Boys Run Free – Centennial Park

I absolutely love Centennial park in Sydney – it provides limitless fun for kids of all ages :) Not to mention the park has got sooo many gorgeous spots for photos! Here is my […]

Balmoral Sunny Spring Wedding

Sarah and Ron’s wedding day took place on a warm sunny day at Balmoral beach. The air was filled with spring blossoms, children’s laughter and splashes.

Sarah and Ron chose to have an intimate wedding […]

Beach Session with Gorgeous Family of Five

Yesterday I spent a sunny winter afternoon at Bronte beach photographing a crazy beautiful family of five. Natasha and Kostya have been together for 17 years and are lots of fun to be around! […]

Wintery Lifestyle Newborn Session

What do you do when your mum comes to so Sydney all the way from Canada to see her grandchild for the first time? That’s right, you call a photographer to capture these precious […]

In Home Maternity Photosession

In-home lifestyle sessions are truly my favourite. Our homes reflect our personalities and are filled with objects dear to our heart. What other place in the world could be better to create meaningful lifelong […]

Rise and Shine Mother’s Day Sessions 2017

MOTHER’S DAY special for those who love cuddles and bed hair! Celebrate motherhood by documenting the best moments with your little ones. Every mother should have photos like these <3 Get it done while they’re […]

Boho Garden Baby Shower

The baby shower for stunning Marcia Leone, founder of NOT SO MUMSY was nothing short of magic. Marcia’s expecting her second baby in just a few weeks and wanted to have an intimate yet beautiful celebration […]

Karina & Sahil Wedding at Ripples, Chowder Bay

Sydney and its suburbs are a true goldmine for wedding photographers. Concentration of beautiful beaches, luscious greenery, cozy streets and cafes are second to none. I feel very lucky to work in Sydney as […]

Country Engagement Party in Sydney

It was one of the most fun and beautiful engagements parties I’ve shot in Sydney. Gorgeous venue – Gledswood Homestead and Winery was a perfect location for this country engagement party. Hiding from the […]

Disco Birthday Party

I can’t even begin to describe how fun this party was! Styled and organised by Jo Kalivas Events and Styling this Disco party was an explosion of colour, music and awesome mood!

Morning Sunshine

“The sun rises and a bear and cub begin their day together…” Amelia Hepworth ‘I love you to the moon and back’.

Engagement Party at Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens – is a perfect spot for a celebration! Iconic views of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge; blooming trees and flower beds; open grassy spaces;  unique cactus garden and dreamy […]

Winter Mood Family Session in Centennial Park

Centennial park is always gorgeous, but especially on one of those winter days, when the air is crisp, the sky is blue and the sunset is golden and quiet.

This little gorgeous family was so […]

Cozy Winter Session in Sydney

This lifestyle session is all about coziness. The day of the session was Maria’s 31st birthday and we were planning a family session in the golden leaves of Centennial park. However, it happened to […]

Sunshine in My Pocket

The most wonderful part of my job as a professional photographer is not actually taking pictures of people, it is listening to their stories. Every single person I’ve met in my life taught me […]

Childhood Friends

Noosa main beach is a magical setting for any photoshoot. I feel warm and fuzzy and a little bit sad looking at these photos. They make miss my old friends and worry-free times I long for […]

Commercial Photography for Chapman Yacht Management

It was an exciting assignment to do photography for Chapman Yacht Management - Australia’s leading, full-service yacht management facility. These guys are a group of professionals, who specialise in a fully integrated service for yacht owners. It was […]

Intimate Portrait Photography

These intimate portraits are a celebration of a woman’s body and soul. It was such a special experience capturing such intimate moments for this stunning mum of 2 (yup, you heard it right). “Me […]

Dunbar House Wedding – Mila and Alex

Here are some shots of a very elegant wedding and Dunbar House I had a pleasure to photograph last weekend. I consider it to be a winning combination, when the bride has got an […]

Sunrise Maternity Session at Bronte Beach

This maternity session at my favourite Sydney suburb, Bronte, is absolutely perfect. I think maternity sessions and sunrise go hand in hand. Sunrise is symbolic for a pregnant woman, and most importantly an early […]

Anisa’s Carnival – Birthday Party in Sydney

I’ve worked as a family and wedding photographer in Sydney for the last three years, photographing different types of private and corporate events; and I must admit that Joanne’s parties are the most exciting […]

Zoia and Cameron – Taronga Zoo Wedding

There are many reasons why Zoia and Cameron’s wedding was simply awesome. Firstly, their 1-year old son was wearing his dad’s kilt and was the ring carrier for his parent’s big day! Secondly, all the gorgeous animals we encountered during […]

The Camping Diaries

Bronte Sunrise – Diana & Alex

Bronte beach is one of the prettiest beaches in Sydney in my opinion. It was so worth it getting up at 5.30 to greet the day with  beautiful sunrise and two people in love.



Spring time in Vaucluse

This magical family shoot during jacaranda season in Sydney was one of my favourites in 2015. Here are just a few photos before I reveal the full session. 

Anna & Max – Dunbar House Wedding

A preview of a stunning wedding I had an honour to photograph last Friday in Dunbar House, Watsons bay.




Christmas Mini-sessions 2015

***It’s time to think about Christmas!***

Book yourself a minisession or purchase a Gift Certificate for your loved ones to celebrate the end of 2015!

Only 6 spots available on Saturday Nov 28th and Sunday December […]

Loving Family at Balmoral Beach

Little Alexander turned one and it was a great occasion to take fun family pictures at one of the most beautiful beaches in Sydney!

Lifestyle Family Session – A Day in Coogee

This shoot is my recent favourite because it is about the beauty of everyday moments. Australia is a temporarily home for Irina, Joe and Jack. Little Jack is growing so quickly and is learning something […]

Planet Crimea

Spectacular views of the Crimean peninsula and two people in love make my heart smile..

Diana & Alex – Centennial Parklands

What a great idea to celebrate your first year wedding anniversary with a photo-session! We wondered into the woods of gorgeous Centennial park to document this day. Congratulations Diana and Alex! May your love for […]

Little Autumn Princess

This adorable 4-months old beauty had to be ‘kidnapped’ to take these pictures :) This photoshoot was a surprise for mum and dad organised by Sophia’s sweet and caring nanny.

I hope the prints will be […]

Vintage Maternity Session in Centennial Park

This was one of the most beautiful maternity sessions I’ve done! Racheal was absolutely stunning at almost 38 weeks pregnant and her little girl Valentina is a pure angel.

Racheal was my dream client. Easygoing […]

Aydin’s Native American Themed Party

Organised by Joanne Kalivas, a loving mother and a brilliant organiser with immaculate taste and attention to details, Aydin’s 2nd Birthday Party was a dream to witness and document.

Even though the party was interrupted […]

May All Your Troubles Be Bubbles

Blowing bubbles is like seeing magic happening right in front of your eyes – the forgotten feeling of innocence and childhood. I think the world would be a better place if everyone had their own bottle […]

Family is My Anchor

I love off season beaches! Gentle sun, no people, silky sand and lots of salty kisses  - all the happy ingredients were present at Narrabeen beach on that beautiful afternoon. I feel very lucky to […]

Peace Within Yourself

All Sydneysiders remember the Sydney hail storm last weekend. These shots were taken minutes and some of them seconds before it hit Sydney. I watch the dark skies, hear the thunder, then look at Jen and see how […]

Walking on the Milky Way

Autumn is magical. There are myriads of starts falling off the trees: orange, yellow, red and brown. Two hour drive from Sydney to Mount Wilson and we found ourselves in a different galaxy.

Summer Splashes – The Importance of Personal Work

Monday, April 20th

Today is a cold, miserable and rainy day in Sydney and I really miss summer and my 5 minute project. I am flicking through the pictures of my son and smiling. In these pictures I […]

Cheryl and David Wedding – Elizabeth Bay House

Cheryl and David’s wedding day started with rain and traditional Japanese tea ceremony and ended with blue skies against a stunning Elizabeth bay house ceremony!





Storms don’t last forever

This photosession was basically a miracle. We finished seconds away from a massive storm unleasing upon Sydney. But no rain or gloomy skies could  overshadow the inner radiance of this beautiful family. I think pictures speak […]

5 Minute Project. Day 12

Today is day 12 of my personal 5 minute project, where I show my everyday life, my family and my travels. I am  already proud of myself because I am notoriously bad with projects […]

Simple Family Love

Every family I photograph teaches me something. Through the lens of my camera I learn big lessons of love and parenting. I am very thankful to each and every family for sharing and trusting me […]

Photography Tips – Travel Photography. Captivating Tasmania

Traveling and photography becomes more and more affordable these days. Billions of pictures are taken and shared every day. So, how do you make sure that your pictures are going to tell a story […]

Taste of Ice-cream on One Summer Afternoon

I am excited to announce that together with my fellow photographers I’ve started a 5-minute project. Through a small 5-minute window you’ll see bits and pieces of my world: my family, my travels, everyday […]

Photography Tips – How to Dress for Couples/Family Shoot

Every time I have a shoot I do my best to make my clients look and feel wonderful in front of my camera. Prior to the actual shoot I send simple guidelines on how […]

When Home is Your Favourite Place to Be

I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to the new home of my fellow photographer and amazing woman Natalia. She wanted to have family pictures in the comfort of their new home. And oh […]

Our greatest strength lies in our tenderness

This magical family radiated calmness, gentleness and tranquility. It was enchanting to watch how tender they were with each other. These three were truly one and it seemed like they communicated without words. This […]

The Great Family of Five

I believe that true beauty is harmony. By watching this family – the looks they gave each other, the little gestures, jokes and smiles they exchanged during the photoshoot; made me think they are […]

Elena and Con

This was one of the shortest but warmest and most emotional weddings I ever photographed! This amazing family gave me chills from the love they were emanating. What I really liked about that day […]

Julia and Andreas

Julia and Andreas’ Wedding
I’ve known Julia since my first year in university, so I was honoured when she asked me to capture her special day. Like many people today, Julia found love outside the borders of her home country Ukraine. As is traditional for military men, Andreas married Julia in his decorated uniform. […]

Friday Photography Tips – Children’s Photography. Little Bodhi and Colour Splash

I am launching my Friday Photography Tips where I am going to share my experience, knowledge and thoughts. Today I am going to share Three Tips and illustrate them with an adorable photoshoot I did recently in Bronte. Feel free to leave comments, ask questions and share your thoughts.


Indian Summer Family Session

In Australia autumn is not an excuse not to go to the beach.  It’s been exceptionally warm in May in Sydney – beautiful Indian Summer!
Nadya wanted to take pictures with her kids before she departed […]

The Ocean Seen From The Sky

I close my eyes and can only hear the sound of the sea. The waves beat hardly with all their strength on the rocks. I lie protected in a small, round rock formation. It’s […]

Autumn Family Session in Melbourne

A gorgeous family of travellers and happiness seekers, who this time happened to be in Melbourne at the same time as me. :) Their children and true wunderkinds, who already speak three languages: Chinese, […]

Farewell to Summer

Volkswagen Kombi is an international icon known as the “hippie van”. However it is not just a car; its unique look has thousands of fans around the world and has its own spirit, culture […]

Tree Dance

Australia is a Wonderland to me! I can’t stop repeating how amazing the nature is here.. I thank Sarah and Zinnia, who helped me to put this fairy tale together. I’d like to say a few words about Zinnia, who has had very busy and successful times lately. […]

Soul Meets Body

This was the first time I travelled inland of Australia. We drove for around 150 kilometres from Sydney and reached this serene gorgeous property in Southern Highlands, NSW.  And I must tell you, it turned […]

Vintage Wedding

Tanya and Lesha were one of the most sophisticated couples I’ve ever met. They were fun and delicate, tasteful and joyful. I felt like a guest at the wedding. […]

The Female Warrior

Australia is known for its fierce and devastating bush fires.  One happened a few months ago in an incredibly beautiful National Park at Palm Beach. Once I saw the landscape I was astounded by the destructive power of the flames and the dark beauty of it. […]

Near Light

It is truly a small world – Dasha and I met in Sydney just a few weeks ago, although we both had been living in Kiev for years. We know the same people and speak the same language, but got to know each other on the opposite side of the world! […]

Suitcase Baby

What a pleasure it was to shoot this little angel. She was all smiles and excitement for the whole session. One of my favourite things about this shoot was the effort her parents went to in organising all the decorations and costumes for her. […]

Fields of Gold

I remember this shoot was all about senses and feelings. As we approached the location we all thought that we would be caught in the rain. Grey pastel sky, gusts of wind, whispers in the trees, smell of the sea and dry grass – it was magically quiet and peaceful. […]

Little Pumpkin Head

This is what happens when dad is at work, and mum and son are left on their own :) Set in our little home studio, this autumn and Halloween inspired photo shoot was fun for both the model and the photographer! […]

My first post about Sydney

Sydney became my new home not long ago. There is still so much to explore in the city and its surroundings. Every single day is full of something new and wonderful for me. Every time I go outside I am bound to see something beautiful. The trees, terrace houses, gorgeous tropical flowers, cozy cafes, friendly people and of course the beaches – everything excites me.I want to say to all the people who live here to appreciate your home. […]

Sunset Boating

Katya’s Sunset Boating photo session took place on a quiet part of the Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine. This was not my first portrait shoot with Katya, but was definitely one to remember as the sun set orange and purple on the horizon. Summers in Kiev are magical around this time of the day. […]

Orange Love

Meanwhile on the other side of the Earth it’s Autumn. And I must tell you, I can smell the withered leaves and damp air from here. I can see golden and bright but barely warm sun rays descending through twisted and half naked tree tops. Autumn is filled with mystery, nostalgia and hope for soon coming summer. […]