Storytelling family photographer
Passionately documenting your joy and love all around Los Angeles and Orange County, California.
I want to help you freeze time. To hold onto the love, fun and beauty that makes up your family, because that’s what makes it worth all the effort in the end.
When you look at your photos from our session, my goal is not to only help you remember what everyone looked like, but also to have you FEEL the deep love and joy you have for each other. I want you to melt in the warm, snuggly embrace of your child, hear their sweet giggle, and sense that tight grip of their hand in yours. I want you to see yourself as the gorgeous and fun superhero mom that you are. I strive to capture these memories for you in a way that tells the story of how your family spends time together enjoying nature and each other.
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
– Audrey Hepburn
My heart is filled with joy when I get to create beautiful art featuring you that stays on your walls and makes you smile because you feel the love. I believe that photo sessions should be fun for all and full of loving on your family and enjoying nature together without the stress of looking at the camera. Clients say that I am patient, kind, playful and directive (but without overposing!). I can’t wait to meet you and your kids and play and laugh with your family!
On the day of the shoot, she spent so much time with us and was really good with my son, who is notoriously finicky when getting his picture taken. My jaw dropped when I saw the photos. She made us look like the stars of our own magazine lifestyle shoot. I was hoping for just a few good shots and she got us 100. Everyone who I showed the photos to were amazed by what she did with the scenery and my toddler, who’s typically makes for a tough audience. Hire Olesya for any photography needs you have. You won’t regret it!
– Wendy G.
She is clearly very talented, and she is extremely organized and helpful. On the big picture day I was ever thankful for her patience and peaceful presence while she captured our young family of 4. She is a kind hearted person who genuinely had our 2 year old smiling and giggling, and our 3 month old at ease. She went with the flow while giving the perfect amount of direction and was also very quick to try something new if any little members weren’t pleased. She’s a mom herself and it shows with her understanding of capturing the family. We will cherish the special pictures and the happy memories from the day! PS – she travels and we had her meet us in Joshua Tree!
– Alexis L.
From the moment we asked to sign up for a session to the day of our pictures, she was so very helpful. She helped me with the whole process, including styling (which I realized is a HUGE part of getting timeless photos). Our pictures turned out amazing and I LOVE every one of them. She has a very artistic talent for capturing beautiful memories! She made us feel very comfortable during the shoot and had so much patience with our two toddlers. Our family will cherish these photos forever.
– Monique M.
She offered a styling tool and valuable styling feedback. Upon meeting her, she was extremely friendly and built excellent rapport with my two little guys. She radiates joy. She is a true artist. We are thankful for her and the beautiful, treasured photos and service that she provided!! We can’t wait to book our next family photo session with Olesya!
– Bree T.
Olesya made everything so easy going and natural during the shoot and a whole lot of fun. She is truly passionate about her work and took all the time in the world to make sure we had the perfect shots! Her work is simply STUNNING and we could not recommend her any more highly for capturing any of your special occasion.Additionally- she meticulously helps her clients with coordinating outfits which we found so helpful!
– Shireen C.
I wanted family pictures with my newborn, so when she grows up she can see the love she was born into through pictures. She coordinated everything beautifully, so the day of taking the pictures was a breeze. When we finally got the pictures, I was blown away. People can’t stop gushing over the pictures, and I’m still in awe months later. I can’t wait to use her again for all our pivotal moments and milestones in our baby’s life. She captures scenery, emotions, and all the feels so precisely and so beautifully. You won’t regret booking her!
– Evana V.
Olesya’s photos of our family did just that. A few weeks ago, our first born turned one and I wanted photos to capture all the joy, happiness and love we experienced through his first year. Olesya is amazingly talented. At the shoot, she made us feel very comfortable and natural. When our son was not cooperating, she found ways to make him laugh and smile. And Olesya accomplished the most important thing that I was looking for in these photos—it brought tears to my eyes as I went through each beautifully captured moment.
– Janet L.
I have an interracial family and was looking for a photographer that is an expert with lighting, to capture varying skin tones with precision. Olesya fit that bill where many others fell short. When people saw our family photos shot by her, they FREAKED OUT and get got a *ton* of compliments! I recommend Olesya emphatically to anyone looking for incredible photos for their infant or family. You simply will not find a better photographer!
– Mandy S.