As some of you may know, Dan’s photography skills have landed him a prime spot behind the scenes. While he may never complain about it, even the most passionate of photographers occasionally want to put down the lens and simply enjoy the present moment. That’s why we decided to try something new: Take a trip with a private travel photographer. We are super excited to have an opportunity to just enjoy our surroundings while someone else documents our once-in-a-lifetime memories.
We’ll be headed to the sunny sands of Mexico with Cantimplora Travel. These guys are the real deal. It’s not easy to trust another photographer to make sure you return home with photos that do justice to your adventures. But scrolling through their photo gallery is enough to see that we’ve got nothing to worry about.
Not sure if traveling with a private travel photographer is right for you?
5 Reasons To Experience Mexico With A Private Travel Photographer
Put Down That Camera And Actually Connect With Your Surroundings
How often do we miss out on the moment at hand because we’re glued to our phones? I’m not even talking about texting or checking your Instagram feed.
Taking photos can be just as much a culprit as any, stealing our highly sought after moments of peace, adventure, laughter, and joy. The constantly nagging fear of missing the perfect shot can easily steal away the precious memories we’re traveling for in the first place.
That’s precisely why a private travel photographer is such a bonus. You don’t have to sacrifice beautiful documentation of your trip. In fact, you can actually enjoy these moments while someone else captures them in breathtaking, raw form.
Discover Unique Places You Would Have Never Found Otherwise
What’s better than a professional photographer following you around transforming your vacation into an enchanting work of art? A professional photographer that knows the ins-and-outs—all the best-kept secrets of a place.
It’s like having a built in vacation guide that totes around with you taking care of all the photography. I mean, can it get much better than this? Remember, this is all about embracing the moment, and the second best thing to being able to put down the camera is being able to put down the map, and the Google searches, and the plans, and the apps.
Because Candid Shots Are Always Better
Those pictures where you’re thinking, “Oh no, do I really look like that when I laugh?!” Yes, these are the best kind of pictures. Excuse the cliche, but it’s true: the real you is always better. Years down the road, looking back on these memories, you will care far less how good you looked, and far more about the story and the moment behind each picture.
The organic moment of beauty and simplicity where you’ve let your guard down enough to finally enjoy the present moment, just in time for someone to snap a picture.
Besides, the best of photographers can make even the most unphotogenic people look like models. 😉
Ditch Those Blurry iPhone Photos And Leave With Pics You’ll Love
With all the work you’ve already put into making your vacay worthwhile, it only makes sense that investing in quality photos would rise to the top of your list. Don’t get me wrong —iPhone pictures can certainly get the job done if you’re blasting out a picture of your lunch, or your dog looking all cute in that hat you bought him yesterday.
But for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation? We’re talking about a caribbean oasis, here. You know, like pure-white sands and water so clear you can see your toes. This is the time to invest in pictures that you will love. Quality pictures that are so crisp and clear you’ll be transported back to your favorite trip moments reliving them a thousand times over. Pictures that you’ll actually print out and maybe even *gasp* frame.
Afterall, as brilliant as our brains can be, eventually the memories will fade. Investing in high-quality pictures is, reasonably, one of the most important things you can do.
Get Out From Behind The Camera, And Be In A Picture For Once
We all know him. That one person that’s never in pictures with the rest of the crowd because they’re always on the wrong side of the camera. You know, that one person that makes finding a good family or group picture so difficult because there are actually no pictures with them in it.
And we hate to break it to you, but your selfie-stick game isn’t really that strong.
This is YOUR vacation, too. You deserve–just as much as anyone–to strut yo’ stuff along that tropical beach…and finally change your profile picture from 2009. 😉
Of course, this will be our first time traveling with a professional photographer, so we’ll have to let you know how it went after the trip!
*All pictures were taken by Cantimplora Travel.
Have you ever traveling with a photographer (other than your partner or friend?) Been to Mexico? Shares your travel stories and experiences in the comments below!