When I was a kid visiting my grandmother's house, I would always stop on her stairwell to stare at a picture of my parents from their wedding day. I still recall thinking how romantic it was, how beautiful my mom looked, how happy my parents seemed in that photo. Emotional wedding photography has always been wondrous to me: nostalgic, timeless, historical, it freezes a moment forever in time. How incredible is that?
The way I work
Love is a wild ride, just like your wedding day will surely be. My advice? Soak it up – it’s going to move fast and be filled with magic. My work is to document every moment, with a little finessing here and there. My goal is to create graceful and timeless images of you and your loved ones. As a fun but nontraditional wedding photographer, I am emotion-focused. My job is to capture all the smiles, the tears, the laughs and the romance of the day in its entirety!
WHAT INSPIRES ME
Photographing love stories has changed me in many ways. It's something I have been shy to admit in the past, but I am in awe of my clients taking a giant leap of faith to commit to each other. I've been photographing weddings full-time since 2018, and over this time I have become kinder and more compassionate. My clients teach me how to be a better person. I love being a witness to how my couples express themselves and relate to one another.
I guess you could call this work therapeutic – it fills me with optimism. I am inspired by love, kindness, and connection!
Why I love capturing vibrant wedding photography
BEHIND THE LENS
I have been a photographer for more than 25 years, and when I started, digital didn't exist. I began shooting with traditional film cameras, so I love bringing the magic of film to my sessions. I shoot with a Pentax 67 medium format camera and an original Canon AeE1.
Film images are totally unique and perfectly imperfect. I find that film adds a touch of romance and nostalgia that digital photography just cannot achieve. Film takes time, as I have to slow down and really shoot with intention.
If film is one of the main reasons you are hiring me, we will want to add more time to your wedding day. Believe me, it will be worth it!
I shoot both film and digital!
MY FAVE THINGS
What makes me tick...
She went above and beyond. She is a beast behind that camera! Do yourself a favor and book Linka! She delivers in every way. Amazing communication, a keen eye, extraordinary creativity and good energy. You can tell she loves what she does and it shows in her work. There will be absolutely no regrets.
We are so very thankful for all the amazing pictures she took that have preserved the best day of our lives forever. She is seriously soooo good.
The absolute best! So talented at what she does. I love her work AND her! She is a gem. Thank you Linka!
Linka's photographs are incredible. They are beautiful, interesting, and wholly pleasant to view. Her eye for imagery pairs well with a need to capture precious moments. On top of that, she was very warm and welcoming and funny and sweet and committed to my vision for my unorthodox wedding/special day.
Thinking of doing something out of the box?
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