A friend of mine sent me a video from the WSJ called “Don’t Forget to Pack a Photographer” (link to the video, link to the article). Seems like there is a new trend in higher-end markets, where people are hiring professional photographers to photograph their vacations. It is certainly an interesting concept that could create potentially good business for us photographers (if priced right and done right).
(Photo by Helene Havard)
I can see how this could work for photographers that live in resort areas, but it is probably a good idea to start offering these kinds of services no matter where you live, especially to people that you have already done business with. Why not send out a note about travel photography and how you could make their experience memorable by being there? Tickets are paid for, food is paid for and you get to visit some awesome places.
What do you think? Are you ready to be “Packed” for taking vacation photos?