Amazing Photographer, Tour Guide & Person!
We hired Aiste to act as a tour guide and photographer for a family trip. We were pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful person, in addition to a great planner and photographer.
When rain impacted our plans, she suggested a trip down to the Southern tip of NZ and then back for a stay in the Dark Sky Preserve.
They were great suggestions and she took us to amazing places we never would have found on our own.
I brought my own camera and she showed me the ropes for using filters with waterfalls and how to do astrophotography during the new moon.
We highly recommend Aiste, not only for great service and professionalism…but also as a person to brighten your day as you experience picturesque South Island!
Jamie & Tyler. Austin, Texas USA – One Week Trip in South Island
Beautiful Astrophotography Tour!
I chose Aiste’s night tour for my first experience in astrophotography and I absolutely recommend it ! She offered to pick me and my friend at our hotel and drove us to two sites. She explained me the settings in details and shared some tips about night sky photography.
My camera and lenses were not the best for night sky photography and I don’t even had a tripod but Aiste offered me to try her equipment. I learned a lot with her and take beautiful photos of the milky way. She is a very good guide and instructor.
We were in Queenstown just for 2 nights and did not have the time to see the LUMA festival the first night (it only happens one weekend in a year), so she took us there to take some photos.
You can trust her for a wonderful tour!
Elisa, Malaysia – Astrophotography Tour Queenstown
Fantastic Tailored Tour!
While in Queenstown I was looking for some one who could take my teenage son on a day trip as he has recently taken up photography as part of his studies. As he is relatively new to this field I was looking for some one knowledgeable that could also provide him with the focus and attention, preferably in a very small group.
Aiste was extremely easy to deal with and via email we were able to develop an itinerary with locations specifically selected for his particular interest, and she was able to do accommodate him as the only paying guest for the day.
Aiste did an amazing job hosting him and he thoroughly enjoyed they day. As well as a guided tour she spent some time showing him plenty of tips both at location and in post-production.
The quality of the photos he took on the day exceeded my expectations and he had a marvelous time as well. He has also taken much pleasure in showing his work to family and friends since. We are now in the process of having several photos printed and framed for family members who have selected their favorites.
Aiste was professional, friendly and generous in our dealings with her and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone visiting Queenstown and seeking out such an event.
Jackson, Auckland, New Zealand – Tailor-Made Photography Tour
I booked a private 4 hour photography tour with Aiste in April. We had a perfect still clear blue sky day. Aiste took me to optimal locations to really capture the brilliant autumn colours and I discovered unique landscapes that I would never have found on my own.
I am leaving with amazing pictures. Aiste was very friendly and a clear and patient teacher. She is extremely knowledgeable and taught me many great tips about composition, camera settings and photo angle and this has really helped my confidence with landscape photography. I will definitely book with Aiste in the future to photograph more of the South Island.
Emma, North Island, New Zealand – Queenstown & Cromwell Day Tour
Excellent Tours and Service!
I chose Aiste Photography for my New Zealand’s experience and she was absolutely amazing. I got a knowledgeable guide, personal driver and photo instructor all in one for a very reasonable price.
I arrived to Queenstown with no intention to drive, however, I am very passionate about photography and nature, therefore wanted to see as much of South Island as possible.
Therefore, I arranged with Aiste to be picked up at the airport, and discussed my plan for the whole 3 weeks of my vacation. Aiste was excellent. She asked me few questions to understand what my expectations are, what I am interested in, and then offered few itineraries for me to choose from.
Aiste took me on a couple of short local drives around Queenstown, then to Wanaka to see the Lone Tree, Glenorchy to experience the place where Lord of the Rings was filmed, and to Arrowtown-historic gold mining town. Her knowledge of the area and advises for great photo opportunity stops were incredible.
As it was my only once in a life experience in New Zealand, I also decided to book 2 longer multi day trips: one to Mt Cook/Lake Tekapo to do some hikes, and get pictures taken at night with Milky Way and starry sky, and the other one to Catlins Conservation park to shoot one of the best waterfalls I have ever seen in my life.
On the top of her service, Aiste was even accompanying me in my hikes, she gave me lots of tips on sunset and sunrise shots, as well as taught me how to shoot night skies with stars, milky way and even aurora australis.
I would definitely recommend it to everyone!!!
Estera, Banff, Canada – 3 Weeks Customized Photography Tour
I had a great experience with Aiste in this photography tour. Aiste’s not only a complete sweetheart but a very talented photographer as well. She very kindly accommodated my last-minute request due to change of plans on my schedule, which was much appreciated. We had variant weather that morning, but she kept positive and took me to several places of outstanding beauty around Queenstown, such as Moke Lake, the Remarkables, Lake Hayes and picnic lunch in Arrowtown.
In the end we had many opportunities to take some great photos. The pictures are a real treasure to keep and the time spent with such a lovely lady made my whole visit to New Zealand very special. I totally recommend tours with Aiste and would definitely book again on my next visit.
Karla, Harrogate, United Kingdom – Photography Tour Queenstown
Thank you very much for the trip, especially very beautiful pictures of us in NZ.
Thank you for your help and hospitality during our stay in Queenstown, it was such a memorable time in NZ .
Best wishes for your future success.
Eni, V. Panggabean, Indonesia – Glenorchy Photography Tour