Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer, Curator, Searcher of Light. 

We have all been placed onto this world with a purpose.
Mine is to capture and petrify these moments for you and your families, preserve time you won’t ever get back. I want to do that for you, for the world and selfishly - for myself.

It hasn't always been fresh blueberry mojitos with a view in downtown Seattle, Prada shoes, black hats, sass and confidence. I was once a little girl who grew up in a big town loving to climb trees, stealing the boys' bikes, eating raw pecans off the ground with dirty hands and playing pretend with her dad's old Russian film camera. I remember him taking pictures of all our adventures and felt so empowered each time he would allow me to look through the viewfinder and click the shutter - such an exhilarating feeling. I didn’t know it then, but my journey into photography had begun. 

my story

What my father left behind is timeless. He passed away too young and unfortunately I didn’t get to know him as an adult. Those black and white photographs printed on crinkled edge paper are better than any image that I could ever create. Because they are personal to me, they are my heirloom, they will be my son’s and hopefully passed down even further. 

That’s how I learned that every moment I’m faced with is meaningful and it needs to be kept forever. It’s not only YOUR moment, sooner or later it becomes your loved ones’.  

Growing up, I’ve always been obsessed with the love mom and dad shared. There is one photo that stands out to me - still the first thing you see when you open the pretty little red box of old family photos. It’s a picture of my parents hugging. It is as if my handsome dad just walked into the room, swayed my mom into a dance and brought her into his arms. She was leaning into him with her eyes closed, smiling, with one arm wrapped around her, their hands interlocking, and holding on to her with the other, looking down protectively. That look he had on his face was pure love. And she felt it! 

Every so often I pull out that box. When my mom visits, she brings more photographs. When my son asks questions about what mommy was like when she was a kid, the photos go to work, each print unveiling a new story. When I go back home to Bucharest and the family gets together on Sundays, it’s the perfect time to reminisce about the past, and I feel like my dad is there with us. 

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

I'd rather be

Traveling

Things I can't live without

• The Beach        • Color
• Music               • Mascara

favorite desert

Lady Yum's Macarons

Drink of choice

Gin Martini - Dirty, Extra Olives

favorite show

Black Sails

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Gerard Butler (who's my boyfriend's twin)

guilty pleasure

Definitely Shoes

Motto

Be Sassy, Classy & a Little Badassy

secret talent

Cursive Handwriting

listening to

Black Coffee on Spotify (takes the edge off)

best piece of advice

Work Smarter, Not Harder

weekend plans

Brunch

FAVORITE SHOW

Black Sails

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Gerard Butler
(who's my boyfriend's twin)

secret talent

Cursive Handwriting

listening to

Black Coffee on Spotify
(takes the edge off)

guilty pleasure

Definitely Shoes

motto

Be Sassy, Classy & a little Badassy

WEEKEND PLANS

Brunch

BEST PIECE OF ADVICE

Work Smarter, Not Harder

FAVORITE SHOW

Mad Men

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Clooney, always

secret talent

Whistling

listening to

John Legend

guilty pleasure

Expensive Shoes

take my money

J.Crew

Hobby

Fantasy Football

weekend plans

Brunch

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With over 100+ weddings under my belt, I feel like I have found my passion in life. When I started photographing weddings full time in Seattle, about 6 years ago - I knew that I could make a difference in someone’s life. I hit the ground running as one of the Top Wedding Photographers in Seattle by not only capturing each of these colorful stories in the most genuine and organic way possible, but also by going above and beyond to ensure everything is documented they way it should be. Learn how it all began and what makes my life complete, below.

 Behind it All

We are a team of seasoned photographers whose dream is to keep the sweetness of weddings going and make the whole experience, from booking the date to receiving the fully-edited gallery, simple and memorable, while adding our own fresh lemon twist. 

As your photographers, we are honored and excited to be part of your wedding. Our promise to you is making you feel like naturals in front of the camera and lots of guidance (if needed). We aim to capture and document each beautiful story through a completely stress-free experience, leaving you with an heirloom collection of well curated images in form of digital and printed premium flush-mount albums, because your special day is personal to us, and we plan on photographing it as we would want our own photographed.

Our work has been published in many print and online wedding blogs - Seattle Bride, The Knot, Wedding Wire Blog, Joy Wed, The Big Fat Indian Wedding, The Inspired Bride & more.

Jared joined the team at the beginning of the 2016 wedding season with an open heart, bringing in lots of knowledge and experience. His talent, personable nature and sense of humor always brings back amazing feedback from couples we worked with.

With a background in portraiture, event photography and the Seattle fashion scene, Jared ventured into weddings. His enthusiasm shows through in his work. He enjoys the challenge of a fast-paced wedding day and handles difficult situations with ease. Jared's favorite thing about photographing weddings (aside from cake) is doing what he loves, having a VIP front-row seat to each couple's special day, and knowing he’s helping create memories that will last for generations.

This past year, we did video greetings, had a photo-booth set up, did 'all day' time-lapses, special effect smoke bombs and so much more - all Jared's innovative ideas to WOW our couples and show our appreciation. Together we offer our clients a unique experience and work hard to achieve that year after year. 

LOVES SUN-KISSED PORTRAITS, WITT AND BELIEVES LAUGHTER IS INDEED THE CURE FOR ALL.

JARED

MOST TECH-SAVVY photo ASSISTANT
& our seattle ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER
LIVES FOR: CAKE

In addition to being the love of my life, Max joined the team at the beginning of the 2019 season. An Alabama original, Max left the South behind taking on a new job in the Pacific Northwest. He discovered a love for our Seattle, which at first he thought was too dark and rainy compared to the Southern warm weather, but eventually embracing our vibrant city through his passion for photography and videography.

Over the last couple years, his exploration into both fields ultimately turned this into a true endeavor. Max has set new standards for our business and became an amazing addition to our team. 

MAX

videographer & photo assistant
also starring in: 300 & the ugly truth.

Personally, I do not believe you can photograph a wedding in one style of photography, you have to do them all. However, my style is fashion oriented, modern, inspired by all things elegant. Timeless brands. Editorial vogue magazines. Different approaches to the everyday mix of things. Anything but basic. 

In three words, I would define it as clean, timeless and editorial. 

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 To Know Why We’re Awesome?

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We love to wander, we love to play, we don’t fit a certain script. We constantly think outside the box - always leaving room for magic and having fun brainstorming new cool ideas.

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We have a gift to make people feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera.

we're awesome because... 

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Our professionalism and attention to detail is unbeatable. 

True fact!

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We go above and beyond for our clients, we love to be helpful and share our knowledge.

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We are fun to work with, responsive, professional and most importantly - Stylish. 

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Aside our creative eye, the high-end photo gear we use is badass and allows us to be creative. 

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FAVORITE
DESTINATIONS

Just a few of our faves:
Florida • California • Romania    
Hawai'i •  Seattle • Alaska 

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CALIFORNIA

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ROMANIA

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BUCHAREST

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Bucharest used to be called "The Little Paris" because of the feel that the cobblestone streets were giving it.

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Anywhere
HAWAI'I

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HAWAI'I

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And of course,
SEATTLE

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SEATTLE

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And of course,
SEATTLE

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ALASKA

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THE NORTHERN
LIGHTS

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SUNRISES TO
DIE FOR

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WEDDINGS BY ADINA

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