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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 there! I'm Janelle, a Kiwi soaking up the good life in picturesque Provence, swapping the hustle of Paris for the charm of lavender fields and chilled rosé. Back in July 2017, my husband and I traded our Kiwi roots for the City of Love's magic. As a foster care social worker, I hit pause on my career, and guess what? A whole new adventure unfolded.

Paris, oh Paris! This city's beauty is just too hard to resist. Around every corner, there's something that'll make your heart skip a beat. It was here that my photography hobby turned into a full-blown passion. Fast forward to April 2020, and voila, My Paris Portraits was born! Through my lens, I've been lucky enough to help others fall head over heels for this incredible city.

After the birth of my twins in July 2022, my husband and I started dreaming of more space and embracing a slower pace of life for our growing family..Come 2023, we took the plunge, chasing sunsets, lavender, and lazy afternoons in Provence. If you're wandering through this gorgeous region, send us a message. I'd love to photograph you in this insanely beautiful corner of the world.

Meet the founder

Meet the team


From a Filipino background, I was born and raised in Paris. I met my husband while I was living abroad for a few years and we decided to move back to Paris together. Coming back made me rediscover the city I grew up in and gain a new appreciation for all the cultural richness Paris has to offer! I like the arts, good coffee and books, but I also love to hike and enjoy nature (especially the ocean).

Growing up, I also followed along in my father’s passion for photography. This hobby has already given me the honor of capturing some of my friends' big life events and I love the way it helps us to relive beautiful memories


After being long distance with my boyfriend for a year and a half; I packed three suitcases and moved with my cat Remus from Texas to France in early 2024.

My work has orbited around playfulness, connection, and romance since I started photography as a teen and I can’t imagine a better place to document people and the ones they love than in Paris. I remember my first trip here being moved to tears by iconic locations I had only dreamed of visiting, the energy of the city feeling electric and exciting. I am honored to capture those moments for friends, families and lovers alike.

I’m a Kiwi living in London, but my passport has more stamps from France than any other country.

When I’m in Paris, you’ll most likely find me hopping between coffee shops and patisseries, diving into vintage shops in Le Marais, or by the Seine during apéro, Provinçal rosé in hand.

As the person behind the emails, it's a joy to connect with our community. I love hearing your stories, sharing my recommendations, and living vicariously through your Parisian adventures!



What started as a yearning to explore Paris’ enchanting culture and history in 2022 blossomed into a full-fledged pursuit of photography and filmmaking here. As 28-year-old creative hailing from Texas, I love helping you capture the beauty and essence of your trip on camera. My goal is to capture your authenticity in front of the lens and make every shoot as seamless as possible.

speaks English & a lil bit of french

speaks English, french & understands filipino

speaks English & a lil bit of french

our community manager

Team Members








Our Partnerships

Jay is a video creator and writer dedicated to helping people have the best time in Paris. Check out his website and guides here.  

On his YouTube channel, you'll find an extensive library of vlogs covering everything you need to plan your trip to Paris. Check out the specific vlogs featuring MPP here:
- Stuff you've never done in Paris
- Pop & Pup Photoshoot 
- Amy takes photos of Jay in the 15th
- Surprise sunrise photoshoot

We collaborate with a wonderful community of small businesses, each contributing to making Paris accessible and ensuring the most enjoyable experience for visitors!

Emily - The Real Emily in Paris
Buy her book here 

April in Paris tours offers a diverse range of experiences in the heart of Paris including food, fashion, festive events, kids' activities, art, and museum tours. Whatever your interest, they have you covered!With a remarkable track record of over 400 5-star reviews, their tours are consistently excellent.

We definitely recommend booking a tour through April - click here for all the info!

This French Life features articles, guides, videos, interactive content, and experiences in multiple formats, including her blog, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, email newsletter, and a best-selling magazine called "The Paris Quarterly."

We adore everything that Shannon from This French Life creates, and we highly recommend getting your hands on her magazines (you might even spot a few pictures from us in them too!).

Le Peloton Cafe is a Parisian coffee shop that seamlessly blends specialty coffee, cycling culture, and community events. The LPC team has done an outstanding job creating a tight-knit community in the heart of a bustling city. Their inclusive space is a hub for expats and locals alike.

In addition to their café, they operate a bike tour company. Bike About Tours -  offering intimate group bike tours in Paris and Versailles. Book your tour here!

The Mary Poppins of Paris 
Kids Tours 

Hair & make up with Henri & Joleen 

Picnics with Zia 

"I have known of MPP and Janelle for a few years now. Seeing the expansion and growth of this business just proves the deep passion of this team of photographers. We had our engagement pictures with Aprille, and we will never get over her talent. She is pleasant, patient, kind, and let us go with the flow. We knew exactly where we wanted to take our pictures, yet we could never imagine how amazing the pictures could turn out. Aprille and MPP, keep up the amazing work!"

"We had such a fabulous experience with My Paris Portraits and with our photographer, Cyril! Everyone was so communicative and professional, and Cyril made the shoot extra special and fun! Highly recommend!"

"Outstanding experience from start to finish! Everybody at MPP was very helpful from the beginning to end. Aprille our talented photographer was amazing with my daughter which made capturing the best photos quick and easy. Posing for pictures in a very crowded tourist place can be a little intimidating for a 7 year old but Aprille made her feel very comfortable. Also, we got the photos back in record time with clear instructions and very user-friendly platform. Thanks to Aprille all of our photos exceeded our expectations. This photo shoot truly added a memorable touch to our daughter’s 7th birthday celebration in the beautiful city of Paris. We definitely had an A+ experience and we will be back for future sessions!"

“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 shoot with MPP was not only fun, the photos are gorgeous! I shared a Pinterest board with photo inspiration and they went above and beyond to recreate with my spin. They took the time to lay out our route which made it easy for me to plan the outfits for each location. I will absolutely use them again on my next trip to Paris. Aprille thank you so much for capturing my essence!!"

"Had an amazing experience with Cyril. He was attentive, flexible and accommodating given our time constraints and weather conditions. He captured beautiful photographs and we had a lovely experience with him. I would highly recommend My Paris Portraits… the entire experience from booking and choosing location was easy and seamless. They offered lots of suggestions on their blog as well :)"

"My family and I (kids 6 and 8) did a fall mini session with Aprille of My Paris Portraits and we are in love with the photos! It was windy and cold but somehow Aprille caught us at our best, with both natural and posed shots. The communication both before and after the shoot was easy and smooth. Thank you for the gorgeous photos!"

"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!"

"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."

"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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