You can forget socks and ugly rashies, Australians are turning to experiences over things and our new travel trend is what everyone is talking about.
Whether you’re tearing your hair out over what to give, looking for something a bit more meaningful, or in hot pursuit of the perfect gift, stunning holiday photos with Wanderloud could be the answer.
Here are five great reasons why a destination photoshoot is the perfect gift idea this Christmas.
1. You’re giving moments, not things
Your loved ones can relax, put their phones down, and please, leave the selfie stick at home. No more pressure to capture it all and everybody will be in the picture for once. Imagine! The photos will be amazing, too. They might not even pack a camera (radical, we know).
2. It’s easy – and, personal
Gifts cards are simple and hassle-free to buy online.
They're especially good if you're a last-minute person! You can have them delivered to the recipient, or sent to you (so you can hide it alongside the undies for an extra-special surprise on Christmas Day).
They're also very personal.
They say you've thought about the recipient and the value they're placing on what is probably a very special trip. Beautiful photographs are powerful memory-enablers - something to cherish.
3. Perfect for (almost!) anyone
Gift your family for their next holiday
Gift your friends going on honeymoon
Gift your bestie for her romantic getaway
Gift your parents for the trip of a lifetime
Gift your travel-loving friend who has everything
Gift your girlfriends for your girlie getaway
Gift your mum who is always taking photos, never in them
Gift your children because experiences are better than things
Gift your wife who says you never have “decent” photos together
Gift your friend who's off on an epic solo adventure
Gift your dad who wouldn't be up for it otherwise
Gift your friend you are visiting
Whether we admit it or not, most of us would really love beautiful photos of us and our loved ones. On a trip is the perfect opportunity to make it happen. You know the feeling you get on holiday? You’re living in the moment, happy and free. A destination photoshoot doesn’t just snap people and places – it captures that, which is priceless.
4. A gift with seven degrees of separation
Wanderloud is a young, Australian company. It connects with its photographers through seven (or less in most cases) degrees of separation.
The founders are real, regular people who have lived and worked all over the world. Putting out feelers through friends and contacts proved invaluable for getting in touch with like-minded professionals.
They also understand photography. “Being a photographer myself establishes a good understanding between us. It also makes me a critic so when we say we love our photographers’ personality, style and talent, we mean it!” says co-founder Ben.
These close, genuine relationships they’ve built with photographers mean an authentic bond and outstanding experience shooting with them.
“We owe a lot of our early success to our photographers – these amazing, talented professionals all over the world felt a connection to what we were doing and agreed to work with us,” Ben adds.
Which leads us to our final point.
5. It’s like hanging out with a local friend who takes amazing photos
Of course, our photographers take really good photos. But, the icing on the Christmas fruit-cake is they’re also local. They know the ins and out of the destination. This means the best times and places that make for stunning shots – and, your loved ones will probably get some great, local tips to boot.