Tuesday, 30 March 2010


On my recent photowalk I went to the area in London called Wapping, famous for its old stairs leading to the Themes and the remains of the Execution Dock. I enjoyed peace and quiet of wapping. It's quite a nice place to be if you are in the city and want a bit of relaxing time at the little harbour having a cup of coffee or just watching boats. I think it's a great spot for photoshoots as well. It offers you urban feel as well as cobbled streets and old brick walls! You can read more about Wapping here. Below are a few photos I got on the day:

Friday, 26 March 2010


It's gonna be 2 years on Sunday. 2 years since we've said "I do" and commited our lives to each other. 2 years sounds like ages ago, but it feels like only weeks have passed. Mad. These 2 years have been the best years of my life (our life - I'm gonna say for my husband as well))) and I hope there are more to come yet. These 2 years were filled with laughter and joy, discoveries, travels, quiet minutes and loud minutes, hugs and kisses and love... and it just feels like there is so much more to it. The feeling of sharing your best moments and worst moments with the most important person to you is incredible. Those good warm memories and experiences shared between two people in the world of their own are the best things we have in life. So, don't waste your precious time on silly fighting and not talking and stuff like that. Love each other, treasure each other and care about each other every single minute!
Alright, alright, enough of happy tears, below are us! Taken with a point and shoot, so don't hate! )))

P.S. In reality I'm totally beautiful and absolutely totally normal :-), so don't be afraid to book me as your wedding or family photographer!

Monday, 22 March 2010


I haven't yet posted any of the pictures of me shooting people (no wonder, who would?!))... with my camera. Here is the only behind the scenes image that I have from a last year's wedding. I hope to get a video this year, like a short film about who I am and what I do, and how I do it. I will definitely share it with you as soon as it's done, but for now here I am:

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Couple of days ago I've decided that it's enough and decided to go into the city. Enough, because I stayed in the house for the last 2 weeks... This fact doesn't make me proud of myself, cause being in London and staying in if you don't really have any work to do - is a sin. So, I grabbed my camera and went out. Because I'm new to the city, I'm mostly staying on a common track and only occasionaly turning into an odd street. But I promise I'll get off the beaten path soon! I went along the Thames, crossed Tower Bridge and went into the direction of The Gherkin (which I think is a weird name for that buiding). I was surprised how quiet it was once I got away from the main street. I wouldn't expect to see narrow, sort of comfy little streets with churches and little cafes and pubs and jewellery shops. To me it looked like they have a life of their own despite being surrounded by massive concrete and glass office world. Below are some urban shots of London (well, a wee tiny bit of it):

Thursday, 11 March 2010


Couple of weeks ago I was asked to restore some old photographs. I must say I looove old photographs! I love to just hold them or look at them even though I might not even know people I'm looking at. There is just something about them that attracts me, some mystery maybe. I'm asking myself, who were those people? How did they live? What kinda world did they live in? We all know history, but knowing it is one thing, to live through it is another. I remember my grandmother used to show me old photos every time we were coming over to visit her. They were dating back to 1910 and 1920 (OMG, I've just realized it's like a century ago!). It fascinates me now, even thinking about it! And I'm also thinking about the way photography has transformed and developed since then. But despite that, the core of it is still the same. We are taking pictures of our loved ones because we want to remember them the way they are. We want to freeze a particular moment in time, because looking back at it will bring a smile to our faces. Mum wants to capture smiles of her baby. Grandchildren want to take a photo of their grandfather sittting in a chair and smoking a pipe. Moments of our lives captured on a camera are timeless. And a photograph is priceless, because it's not a paper, it's our life...

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


This year I'm shoooting two destination weddings which I'm very excited about. The first one will be in Russia in summer time and I'll be travelling to Crete for the second one. I soooo cant's wait! When I meet the couple and I know that I'm going to be their photographer - it's one of the best feelings ever! If the bride and groom are as excited as I am, we all get involved! We start to share ideas about how to make their wedding unusual and how to incorporate photography into it. I usually don't sleep the night after the meeting, cause I start to see pictures in my head, how I want the couple to look in the best possible light, what's the best location to take them to, that will sorta reflect their personalities, I imagine the whole process in my head! I can't wait to share the images with you after! Below are two photos from the last year's wedding. Enjoy and I'll talk to you later! )))

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


Sooo, I've totally abandoned my blog in the last month... Every day I felt bad about not writing anything, but I was in the process of moving to UK and every day I thought "ah, I'll start posting again when I'll be settled" and stuff like that. Even if I had nothing to do during any particular day, I had a feeling that I'm going somewhere and if I'll start writing then I'll have to leave it and finish when I arrive to the point of my destination which was London. So, here I am! Hello big city lights! There have been a lot of changes in my life recently indeed. I moved to London together with my husband. We had been apart for 4 weeks and it was really-really hard. We missed simple things about each other like holding hands when going for a walk, talking about everything and anything, sleeping on each other's laps in airports and so much more. In the last month I probably travelled for about 10000 miles. And I did a lot of waiting... Waiting to see my love again, waiting in the airports, waiting in the train stations, waiting for buses and cars, waiting for letters, waiting to see my family and friends, agh! I think the photo below describes my state of mind in the last month. Anyways, I'm glad to be finally settled now, I'm very excited to be in London and I cant wait to do all sort of exciting things! I'll be posting updates about my London journey together with photo-reports!