Business, Personal

Career choices and talks on being truly rich.

June 16, 2017

Imagine a world with no artists, no plumbers, no mechanics, no clothing designers, no piano teachers . . . I hope it doesn’t look too happy for you. I chose this category because I’m an artist. My dad works in the plumbing industry. Also, I love my car mechanic. I hate boring clothes and so thankful for clothes designers. And finally, a piano teacher for that one year after many years of struggling at the piano, inspired me like no others to keep pursuing music.

This morning I read a quote about work, how many people choose work they are not suited for at all? Work that doesn’t match their gifts. But instead chase a higher paycheck and prestige in society. I grew up in a communist country, so I love the freedom of living in the capitalist world and making all the money you can, but shouldn’t that freedom also allow us to pursue work fitted for ours gifts? The work that matches our personality? The work that fuels our creativity?

I meet so many people who do a career switch after years of pursuing something they weren’t fit for to start with. I meet so many college students pursuing majors they have no interest in, but that hopefully will lend them a job. Why not just start pursuing something that matches your gifts and passion off the bet? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Work is a means to enrich someone else’s life. Mine is through capturing beautiful moments that should not be forgotten. When you see your work as a way to enrich another’s life, I believe you yourself grow rich and I don’t mean large numbers in bank account. Stay inspired and rich!

Yuliya
And because posts are better with a photo, how about one of my recent favorite portraits from my time in France!

San Francisco Wedding Photographer

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Thank you to the lovely Jessie for the photo!

Weddings

A month in Europe

May 31, 2017

Tuscany Wedding
If you would have told me that in 2017 I would live a month in Europe, I would have never believed you! 2017 started off in Europe and I wanted to show a few behind the scenes of all the amazing shoots I got to do while abroad. What you don’t see in this video is all the amazing people I was surrounded with. But I do hope this gives you a tad bit of idea of how blessed I feel. I inserted the last wedding I shot in San Francisco before taking off to my trip, so much elegance and class! Hope you and enjoy and let me know which part of the globe you liked most in the comments field!

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Weddings

Should I buy a Wedding Album

May 19, 2017

I should buy a wedding album, is something I constantly hear from my brides. Instead of telling you, how about I show you why! Wedding album is one of the most important heirlooms you can pass down to your families! And as much as it seems like an extra thing, I would skip out on a fancy plate holders and get the album instead. This video was created by the company I use for my Album proofing. Not only is it an easy way for my clients to give me feedback their albums, but it’s also a gorgeous platform! And I’m all about beautiful design! In addition, I met the CEO of the company very early in my photography career and I still think he is one of the nicest and giving people ever. And, when I saw this video that not only showcases beautiful albums, but one of my Instagram crushes . . . I knew I had to share it on my blog! Enjoy, world! And I look forward to making many beautiful album for your families!

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And because posts are better with a photo, some timeless details from Aerialist Press never disappoint.

Wedding invitation, wedding album

Engagement

Cavallo Point Engagement Shoot

May 15, 2017

This Cavallo Point Engagement shoot just melts my heart! Crazy how love brings people together from different continents, different backgrounds. This fabulous lady in red, split her time between France and the States while growing up, and it’s been wonderful to visit to her homeland twice since we started planning her wedding! So excited for their coming up wedding end of the month, it will be French inspired, beautiful, and unforgettable!

Cavallo Point Engagement Shoot

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