What can I say about myself in two words?
The art of photography has attracted me since my childhood. I made my first conscious step toward photography when I was about 14 years old. I asked my mom for a digital camera for my birthday gift. I still remember how I explained to her why I want a digital camera. As a result, when I got my first digital mirrorless Kodak, my joy and curiosity knew no bounds. I photographed everything that surrounded me like flowers, animals, landscapes and of course my family. Unfortunately, at that time my hobby could not turn into something more. I hadn't developed in a professional direction, but I thoroughly studied the principles of film and digital photography. I owned several mechanical and automatic film cameras, such as Zenith, Zorkii, Ricoh, and Canon. Back then, I couldn’t afford to buy a professional digital camera as Canon or Nikon because they were (and still are) incredibly expensive. However, I still could buy books about the photography art written by world-recognized photographers and learn as much as possible.
The turning point in my life was the move to the US in 2014. Suddenly I realized that I want to connect my life with wedding photography. It was a happy day of mine, and I would never regret. It's such a joy for me to work in a loving atmosphere and provide my clients with the purest and happiest moments of their special day.
Now let me introduce myself. I was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine. From young years I wanted to move to the West, so I tried to live and study in Europe. However, my destiny wanted me to move even further to the West, and eventually I landed in New York. I love animals; I live with a dog and a cat. Coffee addict. I am fond of traveling and have already visited more than 20 countries. The most exotic of which were Cuba, Egypt, Jordan, Finland, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Also, I have traveled around Europe. In 2016 I tried backpacking for the first time in my life. Now I can't live without hicking/backpacking/camping trips to mountains and forests. I speak English, Ukrainian, and Russian.
The biggest dream of my life is to circumnavigate the Earth on a sailboat, of course, with a camera in hand. If you like what I do and share some of my interests, you found your photographer!
It's me and my fiancee Tereza on the photo :)
Photo by Danila Mednikov