What you'll do
Join me and my corgi Milkshake at our Venice bungalow just before sunset for cinnamon bread, avocado toast, and croissants. We'll use that time to catch up like old friends, and I'll walk you through some basics on best practices to achieve the most flattering portrait or selfie. From there, we'll step into the gated courtyard and Milkshake will assist with corgi cuddles and scene-stealing poses to help you warm up in front of the lens. One block away, we'll stroll the romantic Venice Canals for that some of that coveted LA lens-flare upon the bridged waterways; we'll cross over to Venice's main drag to enjoy the colorful characters of the boardwalk, Muscle Beach, and Venice Skatepark for that classic palm-tree pic at the shore. We can even bring my mini surfboard, skateboard, or single-speed bicycle to give you that authentic SoCal look! Right as the sun sets, we'll depart as the city lights of the "Venice" sign turn on to give you that magical postcard-perfect picture. You'll walk away with some vintage polaroids, and within 24hrs you'll have dozens of professional travel portraits to share your story of your day in the sun with Milkshake, a wiry artist with rimmed glasses, and..
Cinnamon Bread, Avocado Toast, or Nutella will be delivered by Amazon Fresh prior to departure to make sure no one starts off…
I'll have some tea/coffee, water, and juice from Amazon Fresh, so no one starts out the experience dehydrated.
A graduate of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and TV, Alex's work as an independent artist has brought him all over the world. From Berlin to Barcelona, Venice to Vancouver, and New York to San Francisco, each place has a unique story layered by the people that make it their home. Travel Portraiture is more than capturing a person on vacation, it's about helping them be their best selves and share a special moment in their life's journey. Before transitioning to life traveling and freelancing, I worked at Google and Reddit on community endeavors. Through my work as a photographer, I've amassed 30,000 Instagram followers, taught hands-on lessons in San Franciso and Los Angeles, and accumulated over a million travel photos. Through Airbnb experiences, I bring together all those years and distill them into a truly Venice portrait session.
Where you'll be
(1) My restored 1920s Bungalow on Venice Blvd with a water-fountain on the back patio to get you in that golden state of mind. (2) The Venice Canals modeled after Italy's famed waterways. (3) The Boardwalk on Venice Beach, which has an array of carnival-themed shops, tattooed characters, and the classic SoCal surfers waxing their boards (4) Venice Beach for a palm-tree picture. (5) The Venice Sign to capture the quintessential beachy-sunset pic.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 3 guests ages 13 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience IS FOR tourists visiting Venice that want to walk away with some amazing travel shots of themselves in the photo. This experience IS NOT for locals wanting headshots. Sorry!
You = Picture Perfect @VeniceBeach
$179 per personNew experience
$179 per person