In all my years, ever since I was a child, I do not recall dreaming of or imagining I would become a photographer. I wasn't artistic, I didn't know how to draw and the only thing I was ever good at was playing with barbies & building doll houses with my sisters & Cousins!
After marring my best friend in 2011, I was sorting our documents and boxes (of endless item it seemed) I came across the explanation behind it all - a sheet of paper from Elementary school. As I reviewed it, I got goose bumps, a warm feeling inside and the biggest grin on my face. It was meant to be, even though I do not recall, but the little girl inside of me always knew I wanted to be a Photographer. That little girl, in the fifth grade, during a"When I Grow Up" project presented her future dreams to either- A. be a Nurse or B. a Photographer. Well folks here we are, I am not a nurse, but I am a PHOTOGRAPHER. It took all those years to figure out that it was always meant to be!
I purchased my first Camera on a whim after a few friends from across the country encouraged me to try it out (I grew up in Massachusetts). I gave myself one month to save up, and with a little help from my parents I purchased my first ever professional camera. (this was in 2009 -Two years prior us getting married and finding that paper)
I taught myself everything I know today. I watched countless hours worth of tutorials, reviews, read and subscribed to numerous blogs and Photog newsletters. It took a while for me to get comfortable with my style and learn my way around the Camera and as stressful as it was at times I pulled through and I'm happy to say it was all thanks to my Savior.
With little experience, no training and a whole lot of heart, I set out to realize the dreams of that little girl, to become a photographer.
It's been a fun & wild run and I wouldn't change anything about it! I was born In Russia, moved to America at the age of 3 with my family, Grew up in Massachusetts, Met and Married my Life Partner, my God-sent husband Petr in Spokane, WA and we moved our life to discover and explore beautiful Boise Idaho.
Today, I am a Natural Light Wedding & Portrait Photographer.
I am available for travel Worldwide. I have shot numerous weddings, engagements, maternity, senior sessions, etc! You get the point I'm sure.
I do everything in my power to ensure your wedding day, your love story, life & family experiences are etched into your hearts as the best moments and memories of your lives. I'd be honored to be part of your story, feel free to visit my website or simply email me for more information!