Kia Ora, Labas and Welcome!
Hi, my name is Aiste Vasileviciute (yes, if you can pronounce that correctly, I’ll give you a discounted photo deal!) and I am originally from the Baltic states, Lithuania in particular. I came to New Zealand to further my education but as so many did I find it impossible to leave. I feel like one of the most privileged and blessed individuals in the world, by being able to live my dream in this breath taking paradise on earth.
As a self-trained photographer with a degree in BA Tourism & Business Management, I have over the years acquired a vast experience in the tourism industry. Having widely traveled across the world; I have lived in the UK for five years, spent several months in Spain and many more in Greece, just to mention but a few. But when I arrived in Queenstown for the first time, I immediately felt a sense of belonging as I naturally fell in love with the raw beauty of New Zealand landscape.
The place had this extraordinary burst of energy, which is simply impossible to accurately capture in words. I immediately knew that my heart and soul had been permanently captured. It is at this point in my life that I started to truly develop a huge interest for photography as I took immense pleasure in the pristine beauty of nature during numerous photographic trips. When you see the sights the New Zealand has to offer, you do realize that you are in a place like no other.
As I have based myself in Queenstown now since 2008, I have managed to explore many places in the South Island. I love sharing the special experience with the visitors who come to see the stunning beauty of New Zealand landscape. I highly treasure any opportunity to show them various beautiful places in the Southern Lakes region as well as the rest of amazing South Island.
In the course of this wonderful journey, I came to learn so much about myself. It is a roller coaster of self-discovery. The thing I love most about photography is that it slows life down and lets us focus on the present moment. With the fast paced lives that we all seem to live now, it’s so much harder to slow down and enjoy what we have right here and right now. I truly believe that our lives are made up of treasured moments and capturing those blinks of an eye for people to revisit throughout their lives is what I find immensely soul fulfilling in my work.
Aiste Photography is an idea that was born out of my passion for travel, nature, beauty and human connection. Which makes me feel driven to inspire and uplift others through it. I love capturing all the best moments – raw emotions and feelings for amazing people in the most beautiful places. The moments I share with people during my photo sessions are priceless to me. I feel pretty blessed to cross paths with the people I do.
Hopefully this website gives you a flavor of who I am and the style of photographs that I love to take. If my photographic style speaks to your heart then please get in touch to set up a photo adventure with me!
Thank you for visiting my site and I can’t wait to meet you!
– Aiste –