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Unique Outdoor Portrait Session

Santa Monica, United States

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Experience hosted by Thomas

60 mins
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll shoot some nice outdoor portraits together. In order to do that we'll meet on Main Street, Santa Monica and go to a nearby location with multiple interesting beach and urban backgrounds by the boardwalk. I have all the equipments. Come as you are, feel free to wear the clothes and makeup you like. Don't be afraid to wear fun clothes, colors, patterns. We'll shoot for an hour on location which gives us plenty of time to try a couple of different mood and background. I'll send you a first draft of photos in the next 48 hours and final 15 high res edited photos in the next 4 days after our photoshoot.
We'll shoot some nice outdoor portraits together. In order to do that we'll meet on Main Street, Santa Monica and go to a nearby location with multiple interesting beach and urban backgrounds by the boardwalk. I have all the equipments. Come as you are, feel free to wear the clothes and makeup you like. Don't be afraid to wear fun clothes, colors, patterns. We'll shoot for an hour on location which gives us plenty of time to try a couple of diffe…

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From $130
/ person
Tue, Mar 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$162 per person
$162 per person
Wed, Mar 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$162 per person
$162 per person
Thu, Mar 4
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$162 per person
$162 per person

Meet your host, Thomas

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 11 Reviews
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I'm a French photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. I'm professionally shooting portraits (in studio and outdoor), as well as events and commercial content. I love to take portraits of people, to let them see how light and shadows can create beautiful experience and transform human eye perception. I have been featured by many renowned photography organizations, and some of my work is currently exposed in Los Angeles. Check my Instagram @sidewalk_by_tj for more references.
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Where you'll be

We'll go to a nice shooting location in Santa Monica by Main Street and Ashland Ave. I have spent hours shooting photos in this location to catch the best light and have great background for iconic portraits. You may know the boardwalk and its bike path, but we'll go to a location which mixes basketball playground, interesting walls and gorgeous beach vibes.

Rated 4.82 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Gurumandir
December 2019
Thomas was great, he provided us with photos same day as we took them. Background was lovely, pictures were great and he was professional.
Ten
December 2019
Thomas was calm, understanding, consienctious and had one of a kind taste of art. I really satisfied with the experience and couldn't ask for more.
Alina
October 2019
My experience with Thomas was average, really was not impressed with the experience, quality of equipment or photos. I have done many photo shoots, including through Air BNB, this was probably my least favorite / fun experience. Not worth it for the value. Pros: -Thomas was very responsive and friendly. Arrived on time. -He knew the area very well and was able to share his background helping connect. -He provided all photos, including edited ones in less than 48 hours. -He posted them on google drive which is super easy to use. -He does have a good sense of light (though a tone of photos were taken against the sun and did not come out right). Cons: -He has mentioned 125-150 photos coming out of the session. I got 98. -All photos were very repetitive, no uniqueness or thought. -I asked for portraits, but more then 35% of my photos appear to be half neck and up. He only asked at the end how much of my “head” I wanted in the shot. -As a part of the package he offers 15 photos to be edited. I picked them - honestly can’t tell the difference between edited and non-edited photos. Pretty bad and sad. In comparison my experience in Miami for $150 provided 100 edited photos. -He mentioned he was using a manual lens from the 60s, because new ones that are the same are very expensive. It may be the fact that it’s a manual lens, because my face and head and backgrounds are blurry in half of the pictures. I wanted true portraits not lens experiments. -His Instagram photo collection looks nothing like you get afterwards, don’t be fooled! I even saved and showed him a few photos I liked, did not work. Overall, I would say it’s not worth the cost. Very disappointed with the experience and overall below average quality photos that you family can take for free with the iPhone portrait picture. He is a nice guy, but not impressed with the outcome.
My experience with Thomas was average, really was not impressed with the experience, quality of equipment or photos. I have done many photo shoots, including through Air BNB, this…
Mandy
September 2019
Thomas has a good idea with light and he gives me a wonderful and unforgettable experience in Santa Monica. The pictures he took are amazing and I am so satisfied with them. Don’t hesitate to join him!!!
Theodore
September 2019
Thomas was an awesome photographer. He worked with me to set up a romantic proposal photo shoot with my now fiancee that worked with the time of day I wanted. He spent time spotting out areas to make sure the backgrounds were everything desired. I felt as comfortable as I possibly could in front of Thomas's camera and it left us with a warm feeling of our experience.
Thomas was an awesome photographer. He worked with me to set up a romantic proposal photo shoot with my now fiancee that worked with the time of day I wanted. He spent time spottin…
Lorena
July 2019
Thomas is very kind and will make you feel comfortable during the photoshoot. He took amazing photos of me around Santa Monica that came out amazing and were edited beautifully! I truly love them and I'm positive you will love yours! He is very professional and really wants to know what you are looking for, be open with your idea and about the vibe you want he is the one to work with. Thanks so much for the experience!
Thomas is very kind and will make you feel comfortable during the photoshoot. He took amazing photos of me around Santa Monica that came out amazing and were edited beautifully! I…

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    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $162 per person
  • Wed, Mar 3
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $162 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $162 per person
  • Tue, Mar 9
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $162 per person
  • Wed, Mar 10
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $162 per person
  • Thu, Mar 11
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $162 per person
  • Tue, Mar 16
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $130 per person, previously $162
  • Wed, Mar 17
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $130 per person, previously $162

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 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

One or two different outfits

Feel free to bring accessories such as hat and sunglasses