He + She. Il + Elle. Parisian + New Yorker.

Are you romantic? Do you believe in fairytales? 
Let me tell you a beautiful story about the couple, that I shooted last Friday.
Jennifer, born and raised on Upper East Side, called me and asked if we could organize a love-story photoshoot for her and her boyfriend from Paris. He will be visiting NYC for the first time. She was wondering if I could suggest any spot that would answer our needs. (in some way I felt that it won't be interesting for her to shoot in well-known native hood, that many other couples choose :). So I proposed my client to meet up around Brooklyn Bridge Park (Jennifer has never been to Brooklyn before, YEP!) and to get some photos in the romantic location with that extraordinary NYC's skyline. 
When I got to the Brooklyn Ice cream Factory, I got a text from Jennifer that "this Parisian dessert addict" Thibaut was just finishing his ice cream :). 
The guys showed up very beautiful and the first thing that I told them was - "Wow, you look like movie stars"! (To be honest, they really reminded me Robert Pattinson and Taylor Momsen :D)
And then they told me their movie-like story...
Jennifer met Thibaut in Paris, where she came for study. They fell in love and have been together already for 4 months. And since they started, they're spending every weekend together in a different country/city. Firstly, it was Europe - France, Norway, Spain, and now Thibaut came to NYC.
I got so inspired by their sincerity and tenderness, their style and emotions, that I enjoyed every minute of our shoot and was aware to capture every special moment of their love expression. 

I'm really thankful to God for the clients, that make me feel interacted into their most precious moments, that open their lives and personalities to me. You're my biggest passion for work!


2 years ago we had a beautiful decorated summer photoshoot with Dobrenko family. Serious and a little bit shy on camera 2-year-old Matthew, baby Liza who did not even know yet how to sit; soft pink and warm tones. It was such a pleasure to work with them!
This snowless December we managed to create another future memory for their family! Liza and Matthew are already little personalities - active, emotional and bright! And if you associate winter family photoshoots with a fireplace and a fluffy carpet in the studio, we decided to spend it in the park...
The sun was blinding us, right-sized fir trees did not want to show up on our way :D, but guys had the opportunity to communicate with nature, our young heroes - to run and almost fly in the air next to their wonderful parents - Zhenya and Katya ...
And those decorative elements that I had taken with me "just in case", stayed lying in the backpack replaced by the pure emotions...

Island of Zen in The Big Apple

Yesterday before the photoshoot I had a little time to walk and got inspired by Brooklyn Botanical Garden. I got really impressed with it's proudly calm atmosphere and quiet fresh air. I guess, there's no better place for organizing your thoughts and meditating in Downtown Brooklyn. Offering a free admission till the end of February, BBG is much more clear and maintained than Prospect Park (though I don't detract the beauty and gorgeous wildness of the last one :) )

Also I got an absolutely cute gifts for my mom and myself in BBG shop - ECO CUBES. These are containers with seeds and special fertilizers to try growing plants at home. Choosing among Basil, Mint, Chili and Strawberry, I took Chili for myself and Strawberry for my mom. Well, today I will open the ecocube and pour first 30 ml of water into it... Will share my results with you in 8-16 days :)