My passion for photographing weddings stems from love of diversity, beauty and complexity of human relationships. I am captivated by all kinds of stories – stories of love, those of loss; stories of adversity, character and the resilience of the human spirit. Inspired daily by bursts of genuine and suspended moments and infinitely fascinated by the qualities of natural and dramatic light, my approach is primarily one of quiet and unobtrusive observation. I strive to bring to life aspects that are authentic to each individual story; nuances that often go unnoticed and quiet gestures that speak beyond the obvious. Most importantly I try to convey honest moments filled with sentimental value. I am a lover of simplicity yet I consider myself a complex human; I believe there is always room for gestures of kindness, one more black and white photograph or ten or a hundred; old-fashioned romance, poetry and metaphors, getting lost in an unknown place, obscure fragrances, a healthy dose of sarcasm and great, leather shoes.
Value honest relationships, conversations and individuality and you appreciate artistic expression beyond the need for just another wedding vendor. You are dynamic, adaptable and are not afraid to laugh at yourself or to embrace any imperfections that may arise during the day – wind in your hair or some dirt on your shoes. You are drawn to style and perspective that embodies traces of simple timelessness and captures mood and feeling as opposed to trends that come and go. You are multifaceted and self-assured and you want to have your personal story documented in a way that is reflective of the real you, in all of your forms. Whether you are having an intimate get together or a large gathering, whether you are introverted or extroverted, soft spoken or gregarious or whether you consider yourself to be a simple or complex being, I welcome the beauty and diversity of it all. I am excited that you have found your way here…If my images resonate with you in any way and you identify with the words on this page, we are likely a great fit and it would be wonderful to explore together.
ON A MORE PERSONAL NOTE….Born and raised in former Yugoslavia, the 90’s Balkan war brought my family to Canada. My childhood was a labyrinth of the most peculiar moments and experiences and I hold onto those memories with love. My upbringing has ingrained in me the importance of self-expression, the value of human character and I strive to portray that wherever possible. I am a collage of my experiences and a collection of self-imposed challenges, which is the driving force behind my appreciation of people, culture, and intricacies which make us all so different. I am married to a genuine and goodhearted man and I am most deeply in love with my two children – my family inspires me daily to be a better human being. I am constantly learning and experimenting and I consider change, challenge and failure fundamental to personal growth… Photography is an outlet I am most passionate about – engaging, ever evolving and always challenging my perspective in life.
Most people think of family photography as an image of everyone in their best dress, sitting neatly and smiling into the camera. We also typically associate the need for family photography with key life stages or milestones, something to commemorate a specific moment in time. However life is what happens between big milestones, and life is not prim and proper and we are not always smiling or dressed our best. Although these types of images have their value, my aim with family photography is to try to see beyond the surface, to reflect families and children beyond the obvious. There is infinite beauty and wonder in the way families interact; in the way that kids experience childhood and how they relate to the various elements around them. I believe truth resides in documenting moments beyond the forced smiles, instead reflecting the mischief, curiosity, excitement, and laughter as well as tears, sadness and disappointment…because there are hundreds of faces, expressions and emotions our children wear each day and there are so many layers to what makes each family unique. I strive to recognize and portray as many organic moments as possible and to display the beauty of the big as well as the seemingly insignificant, the beauty and the imperfections of the everyday.