Shoot My Travel

Hey everyone, this is Jen from Charm in the Mundane! As always, I love being a tourist in my own city, a.k.a the beautiful and picturesque Philadelphia! I could not pass up the offer when Statusphere, a network I partner with for all my gifted products, offered me the opportunity to work with the lovely female founded travel photography company, Shoot my Travel! Signing up + scheduling a shoot is so easy! Shoot My Travel is worldwide, so you can literally have a photographer at your fingertips anywhere you go!

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There are so many talented photographers in Philadelphia! I got to work with a couple of them myself before I did this collaboration! I also always partner with other local bloggers for my shoots! I like to do my shoots early in the morning on a Friday, because I don’t have classes on Friday and early morning traffic is honestly pretty manageable. I chose to work with Traci who found the BEST spots in Philadelphia! She has a very airy, bright style which fits into my feed perfectly!

Traci, the photographer I worked with

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I am always looking for quick and easy shoots, so if you are like me, and you already have a couple of locations in mind, definitely choose the You & the City Package! It is an hour long, you can choose up to 15 high-res photos (believe me when they come out, you will have a hard time picking!) and photos are literally delivered within 48 hours! They will send you a follow-up link through your email so you can access the album. I literally got mine within a day! And no worries, if you can’t choose, you can always buy additional photos!

Traci and I met at 9:30 am. It is a 20 minute Lyft ride from University City to Race Street Pier, and my driver accidentally drove me to Camden, New Jersey! It is surprising how close Philadelphia is to New Jersey, since I am from Florida and it literally takes 7+ hours to finally get to another state! Traci and I met up at Race Street Pier where she helped me shoot a watch MVMT gifted me. You will definitely see it on my Instagram soon! We then walked to Elfreth’s Alley which is a beautiful scenic spot I went to freshman year with my college hall! Got a couple pictures there, then headed to a part of Old City my roommate and I went to last year! Took a photo in front of this cute little floral shop, then we finished at another street in Old City at Moko Beauty! Below is one of the photos! Do keep in mind I haven’t edited the rest!

I have definitely started to steer away from just using presets! Snapseed is a powerful editing tool, but that is a post for another day + the Tezza app has some very beautiful, natural-looking filters! Always looking to up my editing game cheaply and efficiently <3

Look details:

Longchamp tote - gifted by my roommate, she literally has thousands of these

Antonio Melani boots - literally MY TREASURE

Kancan jeans - I just adore this little LA brand and I discovered it at none other than my favorite boutique, Piper

Trench coat - love love my neutrals, snagged this cute little coat freshman year when I had just discovered Piper! Sadly, the back was torn but my mom helped fix it up and it is good as new! The buttons are completely optional and the belt gives a slimming look!

Necklace is from Stay Beautiful Designs Jewelry - they are based just right outside of Philadelphia! I had three handmade pieces sent to me; this necklace pairs well with any neutral, light-toned look

Pink pullover - I treat it as a top though! The back is just beautiful and this top was gifted to me by LAMade through the Octoly platform!

My MVMT watch - aptly chosen by my roommate, Jayne and the watch is literally called Jane minus the y

What the album looks like! Just a sneak preview

Definitely book Shoot My Travel for your next shoot! Be a tourist in your own city and find all those little nooks and crannies! The best way to do it? Walk around the city because I guarantee you there are a lot of spots that even the biggest travel magazines can’t capture! <3