Meet Michelle


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Hello! I am the face behind Paper Planes Photography. I am based on the Gold Coast but am available to travel. I love seeing new places. Photography is more than just taking photos for me. My camera is an extension of who I am. It’s a tool that helps me bring to life the creativity that stirs in my soul. The people I get to meet are more than just clients. Behind every image of a person is a story, a journey, hopes, dreams, heartaches, a life being lived. Completing a Bachelor of Photography (Photojournalism Major) taught me this. I learnt about story telling through photography and realised what an incredibly powerful visual language it really is. I am very passionate about people and when I get to photograph people it becomes more of a collaboration between us both to make a really beautiful image!

Michelle Antoneemootoo 



I have had the absolute privilege of being photographed by Michelle not just once, but twice! My family and I had a beautiful photo shoot on a quiet beach and when we got our photos from Michelle, we were so happy with what she captured – and that was simply our family being US! Michelle captured the silly moments, the stupid moments and everything in-between, and then put her unique, special touch on each photo. Michelle also photographed the day I never thought would come…my graduation! I was beyond stoked with the photos I received. Michelle’s passion for what she does is inspiring and I know Paper Planes Photography will continue to flourish!

–David & Alexandra
‘Paper Planes Photography’ came into our wedding planning scope with very high recommendations from a number of friends –  hopes that were met and exceeded in both our Engagement and Wedding shoots. From our first meeting, Michelle Antoneemootoo was incredibly reassuring and efficient in helping us prepare for one of the biggest days of our lives.  The result was art – photos that invited the viewer into our moment. We are loving showing off our wedding album and seeing people moved to tears with the emotion captured on our day.  The hardest part now is trying to narrow down which of our photos we want to frame! I would definitely love to work with her again and recommend her to everyone!

–Andy & Sonya 
Michelle is a highly professional, insightful and calm photographer who went above and beyond for our anniversary photographs. Her patient and encouraging demeanour made the occasion relaxing and enjoyable, and her exceptional talent produced results that far exceeded our expectations. We are so grateful that we had our photographs produced through Michelle and we would have no hesitation recommending her services to anyone.