I am a New Yorker who recently visited Cartagena for 7 days with a friend for vacation. We were looking for a fun, informative, culturally authentic, and full experience. I personally, was also looking for a photographer who could help me photodocument my first few solo traveler days before my friend's arrival, and to assist us remotely with planning activities in and around Cartagena for the rest of our trip.
After researching local photographers extensively on multiple social media and online platforms, I found Paola. Not only did she far exceed our expectations, but I am exceedingly proud and happy to say that she will remain a good friend into the future.
Even before our arrival in Colombia, Paola helped to plan and organize activities for our trip, including tours by private car to La Boquilla (canoeing the Mangroves at Sunset), Bazurto Market, Isla Baru and Playa Blanca, the Rosario Islands, and much more. She also gave us a list of fantastic recommendations for restaurants and nightlife.
For me, she customized and planned in advance for our formal "photo memories session", essentially two formal fashion-focused photo shoots in multiple locations. Photos from our sessions were promptly delivered within less than two weeks after our return to NYC.
Paola is an educated, insightful, and intuitive individual, a talented photographer, a consummate professional, and a true gem. She approaches her work with seriousness and sincerity. We are so thankful for her dedication, and she absolutely helped to shape our first trip to Cartagena in a meaningful and memorable way.
With respect to pricing, she is absolutely fair and based on our experience, which felt exclusive and well organized, it was worth every dollar.
Attached are just a few of the photos from our photo shoot and tours.
If you are traveling to Cartagena, I recommend Paola without hesitation.
She is wonderful!