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10 Amazing Global Locations for Brand Photoshoots Abroad



Where to book international brand photoshoots.


Travel has been a constant in my adult life. From an internship in Costa Rica to working on cruise ships to exploring the world with my partner, travel has shaped my life in so many amazing ways. Long before I chose personal brand photography as my career, I made a point of shooting photos wherever I went in the world to document my trips. Those photos of me in some of my favorite places in the world are something I am truly grateful for and often use in my own personal branding. 


I have recently had the privilege of doing more international brand photoshoots. I can’t tell you what a dream come true it is to shoot brand photos that feature incredible women entrepreneurs all over our beautiful planet. So, I thought I would take a moment to share with you a few of my dream personal brand photography locations and why I think you should consider them for your brand photoshoot.



Santorini, Greece


VISITED IN 2011 WHILE WORKING ON CRUISE SHIPS


Have you ever seen a photo of this city and not immediately wanted to jump on a plane? Santorini is a dream location to take clients for a brand photoshoot. With its iconic white-washed buildings, blue-domed churches, and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, you literally have a picturesque backdrop in every direction. Plus, the charm and romantic vibes add magic to every image. Whether you're going for a timeless and elegant look or a whimsical atmosphere, the unique architecture and stunning landscape make Santorini the perfect canvas to showcase a client's brand.



Bali, Indonesia


SPENT 2016 NEW YEARS IN BALI


There is a reason Bali is known as the "Island of the Gods," I mean, just look at how breathtaking it is. Talk about a tropical paradise with its lush rice terraces, stunning beaches, and rich cultural heritage. With so many diverse landscapes, Bali is essentially a photographer's playground and an ideal location for any brand photoshoot. Picture your client standing in the middle of a cascading waterfall or on the beach during golden hour. Bali is an especially great location for brands that embrace the outdoors, as it's the perfect showcase of the wonders of nature. It's also the perfect place for clients who have a spiritual focus with its temples that nod to the island's spiritual heritage.



Paris, France


CELEBRATED DAD'S 50TH BIRTHDAY IN PARIS IN 2013


I mean, come on, it's the City of Love! Paris is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the quaint cobblestone streets, there is a timeless charm here that can elevate any brand's aesthetic. With so many historic landmarks and stunning Parisian architecture, it's the perfect location to capture romance and style. Each corner of the city holds an artistic allure, whether it's the grandeur of the Louvre or the bohemian feel of Montmartre. Paris exudes beauty, class, history, and art in every detail, which makes it the perfect location to capture images that express your client’s unique brand identity.



Tokyo, Japan


VISITED IN 2016 WHILE WORKING ON CRUISE SHIPS


Tokyo is a treasure trove for a brand photoshoot. The unique blend of modern and traditional sets the stage for a wide range of brand photography shoots. I’m not just talking about the incredible futurist architecture and rich cultural heritage, though. Tokyo’s contagious energy and bustling atmosphere give a unique buzz of excitement and inspiration that are sure to come through in your photos. Just imagine the images you could capture of your clients in the neon-lit streetscapes or in the busy city squares. And if your client is going for something more zen and rich with cultural heritage, there are stunning and tranquil gardens with cherry blossoms and ancient temples right in the middle of the city. 



Marrakech, Morocco


VISITED IN 2014 WHILE WORKING ON CRUISE SHIPS


Marrakech makes a perfect setting for a brand photoshoot with its vibrant colors and rich textures. From the souks that brim with treasures, intricate tilework adorning the architecture, colorful craftsmanship, and the ornate palaces and riads, Marrakech is pure magic. This city is rich with culture and history and is bound to spark your creative energy and inspire a brand photoshoot that will stand out for your clients in all the right ways.



New York City, USA


VISITED WITH FRIENDS IN 2010 AFTER DISEMBARKING A CONTRACT


There is a reason New York is so iconic. The Big Apple is a place where cultures, energy, and creativity collide. You have the iconic skyline, and the bustling streets of Manhattan, not to mention the street art scene that gives a stunning backdrop for any brand photoshoot. Each neighborhood is unique, with its own character and personality, whether it's the historic charm of Brooklyn's brownstones or the trendy vibes in SoHo. Then, of course, there are the landmarks that define the city—the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. 



The South Coast, Iceland


PHOTOGRAPHED MARKETING EXPERT'S BRAND SHOOT IN 2023


The South Coast of Iceland is an absolute dream for a brand photoshoot. You’ve likely seen the awe-inspiring landscapes, rugged coastlines, and dramatic waterfalls in photos or videos, if not in person. So, I doubt it would take much to convince you of how perfect this location is for a personal brand photoshoot. Think of the black sand beaches with their stunning basalt formations. Or the mesmerizing glaciers and lagoons with their surreal and ethereal beauty. Imagine capturing your client’s brand in a place with so much wonder and adventure. And don’t forget the picturesque villages, charming lighthouses, and breathtaking cliffs. All of this comes together to make the South Coast of Iceland a dream destination for a brand photoshoot.



Sydney, Australia


CELEBRATED COUSIN'S WEDDING IN 2012


The Sydney Opera House is a global icon for a reason, but that’s not even close to all Sydney has to offer. The city is full of modern and historical architecture, rich museums, and vibrant street art for those who want more of an edge in their brand photos. But there is also the natural beauty to consider. Sydney Harbor is not far from the botanical gardens, which are bursting with local plants and wildlife right in the heart of the city. Not far from the city are some of the most breathtaking and popular beaches in the world offering you a diverse backdrop to work with.



Dubai, United Arab Emirates


VISITED MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN MY PARENTS LIVED IN THE UAE FROM 2011-2014


If you are looking for a location with awe-inspiring luxury and stunning architectural wonders, Dubai should shoot to the top of your list. With its iconic landmarks and the remarkable Palm Jumeirah stretching out into the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is futuristic and glamorous in a way all its own. This luxury and innovation is set against the rich cultural heritage of the city with its traditional souks and mosques and gives the type of diversity any great brand photography destination should have.



Tuscany, Italy


DROVE THROUGH TUSCANY DURING 15-HOUR FLIGHT DELAY IN 2022


Tuscany’s landscape is iconic, with its rolling hills, vineyards, and picturesque medieval towns that exude romance and tranquility. Imagine golden sunsets casting a warm glow over your clients as they’re tucked away in the Italian countryside. In this country where tradition and culture meet stunning natural beauty, your client’s brand photography is sure to stand out in their niche as timeless, charming, and full of personality and class.



The main thing to remember is that the world is full of stunning destinations (there are so many more that I could have mentioned but didn’t have time for). The best location for your client’s brand photo shoot will depend on their vision, target audience, and brand identity. So, encourage your clients to get out there, explore, and find the perfect international destination that aligns with their brand's story.



Why book a brand shoot abroad?


 

Are you looking to book a personal brand photoshoot abroad?


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Hi I'm Kayleigh - compassionate brand photographer & lover of green tea, travel, & all things plant-based

I live on the NW coast of England near Liverpool but I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and traveled for YEARS, shooting everything I saw in the 100+ countries I visited - deserts, icebergs, cliffs, fjords, you name it! 

 

Then I started photographing people, which quickly turned into a passion. Over the years the more I got in front of the camera, the more I replaced past timidness with acceptance and self-love.

 

I've seen this shine through in my clients as well and it brings me so much joy helping other leaders around the world show up boldly and unapologetically to connect with their communities and grow their businesses.

And I absolutely love teaching other brand photographers how to hold the space for these shifts in their clients as well!

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