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. I love weddings!

    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. After 300 weddings, together with my team, I still get excited at every wedding ;).

    Besides photography, I love finding new coffee shops, travel in Italy every single year, ask me for a complimentary tour ;), have 3 amazing sisters and 9 nephew and nieces. In the mornings I love to play the piano and cozy up on my couch with a book. Travel stories, classics, business reads, I enjoy it all. I get inspiration from J.Crew and am a big minimalist when it comes to my clothes, apartment and schedule ;).

    Photography style? I capture your moments, that should not be forgotten, elegantly, with a documentary and timeless feel. 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



    How long after the wedding do we get to see the photos?
    My couples enjoy their wedding gallery 4 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

    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

    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