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We're a team of Paris photographers who care about authenticity and genuine moments. 

we create bespoke photoshoot experiences for you to soak in the magic of paris, while creating memories you will treasure forever!

Hey, I'm Janelle! I'm a Kiwi living in Paris & I've been photographing people experiencing the wonder of Paris for 3 years.

In July 2017 my husband and I packed up our life in New Zealand and flew to literally the other side of the world to begin a new adventure - life in Paris! I am a trained foster care Social Worker, but knew that coming to Paris would mean I would have to put my career on hold for a while. So I set out to discover what was next for me…

Photography had previously been just a hobby, however I soon discovered that living in Paris means beauty is around every corner! It's impossible to walk down the streets and not take photos of every beautiful thing you come across!

In 2020 My Paris Portraits was born, and it has been the best adventure I could have asked for!

I love this quote by Vincent Van Gogh
"There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even — the French air clears up the brain and does good — a world of good.”

There is just something in the air here - the creativity, joy and love that comes out of this city is purely magical! And I am so thankful that I get to spend my days helping other people fall in love with Paris as much as I have! 

Meet the founder

Meet the team

In 2013 I moved to Paris to play professional volleyball. My plan was to come for one season, eat every pastry that France had to offer, and then head home to the US and get a job in accounting. Well…that plan didn’t entirely work out! I was successful in eating all the pastries, but I also met my husband that year and somehow one season of volleyball turned into 9 years in Paris!

I’ve been photographing as a hobby since I was in university but after retiring from volleyball I finally had the time to pursue it as more than a hobby! Living here has offered me the incredible opportunity to photograph friends and families who are here to enjoy the beautiful city of lights ✨

Half Aussie, half Malaysian, living the dream in Paris after coming for one year just to explore and travel… 7 years later, I’m still here! Formerly a nursery school teacher, I am just loving meeting new people and capturing beautiful moments on my camera out and about in the most beautiful city in the world. I have a freakishly good memory (to the point that it annoys my friends), and I’m an absolute fiend for useless trivia. When I’m not taking photos and exploring the city, you can find me eating delicious food somewhere with friends #summerbody2023



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“My Paris Portraits made our dreams come true! Janelle is absolutely the best at what she does and our photo session with her was the highlight of our trip. Everything about it was magical and so much fun.”

"My fiancé and I had a beautiful and fun photoshoot with the most talented and professional photographer Katrina! She knows how to make us comfortable to capture natural face expressions from unique angles. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the pictures!

"Our photography session with Amy was enjoyable, easy and the photos look stunning! MPP is very personable, responsive and truly know the best spots for each photo style. Our wedding photos have romantic winter look while our other photos are casual and sweet. Talk about understanding the assignment!

"Janelle was such a joy to work with and captured the most incredible photos! Janelle helped us feel so comfortable and natural during the shoot and I think this really shines through in the final product!"

“Janelle is the best photographer to work with. Hands down. You know when Janelle's behind the lens that the pictures will be incredible.”

"I asked Janelle to take some portraits of me for my LinkedIn page, and they turned out fantastic! Janelle was extremely professional and friendly, and I would highly recommend her for your Paris photography needs!"

"The photos came out amazing, her final edits to them were great, they gave the pics a very unique look and I still looked like me!"

"My friends and I had the best time taking photos with Janelle! She is the sweetest and makes the photo shoot super comfortable and fun! It was a really magical, fun way to experience Paris with my friends as well!"

"We had a perfect photoshooting with Janelle. She is a lovely person, with good vibes, and good skills!
She has a good eye for nice locations to shoot and good ideas for poses."

"Janelle is a warm and nice person to talk to, you feel you know her from before. The photoshoot was done very profesionally and she had lots of patience because we have two kids under 5, I highly recommended if you want pictures from your family in Paris."

"In addition to be incredibly talented, Janelle is very professional and organized. She gave us a range of locations to schedule the shoot, met us promptly at the start time, and was a joy to be with. My wife and I love our photos and look forward to displaying them for years to come."

"We had our second family photo shoot with Janelle and it turned out amazing. She is easy going, which makes the kids feel so comfortable getting their photo taken."

"I can't say enough great things about my experience with Janelle and My Paris Portraits! She has a wonderful way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera and on the streets of Paris. 


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