I am a wedding and portrait photographer, capturing life's little moments of growth and milestones. I consider myself very fortunate to do what I love the most and be able to work with couples and families. I like to freeze every precious moment, capture feelings, and tell different stories honestly and authentically.
I am a professional designer. I know how to combine colors, build the composition, and edit photographs. Having specialized in Web and Commercial design gave me important knowledge that helped me become a good photographer today. This is also the reason why I love decorating, for each photo session I incorporate small details that create a special aesthetic, making pictures more vivid and precious.
• Originally from Ukraine, but has lived in Northern Virginia since 2012.
• I am optimistic and adventurous and happy to travel anywhere to photograph your family's milestones and make you relive them in years.
• I am a mother of two handsome twin boys and a beautiful little girl.
• I love trying new things, travel, fashion, and all things design.
The wedding is a beginning of the story, your story, and it is filled with traditions, as well as reflects your individuality, this special “something”, making you a couple, a new-to-be family. I do believe the key moments should be captures, preserved and carefully collected, so you can look at the pictures and remember the happiest day of your life.
However, the wedding day is not just the story of bride and groom though they are the key figures. There are always thousands of little stories and pieces of the picture behind the Big Events. I consider them to be an important part in the day flow. I can tell from experience that the tiny moments in-between are the fiber, making the relationships the way they are. And catching them is real art. The art that I have mastered.
Just be yourself, and we will do the rest
like from the cover of the magazine
capturing the moment
as it is
Engagement sessions are included in all our wedding packages. Although it’s optional, it makes a big difference in working with couples who see me the first time or the second time. During the engagement session, a couple can experience how I work, see the results of my work, and what is most important we will switch from being strangers to being friends. And when I come to their wedding as a friend, they feel much more comfortable and more relaxed.
The hardest challenge for a family photographer is to make a man smile naturally. One trick I do is asking men to say “Whiskey” instead of “Smile”. A genuine smile will appear on their face even if they don’t drink alcohol.
During a wedding session, I always try to reduce the amount of stress for the newlyweds by becoming their friend to lean on. It’s common that I help a groom to tie a bowtie, or fix the bride’s hair and makeup. Once I even managed to save a wedding cake.