Having known Tess since childhood, it was a real honour to be asked to be the photographer for her wedding at the gorgeous St Margrets Cafe in Auckland this year. Tess and Franco were blessed with beautiful (hot) weather for their special day in Karaka, which resulted in some pretty summery shots among the blooming flowers. It was a wonderful, relaxed day, filled with the love and support of family and friends, and a tonne of laughter as the event moved on. The bouncy castle was a seriously cool addition to the wedding that all got to enjoy! Thank you Tess and Franco for trusting me with capturing your wedding day in New Zealand. x Ainsley
I was so happy that this effortlessly chic couple Jen and Mao chose the Louvre Museum for their Paris photo shoot. The parisian location made a beautiful backdrop for this glamorous couple who were on vacation from Canada. We also took a stroll around the unique Palais Royal, another favourite location for photo shoots, before stopping of for a coffee and breakfast in an elegant cafe. Thanks so these two for choosing me as their Paris photographer!x
As Paris approaches winter I look back on one of my favourite winter shoots... Fierce couple Kristen and Adam braved the cold with me on one of Paris's coldest days for a photo shoot under the snow. How lucky we were to be able to shoot with such a magical back drop. I love the results from this photo session, it was totally worth freezing our butts of for! Of course we rewarded ourselves with a chocolate chaud after the shoot at Carrette on Trocadero. Thank you to these two for choosing me as your Paris photographer and braving the cold! xx
I love doing photoshoots in New Zealand. After so many years in Paris, being able to work as a photographer on a beautiful NZ beach is such a novelty. This shoot with Christine and her whanau was so much fun and it was a pleasure to be able to capture their family's spirit in this beautiful location in Gisborne. I'll be based in the Bay of Plenty for the next couple of months and available for shoots so please get in touch for your own!
American couple Reshma and Greg joined me for a sunrise photo shoot on a gorgeous sunny morning in Paris. The popular spot of Trocadero was quiet on this crisp morning and we were able to get some stunning shots in front of the Eiffel tower at sunrise. I'll be back in Paris in June 2020 so make sure you get in touch for your own special shoot!
I was invited into interior designer Danni-Lee's Auckland home for a personal branding photo shoot earlier this year and I love the results! Launching a new business is tricky business and it's important to have the right profile of images to use on your website and social media accounts so that your clients know who to trust. As a photographer, I love doing personal branding sessions as each one is so different, representing your unique brand and personality! If you're looking for your own photo shoot in Auckland this year make sure you get in touch with me! If you love the look of Danni's home as much as I do make sure you check her out here!
Stunning Melissa was turning 30 in Paris and thought the best way to celebrate her birthday was with a photo shoot in Paris! I'm so grateful she chose me as her Paris photographer for this very special occasion. We had an early morning photo shoot at Trocadero where the light was perfect for the pop of her beautiful pink roses. Embracing a new decade with such positivism and happiness is a great example for us all. Happy celebrating!
aThis has got to be one of the most emotional surprise proposals I have ever shot it in Paris! Even now, looking at these images they make me kind of melt inside. Grigory was so adorable when organizing this very special shoot for his fiance-to-be. He even approached me about organizing some romantic live music, and I instantly thought of singing teacher and star Georgia Gray from Voicestudio.fr. She made this special moment just that much more dreamy by surprising Aleona with "all you need is love" just before he got down on one knee. Thanks so much to all involved that help made these images as natural, real and as powerful as they are. I know the couple will treasure them forever! x
When Joanna approached me about doing a boudoir shoot in Paris I was super excited as boudoir is probably my favourite kind of shoot to do. I find it both challenging and simultaneously easy as I think women are just the most beautiful beings in the world. Although a little nervous Joanna was a total natural in front of the camera and the result of that was some classic, gorgeous, dreamy images. She shared them on her Instagram and with over 27k followers received an abundance of positive and supporting comments which is exactly the kind of community I like to create when it comes to body positivity and women's sexuality. Joanna is an extremely accomplished marketing and PR manager for some very well known restaurants and I love that she has managed to not shy away from the fact that women can be both sexy and successful! Thank you Joanna for trusting me with this and for being such a supportive female role model! x
When handsome New York couple Patrick & Adam wanted to book a photo shoot in the beautiful area of Montmartre, with me I was so happy! It's a part of Paris that is so often over looked for shoots and it is such a shame, as it is full of charm and character. This shoot was made extra special by them deciding to elope on the same morning, so of course an official proposal had to ensue! Thank you Patrick and Adam for sharing such a lovely, romantic morning with me in Paris as your photographer! x