A Fun London Photoshoot Experience with Flytographer


Have you ever been tempted by a professional photo shoot? After experiencing one in Rome, we were keen to do another couples shoot but this time to enjoy a London photoshoot experience. It can be hard choosing the right photographer with so many options available. Luckily for us, Flytographer made things a lot easier. They work closely with local photographers in over 190 cities. Each of these photographers showcases examples of previous shoots on the site, giving you a good idea of their style.

shoreditch_flytographer_shoot_maireadI was looking for someone who specialized in a very natural street-style of photography. With my love of all things colourful, I naturally gravitated towards an East London setting and wanted someone who was used to shooting there. The photographer who stood out on both counts was Mairéad. Originally from Ireland, her portfolio included some fantastic couples photos shot in and around Spitalfields and Shoreditch.

shoreditch_flytographer_shootOnce we had an idea of where we wanted the shoot to take place, the actual booking process couldn’t have been easier, we were even assigned a Shoot Concierge to fine tune our London photoshoot experience! Sounds rather grand, doesn’t it – in fact Tedi made the whole experience simple, explaining each step and confirming the shoot time and meet up point. She also made sure that we had each other’s contact details in case of any issues on the day. We’d been advised to coordinate our outfits in some way, and we both wore something turquoise on the day – a retro inspired dress for me and a tie for Paul.

london_flytographer_shoot_luxury_columnistMairéad was waiting for us bright and early in Shoreditch – one of my favourite areas in London to take photos. The idea had been to get sunrise shots but the grey London weather hadn’t played ball. Undeterred, we’d set off with a variety of props including a vintage style radio bag and a brolly. You know you’re becoming obsessed with photography when you carry an umbrella purely for the photo opportunities, with no sign of rain on the horizon ;-).

luxury_columnist_flytographer_shootShe instantly put us at ease and knew the area well, steering us towards some vibrant walls that made a great backdrop. What I particularly appreciated was the fact that she gave us clear direction on how to stand and also injected some movement into the shoot.

flytographer_london_photo_shoot_luxury_blogAll in all, we really enjoyed our London photoshoot experience with Flytographer and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it, as well as our photographer, Mairéad. It’s actually a great way to get to know a new area or to revisit one through fresh eyes. It would make a great present for friends or family or for yourself and prices start at $250 for a 30 minute shoot.
What do you think of the end result? Where would your dream photo shoot take place?

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  • Love love love this Suze 💕! The scene is fantastic especially the vibrant colours!! And what a great memory for you and your hubbie to takeaway

    • It was such a lovely start to the day, Maggie! Looking forward to catching up with you

  • This is such a good idea; I absolutely love the concept along with how you’re assigned a ‘shoot concierge’! The photos came out wonderfully – and the Shoreditch setting works perfectly.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Having a shoot concierge was so useful, we knew exactly where to go and all the other useful details well in advance

  • Very successful shoot. Natural looking street shots that are really lovely.

  • Love your turquoise dress against the vibrant walls Suze 🙂

  • These are some really loevly photos Suze!!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • We did a couples photo shoot when we got engaged, it was really fun and I love the idea of coordinating colours.

    • Yes the coordinating colours was almost an afterthought but I’m glad we managed it! A nice idea to do it for an engagement

  • I love these colourful walls and how you matched the dress with the blue. I want to see them for real at some point. Lovely photos; a nice souvenir to have!

  • What a fun idea and you have some superb pictures I love that you are colour coordinated with the art and the umbrella a great addition. You look like you both enjoyed it which is always the sign of a good photographer Lucy x

    • That’s true, Lucy, a good photographer should always put their subjects at ease and Mairead definitely succeeded

  • Oh wow. Totally in love with that third photo of you two!
    And your dress is such a nice colour! x

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

    • That is quite a romantic photo, despite or perhaps because of the edgy setting! Hope you are well, Honey

  • What a great place to take photos and I love that you have a fun umbrella too
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • It was my husband’s idea to put up the brolly in that particular location, the colours matched perfectly!

  • Finally something that I have heard before! Yes, I am familiar with Flytographer, not because I have used the service before but I read about it on another blog and the blogger highly recommended it. Love how the pictures turned out, you guys make such a beautiful couple.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I’ve seen a few bloggers who have written about this in different cities and they all seemed to enjoy it like we did. I’m guessing that Flytographer select their photographers very carefully

  • It is a great idea to have photos take by a professional photographer. Fabulous location and you two look so happy together! Gorgeous pictures!

    Miriam
    http://www.londonkitchendiaries.com

    • It was a lot of fun, Miriam! We don’t have enough photos together so I was really pleased with these

  • I think it’s a great idea to do!! however to be honest I also think that 250$ for 30 min is a little bit pricey..

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion blog | Instagram: TheFashionMatters

    • I can understand that, they do have regular competitions to win a shoot so worth you chancing your luck

  • How cute are you guys? Love this!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • What a fun idea and I love the colorful setting you chose. My favorite photo is the one of you guys walking. You guys are too cute. 🙂

    • That’s really kind, Eden – we got a few strange looks from passers by as we were walking along 😉

  • Yaya Gilmore

    Awwww relationship goals! cute
    xx
    Yaya
    http://www.yayavanchique.com

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    Now this would make a great wedding present! I’d love some professional photos taken on my honeymoon. Adding that to my wedding gift list (actually it will start the list).

  • cool photos

  • This looks so much fun Suze! Such lovely colourful pics and love your blue dress 🙂