About Maria

about  Maria

 

Thank you so much for delving into my website, and congratulations on being at this very exciting stage of your preparations.

So, here’s a bit about me, about what’s brought me to this career I love and what inspires and fills me with joy.

I spent my early years in the far north of Russia, a romantic snowy land inside the Polar Circle, where the Gulf Stream is our best friend and the landscapes are incredible. I could ski in May but couldn’t sleep in June because of the midnight sun.

At nineteen, a meeting with two brothers from a white Russian émigré family had a profound effect on me. They each spoke three different languages in order to communicate with their parents and grandparents, and their main family language was Russian, spoken as it would have been pre-Revolution.  The encounter with these people, who embraced three different cultures thanks to their incredible family mix, impressed me. I remember wondering from the moment I saw them how the world should look from their perspective and how I first started dreaming about travelling.

Throughout my twenties I studied and travelled in various European countries, soaking up the art, culture and history.

My profile as a photographer is distinctive in that I first studied Fine Art. I bring the knowledge and skills I learnt from this to inspire the way in which I photograph. I love working with people who want a creative and artistic approach for their wedding portfolio.

Here are some things that make me happy: going for a morning run, the work of artists such as Paolo Roversi and Elisabeth Messina, making a spontaneous visit to see some random part of Tate Modern, getaways with my husband, snugging on the sofa when it rains, kindness, quirky flower shops, healthy desserts, the sea, antiques, painting, meeting creative people to name a few.

For more details about how I can work with you to create a beautiful record of your special day, please see ‘My Approach’.

Planning your wedding is an amazing time – do enjoy it. And please contact me to talk more in detail about your day.

 

 

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