Yes, we photograph families!

In 2007, Vitaliy and I decided we wanted to try starting a photography business together. We had no idea where to even begin. We chose to offer our services for free for one month and try to book as many sessions as possible within that time frame. We figured it would give us the experience we needed while also helping us build our portfolio.

News traveled quickly and we were overwhelmed by the response. After a couple years photographing families, we really wanted to give weddings a shot. Once again, we offered our services for free to get our foot in the door and built the wedding side of our business up from there. We enjoyed weddings so much that we stopped photographing families for a season.

And then we had our first baby. Immediately, we had a passion to get back into family photography. However, by this point, we had mainly branded ourselves as wedding photographers. Practically speaking, it was like starting back at square one. That first baby of ours is now almost three and we also have a second daughter. But people are still asking me if we photograph families!

Yes, we photograph families! We are equally passionate about photographing families as we are about photographing weddings. Both hold such tremendous value to our clients. But understandably, becoming parents has drastically changed the way we approach family photography. It is now so much closer to our hearts! And we are better equipped to serve our clients. We know how valuable capturing these moments are, but we also understand how stressful it can be to make it happen with little ones.

We can’t wait to serve your family through photography! Find out more about the heart behind what we do by clicking on the video below. We hope you enjoy!


Happy Birthday Vitaliy!

Vitaliy and I just celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary a few weeks ago. August is always a big month for us.

I didn’t blog about the anniversary because I was too busy enjoying it. My time feels so sacred to me these days. I definitely feel more eager to be present then ever before. I wanted to be away from my phone, my computer and my sweet Rose so I could be fully present with Vitaliy and celebrate this milestone of ours. It was an amazing time!

I still remember the first time I met Vitaliy. There are still core aspects of that boy I met in the school cafeteria. He’s still as thoughtful as those early days, always going out of his way to care for me. But there are elements of him, possibly there all along, that I’m only now discovering. Or perhaps, he’s only recently developed. Things like his need for change, his master-chef skills, and his inability to do two things at once.

He is the most interesting person I know. I often feel like I fail at investing in my friendships because there’s nobody I like hanging out with more than him. I don’t just enjoy him, but I admire him. Anyone that can keep a girl like me happy and grateful every day is someone special.

Vitaliy, we are into our second decade together and there is never a dull moment in this life shared with you. Getting to celebrate another year of your life feels more like a celebration for Rose and I than you. We’re the ones blessed each day with you on this earth. Your dedication and service to this family truly makes me believe you’re super human. I say this every year, but I’m not really joking, I hope to be just like you when I grow up. Happy Birthday to my Ukrainian! I love you…MORE!