Hello and thank you for stopping by!
I was born in Russia, finished high school in Israel, and set foot in the United States when I was 21.
Photography came into my life when my child, who is now 12 and using they/them pronouns, was six months old and I realized that my point-and-shoot camera wasn’t doing a decent job of capturing their 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 – it’s the photographer.
My photography education was self-directed – fueled by passion and enthusiasm. Always drawn to real moments between my subjects I eventually discovered a documentary photography niche and finally found myself at home.
After thirteen years of living in NYC I moved to PA in summer 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic. I now live in Ardmore in a house with a red door which is a happy home to our family of three, three cats, and over 70 plants – yes, you can call me a crazy plants lady.
I am looking forward to working with you and getting to know you better as well!
Me at the age of two with my parents. I have very few pictures of the 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 the “How not to be a Wedding Photographer” workshop that we took together in NYC in the summer of 2019.
Some of our favorite family activities are playing UNO, going on food adventures, and watching movies together. Knowing that our teenage child thinks of us as their best friends definitely feels like a major accomplishment.
A little preview of my fast-growing plants collection. Last year I also tried gardening for the first time and it was way more successful than I expected. As a result, all the neighbors and friends were eating our cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers. Quick gardening tip: 12 tomato plants is way too many!
Getting the entire gang in one frame was quite a challenge. But here they are: the fluffy one, the fat one, and the sweet one. And no, we are not body-shaming our cat. He is actually very proud of his size!
Random fun facts about me.
Oh, I almost forgot to tell you – I AM THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER!
For someone who matters the most.