This photo session is very dear to me, firstly, because I love this passionate Russian-Dominican couple, Olga and Frank, and also because we captured the images at sunrise. Not everybody agrees to waking up early in the morning and getting ready just for taking the pictures. But that sunrise light is totally worth it. In the Caribbean it is my favorite time to do a photoshoot, because the beaches are deserted and that type of light is so special. And to top it all off, this is probably my favorite beach in the world. This paradise on earth is located in Punta Cana and it’s called Bavaro. The exact spot of the photo session was just near Huracan Cafe, one of the favorite locations for couples planning a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic.
Olga and I met on January 2017 when she did my Hair and Make Up the day I married the love of my life, also in Punta Cana. And since that moment I knew I would be working with this beautiful, amazing woman again along the road. So I was so honored and happy to make this couple’s photoshoot for her and her husband, Frank. I couldn’t believe how stunning Olga looked that morning with pink, shimmery make-up, which went perfectly with her hair color. And that macrame dress that was in the same color palette as the white sandy beach. During the photoshoot Frank and Olga were so romantic and so passionate that I tried to stay in the background, just documenting that love, those intimate moments and making them feel comfortable. I’m always speechless when I can feel the love between two people, that intimate connection, and I get to capture real emotions with my camera. These kinds of sessions are ideal just before or after the wedding or as a surprise for the bride during the honeymoon, especially if you are in such a stunning place like Punta Cana, with white sand and turquoise water. It is a great opportunity to never forget such a special romantic moment.
I thank you so much, Olga and Frank, for trusting me, for being totally open with me and for being wonderful human beings. I can’t wait to work again with Olga as a make up artist or to meet with both of them for a cocktail.