How I Accidentally Found a Photographer Out of Town Through Airbnb Experiences
I recently went back to Los Angeles for work, so I knew this round I needed to make the most of it.
Last time, I barely took any photos or explored places with the intent of creating content for the blog.
Despite staying for a shorter period of time (3 days) and the weather actin’ up (who knew it rained in LA), I still managed to get it in!!
The main thing I wanted to do was get a photoshoot in - and sometimes finding a photographer can be challenge, even harder if you’re trying to find a local photographer in a unfamiliar city. And on top of that, you may or may not get someone who can help you navigate the city your visiting to map out photo locations.
So when I was browsing Airbnb for a place to stay, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon more than I expected. Got sidetracked and started looking at the “Experiences” section of the site and saw they offered various activities.
If you’re ever traveling solo (or a group), AirBnB experiences offer different activities
(typically hosted and organized by locals) to keep yourself preoccupied with an adventure.
I set my sights on two experiences, one was a thrift store tour (might as well get a thrift shop review in too) and another was a photo-wall crawl. Knowing I wanted to do a different look for each spot, I reached out to experience host on Airbnb to get more info on how it works.
Next thing you know - I find myself working out the details for a photoshoot!!
Knocked out two birds with one stone, found a cute spot to stay and I found a (affordable) photographer.
Linked up with Natalie (@los.locals / @melroseave.la) to do a private session and it was much better than I could imagine. She not only helped plot the order of the photo locations, but she was also mindful about including places to change #MajorKey. I highly recommend her, especially if you’re a blogger.
So if you find yourself going out of town and trying to figure out what activities to get into, it’s worth checking out the experiences on Airbnb.
Until next time.