Oksana’s bridal session was scheduled for the end of November – my last session of the year. I have taken off the month of December for the past 5 years and I’m never going back. It’s my favorite time of year and I get to enjoy it with my family. Two days before our session, my grandfather passed away. Oksana displayed remarkable understanding and was open to the idea of rescheduling. Thankfully, we were able to keep our session as planned since the funeral was scheduled for later in the week. Oksana’s family extended heartfelt gestures of kindness that week. In the midst of my personal grief, their sympathy card arrived promptly. Their thoughtful act echoed the genuine connections photography fosters, transcending mere professional boundaries.
You may recognize this picturesque location from Oksana and Joze’s engagement session. Her family farmhouse was the idyllic setting for both sessions and provided a timeless backdrop for my lens to capture Oksana’s radiant spirit. Amidst the rustic charm, we seized the opportunity to bring one of their antique chairs outdoors, creating an intimate connection between her portraits and the memories etched within the family heirlooms. Something about a bride and an antique chair just looks so timeless to me!
As Oksana embraced the legacy of her family’s home, the ethereal light cast a luminous glow on our photographic canvas. Oksana, a vegetarian with a fondness for mushrooms, stumbled upon the perfect fungi specimen. This humble mushroom became an unexpected star, making her ring shine bright.
Oksana, thank you for including me in this beautiful chapter of your life! It means the world to me that you chose me to capture your engagement session, bridal session, and wedding. You are one of the kindest people I know and it is so fun to photograph you! I can’t wait for the next time you get in front of my camera!