Move over happy-snaps and selfies, and welcome in the age of professional travel photography. Travelshoot may be less than one year old, but it's proving to be a game-changer in the way we take photos when travelling.
When Sarah and Grant Pearce travelled to New York City for the first time two years ago, they had no way to predict how their trip of a lifetime was about to take over their lives – and shake up a well established photography industry.
When founder and director, Sarah Pearce, wanted to combine her love of photography and travel into a business, she stepped into an episode of entrepreneur TV show, Shark Tank, courtesy of Channel 10 and Optus. She went on to win the 'People's Choice Award', kick starting her unique venture.
The concept is simple. Travelshoot organises a local photographer to meet you in your destination for an unforgettable professional photo shoot at popular landmarks or locations of your choosing.
On the success of winning Shark Tank, Sarah is taking Travelshoot to a new global scale.
"Forget selfies and favours from other tourists – it's about being spoilt with the expertise of local photographers who know their home city like no other. Our aim is to make travel memories extraordinary." Sarah explained.
"Travelshoot connects travellers with local and professional photographers in Australia, and around the globe, with one- to four-hour options to capture the best travel photos of your life.
"Travelshoot is designed to get the shots you want, without stripping the holiday budget and consuming precious holiday time. All packages are designed by local photographers who know exactly where to go for the best shots, but are happy to cater any specific request."
Sarah added, "Our promise to all Flight Centre customers is no hidden charges or long wait times. A preview of your photos will be available within 48 hours of the shoot, and all images are provided in high resolution format within seven days."
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When asked who Travelshoot suits most, Sarah replied: "A surprise wedding gift is just ideal and a popular choice, and a perfect option to combine with the Flight Centre Honeymoon Registry.
"It's just as perfect for couples and families on holiday also. It's the ultimate souvenir to hang on the wall or make your Facebook friends and family insanely jealous of your travels!
"Travelshoot is also grateful for the privilege of being able to travel, so we think it’s important to give back in the process – a donation from every shoot is given back to Australian charity Youngcare, also a charity close to Flight Centre, to help make a difference in the lives of young people."
With packages starting from $399, including a minimum of 20 images, Travelshoot can be booked now with Flight Centre. Travelshoot is currently available in the following destinations, with more being added in the near future.
- Italy: Rome
- Italy: Florence
- Italy: Venice
- France: Paris
- England: London
- Ireland: Dublin
- Scotland: Edinburgh
- Spain: Barcelona
- Spain: Madrid
Asia and South Pacific
- Indonesia: Bali
- Thailand: Bangkok
- Thailand: Phuket
- Fiji: Nadi and Coral Coast
- Japan: Tokyo
United States of America
- New York
- San Francisco
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- Hawaii - Honolulu and Kona
- Sunshine Coast
- Gold Coast
- Byron Bay
Speak to your Flight Centre consultant today and ask about a Travelshoot package that is right for you.