behind the lens

    Congratulations on your engagement! I'm so happy you found my page and cannot wait to hear about your wedding. There are so many details you need to attend to, and I'm happy to guide you along the way.

    Of European descent and with my heart left in San Francisco, I love capturing city ballroom weddings, and the intimate outdoor weddings under the sunset skies. In March I celebrated a decade of wedding photography!

    I love finding new coffee shops and travel to Italy every single year. I'm a musician, avid reader and traveler. I get inspiration from J.Crew and am a big minimalist when it comes to my clothes, apartment and how I take photographs.

    Inquire if I'm open for your date and lets adventure together!

    Hello there

    IN MY OPINION . . .

    Early morning walks in new cities are romantic
    Stylish coffee shops make coffee taste better
    The skylines of New York and Chicago are worth all the sky miles
    Good days start with J.Crew blazers
    Sisters are a girl's best friend
    Travel is a lifestyle
    Amalfi Coast should be on everyone's list
    A nice watch completes every outfit
    The world runs on Iced Almond Lattes


    Meet our team!

    Yuliya-lead wedding photographer
    Nate- 2nd assistant photographer
    Gia- Nate’s lovely wife and assistant.
    We also have Amy, Daniel and James who frequently assist us at large weddings.

    Fun facts about Nate…..Coffee enthusiast, often gets mistaken for a cop, passionate about gym and healthy eating.

    Fun facts about Gia…. Fashionista, Anthropologie fan and a mother of two cutest kiddos.

    Fun facts about Yuliya…. J.Crew lover, drives a manual car, speaks Italian, owns only black, tan and white clothing.

    "The moments of your life that should not be forgotten.... an investment you will not regret"

    From my brides:
    “My husband and I are in agreement that Yuliya was THE BEST of our wedding vendors and her work is unparalleled to all other photographers we’ve ever experienced. Yuliya went above and beyond to deliver us not only amazing photos to last a lifetime, but incredibly personalized service.” Veronica + Patrick

    “Everything about how Yuliya interacts as a photographer is outstanding. She provides gentle guidance when needed while quietly capturing pure magic from the day. She captures the essence in a way I’ve never experienced before and we truly feel blessed we met and hired Yuliya”
    Renee + Matt

    “We were so moved by her photos and feel grateful for her work!” Michelle+ Matt

    “As a Bride I was extremely nervous right before the wedding. Yuliya was able to make me laugh. Keep me calm. Give me clear directions that seemed silly at the time buy helped produce the best pictures! She knew what to say how to say it and how to move my arm in place to give me the best possible figure! I can’t stop looking at these photos!” Cara + Marlon

    “Yuliya has by far surpassed my expectations for our wedding photos. She did exceptionally well with capturing moments that I was not able to be at and see. Her classic and exquisite style is everyone’s dream for their special day.” Dorina + Aleksey



    How long after the wedding do we get to see the photos?

    My couples enjoy their wedding gallery 4-6 weeks after the wedding.


    How do we book Yuliya and reserve our wedding date?

    A signed contract and a retainer reserves your date! Ask about early booking incentive, with the many inquiries and Yuliya's travel schedule, we'd love to put you on a calendar right away!


    Do you do destination weddings?

    Most of my weddings are destination or for destination clients, who want me to capture a vision of their dream wedding amidst the vines of the Napa Valley, or the urban San Francisco views. I shoot frequently in Italy, and Chicago and New York city are also one of my frequently visited cities!


    Our reception will be dark lit indoors, can you work with that lighting?

    About half of my weddings are in the dark-lit romantic San Francisco ballrooms. I love setting up small lights on each corner of your dance floors to bring out the best lighting scenario! HERE is a sample of a San Francisco city church wedding and ballroom wedding with limited light


    Do you provide videography services?

    I'd be happy to recommend a few videography studios my couples absolutely love: Devad Weddings | Sean Kenney Films |Baby Blue Films