers, coincidentally, is featuring the Arizona Biltmore. Secret speakeasy, only open on Sunday nights for 2.5 hours (after we leave), password required to get in... we have to find it! After finding out which floor it is on, we did manage to find it and sneak in."  - Dr. Ina Wong

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FLYTOGRAPHER FALL GIVEAWAY with PARTYSKIRTS, Fairmont Hotels & Keds!

Photo credit: Lauren Colchamiro for Flytographer

GRAND PRIZE VALUED AT $1200 USD:

  1. Weekend at Fairmont Hotels (2 night stay at any Collection B Fairmont in North America)
  2. 30 minute Flytographer photo shoot  
  3. PARTYSKIRT from SKOT
  4. Pair of Keds.

All four gift cards will be mailed to the winner.

Follow PARTYSKIRTS Co-Founder, Lauren Armstrong on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as she travels to Istanbul, Venice and Paris in early September. She will be meeting up with local Flytographers in each city to capture vacation memories (of course, while wearing her latest skirt collection!) 


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By entering this contest you agree to the terms and conditions below:

  • One entry per person.
  • Contest runs August 26th - September 26th, 2014.
  • Winner announced September 30th, 2014.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • Refer your friends using the unique contest url after you enter. If 5 of your friends enter, you win a $50 Flytographer gift card valid for 1 year. The referral gift card can not be used in conjunction with other discounts or commissions. Gift card is not redeemable for cash.
  • Winner agrees to share 5 photos from the Flytographer shoot on Flytographer's website & social media channels.
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  • No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. 

*Fairmont gift card can be redeemed at any Collection A or B hotel below. 

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Babymoon in Vancouver | Vacation Photographer

Flytographer: Sarah Nickerson

"My husband and I booked Flytographer while on our babymoon in Vancouver and had an incredible experience. Sarah was fantastic to work with, we were able to see four sights, laugh and capture some great memories as well as a few pics of my baby bump! We aren't 'photo shoot' type of people so it was slightly awkward in the beginning but literally after 5-10 minutes, Sarah had us warmed up and it made for an all-around memorable experience. The best part, obviously, is having a handful (or actually much more than a handful) of professional, journalistic moments of my husband and me. There are a few I already can't wait to print and frame!"
- Ann

"We stayed at The Westin Bayshore, it was amazing to be able to wake up with the views of the harbour and take long walks around the sea wall. We loved our experience seeing the sights of Stanley Park... what a gem of a park! The city views, the beach, the forest... it's a traveler's dream!

And the food in Vancouver has been outstanding. Dim Sum, Chinatown, gelato, fresh salmon, delicious coffee shops...perfect for a pregnant gal! Ha ha ha. Oh, and we saw a skunk hanging out in the front of the gelato place the other night... allegedly this is normal in Vancouver?!" 
- Ann

PS - Ann is also the editor of House & Host. Check out her blog post on her Flytographer experience, and enter Ann's contest to win a pretty swell prize... a free shoot!

Pre-wedding Photos in Hawaii : Kona Vacation Photographer

"We really love these amazing photos!! Flytographer was a fabulous experience!!"
- Chenyu and Connie

Chenyu and Connie travelled to Hawaii from Taiwan for a "pre-honeymoon" trip. Chenyu told us some of their trip highlights include: Mauna Kea, a luau, sunrise at Haleakala, Pony Express... "but this shoot experience was definitely one of the best parts of our trip"

Flytographer: Chelsea Abril

Flytographer: Chelsea Abril

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Hawaii Vacation Photographer | Honeymoon Photographer

Of course, Chenyu finished with one last awesome, "serenade-jump". Perfect. 

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Honeymoon in Prague | Vacation Photographer in Prague

Flytographer: Eliška Fischerová

"To interact with a local photographer and take photos in various tourist spots was the best thing we did on our trip. I so glad that I planned this and it was such a pleasure to have met Eliska! She is a very professional photographer with great skill, yet super friendly and nice. It's not only about the photos but the chance to make a nice new friend that's what we treasure most! 

"This was our 'belated' honeymoon. We got married last October but we were too busy to plan our honeymoon.  Prague was our last stop of the trip. We liked Prague so much and were amazed by the stunning churches and concerts butI found it not a good place for honeymoon!! Way too many pretty girls there!!!!
I booked Flytographer's services because my husband complained about my photo taking skills and we are always too shy to ask other people to take picture for us on street...  and I didn't want my honeymoon photos to consist only of iPhone selfies.

I really love the idea of Flytographer; it brought us valuable honeymoon memories." 

- Joanne 

How to Propose in Paris | Proposal Photographer

"My girlfriend thought that Goncalo was going to be taking pictures of my cousin and her boyfriend (as a surprise for her boyfriend). After a while, however, they asked Goncalo to take some photos of us as well while they took a break.

Right after we stepped on a bench, I got on my knee to pop the question!!!"  

- Alejandro

Flytographer: Gonçalo Silva

How we met: "We met at work 5 years ago. She was in marketing and I was in sales administration. As she lived close to my house, she used to ask me for a ride on the way back home every other day. During our rides home we started to talk and to like each other and started dating and we have been together since Feb 2010."

How he asked: "We had spoken about marriage, but every time she would bring the topic to the table I would change the subject just to make her think that it was not in my thoughts for the near future… but of course it was all part of my plan.

After doing a extensive research on several websites, I decided how I wanted to propose. I choose Paris as the perfect city to do it and it was our second city on an upcoming trip to Europe we had planned. For us Paris always meant romance and it was a big dream to finally visit there.

The place I picked was Pont des Arts Bridge and I decided to have a photographer capturing the big moment as a surprise. I choose Goncalo, one the Flytographer photographers in Paris and planned to meet at the Pont des Arts bridge on that Saturday morning at 8:30 am.

Of course, my girlfriend was not aware of my plan and I had two great helpers to execute my plan: my cousin and her boyfriend – who brought a banner that I had made for the occasion.

My girlfriend thought that Goncalo was going to be taking pictures of my cousin and her boyfriend (as a surprise for her boyfriend). After a while, however, they asked Goncalo to take some photos of us as well while they took a break.

Right after we stepped on a bench, I got on my knee to pop the question!!!

It was a great, great moment as Goncalo captured photos and my cousin’s boyfriend showed the banner at the same time.

After she said yes, we put our pad locks in the bridge and spent an hour with the photographer in Paris."  - Alejandro

Romantic Honeymoon Photos in Rome | Vacation Photographer

"Thank you so much for such an amazing experience with Flytographer. Roberta, you were amazing to work with and our honeymoon photos are amazing! We hope to work with Flytographer again soon!"

 - Kevin + Kristen

Flytographer: Roberta Perrone

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Sweet Surprise Proposal in San Francisco /// Romantic Proposal Ideas

Flytographer: Courtney Stockton in San Francisco

"Erick and I met in 2010, while attending USC. My roommate and Erick were both in the aerospace engineering program together. I was a cheerleader and needed a date for an event my team was having. My roommate at the time, told me she had the *perfect guy* for me to go with... it was Erick. We went on a first date to at least get to know each other before the event. 

"On this date, a high student asked if she could take a picture of us because she was doing a project on "'interracial couples.' We had literally just met that day and thought it was funny to be taking a picture as a couple already." - Ericka

When Erick contacted Flytographer, he had the clever idea of having our photographer, Courtney approach them, and ask THE SAME QUESTION that was asked on their first date.

"Courtney told us she was 'doing a project on interracial couples' and asked if she could 'take some pictures of us'. Erica of course, had to share with her the significance of what she had asked! It was really fun to watch her get excited and relate it back to our first date... 

... without ANY IDEA she would be PROPOSED TO in the next couple of minutes!!

"Courtney was FANTASTIC! She and Erick had the proposal photos planned out perfectly. Not only was she great at being discrete, she captured every moment of the proposal... even the snot and tears! I loved working with her and she made the day even more special.

Although we officially met through a mutual friend, Erick leaves out when he first saw me ;) It was at a USC football game and he and my roommate were sitting together in the stands. I was cheering on the field and he insisted on having my roommate introduce us.
He won't admit he was in LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.. haha"
- Ericka

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LOVE, SWEET LOVE...

"I honestly love everything about Erick. He is the most genuine and kind hearted person I've ever met. I can be a lot to handle sometimes haha (ok, all time) but he's always so patient and loves me through it all. We are complete opposite in personality, but balance each other out perfectly. I wouldn't have it any other way. I thank God everyday for allowing me to be marrying such an amazing man." - Ericka

"What I love most about Erica is her selflessness. Whether you are her family, friend, or fiancee, she always places everyone else's needs above hers. I can't think of a better quality to have in human being or a spouse. It makes it so much easier to love her, as if her kind heartedness isn't already easy to love." - Erick

Sisters Stroll The 5th Arrondissement in Paris | Vacation Photographer in Paris

Sisters Stroll The 5th Arrondissement in Paris | Vacation Photographer in Paris

As young children in Brazil, twin sisters Bruna and Bianca loved to play together and remember their first puzzle was of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. They kept building that puzzle over and over again as it felt like a magical place.  As they grew up, the sisters developed a love of travel and exploring new places, and finally saw Notre Dame as teenagers.

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