7 Travel Photographer Success Stories [2023]

7 Travel Photographer Success Stories [2023]
Become A Travel Photographer

Are you a talented creative with an ever-enduring sense of wanderlust and looking for a business to support your travel expenses? Becoming a travel photographer can be a great business opportunity!

Travel photographers focus on documenting places, animals, and sceneries on their photojournalist websites or library and selling to different clients.

For instance, you could get your photo on a national geographic cover or sell it as print art at local museums or galleries.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a travel photographer:

1. CuddlyNest ($2.8M/year)

Ritesh Raj (from Orlando, Florida, EE. UU.) started CuddlyNest about 6 years ago.

$233K / month
2 founders / 72 employees

Case Study

I’m Ritesh Raj, the co-founder, and COO of CuddlyNest, an accommodation booking platform for travelers. I have a travel tech background of over 13 years—so I’ve been at it since 2009!

That means focusing on all kinds of travelers, who are looking for all kinds of property types, with all kinds of budgets. Our inventory currently includes over four million properties of all types in 80k+ cities!


2. ANTHONYKDO INC ($120K/year)

Anthony (from ) started ANTHONYKDO INC over 5 years ago.

$10K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Anthony Do, creator of ANTHONYKDO INC. I run my own business in the creative industry as a filmmaker, photographer, and creative director. I am a nomadic Canadian that was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

Today, I have over two dozen loyal clients that are scattered across six different countries. That number continues to grow as I touch new places on the map. My monthly revenue fluctuates and is volatile, but I have been able to keep it somewhere between $7000-15000/month for a few years.


Learn more about starting a travel photographer:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a travel photographer?
-> Pros and cons of a travel photographer

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established travel photographer
-> Marketing ideas for a travel photographer
-> Travel photographer Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Travel photographer tips

4. Have Camera Will Travel

David Coleman Photography

  • Website traffic: 760K/month
  • Business rank: #17.6K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Everything Everywhere Travel Blog

The travel blog of Gary Arndt's journey to travel around the world.

  • Business rank: #109K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Amy Karp Photography

Dallas wedding photographer, Amy Karp is an award winning studio specializing in modern wedding photography with a fun artistic flair. Serving Dallas Fort Worth and beyond since 2006.

  • Business rank: #194K

Check out their full website ➜

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