Happy World Photography Day!
We asked our global photographer community what photography means to them on World Photography Day 2020. From feeling connected to the people, memories, and feelings we hold so close, photographs can take you back to a different time and place. Let’s hear some of our photographers’ perspectives on their abilities to capture moments in time.
“I fell in love with photography as a kid actually…..but didn’t realize how important photos truly were until my dad suddenly passed away. You then realize that photos of your loved ones are priceless. And you can never have too many!
I love working for Flytographer because I love meeting and photographing people on vacation. Everyone is happy on vacation.” – Candace in Newport Beach
Customer Love: “Candace was amazing! This was our first Flytographer experience and it by far exceeded my expectations. Candace set up a custom route to perfectly capture our vacation experience. She was wonderful with my littles, too. I highly recommend Candace and can’t wait for our next Newport Beach vacation so we can get more wonderful pictures!” – Angi
“At a younger age I used to capture photographs without any purpose. I collected memories and moments in a way that I couldn’t realize the actual reason I was doing it. When my grandmother passed away in 2012, we moved a lot of stuff from her house in Athens to our village in the Peloponnese peninsula. Books, furniture and lots of boxes with photographs that mostly my late grandfather has captured during his life. I was quite curious to discover pictures of my family that had the idiosyncratic perspective of my grandfather. We have the same name and I always felt a respectful connection to him. What I found inside these boxes eventually defined me so deeply that I would start learning more about the craft and become a photographer. I feel that I am continuing and evolving his love for photography” – Spyros in Santorini
Customer Love: “Spiros was awesome to work with. His pictures are amazing and I am glad he was available to shoot us. He responded immediately to any and all concerns prior to the day of the photoshoot. He is very calm and reassuring and we had a blast!” – Adora
“There was a book in my school library that I found when I was 9 years old. It was about cinema and had a couple of chapters about basics in photography. I read it everyday until I was obsessed with photography. I found a lot of books and started to analyze the movies, where the light comes from? Why do they use the light like that? But I didn’t have a camera. It wasn’t until my 28th birthday that I could afford one, study photography, and start traveling the world with my camera. Photography is now my life and I’ve met lots of friends all over the world.” – Joanna in Amsterdam
Photo: Joanna in Amsterdam for Flytographer
Customer Love: “This was our first time in Amsterdam! And the photos that Joanna took was the cherry on top! She was professional and yet still fun. She made us feel comfortable during the shoot and provided a lot of direction for us to follow which I appreciated greatly! I was excited to see how well the pictures came out. I would greatly recommend Joanna to anyone who wants a beautiful experience with a photographer. She also provided a lot of recommendations for restaurants and cafes!! I highly recommend her!!” – LaCole
Customer Love: “Never having done a professional shoot, we were a little apprehensive. Claudia instantly made us feel comfortable, and we knew we were in great hands. She had great ideas, locations, and directions for us. The pictures turned out better than we expected!” – Alexis
“I fell in love with photography through my mother. My whole life my mother had a camera in my face, I think every second of my life was documented which annoyed me like crazy as a child, but as I grew older, I found myself carrying a camera everywhere documenting outings with friends and that grew into something bigger. My career. What I like most about photography is the fact that it freezes time. I have always had a bad memory and photography takes me back to a time I may have forgotten, it brings emotions back just like a song may or a smell.
“Flytographer has brought all the joy of a photographer tribe to my life. All my closest friends have come from this company and I adore flytographer for that. I can’t thank Flytographer enough for helping me to do what I love while surrounded by my closest friends.” – Krystal in Paris
Customer Love: “Krystal is amazing! She is very professional and prompt. Krystal is also very personable and has a great eye. My husband and I felt very comfortable with Krystal and enjoyed spending time with her. I am so thankful we chose her to be our photographer.” – Cedric
“Photography has been my passion since I can remember, it gave me the opportunity to meet amazing new places I’ve never imagined before, but my favorite part is the fabulous people I’ve met around the globe, and being able to capture so much magic the universe offers us In every moment we are alive.
Flytographer is not my “job” I truly believe it is my family and I have a lot of brothers and sisters around the world, and we all share this passion for life!!!” – Fernanda in Cabo San Lucas
Customer Love: “How can I even say anything about Fernanda without going superlative? Fernanda is simply one of the best and an incredible photographer! Fernanda is a master at capturing the best candid moments and knows exactly how to naturally bring out the best interactions between people. Fernanda is an absolute blast to be with, and we completely enjoyed every minute spent with her!” – Brad & Garrett
“I’ve always been involved with art but it was after my daughter’s birth that I found photography and I haven’t stop ever since. I’m very romantic so knowing that in one “click” I’ll be immortalizing a precious moment makes my heart skip a bit. It’s like a time machine! My favourite story involving photography goes back to 05/01/2013 the day I was photographing a wedding and the same day I met who is now my husband.
I love my flytographer family because of its unconditional support, innovation, awesome ideas and amazing meetups!” – Andrea in Provence
Customer Love: “Andrea and Cyril were simply amazing. They were true professionals and went above & beyond for our engagement. I had hired a string quartet for the occasion and she offered to coordinate the entire event. Everything went perfectly. I could not recommend them enough.” – Samuel
“Being a professional photographer is not something I ever planned to do or thought that I would be able to make a career of when I was younger. Like some of the best things in my life, becoming a photographer just kind of fell into my lap or being in the right place at the right time.
Years later I stumbled across Flytographer and absolutely LOVED the concept, so I took another jump and applied to be a local photographer for the company. Little did I know that what I was getting into was more than part of a global company, it was finding another family. Like some of the best things in my life I have never looked back on the decisions I made and the chances that I have taken.” – Lyndsay in Banff
Customer Love: “We had the best experience with Lyndsay and Flytographer in Banff! Our time together was relaxed and she gave great, easy direction during the shoot. And we received our gorgeous instagram-worthy photos earlier than promised! I cannot recommend Lyndsay enough!” – Angela
“Photography is my music. I was a bass player in various bands before I accidentally met (again) photography that quickly became a passion that has, in a certain way, surpassed my love for music to the point of becoming, as well as my only job, the only thought in my life that also guides all my choices.” – Pierpaolo in Sorrento
Customer Love: “Working with Pierpaolo was great! He was great with communication leading up to the shoot and even showed up early to make sure everything was ready to go. He also did a great job of keeping the process simple and fun for us and took an awesome mix of candid and posed photos. Would highly recommend!” – Andrew
“Joining the Flytographer team gave me an immediate worldwide family. After our 2017 Global Meetup in Lisbon, I was graciously hosted by two different wonderful Flytographer members – Natalia in Barcelona and Shay from HQ while she was living in Edinburgh – over the next month. Despite barely knowing either person before staying at their places while I traveled, we quickly became close friends and bonded over our shared love of photography. It gave me the best local experience and some of my favourite travel memories. I now take time to connect with the local Flytographer(s) in every city I travel to!” – Natalie in Honolulu
Customer Love: “Natalie was absolutely incredible! Her pictures turned out amazing and she really captured the moment! I highly recommend her as a photographer for any occasion!” – Mike
“What I love most about photography is the idea that my images will be cherished for years to come by the loved ones of my subjects. Capturing memories of special trips and occasions is a gift to them that can exist forever on their walls and in their newsfeeds. My favourite part about being in the Flytographer family is the constant love & support I get from other photographers around the world. During Covid, we weren’t able to meet up as planned, but we’ve stayed in touch with each other throughout the crisis.” – Tracy in Amman
“Working with Flytographer has been a wonderful experience! Capturing clients’ vacation in my hometown is probably the most meaningful job ever! More importantly, I can connect with people from all around the world. They told me the things of the cities they lived in and their own stories. Listening to what you have never heard of is simply amazing!” – Chris in Hong Kong
Customer Love: “Chris is such a friendly and helpful photographer. He listened to visions we had for photographs and made us feel very comfortable! We loved his style and will cherish these photos forever.” – Emily