It’s something that seems almost too good to be true: a wealthy family in the UK is apparently searching for a photographer to tag along and document their vacations for £80,000 with all expenses paid. What’s the catch?
A few people I know tagged me on Facebook on a local news outlet’s post sharing a story about a family looking for a photographer to shoot their vacations. While I was flattered, of course, it seems a little odd to me. Whenever I see something like this, I think to myself: “Come on. Can this be real?”
According to the London-based photographer booking service Perfocal, here’s what the family is looking for: someone to go on trips with them, for up to three months at a time, working up to 10 hours a day with full sick pay and 30 days vacation time. They need to be able to leave home at short notice, be content with traveling the world for most of the year, and be alright with their travel expenses being paid, on top of an £80,000 salary (about $100,700).
Sounds dreamy, right?
I hope it’s true. It would be a grand opportunity for someone, to be sure. That is, if the family is pleasant to be around.
It could, however, be a marketing ploy for the website that posted the request. If so, it’s a pretty good one. They got my email address, and I have a feeling they might be getting yours, too.