I’m a Russian-born, midwest-based commercial photographer specializing in portraiture, lifestyle & fashion.
I love to create imagery that is cinematic, dramatic and with a twist of mystery. And I love to work with my team of experts in hair, makeup and wardrobe.
When working with portrait subjects, I keep it light-hearted and fast paced. I'm good at putting nervous subjects at ease, and keeping busy subjects happy by getting them in and out on time.
As the Editor and Creative Director of Pattern magazine, an internationally distributed, award-winning, bi-annual publication about fashion, culture and arts in the Midwest, I bring with me a solid understanding of web and graphic design, marketing, social media, PR, brand development, art direction, copy writing and working on a tight deadline. I have a fantastic network of seasoned professionals at my finger-tips and can offer turnkey solutions for your marketing/branding needs or step in simply as a photographer.
I obsessively collect notebooks and fashion magazines, I’m a typeface snob, love ethnic foods that have a kick, and have a soft spot for potential. I’ve been married to my best friend for 25 years and am a proud mom of two teenage girls. Life is hectic, but good!
Got 90 minutes to kill and want to know more about me? Check out my recent (09/26/18) interview on the DRNK CLTR podcast!