About Better Travel Photos

We help you have exceptional photography experiences

We know that you want to have an unforgettable time in the cities you visit, and for many this includes getting great photographs. Our instructional photo tours and workshops give you the skills to create better travel photos while discovering the city. Our destination portrait sessions capture your smile with iconic urban backdrops to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whatever your objectives, we are committed to ensuring that you have an exceptional photography experience in Paris and London.

Why choose Better Travel Photos?

Our people: We handpick each photographer that joins our team, train them on our instructional program, and offer ongoing support and learning.

Our approach: We have perfected an instructional program that is adapted to the urban environment of our cities, and we tailor the tutoring to each participant's level.

Our itineraries: We know our cities well. We spend months developing and road testing our itineraries before offering them to clients, and work continuously to improve them.

Our client care: We believe in exceptional experiences and this includes every interaction you have with us. Exceptional client care is central to everything we do.

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The Better Paris Photos Team

Sophie Pasquet, Founder & Photographer

Sophie Pasquet

Sophie has been a photographer, educator and traveller for most of her adult life. Born and raised in France, she lived for many years in Canada. Her minimalist style brings out the essence of life around her. As a natural communicator, Sophie takes great pleasure in sharing her knowledge, experience, and love of photography with others. She founded Better Paris Photos in 2008 (which became Better Travel Photos in 2014) to deliver exceptional photography experiences to travellers.

Cities Served: Paris

Experiences Delivered:
Photo Tours, Workshops

Special Interests:
Street photography, impressionism, storytelling

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Hermione McCosh, Photographer

Hermione McCosh

As a natural people person, Hermione thrives in interacting with photography enthusiasts on photo tours and in capturing the personality of visitors through portraiture. She studied photography in the United Kingdon and worked for a time with photographers John Swannell (in London) and Yves Gellie (in Paris). Originally from the Lake District of England, Hermione fell in love with Paris and now divides her time between the French capital and London.

Cities Served: London & Paris

Experiences Delivered:
Photo Tours, Portraits

Special Interests:
Street photography, children's portraits

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Elena Usacheva, Photographer

Elena Usacheva

Elena can often be found wandering the streets of Paris with her favourite Leica camera capturing this city’s magical scenery. Elena studied journalism and spent her early career as a journalist and photographer. In her portrait work, Elena is a true romantic and loves to catch the special moments of visitors as they discover the beauty of Paris. Her appetite for life and beauty makes her learning sessions a unique combination of guidance on creative vision and technical instruction.

Cities Served: Paris

Experiences Delivered:
Photo Tours, Portraits

Special Interests:
Engagements, creative vision, night photography

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Catherine O'Hara, Photographer

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine's love affair with Paris began when she moved there from her native Ireland to study Photography at the Speos Photographic Institute. She was captivated immediately by the architecture, the culture and all the hidden delights that the city has to offer. Catherine's wide variety of photographic interest is fueled by the Parisian backdrop, providing scope for capturing beautiful detail but also images of romantic couples, individuals and families visiting Paris.

Cities Served: Paris

Experiences Delivered:
Photo Tours, Portraits

Special Interests:
Engagements, iPhoneography

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Brian Jannsen, Visiting Photographer

Brian Jannsen

Born and raised in Oregon (USA), Brian learned early how to visualize nature's beauty through the lens. Now a seasoned veteran of travel and landscape photography, the world is his studio. But it is in Paris and London that Brian feels the bond between City and Photographer, with compelling scenes around every corner that turn magical at night. When not beside his tripod waiting for the light, Brian pursues his other passion of mentoring photographers in their creative journey.

Cities Served: Paris & London

Experiences Delivered:
Photo Tours

Special Interests:
Fine art, night photography

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Nadia Gric, Photographer and Client Care

Nadia Gric

Originally from Lithuania, Nadia now calls Paris home. She is passionate about the visual aspect of life as well as about the personalities she meets along the way. Her background in intellectual property law helps her to be creative but organized, devoted but structured. In portraits, she believes in spontaneity and personality. Living in the heart of Paris, Nadia never stops exploring the City of Light through her camera and readily shares her knowledge and passion for photography.

Cities Served: Paris

Experiences Delivered:
Photo Tours, Portrait Sessions

Special Interests:
Street photography, portraiture

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Join our team

We are always interested in hearing from photographers that would like to join our team. If you are a photographer currently living in Paris or London, or in another photogenic European city that our clients might visit, find out more about our growing network of partner photographers.

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