The J Family for Flytographer | NYC Vacation Photographer

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The J family booked a Flytographer session to capture some great memories of a trip to NYC with their granddaughter, Ava. I met them at the Plaza Hotel and we took a short walk through Central Park before jumping in cab to Times Square. They wanted to wrap up the session near the theatre district, where they had tickets to see Matilda on Broadway that night!

Before we finished, the J’s were kind enough to treat us all to ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s. I walked away from this session thinking that 13-year-old me would’ve LOVED to be best friends with Ava – she was so much fun! I seriously miss having that much energy.

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Katie + Ross for Flytographer | NYC Vacation Photographer

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Katie is a blogger who runs the website Traveling Panties, which details her experiences and gives her a platform to share tips about luxury travel! Ross is her husband, who is lucky to be able to vacation with her! They’ve been living in NYC for about a decade, and I was excited to show her what Flytographer is all about.

We met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where daylight streamed through the windows and gave us some great opportunities for romantic portraits. While we chatted our way through the museum, we realized that all three of us had graduated from the University of Michigan around the same time! Small world (and huge college)!

Katie had recently broken her foot so she was wearing a boot cast, but that didn’t slow her down or affect her happy demeanor one bit! After the museum we stopped at an adorable old timey- soda shoppe for the remainder of the shoot. Be sure to check out Katie’s review of her session here!

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Just the Girls for Flytographer | NYC Vacation Photographer

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My second shoot for Flytographer was with five best friends who were in NYC for a girlfriends’ trip! Such a great idea. I’ve gone on vacations with one friend at a time, but after seeing how much fun these ladies were having, now I definitely want to do a group trip!

I met the girls at drybar, where they sipped champagne after getting a fancy blowout. Then we linked up with Nathan, their tour guide for the day from Real New York Tours. We hopped the subway towards the West Village, did some browsing through one of the many pop-up flea markets that fill the city during the summer, and wrapped up the session in Washington Square Park.

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Cindy + John for Flytographer | NYC Vacation Photographer

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Early in 2013 I was contacted by a woman who was interviewing photographers around the world to work for the new business venture she was about to start, a company called Flytographer. The idea behind Flytographer is a brilliant one: go on vacation, hire a local photographer for anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and get some priceless photos that will beat an arm-length selfie any day!

My initial test shoot was with Cindy and John, a couple who were visiting NYC on a romantic getaway (sans kiddos). We started in Times Square and meandered over to Rockefeller Center for some iconic New York photo goodness!

At the time of that first Skype interview, Flytographer had photographers in London, Paris, and Vancouver. Less than a year later, they are represented in over 70 cities worldwide. I am proud to be one of the original shooters, and look forward to meeting more awesome vacationers from around the globe!

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