I have three passions in life
I love being a mom to my son, Kolya. And I am convinced my husband Paul is the best out there (but I’m biased, of course!).
I love to travel and immerse myself in other cultures. Seeing how the rest of the world lives, eats and enjoys life helps broaden my tolerance, gives me a chance to practice a variety of languages, and increases my appreciation for this diverse and beautiful planet we call home.
It all started when I moved to Paris in 1999. I wanted to capture my time there: the city, my friends and my travels throughout France and Europe.
After I got married and had Kolya, photography became even more important to me. It was a way to document every moment Paul and I had with our little boy. Also, because both our families live abroad, photography let me share Kolya’s progress with his grandparents, aunts and uncles who couldn’t see him on a regular basis.
Soon after we moved to the U.S., I began taking photography classes as a hobby. And then my friends started asking me to take their family photos. The decision to become a professional photographer seemed a natural next step. Now after 15 years, I consider myself very lucky to do something that doesn’t feel like work. I’m passionate about photography and creating beautiful images for my clients who live all over the San Francisco Bay Area.