PORTRAIT experiences

IMAGES THAT YOU LOVE AND WILL LAST A LIFETIME

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PORTRAIT experiences

IMAGES THAT YOU LOVE
AND WILL LAST A LIFETIME

BOOK A CHAT TO GET STARTED

do you EXIST IN PHOTOGRAPHS?

Let me guess.

Have you been hiding for years?

Are you the one always behind the camera? And you don’t even have any pictures of yourself (at least not ones you are proud of)?

LET’S CHANGE THAT.

Because one day, those images might be the only thing you will have left and they will mean the world to you.

Do you ever think about how other people might see you?

Strong. Beautiful. Alluring. Quirky. Passionate. Brave.

Do YOU see yourself that way? When was the last time you did something to celebrate who you are?

We all want and need to have lovely photographs that truly reflect who we are and celebrate the relationships we have… but very few people like the thought of having their pictures taken. Despite all this, my clients tell me regularly how much they actually enjoyed the experience.

One of my superpowers is to help you relax, be at ease and open up in front of the camera, so I can capture  the most beautiful and authentic photographs of you and your loved ones – regardless if they are unpredictable little ones, self-conscious teenagers or your favourite family pets.

the PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE is for you if

  • you are naturally reserved, but for once you want to shine with a thousand watts and feel like a celebrity
  • you want to celebrate a significant birthday
  • you want to represent your business and brand with confidence
  • you feel the need for some pampering and to re-discover your own femininity and beauty
  • you recently experienced a big life change (like getting married, getting a promotion, having a baby, having a divorce, loosing some weight…) and would like to mark the milestone
  • you want to share an unforgettable experience with a loved one to celebrate your relationship
  • you want to feel confident and SEEN for who you truly are
SEE THE PORTRAIT GALLERY

I believe every single person is beautiful,
and I want to capture and show back to you your own power and beauty.

HEADSHOTS

COUPLES

MATERNITY

MOTHERHOOD

FAMILIES

FOR YOURSELF!

“So I recently had a photo shoot with the lovely and very talented Viktoria as a gift to my wonderful husband after 20 years together and a gift to me.
I never have my photo taken on my own, always with the girls, my husband or a mix of those. Absolutely thrilled with the results and I totally recommend having this done (especially with Viktoria). I was really nervous and not sure how it would turn out but have been blown away by the end results.

For me it was all about remembering that not only am I a wife and working mum but that I am, underneath everything, still me.

Deborah

your PORTRAIT PHOTOSHOOT includes

In person (or Zoom) consultation and planning gives us an opportunity to chat and get to know each other a little before the shoot, also for me to understand how would you like to be photographed, what look / feel you’re going for. We plan a timeline and bounce off outfit and accessories ideas to make sure you’ll be 100% happy with what we create.

Professional make-up and hair styling. I’m working with a team of highly skilled (and super lovely!) make-up artists who will create the perfect camera-ready look for you. This is by no means obligatory, I honestly think you are already perfect as you are, but a little pampering usually helps you relax before your portrait photography session.

Most of the sessions are taking place in a Bristol studio, but there is also an option to have your portrait photoshoot at an external location (like your home, a boutique hotel or outdoors)

Professional photography and posing. You do not need to know how to pose or worry about how you’re going to look like on your images at all! I am an expert at making people relax and open up in front of the camera also to guide you with posing down to your fingertips to make sure you look your best. I’ll show you what poses and angles flatter you the most and be your coach every step of the way.
No experience necessary, you just need to trust me to give it a go.

over 40 women's portrait photographer Bristol

Portrait photography sessions usually take about three hours. This gives us enough time to create the beautiful hair- and make-up and also a variety of outfits and backgrounds to photograph, but not too long so you won’t feel exhausted. The number of outfits is not limited, though I usually recommend 3-4 max for the best results.

Professional retouching on all your best images is included with your session. I don’t believe in drastically altering your appearance or body type, I believe all my customers are perfectly beautiful just the way they are. I do believe in small tweaks however, to get rid of the things you are not fond of and/or correcting the bits (lumps and bumps) that appear due to wardrobe or posing. This is a collaborative process, so please don’t be shy about telling me to get rid of a certain mole or scar.

About a week after your photo session we meet up again for a private viewing and selection of your final images. After the initial presentation, we’ll step through the images one by one and start picking favourites. Following that, we’ll determine which products and packages will suit you best based on the images we’ve created, your goals for the shoot, and on your lifestyle. I offer a range of beautiful photographic albums, archival wall art, high resolution digital image packages, and more. I also have great options for gift giving, whether you’re buying for a significant other or as a treat to yourself.

The session fee is £250
Products and image packages are sold separately and start from £650. I don’t do hard sell, I want you to be 100% happy with your purchase.
Typical client investment includes an assortment of image collections, wall art and bespoke albums.
Please get in touch for more details and a full pricelist.

“I have never had my portrait taken before so I didn’t know what to expect. Vik is such a professional and nice person, she made me forget about the camera in a few minutes. During the photo shoot I felt amazing, relaxed and beautiful. I felt like professional model.”

Alicia

“Lovely experience, Viktoria put me at ease straight away and made the shoot fun – quite a feat considering my usual aversion to being photographed!”

Hannah

“I found the whole experience really fun and relaxing, truly enjoyable. Viktoria takes time to pre-plan the session and that helped me ease up and put my insecurities aside. She managed to make me feel comfortable during the session and I had lots of fun! And the results are gorgeous. My images are beautiful and really capture me.”

Ariela

My job is not to capture perfect women.
It is to photograph and celebrate REAL women through soulful, intimate portraits.

I would love you to be the next one. Please get in touch when you’re ready.

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