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Downtown Chicago Photoshoot/Culture Walk

Chicago, United States

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Experience hosted by Betsy

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Get ready for a casual and fun photoshoot in the heart of downtown Chicago! We will begin by meeting at the famous landmark Cloudgate, referred to by most people as "The Bean". We'll snap some pictures of you there, and then begin our walk that loops around downtown. I'm an avid traveler myself and love exchanging stories and getting to know you!

Although we have a general itinerary, we can stop whenever you'd like for impromptu photos! Overall, I want you to feel after our walk/photoshoot that you've experienced life in downtown Chicago, have gotten a local perspective on the city, and made some friends! (yay for human interaction!)

*Fair warning, I am definitely not a historian or tour guide, for detailed insight on Chicago's history I would recommend an official tour!

2-3 days after the shoot you will receive a minimum of 30 edited photos and all other photos unedited.

*Please don't hesitate to request a private shoot!*
I love to do private shoots of all kinds, engagements, girls weekends, family portraits etc, feel free to message me or request a private time and I will work to meet your vision and capture you in my favorite spots around the city!

*COVID INFO* This experience is now fully outdoors to adjust to COVID safety, and I will be wearing a mask the entire time. If you have any questions or concerns about safety please let me know!
Other things to note
Make sure you dress for the weather! We will be active for an hour and a half, depending on the weather we may be indoors or outdoors but will definitely be walking between locations. General Photo Tip: wear simple clothing without large logos or distracting patterns for optimal photo turn out.
Get ready for a casual and fun photoshoot in the heart of downtown Chicago! We will begin by meeting at the famous landmark Cloudgate, referred to by most people as "The Bean". We'll snap some pictures of you there, and then begin our walk that loops around downtown. I'm an avid traveler myself and love exchanging stories and getting to know you!

Although we have a general itinerary, we can stop whenever you'd like for impromptu photo…

Betsy's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I use a canon rebel TI1
From $65
/ person
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Meet your host, Betsy

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 28 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello! My name is Betsy. I'm in my final year of undergrad at Columbia College, located in downtown Chicago. Although my major is graphic design, photography has been a passion of mine for years. After taking a photo class that re-ignited my love of photography, I now bring my camera with me almost everywhere I go. I specialize in travel and candid photography, but have done a bit of everything, and am most known for my digital photography looking much like film photography.

I have been visiting Chicago often for most of my life, and have now lived here full time for two years. I would love to give you my insight on the city and recommend some of my favorite local spots :)

*Please message me if you're interested in a private shoot of any kind! I would love to accommodate you.
Hello! My name is Betsy. I'm in my final year of undergrad at Columbia College, located in downtown Chicago. Although my major is graphic design, photography has been a passion of mine for years. After taking a photo class that re-ignited my love of photography, I now bring my camera with me almost everywhere I go. I specialize in travel and candid photography, but have done a bit of everything, and am most known for my digital photography looking much like film photography.

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Where you'll be

Some of my favorite spots to take classic Chicago photos are in Millennium Park, the Chicago Riverwalk, on the bridges crossing the Chicago River, outside the Chicago Theatre, and in front of street art.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Ramon
November 2020
Betsy was awesome!! We had a great experience and her personality and liveliness made it all worthwhile. Despite the current pandemic we were able to capture some beautiful memories and can’t wait to receive the edited photos to last a lifetime.
Betsy was awesome!! We had a great experience and her personality and liveliness made it all worthwhile. Despite the current pandemic we were able to capture some beautiful memorie…
Josephine
November 2020
Betsy is absolutely the sweetest. We got some fantastic pictures and had a great time with her and the other couple there. Amazing price for the value of her time and photography. 10/10 recommend this experience!
Kali
November 2020
Betsy is AMAZINGGGG. She took me and another woman to so many places. I haven’t seen the pics yet but I know I’ll love them. She’s such a kind person and makes great suggestions. She’s a gem. Highly recommend.
Carolina
November 2020
DO NOT HESITATE ON THIS EXPERIENCE!! This was my first Airbnb experience. I paid for the group session and wasn’t disappointed. Betsy is absolutely the sweetest and VERY professional. She will communicate promptly and will give thorough information before, during, and after the photoshoot. She will take you to the tourist locations that are in close proximity. As she guided me on posing, she made me feel so comfortable. Never did I feel like we were on a tight schedule as well. The quality and her editing skills are A+++. I can’t wait to post and print them out soon!! Thank you so much, Betsy
DO NOT HESITATE ON THIS EXPERIENCE!! This was my first Airbnb experience. I paid for the group session and wasn’t disappointed. Betsy is absolutely the sweetest and VERY profess…
Cait
October 2020
Such a cool perspective! We had a little extra time so she took us to an extra location. Ive honestly never considered chicago as a destination but after her tour will definitely be returning.
Aria
October 2020
My friend and I had a great time on our photoshoot with Betsy! She was very friendly and flexible with the schedule/taking pictures wherever the group wanted! Excited to see our pictures :-)

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

What to bring

Weather appropriate clothing

Comfortable walking shoes