Hi, welcome and thanks for visiting!
My name is Irina, I have been passionate about photography since my early teenage years when I used to watch my father develop photographs in the dark room. He bought me my first film camera and then I knew I wanted to be a photographer. It was fascinating to me. Photography is truly a gift. After high school, my parents decided that I would work in a family business and sent me to study Accounting and Audit for 5 years at the University. Obtaining the Master’s degree in Russia I set out to work in the economics field but my passion for photography was still there as strong as before.
After graduating from the university my first daughter was born, then my second daughter. Taking numerous pictures of them started my new journey as a photographic artist. Today, I do what I love. I want to encourage everyone to believe in your dreams because there is nothing better than to do what you were meant to do and deep inside you know what it is.
I specialize in weddings, beach weddings, “trash the dress”, bridal photography, engagements, family photography, beach portraits, high school senior portraits, newborn, maternity, individual portraits and real estate photography. I also enjoy commercial and wall art projects but working with people is my preference. Taking photographs of families can be challenging especially if we have small children involved, but I love the challenge of getting everyone smiling at the same time!
I am based in South Walton County and regularly serve Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, 30A, Seaside, Grayton Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Inlet Beach, Watersound, Dune Allen, Miramar Beach, Sandestin, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City Beach. I do travel to Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Alabama, Tallahassee and more.
Thank you for visiting and reading my story. Please feel free to contact me for availability and ask questions about your photography needs. I look forward to speaking with you.
Irina N. Photographer