Hi, I’m Irina! I’m a Russian, a Navy spouse, a traveler and a Disney fan.

I’m a person who wants to capture precious memories and show the beautiful story of your special and unique moments in life. I want you to have fun in the process and enjoy it as much as the result. 

My forte is helping you look natural, not posed. I don’t do fixed smiles. I create authentic photographs in which you look your best. Even if you are camera-shy, with me, you’ll forget about the camera in no time.

It is also very important for me to understand your vision and wishes for the session so that I can make sure to meet and exceed your expectations. That’s why every session begins with a planning questionnaire, followed by tips on what to wear. 

Don’t just take my word for it! Here’s a few things my clients have said after working with me:

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I am new to the area and didn't know anyone yet so I started searching the internet for a photographer. I got an email from Irina and she told me everything I needed to know for the photoshoot. I wanted to do both outdoors and studio and she was so kind to accomodate that. She suggested doing Easter and spring photos at the same time which I really liked. She responds to questions right away. I like that she takes time to get to know her client and ask them what they want. She's always on time. She's very progessional and meticulous. We are very satisfied with the final pictures and we look forward to work with her again soon. You're the best, Irina!
Cyd F.
family and Easter sessions
Working with Irina was like a dream. She was kind and funny and really compassionate to those of us who may be less comfortable in front of the camera, and really helped bring out each person’s individuality. Working with Irina is worth every single penny.
Esther Boykin
therapist and owner of “Group Therapy Associates”
Working with Irina was such a pleasure! Not only did she take amazing photographs but she was incredibly professional, kind, and patient with us, guiding us to ensure that she got the best shots for our special day. We chose Irina for her beautiful portfolio and cost but we were pleasantly surprised at how she was able to capture those sweet candid moments between my wife and I, making the whole process natural, fun, and memorable. Irina gave expert directions and it showed in the final photographs that we received. We highly recommend Irina to anyone looking for someone to capture their wedding celebration - you won’t be disappointed!
Nick and Nina S.
Wedding in Falls Church, VA