This is just a brief introduction of myself so you know what to expect!
My life begun in Soviet Odessa which was later turned into a part of country called Ukraine. Being a very creative child, I was always up to making something out of bits I found on the street, beach or my mum's curtains (sometimes it was her favourite dress or pair of trousers!). In my teens I graduated art school and later a civil engineering university which I didn't find much fun. My parents' persistence made me finish and graduate.
In 2000 I met my future husband via the internet who was helping me with learning English. Several month later I found myself and my five year old daughter joining my "English teacher" at his beautiful house in England as a family. This is where I was able to enjoy doing things I love - long beautiful walks in country side, enjoying nature and wildlife, gardening, painting, sewing, jewellery making and egg decorating.
I lived on the Isle of Man for 12 years and this is where I started my business with the help of my husband who is also a photographer. Now I have a new and exiting chapter of my live here in Scottish Highlands.
What I do
My main area is family, children and pets with newborn portrait photography that inspires me the most. I would also be happy to do other types of photography like product, weddings, events, architecture and anything else that might be required.
What is special about Katya.Photography?
I'm an artist! I was born an artist, I see art everywhere, art is the basis of my life. I was the top of my class in art lessons, I performed the best at subjects that involved art of some form. My favourite subject at engineering university with all those complicated higher maths, physics, mechanics and so on, was architectural drawings because it was an artistic part of the engineering. I did a lot of arts and crafts as hobbies thought the years sharing my creations with family and friends.
As I was getting busier with my job and family, there was no time for art in my life any more. Imagine shutting down all your senses, ripping off your soul from its personality! It was not practically happy years. One day I thought that I can’t carry on like this, I have to feed my soul, I have to nourish it with art. These thoughts lead to realisation that my purpose is to make this world a beautiful and happy place by sharing my art and talent with people. So photography for me is not just business, its my way of fulfilling my purpose of being here, its who I am. Every photograph I take for people contains a bit of my soul.
Now I would like go through another important part of photography – the business part. I want to make the whole experience as easy and as fun as possible for my clients. I'm very friendly and easy going, I love to have a giggle but at the same time, safety of my clients is my priority. I'm fully trained at handling newborns which is essential when working with babies. I'm also a fully insured photographer for my client’s and my own piece of mind.
I have professional equipment and always invest in the best I can, making sure I produce top quality work. The products I offer is high quality that will last for many years yet provide good value for your money. I work on each photograph individually and its edited to the highest standard ensuring the best results for printing.
Most of my props are designed and made by myself so I can deliver unique experience to each of my clients. If there is a specific prop requirement, challenge me!
I work from my home studio which is located in a stunning rural area at the heart of Scottish Highlands and is a welcoming & relaxing environment for my clients.
To summarise all this, if you are looking for a photographer who can create a beautiful piece of art from start to finish, who can provide friendly yet professional service tailored to your needs, than you are at the right place and I would love to hear from you!