For over 7 years I've been honored to be trusted with capturing the most important and meaningful moments of people's lives. I am endlessly grateful for this.

I was born in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 23 I proudly graduated with a Master of Financial Law degree . And then moved with my future husband to Central Asia! Not kidding - you should have seen him in that night club - you would have moved with me!

I started my photography business during the second year of my schooling. After graduating I could not imagine myself working with anything but art, inspiration, joy and happy people.

Personal relationships and emotional connections are things I cherish the most in my work. I'm absolutely sure that between two nearly equal professionals you would choose the one who feels more kindred and easier to communicate with.
 
When I'm looking for a photographer for my own special day, I'm looking for a person who I can completely trust to be present and happy, without any awkwardness or distraction. 

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my story

I'm Irina Chepko 

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I clearly remember the moment when I decided I wanted to build a successful photography business. It happened after I actually started - at the beginning I was too young and acted intuitively and unconsciously. My creative approach and my families support of course, helped me realize the interest and passion I have for this work. For me it turned into so much more than goals and numbers.

That's why I consider my biggest achievements as the times when a bride would say "my grandma wants to have you over for tea! Just visit us whenever you'll be in our country". Achievements like carrying around a cute little boy, and making him laugh on camera. Then, remembering the time I photographed his Mother in a chic, sexy dress, long before she had him.
 
At this moment, they are priceless for me.
There has not been a single day
(ok, maybe one  of those sleepless summer nights back in 2016) when I have doubted my decision.
 
I love this energy, I love seeing people happy and for God's sake - I love crying every father-daughter dance!
 
Oh, I hope that 10 years later I would tell you the same!

   

My Story

this guy
next to me

zen as a philosophy
of living

oh,music
festivals

Italy italy
italy!

breakfasts

harry potter

I mean, always

I'm crazy about

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"The pictures reflect exactly how we feel of each other"

Kubra & Omer

 After an amazing and fun photoshoot we are mesmerized by the pictures that talented Irina took. The pictures reflect exactly how we feel of each other. Thank you again. My husband hates taking pictures but after this shoot and pictures he’s awaiting another shoot with Irina. One word: amazing!

Arina & Anastas

"we’d love her to capture all the important moments of our life."

We were looking for a wedding photographer quite a while, we wanted a real professional in this field. Than our friends told us about Irina. And we were more than happy we choose her. We were very pleased with her work! Besides of being talented photographer she is such a genuine and warm-hearted person and that’s why we’d love her to capture all the important moments of our life.

"Irina kept telling me that we just need to be in the moment"

Inna & Vladimir

It was amazing experience to work with Irina! You could feel her energy, enthusiasm and delicate professional approach. It was delightful to have her next to me on my special day. Irina kept telling me that we just need to be in the moment, be fully present. And so we did. An as a result we have beautiful photos, our first family heirlooms.  

"Everything goes easy and smoothly" 

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Rossina

Irina is our family photographer. So many shoots we have gone though and I may say only one thing - she is true professional! Everything goes easy and smoothly and as a result - photos are marvelous. I really hope that we’ll keep doing our annual family shootings only with Irina.

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My vision combines simplicity and natural soft colors, classic and deep, genuine posing. In wedding photography my goal is to save the most sacred moments, sparkling eyes, smiles and emotions. I'm also focused on family traditions, generation to generation type of things - cause it's the biggest treasure we have. It's essential for me to capture the tiniest details that makes wedding day a unique love story for my couples.  



Same for engagements, honeymoons and elopements (which I admire the most) -I drawn to capture the chemistry, intimacy and desire to save the moment just for two.  

In family and portrait photography there's nothing more important than connection and trust. As well as rapid speed, instant reaction, exceptional creativity and crazy dances when dealing with toddlers:) The thing about me - I LOVE kids and spending time with them makes me happy. I believe that we, grown-ups, were all children once and remembering that sometimes is a key to many things. So nobody will be asked to sit and smile at the camera, though be ready to play, laugh and snuggle-cuddle!     

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Elegant, significant and timeless.

FAQ

What cameras do you use? 

I'm a Canon-Girl! 

Film or digital?

Primarily digital – with a film look-
rich, soft colors and timeless feeling.

who is your dream client?


My bride is a Lady, sophisticated, elegant, with a very keen sense of style. She has passion for all artistic and beautiful, paying attention to every detail.  She’s is heartfelt and more often animal
lover - it says so much. She wants her wedding to be a celebration of love, nice and unique.

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i love shooting

ENGAGEMENTS
HONEYMOONS
ANNIVERSARIES

PORTRAIT
BODOIR

WEDDINGS

FAMILY
MATERNITY
SESSIONS

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Honeymoon, Italy, and my endless love!

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Warmly, Irina