Localgrapher

localgrapher.com
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Localgrapher is an online service that allows travellers to book professional photographers to capture memorable photos while on the go. They offer more than 600 carefully selected photographers in a range of destinations worldwide, from Prague to Buenos Aires, catering every type of scenario, be it an engagement, a honeymoon or simply some pictures of the family on vacation.

 

A great feature that I have found while using Localgrapher is the reviews section. Here you can easily view hundreds of reviews left on Facebook by customers who have used a photographer from the website, allowing you to get an idea of the type of service that is provided. You can view photos from the shoot that people have shared and read comments on their experience. Although Localgrapher only share the positive reviews, it gives an idea of what to expect from booking a private photographer online.

 

Price of packages on Localgrapher are divided into three categories – Bronze, Silver and Gold –  with Bronze being the cheapest at $250 USD for a 30-minute session and 20 photos. However, there is also the option to “Design Your Own Package”, which I personally thought was a great addition, as sometimes you may want more than the 100 minutes and 60 photos offered by Gold. Here, you are also given the choice of photographer or videographer, meaning you can also select someone to capture a video of your experience.

 

A facet of the website I thought could be improved was the profiles of the photographers, which I felt were a bit thin on the ground. Although you could view languages spoken, the bios were only one line long. With something as personal as a photo-shoot, it’s important to know your photographer a bit before hiring them, therefore more information on their profiles would have been a good addition. There were also no verified user reviews on the profiles.

Pros
  • Reviews section allows you to quickly view customer feedback from Facebook
  • Choice of packages as well as option to customise your own package
  • Option of photographer or videographer
Cons
  • Information on photographer profiles was a bit thin on the ground