Today I am happy to share images from a shoot I have done back in April with beautiful Lauren, make-up and hair artist Vickie Ellis and stylist Aisha. I did this shoot because I needed some inspiration ahead of the wedding season. I wanted to bring interesting ideas to my clients and explore natural and simple elements that can be incorporated into a portrait session or a bridal shoot. I believe that the most beautiful ideas come from nature and I have reached deep into my portfolio for images that incorporate warm floral hues and natural tones. Paired with the portraits, they highlight Lauren's beauty and make for simple, natural and minimal aesthetic. I hope you like them and would love to know what you think.Read More
There is so much to say about this family but I feel that if I gush about them, you will surely think I am exaggerating and there is no way they are for real! Esther and Brandon are such beautiful, caring, strong, amazing family and I am grateful they let me in to photograph their new baby Jacob.
I have yet to meet a two-week old with more personality – his little sleep smiles, the way his deep blue eyes open up to the world, or the way he extends one of his tiny hands up over his head and gives a little fist bump. All perfect. We tried few styling poses but at the end my favourite images are the most natural. They capture the little things and expressions that are unique to him. Perhaps when he grows up, the parents will look at these portraits and say something like... look, you still make that expression sometimes! And this is what I love about portraiture – finding best ways to capture unique little things about a subject in front of me, no matter what their age it.Read More
Two words - dream session! I've known Esther and Brandon for two years and this is our second Family Shoot. They are such a team together and I am grateful that they have hired me to document their growing familyRead More
Oh, lovely Windy City! Chicago is an amazing place to live in for many reasons but weather is not one of them. Summer warmth is something Chicagoans are not spoiled by. This is why balmy afternoon like this one was such a great time for a family photoshoot. We went to Lincoln Park to play, run around, chase birds and beautiful Haley got to go to the zoo afterwards
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I am happy to share images from a beautiful summer wedding of Dasha and Nemik. They got married in Chicago in Lincoln Park Conservatory surrounded by their family and friendsRead More
The golden afternoon sun shines warmly as Chris is waiting for his Bride to join him in the beautiful garden on his family’s Lake House. Serious goose bumps and misty eyes afflict all guests as striking and slender bride is led down the aisle by her Father. Sounds or harp are intertwined with the sounds of the Lake in a beautiful melody that accompanies their very special Orthodox ceremony.
I was a second photographer at Chris and Galina’s wedding and all images are shot on by beloved Fuji 400 filmRead More
Kostya & Aliya Family shootRead More
5 girls traveling to Miami Beach for a Bachelorette Party? You bet this will be a weekend to remember!
We could not have asked for a better time weather-wise – gentle ocean, sunshine each day and those perfect warm nights meant for a barefoot walk back to the hotel, heels-in-hands, after a night of dancing. We sampled delicious Cuban flavors in the beachside cafes, spent afternoons sun tanning, enjoyed elaborate Lincoln Street cuisine, drank martinis and danced the nights away in “Miami-vice- inspired” red-velvet-ropes clubs only to wake up just before noon to the sound of the waves and start all over again. Five girls in Miami means quality hours of uninterrupted girl talk, delicious margaritas and hard work on that tan.Read More