Examples of Story Sessions

"Reset Retreat"

“We Get You, You Got This” show by Rita Goodroe and Esther Boykin:

Rita Goodroe, coach and owner of “Rita Made Me Do It”:

“Irina surpassed all expectations. Everyone was just squealing and cheering for their photos. She really knows what she’s doing and she can bring out exactly the message you are looking for. I would absolutely recommend Irina to any woman entrepreneur who’s looking for images to really capture her message and appeal to her audience

Esther Boykin, therapist and owner of “Group Therapy Associates” :

“Working with Irina was like a dream. She was kind and funny and really compassionate to those of us who may be less comfortable in front of the camera, and really helped bring out each person’s individuality. Working with Irina is worth every single penny.”

"Success Summit Seminar"

Steve Black, founder of

She does a terrific job whether she is looking to help you build your brand, get your name out there or just do photography for events, brochures, etc. Talk to Irina, she understands marketing and she understands how to do a great job. I highly recommend her. 5 stars! Thank you.

"A typical day of appraising"

Shari Mesh, Mesh Appraisal Services:

“I was very excited to be able to define my personal brand and very happy with Irina’s attention to detail and with the outcome of the final product.

I would recommend Irina to other entrepreneurs and have already done so. Irina was able to effectively explain the benefit of personal brand photography and how it could help me reach my goals.

Thank you so much, Irina. I had a wonderful experience and am so happy I decided to do the story session with you. I am looking forward to getting my website updated with these images and am thankful for all your advice, help, and expertise.”

"The go-to dentist"

Dr. Cara Schantz, CNS Dental:

“I used Irina for photos for my office and website. She was great to work with — it was a very long day but she stuck with me the entire time until I had photos that I was really happy with . We switched locations a  few times and she was completely flexible with it! She stayed with me as long as needed.”

"A composer and his music"

Eduard Nazarov, a composer,

“It was a pleasure working with Irina! She was very professional from start to finish. She made me feel relaxed in front of the camera during the photo session. The photographs turned out to be great! “

Some more examples

"A craft day"


“Irina managed to build trust prior to the session – thanks to thorough preparation. By the time I met her in person, I felt like we’d known each other for a long time. At first, I felt a bit camera-shy but then stopped noticing the camera at all! The pictures turned out to be bright and full of emotions.”

"Home happiness"

Austin and Flora:

“We definitely recommend Irina because of her talent and warm personality. With her guidance we felt very comfortable in front of the camera. We loved the final photos!”

"A family walk"


“Irina is a great photographer. We hired Irina for a winter mini-session at a nearby park. Having never seen winter photos before I wasn’t sure what the options were for the background. Irina sent some photos she had taken before to confirm the look she was aiming for. She also arrived early to the site, she has an amazing eye, she captured the surrounding water and trees which made the perfect background.

We met Irina near the water, we were a little early, so while we waited we taught our daughters (ages 4&7) to skip rocks. Irina met us right on time, I really enjoyed how she utilized this activity in her early shots and as we all got comfortable with one another we continued to skip rocks as Irina took photos.

Our family photos turned out beautiful and playful, we’ve received many compliments including “your photographer really captured your personalities and love for each other” I would HIGHLY recommend Irina!”


“Irina is very good at what she does.  We ended up with pictures better than I ever thought we’d be able to get with a 6 month old. She really listens to what is important to you and does everything she can to make your wishes come true. She truly cares about client satisfaction.  On top of her ability to capture great shots, one of her strongest qualities is communication which is so very important in the services business. From the very beginning, she was responsive and expectations were managed the entire way through.  A very good way to do business and it makes her a dream to work with.  The icing on the cake was her flexibility and willingness to accommodate special requests.