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Meet Grainne in Shanghai

I'm an Irish photographer enjoying life in Shanghai. My photography style is super natural, as I really don't like anything too staged or overly formal. I think a photo shoot is more holistic than simply taking photos - it's about connecting with people and making them feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Photo shoots are a brief moment in time and you want to capture that magic for people. In addition to family portraits, I also freelance for newspapers and magazines. I hold a BA (Hons) Degree in Photography from Ireland.

Three Things

  1. I really love a strong cup of coffee first thing in the morning, I can't start my day without it!
  2. My four-year-old son is the shining light in our home. He makes us laugh every single day with the things he does and says, and we love spending time with him.
  3. I'll put my hands up and say I can't live without my phone! I love following people's posts on social media, reading the news and receiving messages from friends located on the other side of the globe. Yep! I'm addicted!

Favourite Place to Shoot in Shanghai

It would have to be the former French Concession. The streets are full of charm and character.

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Pricing starts at $250 USD for a 30-minute vacation shoot

Customer Love for Grainne

"Grainne was great! She was very helpful in providing ideas and tips for the proposal and was very patient with my habit of changing details randomly. The photos turned out tremendously well and Grainne really made me look like I knew what I was doing trying to do a proposal in a foreign country. " - Sean

"Grainne was amazing to work with! She made us feel incredible comfortable and got some amazing shots in both new and old Shanghai. I can't recommend her highly enough." - Mallory

"Grainne was fantastic. She made us feel comfortable and was so good with our young kids. Her work is excellent." - Raschell

"Grainne was wonderful! She suggested a quiet spot in Shanghai (a rarity) and made us feel comfortable while encouraging us to be ourselves." - Ami

"Feeling great and comfortable when working with Grainne during photo shoot. She is friendly and gave us ideas how to pose in the photos." - Phoebe

"We had a fantastic experience with Grainne! She was so professional and knowledgeable, and very easy to work with and communicate with! Love our photos!" - Nancy

"Grianne did a great job working with our children!" - Amelia

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