Hi! I’m Oksana, a photographer and an ordinary person, sometimes down-to-earth and sometimes pretty offbeat, but always a strong believer in love and in happiness. And these are not just beautiful words for me. Building life together, having a family, these are the huge commitments which need a strong base: love and respect, ... and ability to laugh together. And you have it all. Thus you are my heroes!
I consider myself a lucky person, as I truly love what I do and the people around me! My husband is my very best friend to whom I’ve been married for as long as I can remember. We have two gorgeous daughters who sometimes turn into cheeky monsters and bring a lot of joy and chaos into our lives every single day.
Here are a few more facts about me. I got my PhD in Physics in 2004. And yes, I am only telling you this because it sounds cool. And compared to it, working with different kinds of boring manuals on photography equipment is almost enjoyable! I studied photography in Amsterdam, and it was truly the best place to learn to be creative, enhanced by visits to local pubs and museums. Then in 2013 I moved to Edinburgh, where my love for wedding photography flourished. While managing to notably enrich my knowledge of local booze, I discovered that my soul thirsts for a real adventure in Bonnie Scotland accompanied by a cold, muddy, windy, rainy swirl of happiness. Even moving to The Netherlands in 2019 has not stopped me from coming back monthly and photographing the vivid energy of Scottish weddings!
I try to create as much diversity in my work as possible. There are many romantic and magical places, where photography brings out the essence of love between two people: the wild landscapes, historical places, urban cityscapes, and rustic countryside. You’ll be surprised where you could end up with me as your photographer! Pick one, trust me, and be ready to follow. Bring a spirit of adventure and experience a twist to your engagement photo session or wedding day. Imagine this: trying to navigate yourselves through a field of flowers chuckling to one another as you take another wrong turn, laughing as a gust of wind makes you both nearly splash into a lake, running along the beach with the rhythm of the sand beneath your feet and the cool sea breeze caressing your face, chasing the sunset and bring tranquility to your heart.
I shoot weddings because it is my way of living. I like people, emotions and people in love. The most important part of my work on every wedding is to make everyone around me happy! All I want is you to see how amazing you are together, to show the true you with all your emotions and beauty. And no matter how many weddings I shoot, they still make me cry tears of happiness.
The most treasured pictures are not mine. These are old family pictures: the ones with my mum and my grand-parents. It is all that is left for me now. I love my parents' wedding pictures. Probably because they look so young, happy and a bit shy in these candid photos from the past. And because their whole life together had not yet been written. It makes me smile with tears. My mum was a strong-willed person, always helping us and others, passionate, intelligent and amazingly beautiful too. She fell ill quite young and after that their life together was not the same. Still, I know very well that she and my dad were happy and in love. As love is a beautiful gift, it is our treasure and our miracle.