A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFO

Hi! I'm Yara. I'm a couples and seniors photographer born abroad but based in the Carolinas. Welcome to our little internet home.  I love creating stories through portraits, exploring new sites, and watching the Good Place on Netflix. Christian and I poured our whole heart into this website so that you can really feel what we are like, and get to know us before even talking to us. Click the arrow to learn more about who we are and why we do what we do! :) 

Hey! I'm Christian. I have worked in many positions from backstage theatre hand, all the way to portrait photography and video. I love running, podcasts, watching New Girl, and getting outside away from my screens. I am big into bullet journaling, and I love Yoga but definitely need to do more of it. You are looking at the project that has made me the proudest in my life. 

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oUR PHILOSOPHY

I care about you in the moment. I want to celebrate where you are now, so you can remember it forever. Photography only increases in value over time, because it is the only way to freeze time and take it with you wherever you go. I want to capture the real, unposed and genuine you. Every shoot is unique because every person is unique, and that's what makes life so dang special.

I believe that people are irrefutably the most important thing that we have in life. This is because everyone needs human connection, to feel cared about, and to share life with others. At the same time, everyone has their own perspective on life that makes being with them interesting. I want to learn who you are, what makes you tick, and use that knowledge to capture you the way you are. 

cHRISTIAN

yARA

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WHY WE
DO THIS

When I moved here from Kazakhstan with my family, my dad took every opportunity to take photos and videos documenting our lives in transition, when we almost had nothing to our name. Even as a child I would want a turn with the camera, and since then the love never stopped. I want taking photos to be more than just that-- I want it to be an experience where you feel confident and inspired. I want to be friends, not just client and vendor. I want to uplift you always, even after we work together. It's all about relationships, and life is just so much better when we can experience new things together :) 

Starting in highschool I started to realize how important art is. I realized that art is in every little part of our lives even if we don't see it. Art expresses how we feel and allows us to conversate in ways that words cannot ever achieve. I believe having a photograph of yourself can make you feel more confident because you can see your own beauty. 

cHRISTIAN

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OUR
FAVE THINGS

My fave things ever are -- spending time with all my Russian fam, drinking tea with honey & lemon, going to the mountains, eating and making good food (I know that's a basic answer... but you dont understand how much I love good food), being with my closest friends, and going for morning walks :)

My favorite YouTuber right now is probably MBHD, he makes great content about tech which I am super interested in. My favorite artists right now are Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and The Black Keys. If I were to watch any movie again, it would be The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I am more of a cat guy, but dogs are pretty cool.

cHRISTIAN

yARA

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A LITTLE BACKGROUND INFO

Hi! I'm Yara. I'm a couples and seniors photographer born abroad but based in the Carolinas. I love creating stories through portraits, exploring new sites, and watching the Good Place on Netflix. Welcome to our little internet home. Christian and I poured our whole heart into this website so that you can really feel what we are like, and get to know us before even talking to us. Click the arrow to learn more about who we are and why we do what we do! 

Hey! I'm Christian. I have worked in many positions from backstage theatre hand, all the way to portrait photography and video. I love running, podcasts, watching New Girl, and getting outside away from my screens. I am big into bullet journaling, and I love Yoga but definitely need to do more of it. You are looking at the project that has made me the proudest in my life. 

cHRISTIAN

yARA

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our philosophy

I care about you in the moment. I want to celebrate where you are now, so you can remember it forever. Photography only increases in value over time, because it is the only way to freeze time and take it with you wherever you go. I want to capture the real, unposed and genuine you. Every shoot is unique because every person is unique, and that's what makes life so dang special.

I believe that people are irrefutably the most important thing that we have in life. This is because everyone needs human connection, to feel cared about, and to share life with others. At the same time, everyone has their own perspective on life that makes being with them interesting. I want to learn who you are, what makes you tick, and use that knowledge to capture you the way you are. 

cHRISTIAN

yARA

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why we do this

When I moved here from Kazakhstan with my family, my dad took every opportunity to take photos and videos documenting our lives in transition, when we almost had nothing to our name. Even as a child I would want a turn with the camera, and since then the love never stopped. I want taking photos to be more than just that-- I want it to be an experience where you feel confident and inspired. I want to be friends, not just client and vendor. I want to uplift you always, even after we work together. It's all about relationships, and life is just so much better when we can experience new things together :) 

Starting in highschool I started to realize how important art is. I realized that art is in every little part of our lives even if we don't see it. Art expresses how we feel and allows us to conversate in ways that words cannot ever achieve. I believe having a photograph of yourself can make you feel more confident because you can see your own beauty. 

cHRISTIAN

yARA

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our fave things

My fave things ever are -- spending time with all my Russian fam, drinking tea with honey & lemon, going to the mountains, eating and making good food (I know that's a basic answer... but you dont understand how much I love good food), being with my closest friends, and going for morning walks :)

My favorite YouTuber right now is probably MBHD, he makes great content about tech which I am super interested in. My favorite artists right now are Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, and The Black Keys. If I were to watch any movie again, it would be The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I am more of a cat guy, but dogs are pretty cool.

cHRISTIAN

yARA

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