Hello! I'm Oksana, a wedding and portrait photographer specialising in timeless, elegant and romantic images. Born in Russia, I fell in love with photography while living in South Africa, a country with incredible scenery and light. Arriving to Switzerland more than eight years ago, I started my photography business. Happily married mother of two lovely (most of the time :) children, I have a passion for books, sea and adventures, traveling the world, discovering new places and photographing people in love. There is no greater job for me than being able to tell stories through pictures. I am an observer and visual storyteller. I don't do lots of posing and directing, I capture moments as they naturally unfold revealing beauty in and around us. Based in Zurich, I am available for weddings and portrait sessions across Switzerland and offer photography services for destinations weddings and creative projects abroad.
I am currently booking for 2019, and available across Switzerland for weddings and engagements, boudoir and family portraits.
Please get in touch, I would love to hear your story and have the chance to work with you!
I offer flexible coverage as well as packages with and without a photo album. As any wedding is unique, I will be happy to prepare a custom offer based on your needs. Please write me about yourself, your wedding and what you are looking for, and I will come back to you with the offer very soon (and please do not hesitate to reach out with any question!)
All my wedding packages include:
- password-protected online gallery with the possibility to download the pictures and share them with family and friends (without additional charges)
- all delivered pictures are professionally edited (I am a perfectionist in regard to post-production, every single picture that requires editing is carefully retouched)
- expenses connected with film - development and scanning at the renowned, premium quality Richard Photo Lab, as well as shipping expenses to the USA, where the lab is located
- personal use license to print and share the images
Civil registration coverage - up to 2 hours - CHF 700 / 3 hours - CHF 900.
PORTRAITS - FAMILY, MATERNITY, BABIES, CHILDREN, ENGAGEMENT (LOVE-STORIES)
The price includes up to 1.5 hours shooting + post-editing of the pictures + a password-protected online gallery with the possibility to download the pictures and share them with family and friends + personal use license to print and share the images.
Fine Art collection
The price includes up to 2 hours shooting with medium format film camera Contax 645 + all expenses covering film development and scanning + 50 4.4 x 6 prints + a password-protected online gallery with the possibility to download the pictures and share them with family and friends + personal use license to print and share the images.
A collection of aesthetically sensual photographs, personal gift to the future husband or yourself to celebrate the beauty of the bride-to-be.
TRAVEL in 2018
Contact me to get special rates for weddings and portrait sessions in these locations:
April - Marrakesh, Morocco
May - Stockholm, Sweden
July - London, England
August - South of France
October - Crete
Hiring a photographer is not what we do everyday, and I am very honoured that you are considering me to document something very special for you. Below you will find more information about my family, wedding and engagement photography services.
1. Why do you shoot film?
I love the magic of film that cannot be recreated with a digital camera. Film produces soft, luminous, artful and flattering images, making everything look elegant and refined. It is about "the art of slow living" - it forces the photographer to slow down while shooting and focus on capturing the feeling of the moment.
2. How can you describe your style?
Fusion :) I love subtle timeless grace of fine art photography and the relaxed, laid-back natural beauty of the moments in between. Though I do have professional studio lightning equipment, I prefer working with natural light on beautiful - real - locations.
3. Where are you located? Do you travel outside Switzerland to photograph weddings?
I live in the very heart of Zurich, Switzerland, and travel regularly around Switzerland for weddings, engagements and family portraits. If you are planning a destination wedding, just let me know, I love traveling and discover new countries and locations!
4. We see that some of your wedding collections include an engagement session - we don't need an engagement photo shoot, can we just add 1 or 2 hours to our wedding day coverage instead?
I encourage couples to start with shooting a love story, and my "longer" wedding collections include a complimentary engagement shoot that cannot be transformed into additional hours on the wedding day. The advantage of your engagement session is experiencing what it feels like to be in front of the camera and a great way to know each other prior to the wedding. Speaking about another practical side, you can have the engagement photos for engagement announcement, your wedding website, Facebook, Instagram, invitations and beautifully framed on your bedside table :) During engagement shoot, as we are not limited in time, by venue and wedding attire, we can be creative. We can plan and style your love story together, let's make something meaningful, beautiful and adventurous, and turn normal, "ordinary" pictures into extraordinary portraits you will love forever. Let the world know that you are engaged :)
5. We are ready to book, what's next?
To reserve the day you need to pay a 20 % retainer fee and sign the wedding agreement. The retainer is non-refundable, as the date will be set aside just for you, making it impossible to take other jobs on this day. The remaining balance is due one week prior to your wedding date. If you are booking a portrait collection, I require a signed contract and entire fee at booking.
6. When the pictures will be ready?
Currently, the average delivery time is 6 weeks. Next working day after your wedding the film rolls will be sent to the film lab. Swiss postal service usually takes one week to deliver to the USA. Meanwhile, I will upload your digital pictures, look through them and send you an edited selection that reflects your day.
7. Do you offer albums?
Yes, I do offer wedding albums of the highest standard. In our digital time, with photographs on our phones and computers, the value of them tends to get lost. The hundreds of pictures from your wedding saved on a flash drive definitely deserve their own life. I love the idea of keeping the memories in the form of a heirloom book, the size of which doesn't really matter, it can be a small one, but of exquisite quality. I work with several well-known unique artisans that craft exclusive fine art books of exceptional beauty and quality - Cypress Fine Handmade Albums, Heirloom Bindery, Velvet Raptor etc.
8. Can we order prints through you?
Yes, you can order Glossy, Lustre, Fuji or Kodak Matte, Deep Matte and Pearl prints of different sizes as well as fine art prints that meet gallery and museum standards for longevity and archival performance - crafted on Canson paper, Hahnemuhle paper, Arista & Moab paper, etc (fine art prints are UV, water and scratch resistant). Some of my packages include 4 x 6 proof prints, all printed on Lustre, Fuji or Kodak Matte paper with a custom border (to be able to get the full, not cropped image).
9. Can we print ourselves our wedding pictures?
10. Can we order albums later?
Yes, absolutely, a lot of clients contact me regarding their wedding albums by their one-year anniversary.
11. How much do your services cost?
Portrait sessions prices you can find in the beginning of this page :)
12. Do you take pictures of families and kids, including newborns?
Yes, I do, with great pleasure! Children at any age are the most fascinating subjects to be photographed! I offer special collections for expecting families + newborn portraits. Email me to get the details.