Jack Morris and Lauren Bullen have been living what most people on Instagram would call “life goals” since they met in Fiji last year. Not only do they spend their days documenting their world travels with flawless photos, they get paid up to $9000 USD for each one they post.
With Jack now at 2 million Instagram followers, and Lauren close behind with 1.2 million, the couple now makes enough money from the brands and tourism companies that sponsor them to fully supplement regular adventures around the globe, as well as a home base in Bali. In a Q&A recently posted to his official website, DoYouTravel, Jack shared a few tips that helped propel him and Lauren to Insta-fame, and you may want to take notes.
“I edit all my photos in the same kind of style with my own lightroom presets,” he said of their dreamy ‘matching’ effect. He also added that the couple mostly shoots around 1 hour after sunrise, since that tends to be the quietest time of day. The couple reportedly won’t take less than $3000 USD for a post.
Read Jack’s full Q&A here, though be warned – it just might make your dayjob a little harder to get through.
More info: DoYouTravel, Instagram (Jack | Lauren)
Jack Morris and his girlfriend, Lauren Bullen, have made a living off traveling the world
Brands and tourism companies pay them for each post, sometimes as much as $9000 USD
Jack, 26, was a carpet cleaner for 5 years before he left his native Manchester in 2012
Lauren, 23, is a self-taught photographer from Australia, who goes by the alias Gypsea Lust
The couple met in Fiji last year, and subsequently moved to Bali together, where they still live
Though they’ve made the Indonesian island their home base, they travel to a new country at least once a month
The pair takes all of their own photos, using tripods and timer remotes to take shots of them together
They’ve visited dozens of countries, and make enough money from their photos to supplement every trip
Jack, who also maintains a blog called DoYouTravel, recently shared some of his coveted success secrets
“I edit all my photos in the same kind of style with my own lightroom presets,” he wrote in a Q&A
“Most of the time we like to shoot around one hour after sunrise,” when he says it’s “less busy”
“I don’t use any mobile apps or filters, I edit using Lightroom on my Macbook Pro”
The couple finds inspiration for their breathtaking photos through Pinterest and other Instagramers
“I never really expected to find someone I could share this with,” Jack said of their lifestyle
“It is almost a dream. Being able to do what I want every day is nice”