Hello and thank you for stopping by!

I was born in Russia, finished high school in Israel and set foot in United States when I was 21.
Photography came into my life when my daughter was six months old and I realized that my point and shoot camera wasn’t doing a decent job of capturing her childhood. Inspired by a photographer friend I got my first “real” camera just to learn that it’s not the camera that takes great pictures.
My photography education was self-directed – fueled by passion and enthusiasm. Always drawn to real moments between my subjects I eventually discovered documentary photography niche and finally found myself at home. 
In summer 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, I’ve decided that it’s time for a fresh start and moved with my 10 years old daughter to Narberth, PA. In the previous thirteen years living in NYC I got married and divorced, gave birth to my daughter, built a successful photography business and made wonderful friendships.
As the saying goes, “every end is a new beginning,” and I am excited for what this one will bring!

ME

Me at the age of 2 with my parents. I have very few pictures of three of us together in one frame. This one was taken by a professional photographer and I remember that it felt like a special event to have him over.

Behind the scenes shot from a Day in The Life session. Taking pictures of a bedtime routine. I am in my element.

Polaroid taken by a photographer friend during “How not to be a Wedding Photographer” workshop that we took together in NYC in the summer of 2019.

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MINE

We started our homeschooling journey one year before pandemic, so when everyone was trying to figure it out we’ve got some extra books from the library, bought new video games, ordered 5lb bag of chocolate chips from Costco and enjoyed our down time at home.

For the last thirteen years we lived in a beach community in Brooklyn called Seagate. My daughter grew up at the beach and swimming is one of her favorite activities.

Our cat’s name is Hatul’, which is “cat” in Hebrew. That’s a weird name, but as long as we feed him on time twice a day he doesn’t mind. He is very social and enjoys our guests as much as we do.

Random fun facts about me.

I am obsessed with children's books and one of my favorite pastimes is going to the local library and digging out some literary gems for my daughter.
Friends call me a salad master because I love creating new salads, sometimes with quite unexpected ingredients like kimchi for example.
When I was growing up I wanted to be a math teacher. I think one of the reasons was that I always had great math teachers at school with whom I could really connect.
When I was a child I liked imagining myself turning into a fly so I could go into my friends' houses and see what they were doing.
My favorite breakfast is overnight oats. I like it with mango, strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and a touch of honey. By the way, works great as a midnight snack as well!
My favorite childhood book was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis. My recent favorite is Educated by Tara Westover.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you – I AM THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER! 
For someone who matters the most.