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Scottsdale resort's Instagram connoisseur recommends Valley locations

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 17:33:33-04

What if your job was to Instagram all day? It sounds like a dream job for most millennials and now a Scottsdale resort is making it a reality.

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess created an Instagram concierge position for their summer months.

Dillon Driscoll's full-time job is to not only help you take the perfect pictures but tell you where to go to capture the perfect "gram" moment. 

To make it easy for guests, the Fairmont Princess has placed six art installations around the property — all with summer themes you can have fun with. To capture a moment outside of the resort in the Phoenix metro area, Driscoll recommends one of the following. 

1. Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza 

  • Love sign great for couples/engagement photos or family photos
  • Lots of flowers and fun fountains 

2. DC Ranch Marketplace

  • Tons of fun shops that you can use for different backdrops. Some shops are cement, while others have rusty iron fences and stairwells. 
  • Large Grass area 

3. Pinnacle Peak Trailhead

  • Beautiful boulders and desert
  • Trailhead is rustic

4. Papago Park

  • Many "hole in the rock" places to take photos
  • Amazing colors during sunset

5. Tempe Town Lake

  • Tons of space to spread out and get creative
  • Water makes for great nautical style photos

USA Today ranked The Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, University of Phoenix Stadium and Horseshoe Bend as the top five most Instagrammed locations in Arizona. 

Driscoll, also a photographer, gives guests pro-tips on how to capture the perfect picture. 

Use apps that can help you edit or enhance your photos:

  1. Capture the Golden Hour - great colors around sunrise and sunset 
  2. Play with contrast 
  3. Explore & Discover - get out and discover the environment around you
  4. Bright colors pop 

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, is the first Fairmont property in the nation to create an Instagram concierge. As more and more people want to take the perfect vacation photo and capture the best memories, you'll likely see more resorts creating a position like this. 

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a Hilton Property in the Maldive Islands of South Asia. Created a similar position called the "Instagram Butler." To learn more about the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and their Instagram art installations, click here