I’m a photographer, a website designer, a blogger, I love blueberries (there’s an embarrassing video out there of my best friend and I competing in our own backyard blueberry eating contest – I won), and I live in a van. I bought my first van in September of 2018 from a slightly suspicious listing on Craigslist, but thankfully it turned out to be the best decision of my lifetime and not a Lifetime movie about stranger danger. I spent the next few months building it into my little home/work space, and while I upgraded to a more mechanically-sound van along the way, I’ve been on the road for almost two years and I travel wherever my heart takes me. And by heart I mean my driving foot.
I immigrated from Russia to New Jersey at four months old, and all 18 years that I lived in Jersey, I knew that I needed to be somewhere with mountains. In the fall of 2015, I moved to Washington to start school, and lasted two years of switching my major and hating everything I was doing before I dropped out and decided to get serious about photography.
I started photographing weddings, and quickly realized that while weddings are fun, elopements with couples who are a little untraditional are much more my jam.
While I love the photography part of my job, my real passion lies in helping couples realize that they don't have to do things the way they're "supposed to." The wedding industry can be... a lot. And I hated seeing how many couples ended their wedding day saying they wish they had eloped, and done what they wanted instead of being pressured into a party they didn't want.
I want to be your cheerleader in having the wedding day of your dreams - because there's no idea too crazy, and nothing's off limits when you elope!
Let's chat! We'll be hanging out all day, so it's important that we get along. I can't want to meet you.
Your wedding day is worth investing in - but I know budget is a factor. Check out my starting prices!
Take a look at my portfolio, and see if anything catches your eye. Is this what you want out of your wedding day?