It always feels so much more to come back from a trip with lots of photos to look at to. It helps beat the post-travel blues and makes those priceless memories more tangible.
Ge and I always take as much photos as we can every time we travel. But when it comes to the two of us, we end up taking solo photos of each other OR both our big faces blocking the view. We’ve tried a few tricks (a tripod and a timer, or asking a stranger) but sometimes, it’s just so much easier and less stressful (hehe) to have good photos of you and the city you’re in if you’ve a got a photographer with you. That’s why when I chance upon this Localers Tour, I easily got fascinated with the idea and booked them. You know it, a city like Paris deserves more than selfies!
In a nutshell, the Paris Photo Shoot takes you in a walking tour around the most photogenic city in the world with a local guide who also happens to be a professional photographer. Our photographer and guide was Mabel (or Ula), who directed us to all the iconic spots starting from Le Palais Royal, Louvre, the Love Lock Bridge, Tuileries Garden, and ending at the Eiffel Tower. She shared interesting stories about Paris history while taking all these photos in between. What a multi-tasker!
The weather in Paris was unpredictable during the time of our travel: occasional rain showers, mostly cloudy skies and only a bit of sunshine. When the rain won’t let up on the day of our tour, I called Localers to see if we could reschedule it the following day to avoid the rain. It was a slim chance because there’s only three short hours left before our schedule. I was pleasantly surprised when they did not think twice. Localers accommodated our request and gave us their available time the next day. Thankfully, the rain finally let up and we had our perfect sunny day!
Mabel inspired me to look at photography in a different light. We were impressed with her professionalism and the way she works with finesse and efficiency. We got our photos fresh out of the camera, without waiting time! There were more than 400 shots in good exposure, colour and composition – almost no edits required. Maybe I should take their photography class next time and learn from the Pro? :)
It’d be a great idea if every city has Localers. It’s so nice to take home lovely vacation photos in amazing places. Not to mention that they are more reasonably priced than the others.
In a romantic city like Paris, it’s hard not to fall in love and get cheesy.
We really love the whole experience and how the photos turned out very casual and candid. We’re receiving praises from families and friends when we shared some of them in social media. We won’t have second thoughts doing this again with Localers. This was definitely the best souvenir we got for ourselves!