My name is is Ausra and I am a portrait photographer based on the edge of Galway city, I specialise in newborn, kids and family photography. I capture beautiful, warm, natural looking images focusing on people and their relationships with each other.
Originally from Lithuania, I came to Ireland 15 years ago and I fell in love with this beautiful country and its warm, genuine and welcoming people. I met my husband Joe, here, who has been very supportive in setting up my business. I wouldn’t be here without him.
I wasn’t always a photographer, in my early years I worked in hospitality, retail and then progressed my career in banking and financial services. My most recent roles were in team leadership and people management which helped me acquire strong communication and customer care skills.
I developed a strong passion for photography at a very young age. I got my first DSLR camera in 2010 and have been learning and practicing photography since. I started specialising in newborn photography in 2018 when I got pregnant with my daughter Leya. Luckily a lot of my friends were having babies in around the same time which gave me an opportunity to practice and learn. With each photo session I learnt something new and improved on my skills. Newborn babies are all very different and unpredictable so every photo session is exciting, different and unique.
Over the past few years I have invested a lot of time and capital into my professional development. I spent a number of late nights studying tutorials that I purchased from the best newborn and family photographers in the world. I have attended live workshops and consulted with fellow newborn photographers in Ireland. The thing that I love the most about photography is that there is always something new to learn and improve on.
My home studio is set up for newborn, portrait and family photography. As a mum I know how precious your new baby is and baby safety is my No1 priority. I ensure that my studio is clean and all backdrops and props are cleaned and disinfected before and after every session. My props and fabrics are all top quality and made from natural materials (cotton, wool, wood etc). I only use poses that are safe and comfortable for your baby.
I favour neutral colour backdrops and tasteful minimalist props to create cute but timeless images maintaining the focus on your baby. I have developed a style which allows me to capture your baby in the most natural way.
I am currently working on a new studio space.
Outdoor family photography sessions are some of my favourite. They are all so different and unique as I customise them to suit each family. You can pick a location that is convenient to you and I will come over and capture your family. My outdoor sessions are relaxing and fun. It’s like going to a park, a forest or a beach with your family just I come along and take beautiful images of you enjoying the outdoors.