Why I Love Weddings:
I have been passionate about photography for as long as I can remember. I find the opportunity to present beauty through a camera lens really magical. What I love most about weddings is that I am able to discover a beautiful love story every time I look at a bride, groom and all of their loved ones. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to document these memories and moments through my camera lens. I love to take photos of weddings because I am able to capture one of the most beautiful moments life has to offer.
A Little Bit About Myself:
I grew up in Russia with my family. One of my fondest moments growing up was that my grandfather owned a film camera and photographic enlarger. Through my experiences with my grandfather I fell in love with photography. I am a big believer that you shouldn't have to pick between work and pleasure and you should always follow your heart. My heart just so happens to be with photography. Besides photography, I love to walk and admire beautiful architecture and nature. I also enjoy collecting gemstones in my spare time.
Most Memorable Wedding Moment:
At one of the many weddings I have shot there was a bride’s mother and father who had not been speaking for the last 15 years. I knew it was very serious because I was asked not make them stand next to one another in group photos. At the end of the night I simply could not believe my eyes. When everyone was dancing the brides father asked her mother to dance and she said yes. I watched them as they moved to the sound of the music with tears in their eyes. This moment was so intimate, special and fragile that I remembered it forever. The bride later told me that her parents had danced to that same song together on their wedding day.
I encapsulate a vast variety of styles to give uniqueness to each moment that is captured. I like combining documentary style with traditional/staged style to capture precious emotions and also fashionably staged pictures. I like to use a telephoto lens to get cinematic bokeh and to be more invisible for the photojournalistic shots.