We are best friends, lovers, business partners, spend about 98% of our time together, and haven’t gone crazy yet. The truth is, we work really well together.

Yuriy started his photography business in 2006. A couple years later, he started bringing this girl named Julia to a lot of his gigs. In between shooting weddings together, we fell in love, started dating, and tied the knot in 2010. Working together as photographers is one of our greatest blessings in life.

When we’re not working, we’d rather be outdoors more than anything. We adore living in Seattle because we can go hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and skiing close to home… then go see a show, eat some good food, and be around other creatives in the city. Julia enjoys graphic design, making things with her hands, and thrifting. Yuriy likes reading non-fiction, driving his BMW 2002, and sailing on the Sound. Our best memories are made while traveling. Immediately following our wedding, we took off for 6 months to see the world. Ever since, we can’t stay in one place for too long. It also made us feel like anything is possible. We will fly just about anywhere, climb any mountain, walk any distance to make some good photographs.

Photo on left by Carina Skrobecki. Photos above by Jenny Linquist.


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Travel Shop: Handle With Care
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