in Cheshire, UK and Europe
I'm Yana - my story of an award winning North Wales and Cheshire wedding photographer started in Chester in 2004. Since then I photographed hundreds of amazing couples in the UK, Spain, Italy and France.
I am a creative...
With my camera - all the time.
With my never-ending packets of seed and choppers in my garden and trimming my schnoodle Bonnie as well as my husband and two teenage kids - thanks Covid!!
New ingridients and recipies inspired by our travels also get my cretive juices going. Pan-European dishes AND hot and quirky Persian+Asian food - Korean BBQ is my curent favourite! Not forgetting simple Russian yumminess inspired by my childhood.
My couples say that they love my documentary, natural photography mixed with elegant creativity and humour.
Brides and their mothers (often with a keen eye to have everything perfect for their daughters) compliment me on my friendly efficiency and attention to detail :-)
Based right on the North Wales border, I’m an experienced North Wales Wedding photographer. Travelling from Chester, I covered amazing weddings as far as Llandudno, Anglesey, Abersoch and further south to Barmouth and Tywyn. With many farm weddings in marquees and tipis, the wonderful landscape provided fantastic backdrop for photos of North Wales.
Amongst the best established Cheshire wedding photographers, Yana Photography offers elegant and creative wedding photography. I primarely photograph weddings in Cheshire, including venues like Peckforton Castle and Abbeywood Estate in Delamere forest. I also happily travel to the close-by Shropshire and Merseyside, the whole of North West of the UK and destination weddings in Europe.
Whether for amazing wedding photos or for relaxed family portraits, I love being called over to Shropshire with my camera. If you are looking for a Shropshire photographer I'd love to hear from you. I love the rural beauty of this county with it's impressive family homes. Some of those have become sought after wedding venues, such as Iscoyd Park and Bryngwyn Hall.
As well as a well established UK wedding photogrpapher, I have been lucky enough to photograph weddings abroad. If you are looking for a destination wedding photographer in Europe, I'd love to hear about your plans. I speciase in destination weddings in France, Italy and Spain. I have travelled across most of Europe, a lot of it by car and would love to add new countries to my wedding destinations.
My own family life tought me that the ability to relax in each other's company is just as important as the loving bond and passion for each other. The relaxed and natural wedding photography style is what makes the story of your day flow when you look back at your pictures.
I hope you'll see how relaxed, yet still totally beautiful and elegant brides and grooms look in my photographs.
I've photographed wedding for many years now and have seen many different trends come and go. Just like you, I want your wedding pictures to look just as beautiful in 10, 20, 30 years time. Do you remember seeing your grandparents black and white pictures and thinking how beautiful and timeless they look?
21st century wedding photography certainly lost the stiffness of old-fashioned poses. But there is no reason to loose timeless elegance of your wedding celebrations. You can have fun and enjoy the party and it's you photographer's job to capture it beautifully and with artistic flare.
I primarily work in Chester, Cheshire, North Wales and Shropshire areas though I do cover city weddings in Liverpool, Manchester and beyond. I offer my services for destination weddings in Europe, especially in France and Italy. Fluent in Russian, I work with British, Russian and international clients.
It's about capturing the jigsaw of your family relationships
how it felt to be at your wedding!
Come and see how some of my favourite recent wedding stories unfolded... and I did my best at providing an amazing wedding photography to match!