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Oprah.com
12 Ingenious Travel Hacks Everyone Should Know
"Don't forget to snap one really great group portrait. 'Ask whether your resort has a staff photographer,' says Kelleher; you might be able to book a session during your stay. Another option she likes is Flytographer, a service that connects travelers with a local photographer in at least 160 destinations around the world." read the full story


Condé Nast Traveler
Is Flytographer the Future of Travel Photography?
"The vacation photography company Flytographer offers a solution, hooking travellers up with professional shutterbugs in more than 130 destinations worldwide. Page through the profiles of the company's photographers, pick one, and they'll meet up during your trip to take photos for as little as thirty minutes at a time. " read the full story 


Travel + Leisure
This Beautiful Engagement in Prague Took 2 Years to Plan—And HE Said Yes
"The best things are worth waiting for." That's how travel blogger Sonja Lishchynski summed up her recent engagement on her blog MonteCristoTravels.com. Trust us, to say that Sonja is a patient woman would be a gross understatement. To say that she is a perfectionist would probably describe her much better. After all, she waited 18 months for a retired Hungarian jeweller to hand craft the ring she was going to propose with because she wanted it done "the old way." read the full story


TripAdvisor
10 Great Travel Gifts Recommended by the Experts
"When I sat down to make a holiday card this year, I realized that although my family spent a memorable four days in Venice last spring, we had no photos that included all four of us. What would make a better gift for someone who is headed on a special trip with loved ones than a Flytographer photo shoot?” read the full story


MyDomaine
Flytographer Is the Airbnb for Vacation Instagram Photos
"Your days of awkwardly wielding a selfie stick over the Brooklyn Bridge are over. Flytographer, the brainchild of entrepreneur Nicole Smith, is basically the Airbnb for vacation Instagram photos. The app connects tourists, honeymooners, and out-of-towners with local photographers, eliminating the need for selfie sticks and unnecessary 'Will you take our photo?' conversations." read the full story


InStyle
Finally, There’s a Way for EVERYONE to Get in the Group Pic on Vacation

"Trying to get that perfect group shot on vacation is a struggle. Sure, a selfie stick will get the job done for Instagram, but what if you’re looking for a framer to hang on your wall? You can always ask a fellow tourist to snap the pic, but the quality is usually mediocre at best. Most of the time it’s just easier for a member of your squad to volunteer as tribute to take the photo, but what fun is that? Enter: Flytographer." read the full story 


Refinery29
28 Engagement Gifts Guaranteed To Impress

"For the couple that wants to capture every moment. What could be more thoughtful than helping the soon-to-be newlyweds preserve their honeymoon memories, no selfie stick required? This brilliant service allows travelers to book a session with a professional photographer in 180 cities worldwide, from Paris to Tokyo." read the full story


Mashable
8 women shattering the travel industry's glass ceiling

"Back in 2011, Nicole Smith was a marketing manager with Microsoft on vacation with a girlfriend in Paris. Disappointed with the quality of their selfies, she asked a local friend to snap some candid pictures of the two of them wandering the city. The photos were fabulous, and the idea for Flytographer — a startup that pairs tourists with local photographers for the photo shoot of their dreams — was born." read the full story


The New York Times 
Vacation Photos, by Pros
"Travellers usually rely on selfies or strangers to capture memories of their trips, but the company founder Nicole Smith said she wanted to give them the option to have shots that go beyond the amateur and are frame-worthy keepsakes." read the full story


Elle Magazine
I Hired an Instagram Husband For a Day
"Selfies on selfies on selfies. It was the easiest way. While I did once or twice awkwardly approach strangers to snap a photo of me, you know those photos rarely turn out nice, and I wasn't about to ask a fellow tourist to try 10 more times until I got the perfect shot. The whole trip, I wished I had someone with me to take part in a photo spree that'd do the city justice. It was only after I came back that I stumbled upon the perfect solution: Flytographer."
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Yahoo Travel
Can This Company Kill the Travel Selfie?

"The pictures that Flytographers take do look incredible on Instagram and make everyone you know on Facebook wildly jealous, but more importantly these photos capture the emotion of a trip and of a location. And because Nick and I knew we had incredible photos from our trip, we were able to genuinely put our phones away. We could relax, not just that day, but for the rest of our vacation, knowing we would be leaving with these wonderful photographs. We didn’t need to snap all of the things all of the time. We could simply enjoy seeing Paris with our eyes instead of through the lens." read the full story 


Glamour
11 Sexy Gifts for Any Relationship Status

Newly engaged? Celebrating your one-year anniversary? Hell, just going on vacation somewhere really cool together? Peace out, selfie sticks. This brilliant service corrals a team of vetted local photographers in 190 cities (Whistler, Nashville, Barcelona…) who then organize a shoot with you while you’re on vacay. read the full story


Jetsetter
Trip Ideas: Hidden Venice

"Beauty can be found in every corner of Venice, each canal and square more picturesque than the last. Preserve your memories with a professional photography shoot from Flytographer. Their local photographers know Venice intimately and will work with you to choose the ideal locations to take the best pictures." read the full story


Forbes Magazine
10 Great Gifts For Travelers, 2015 Edition
"#1. This new service aims to do for vacation photography what ride sharing has done for transportation: professional photographers on demand, to make you and your special someone(s) look your best in over 160 destinations worldwide." read the full story  


InStyle
I Travelled to Monaco Like an Instagram Celebrity—And You Can, Too

Have you ever scrolled through your Instagram feed and thought, “Sigh, where did I go wrong in life?” Join the club. While following your favourite fashion and travel bloggers can provide some great life #inspo, it can also elicit some serious FOMO. Can you even imagine what it’s like having your own photographer follow you around in an exotic location while you frolic through the streets in your favourite party dress?! Well, I can—and so can you—thanks to a company called Flytographer. read the full story 


Town & Country
THE A LIST: Luxurious suites, gifts for global travellers and a must-read for fashionistas
"I am obsessed with taking photos of my family on holiday – which means that I’m absent from all of the best shots! The solution: Flytographer provides professional photographers for 30- to 90-minute stints in 150 cities worldwide." read the full story


Buzzfeed
10 Life-Changing Things To Try In September
"I’m the BuzzFeed travel editor, so it should come as no surprise to you that I am obsessed with travel photography. That’s why I was SO excited when I heard about Flytographer, a new startup that promises to help you get amazing travel photos when you go on a trip." read the full story


Pure Wow
The Best Vacation Photos...Ever

"How many times have you taken an incredible trip only to return with a handful of un-incredible photos? Note: Selfies under the Eiffel Tower will never do it (or you) justice. Next time, put down the iPhone and check out Flytographer." read the full story


The National Post
Why Flytographer’s founder turned down a Dragons’ Den deal
“This is about capturing special moments and people are willing to pay if they are engineered correctly and that’s what she’s done in a very interesting way," Mimran said. "There are millions of great photographers waiting for their next gig and here’s someone who is going to make it very easy to source a good photographer and a quality memory for someone. I’m sorry we missed out.” read the full story


Travel Weekly
At Flytographer, a Local Photographer to Capture Vacation Memories
“We also hear from solo travellers that they love having this wing man, who is a true local,” Smith said. That local angle is an added benefit to the service. Smith says the company only hires “someone you would want to have a drink with in that city, not someone who’s going to boss you around,” and “locals who are genuinely passionate about playing host.”                   read the full story


Forbes Magazine
Will This Mom-Founded Startup Fix the Bad Travel Selfie?

"Don’t you hate coming back from a fabulous vacation, with a camera full of post-card-esque photos — and no visible proof that you were actually there?" read the full story 


National Post
So long, selfie sticks: Travellers are hiring professional photographers to take vacation photos

"Even with the popularity of selfie sticks, some travellers are still yearning to come home with good old-fashioned photos not captured on a smartphone — and they’re willing to pay for them." read the full story


Brides
Snap-Happy Honeymoons

"Book one of Flytographer's photographers, who've worked for the likes of Vanity Fair and Vogue, and they'll organize an informal photo shoot to capture your favourite 'moon moments as magazine-worthy images." read the full story


J. Walter Thompson Intelligence
The Future 100: Trends and Change to Watch in 2016

Trends and innovation are also moving at breakneck speed, powered by an engaged, sophisticated, curious global consumer. The Future 100 takes a snapshot of emerging trends for 2016, spanning culture, tech and innovation, travel and hospitality, brands and marketing, food and drink, beauty, retail, health, lifestyle, and luxury. read the report 


The Huffington Post
A Picture Perfect Weekend Led This Mother Of Two To Give Her Dream A Shot

"Nicole began getting requests from people around the world -- and in turn, she began to build a global team of professional photographers. But the queries that were coming in weren’t just for fancy vacations in Europe. Groups of girlfriends wanted to capture weekend getaways, and a mom emailed to ask if Flytographer could capture her daughter’s group of friends, doing all their favorite things, just before they each went their own way to colleges around the country." 
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The Globe and Mail
Want the best vacation pics ever? Hire a pro to follow you around 
"Flytographer offers packages ranging from 30-minute 'short storyteller' shoots to a two-hour 'romp around the city.' Prices start at $250 (U.S.). Her photographers have captured multigenerational gatherings in London, couple getaways in New York and mother-and-daughter trips in Istanbul. The company has also expanded into proposal and honeymoon shoots, too. (Fingers crossed she says yes, right?)" read the full story 


Food & Wine
Vacation Selfies are Out, Travel Photographers are In

"Former Microsoft marketing consultant Nicole Smith was on vacation with a friend in Paris when she dreamed up Flytographer, a photography service which connects visitors with local photogs to capture in-the-moment images. Disappointed with her own travel pictures, Smith hired a friend to take some candid photos. They turned out great. And Flytographer was born." read the full story



What Top Bloggers are Saying 


Mrs O Around The World 
"Flytographer has been one of my best discoveries of the year...I adore Flytographer and it's almost fair to say I can't travel without them any longer. They are without a doubt the best photos I have from my trips."  - Mrs. O
 

Luxury Travel Mom
“Flytographer is the perfect way to capture the family photos you dream of. When everyone is relaxed, mom included, magic happens. Our Charleston photographer captured those unguarded moments with our children that we could never capture on film ourselves and would be missed by a 'pose and shoot' photographer. This is the second session we’ve booked, but will not be our last. I might even book future vacations based on Flytographer availability. Not kidding."  - Kim-Marie Evans
 

Traveling Panties
"This is the greatest souvenir I could ask for. I don’t need some stupid trinket that I’ll toss in 2 months, I would much prefer to capture the best part of my vacation: the love and the city. (Oh, and me looking somewhat decent doesn’t hurt either!) Finally I can capture the moments of my husband and me having the time of our lives!"  - Katie Goldstein
 

Captain and Clark
"Getting our photos back from our Flytographer shoot in Ljubljana 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 Clark
 

Bruised Passports
"We instantly fell in love with the concept because it takes our motto of 'collect experiences and memories' to another level altogether. The two of us don’t have too many photos together because Vid is usually behind the camera. Looking at these photos makes us feel all warm and fuzzy!" - Savi and Vid