Aiste Photo Tours & Shoots
Aiste Photo Tours & Shoots
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Private Guided Bespoke Photography Tours in Queenstown as well as South Island of New Zealand. We offer from half day to multi day tailor made photo tours around some spectacular places.
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Gloria Shiu
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
One of my best experiences with booked tours and in New Zealand. Queenstown is beautiful but a private photon tour with Aiste would make it more memorable. She is professional, went extra miles to ensure we have a great experience, took beautiful photos for me and my husband. While other tours only cover two locations, she took us to a lot more. Plus she drives carefully in a comfy SUV. Highly recommended!
Written 21 February 2024
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Gloria Shiu
Hong Kong, China11 contributions
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Queenstown is beautiful. But you can take it one notch up with a photo tour with Aiste. She is professional (the photos here will speak for itself), friendly and goes extra miles to make sure we have the best experience. When the standard tour will just take you to two locations, she took us to so many. One very important thing. She drives safely and her SUV is lovely. This is one of my best experiences with a booked tour and in New Zealand.
Written 21 February 2024
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A N
Minneapolis, MN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
It was a pleasure to be able to meet Aiste and spend a full day taking pictures around Otago with her. I knew I would only have a limited amount of time in the area and she was flexible in working with me in setting a start time and figuring out where I wanted to go and my photo priorities. She was even willing to start super early in the morning to do astrophotography but I had already captured some Milky Way shots earlier in the trip. She picked me up from my hotel and we headed to Moke Lake before sunrise which had beautiful mist over the water and glassy reflections (see the attached picture which she took using my iPhone while I was messing with the ND filters on my camera). We then headed up to Glenorchy after breakfast, before ending the day in Skippers Canyon, where rental cars are banned given the steep dropoffs and narrow roadway (I am glad I wasn’t driving). It was well worth being with someone who really knew the area and timing of the best photos; often we were leaving places just as others were showing up. As a solo traveler interested in seeing as much as possible in a limited time frame it was well worth it. I was able to spend as much or as little time taking pictures as I wanted to without feeling like I was rushing anyone else, and she had good suggestions regarding composition and technical aspects of landscape photography. Aiste is very personable and we had plenty to talk about during the drives between photo opportunities (and she would stop if we saw anything interesting too).
Written 16 February 2024
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RACHEL_135246
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
First time to Queenstown n south island without a car. Aiste is professional and helpful, giving advice on route planning, punctual, time saving with very efficient working pace, sharing her professional photography skills to us, help us with shooting at the best spot, even we only got iphone with us. Within a day we covered most beautiful parts of Queenstown and nearby places, avoid the crowd and enjoy the scenic views. At the end of the day, we were given a small kiwi gift,that was so thoughtful and sweet of her! Not to mention her good driving skills and nice car which is safe,new and clean.we will definitely refer her to anyone who wanna enjoy yr holiday with nice photos back home !
Perfect n superb!
Written 15 February 2024
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Paul S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Excellent very helpful, picked us up at hotel, went to skipper canyon. Was very skilled and professional. Worked on both basic and advanced techniques.We were on the road at dawn but the sun did not cooperate
Written 29 January 2024
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MACCinLCF
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Aiste took me to several key locations for astrophotography. We connected via email and WhatsApp to plan the locations. Once I was in Queenstown it was very easy to connect. She planned our start time around the MW galactic center visibility.

We went to Moke Lake, the Remarkables Ski Area and a pond near Lake Hayes to shoot the Milky Way, Magellanic Clouds and the beautiful night sky. Aiste was awesome to work with! She picked me up at my hotel in Queenstown and we spent about 4 hours together. Her goal was for me to capture the images and she did not take any photos herself. She provided suggestions on settings, if I asked and offered great composition ideas. She was open to moving around Moke Lake so I could get a better view of the MW which meant hiking up a bit further.

I would not have been able to access these areas without Aiste. I highly recommend working with her!
Written 29 April 2023
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KenSmuin
Calgary, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
During our recent trip to Queenstown, my wife and I booked a photo tour with Aiste Photography Tours. Aiste was a wonderful host and guide, she took us to some amazing photographic locations, highlighting the beauty of the region. Aiste’s expertise added that special something to our tour as she was able to guide us on set up, camera settings and composition. We got some great shots. Additionally, Aiste shared her knowledge of the local area and pointed out a number of other locations we were able to get to on our own. We would have no hesitation in recommending Aiste Photography Tours should you be looking for someone to guide you in the Queenstown area. It was a great experience.
Written 27 February 2023
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Con
Victoria, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
It was our first time to join a photography tour. Aiste photography has provided us a lovely memory of Queenstown which is unique and personal. Aiste responded to our enquiry promptly. She picked us up at 6 am and we drove out of town in her comfortable Range Rover. The sunrise scenery and the locations she took us were amazing. There is no doubt she is an artist photographer because we have learnt the photographic tips how to make nice compositions, aperture and to catch the good moments. Nevertheless, she was very helpful and took some beautiful photos for us too. We felt we were having another wedding photos taken after forty years. The snack provided were all New Zealand products. We love com back in winter time to join her tour again!
Written 9 February 2023
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Jfar7052
Sydney, Australia23 contributions
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If you need a photographer on the south island around Queenstown and Wanaka, you can honestly stop looking - just go with Aiste!

Whether for a photo shoot or as a tour guide, I can't recommend her highly enough. Not only is she highly professional, well prepared and organised, easy to deal with, and provides great value for money, she's also a wonderful person to be around.

I've dealt with project managers on multi-million dollar projects that were less organised and less prepared for their jobs!

We first met Aiste when we undertook her guided astro photography tour in June 2021. We did a few photo tours with different guides, but she was so professional, easy to deal with, and committed to making sure we had a great experience (including staying late to teach us some great tips and tricks for post processing our shots with Lightroom) that when we later got married at Edgewater in Wanaka and needed a wedding photographer in the Queenstown / Wanaka / Arrowtown area (Otago region) she was our first choice, and a great choice it was!

She happily provided transport for us for our wedding shoot (and the earlier astro photography tour) in her luxury Range Rover. She took us to some of the most gorgeous hidden spots, places we never would have been or found on our own.

She has a very keen eye - her framing and composition are spot on, and her standards for herself and her work are very high, and she's a great photographer. It's clear that she really loves what she does, and is a great teacher too! I genuinely feel like we owe her more than she charged us both times we have hired her!

Thanks for being awesome Aiste! Keep it up :)
Written 18 February 2022
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Bronte A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Aiste was incredibly helpful when I first reached out and described what I was looking for, and asked what she thought would be the most suitable package. I ended up purchasing a full day photography tour for my brother and partner, both people who knew their way around a camera and enjoyed photography as a side hobby. To begin, choosing to gift someone an experience as special and thorough as this is the best decision you can make. To learn lifelong skills in great company whilst visiting many of New Zealand’s most beautiful spots (both tourist places and not!) is invaluable. Aiste immediately gathered information from me regarding their level of experience, and I left it up to her to plan destinations. They both came back beaming and ecstatic for days following. They took lifelong skills from it (despite thinking they knew a pretty decent amount before going in!), Aiste adapted to this and provided a high level of expertise. She not only showed them great photo spots, but taught them about framing photos, lighting, and editing, all with step by step examples and letting them try their own.
Finally, I must also mention how Aiste so kindly extended the time of their tour and was flexible regarding weather and its impact. She was under no obligation to do this and it did not go unnoticed.
What an amazing experience, and a gift that definitely keeps on giving. I could not recommend Aiste more. Thank you Aiste!
Written 12 January 2022
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