Engagement, Portraits

Tim+Marina: Roseville Lifestyle Shoot

November 4, 2011

Some people just capture all of one’s being and pull others to themselves like gravity. Tim and Marina are one such couple. I could shoot these two every single day and twice on Sunday. Tim is incredibly smart, the guy knows Greek and is in the process of conquering Hebrew. Oh and if you’d see him on a volleyball field. But more than talents and abilities, he is more like an older brother with wisdom to give and moments to spare to simply listen and to care. Marina . . . where do I start with this girl? She has the most lovable personality. Extremely creative, fun, easy going, and in many ways simple. Yet her true beauty is in the ability to show love and care, to sympathize with others, to listen, and to use simple things to beautify others’ lives. When I think of Marina, I think of a single white flower in the glass bottle decorating their living room and the simple beauty it brings with it; a cup of tea ready to be offered with the warmest smile, and a heart ready to love and to give. My world is so much more beautiful because of these two people in my life.

Tim and Marina, I love you! Thank you for being you. For your smiles and kind words, and especially for your trust, and support along the way. It’s people like you who I’m indebted to for where I am today in my life, in my photography skills, and in my business. Having said that, grab a cup of tea and enjoy a sneak peek into the couple’s life!

We started off in their apartment with waffles and coffee, a great compliment to any shoot!












And then we headed for the woods . . .










Girl crush? Marina, you are beautiful.







And this is what love looks like in black and white . . .


Time flies. It seem like I just photographed your wedding, and it’s already been over a year.

Woods in Sacramento, who would have thought? :)





And because a little bit of music is good for the soul, you can watch a slideshow of these images HERE!

And as all good stories it ends with “The End”

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  • Reply Savannah November 4, 2011 at 3:07 am

    This is SO CUTE, Yuliya! I love it!!

  • Reply Odette November 4, 2011 at 3:44 am

    love it too! =) i still remember the pictures on their wedding. such a beautiful couple indeed. it made us choose you as our wedding photographer. hope all is well yuliya!

  • Reply christina penkov November 4, 2011 at 5:39 am

    marina’s the prettiest girl i know in all honesty.
    what more is it that a great photographer gets to capture it.
    i love it :) fav lifestyle shoot by far.

  • Reply Olya November 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Yuliya, you are amazing! I love how you captured this couple…truly picturesque…love love love all of these!
    and the couple…well…they are truly beautiful models! I love the romantic feel to it…the colors…the light…One of my most favorite shoots!

  • Reply Mary Marantz November 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I ADORE this shoot!!! Amazing, amazing job!!

  • Reply Dina November 4, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    can’t stop looking at these, I love this shoot, it’s simply stunning.

  • Reply Marina November 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Love, love, and love!
    Yuliya, your talent is absolutely amazing!
    We love every single photo, and every moment you were able to capture:)

  • Reply Julia December 10, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Beautiful!! I love every photo :)

  • Reply inna January 10, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Well done!!!! i love this photoshoot! such a cute couple!

  • Reply Christy January 14, 2012 at 3:20 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented… and such a beautiful couple!

  • Reply Cathy Crawley January 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love this shoot, a great mixture of documentary style with relaxed portraits. I adore the black board shots, so much fun. Love.

  • Reply Monika Greenway March 9, 2012 at 4:32 am

    O my…you should be in magazines!! :-). This couple is gorgeous too wow! They are models! You are amazing.

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