Flytographer – Telling Your Story in Style


Occasionally I come across a service that is so ingenious, I wonder why no one has thought to do it before. Flytographer definitely falls into that category, they connect you with over 250 local photographers around the world, telling your story in style.

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We decided to try out their services on our recent Roman holiday. You’re encouraged to suggest a shoot venue and style of photography that you admire and I’m a fan of those old black and white Italian films. Whilst I had initial visions of cavorting around like Anita Ekberg in La Dolce Vita, we soon realized that the Trevi Fountain was being renovated and you couldn’t get up close, let alone get in the fountain! Outside St Peter’s and the Vatican would also have been fun but very crowded.

Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg – La Dolce Vita, licensed under Creative Commons

Instead we decided on the Colosseum and Forum area, although there are lots of unmissable hidden gems in Rome that would also have been great choices. We were then put in touch with our photographer, Roberta. I’d already admired her style on Flytographer’s website so I knew we were in safe hands. Now all that remained was to coordinate our outfits and to hope for sunshine! Flytographer send you a style guide prior to the shoot with lots of handy tips, like avoid an all black or white outfit as details may be lost in the shadows (oops!).

Flytographer Colosseum
On the day of the shoot, there was a torrential storm so our photographer kindly rescheduled for the next day. We headed up a little street to the side of the Forum where there were very few people and Roberta was able to capture some really intimate shots.

Flytographer Forum
It felt particularly special because we have no photos of our engagement. Mr Luxe popped the question on the shortest funicular in the world in Lucerne and there were people waiting to go up when we got to the bottom. We should really have asked them to take a photo of us but it all happened so quickly and I didn’t have the blog at the time. If only I’d have known about Flytographer then!

Flytographer RobertaIt was a bit emotional, almost like getting married all over again as we headed into the church.

Flytographer church
And there were more surprises to come, as we found another church hidden behind an ornate iron gate. We pressed a doorbell, thinking that no one would be around but a caretaker appeared and opened up this secret church garden just for us. I had to force myself not to speed up to match Roberta’s pace, as she ran in front of us to get natural shots of us walking.

Flytographer garden
I was particularly impressed with the way that she played with light and shade. The effect of the sun dappling on us is something I’d love to reproduce.

Flytographer photo shoot
Flytographer Rome
We were invited by Flytographer to this 30 minute shoot for the purposes of this review. You can also book 60 or 90 minute sessions in one or two locations, and prices start at $250 USD for 30 minutes. We received the link to our online gallery within 48 hours, whereas we had to wait over a month for our wedding photos. All in all it’s an experience that I highly recommend and I can’t wait to do it again on my next overseas trip.

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What special moment would you like someone to capture for you?

Book your Flytographer experience here.

  • What gorgeous photos – you look wonderful, I’m loving the hat lady!

    • That’s very kind Manasi, the hat has come in very useful in a heatwave or just a bad hair day!

  • These photos are gorgeous!!! Looks like the two of you had a lot of fun!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

    • Thanks so much Brooke, we did have a great time and Roberta was such a pro

  • Angie SilverSpoon

    Gorgeous photos! What an amazing lasting memory!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

    • Thanks Angie, I think this would be right up your street though you do have a lot of nice photos with Mr S, it’s always nice to have more

  • Paola

    Wonderful pics, i love Rome and you are a beautiful couple!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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    • That is so kind Paola, coming from a glamazon like yourself

  • Emily Ray

    Gorgeous photos, love the use of the light! I’d love to have something like this done on a holiday because my boyfriend usually hates getting in front of the camera – and it would be lovely to finally have some photos like this 🙂 x

    • Roberta used the light in a really inspiring fashion. Since this shoot, we’re less self conscious about taking photos in public, and right after this we took some more, we were feeling so emboldened!

  • Fabulous shots, location and couple! I love the way Roberta pulled together the pink of the flowers and your hat in one of the pics.

    • Yes the pink of the hat does match the flowers perfectly and she”s really made the colours pop

  • This is such an adorable setup.

    Lovely couple with lovely place

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    • It was surprising to find such quiet spots right near the hustle and bustle of the Colosseum

  • Beauty Follower

    Great shooting indeed, love the top of your dress 😉

    Actually a friend of mine is doing the same job at the island of Kos in Greece!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

    • I hope your friend has fun, Kos would be the perfect setting

  • I love this so much! The photos are just adorable, you both look great!

    Ash | Liakada

    • That’s really kind Ash, I think Roberta just knows how to make people look good!

  • Andrea Bassano

    I love them , photos are incredible!
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    Xo Andy

    • Hi Andy, thanks for stopping by and glad you liked the photos – will look forward to checking out your blog

  • AdventureHan

    Such a great idea- really can’t eblieve noone’s done it before!

    • I know, it’s a fab idea, maybe it did exist before but I haven’t come across it

  • Such a brilliant idea!

    • Clever isn’t it – would actually make a nice surprise for someone too

  • It’s great that you got to try this service. The photos turned out so beautiful and romantic!

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    • We were very lucky to try this out and it’s funny but even without the Colosseum shots I think you can tell it’s in Italy!

  • I’ve quite honestly been blown away by this post. What a fantastic concept and you made a great decision with the location for sentimental reasons. Gosh, you both look wonderful and the lighting is so romantic – and just as I was asking for more photos of you, what great timing! haha 🙂 Really, really fantastic post Suze.. I’m visiting Rome in a couple of weeks and I’m now more excited than ever to return to the fabulous city.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

    • That’s so kind Gabrielle, I don’t tend to include many photos of me as you know but this was an exception. Have a great time in Rome, there’s a good little restaurant called L’Etabli that we liked

  • Andrea jueong

    Fantastic post!You both look beautiful and in style! Great location!
    http://fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

    • Thanks very much Andrea, we were so lucky with the location as we really didn’t expect to find a hidden church and garden there

  • Very nice. Would love it if you could also check out my latest hair post with a giveaway worth £200

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  • The Flytographer photos show you both looking so happy – nice! It is a great idea, capturing and preserving your travel memories through a professional photo shoot.

    • We were feeling happy though a little hot! It’s a nice idea for families too

  • GlamourZONE

    such a cute couple. you look good in that hat. i love most the 3rd last pic. the effects of the light,perfect.
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    • I love the effects of the light that our photographer captured too

  • Corinne C

    Ohh these are so cute. I’d love photos like this. Would be perfect for an engagement but at least you can pretend 🙂

    Corinne x
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  • These photos are so romantic

    xo

    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Thanks Laura, Rome really does have that romantic feel to it

  • Sheree

    Beautiful photos. I would def check out flytopgrapher for sure!!

    ~ xo Sheree

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  • ♫ Alison M ♪

    Those are gorgeous photos. Such a fab idea

  • Aurè

    hello,ciao…nice photos:so romantic &…Artistic!…Your outfit with the hat is so chic…cheers!
    greetings

  • Catherine Lux

    What a fantastic idea!! Really beautiful photos, and I adore your dress Suze – very classic and classy!

    C x | Lux Life

    • Thanks Catherine, got a bit hot later in the day in that dress but wanted to dress up a bit

  • Amazing photos, and amazing service! I wonder if they’ve launched in the US yet? I wanted a similar thing done to celebrate my dad’s 60th bday, and it was such a pain having to post an ad on Craigslist and then weeding through all the responses…would have loved to use this company!

    • Yes they do have the service in the States, in New York and about 30 other cities. I’m tempted by a London shoot

  • This looks like a such a great time and an excellent idea for a quality service

    • We did have a great time, it’s really interesting to get an insight into how professional photographers work

  • Minjeong Lee

    Both of you so sweet. Amazing place and beautiful photos. Love it.

    would you like to follow each other? Let me know if you follow me and I will follow you back.
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    • Hi Minjeong, thanks for stopping by, I will definitely check out your blog

  • vanessa
  • Lovely pictures Suze on what appears to be a glorious day. How could you get more romantic than Rome?

    It is a double shame they missed that magic moment but I guess the memories in your mind will be untouchable. Also so sorry to hear the Trevi Fountain wasn’t available, that is such a beautiful creation.

    • Well you can still throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain but through some glass and a very small section of it!

  • Suzy you look so gorgeous and the photos are fantastic!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

    • Oh that’s so kind from a beautiful chica like yourself, thank you Honey!

  • You look so lovely together! What a great opportunity to build great memories and have them saved in digital format!

    • That’s very nice Laura, thank you! It’s lovely to have some digital memories to look back on

  • Lucy

    What stunning pictures I love that they are naturally beautiful. You look lovely together and they will be beautiful to look back on Lucy x

    • Roberta did a fantastic job, then again Rome has amazing light and buildings too

  • Kelly M

    Gorgeous photos. You definitely captured your dream theme 😉

    I blog about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: http://www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

  • Pinay Flying High

    You look stunning! Even though you didn’t follow the photographer’s rules of not wearing all-white ensemble.
    I’m quite torn though on using a flytographer since 1. I don’t dress as fancy as you when I travel and 2. I hate being told what to do (when to walk, how to smile, where to look…) Lol. But your photos look very natural.

    • I don’t usually dress that way when it’s so hot! The dress was sticking to me by the end. She didn’t actually tell us what to do, she wanted it to look natural so I think you’d like it

  • How beautiful! I think I’ve recently come across this organization on Twitter. It’s a great way to capture your travels, really as a story of the two of you!

    • They’re quite active on Twitter and not only was it a great memory, it was also great fun!

  • I’ve seen a few people who have used this service now. Seems like a nice way to capture some lovely moments. 🙂

    • I’m definitely a convert to having someone else take the photos, gave us a nice break from taking them!

  • Lynn

    This is so cute and touching! Lovely <3

    Lynn

    http://lynnhoa.wordpress.com

    • Thanks very much Lynn, hope you are having a great weekend!

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