My Story

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Hi I’m Olesya, a wedding photographer from Key West, Florida. Thank you for stopping by!

My Story

I fell in love with photography when I first moved to the United States from Siberia Russia in 2001.
Photography was my way exploring a magnificent, crazy, hectic, and full of energy New York City.
I would get lost in the city streets with my little point and shoot camera, taking photos of the scenery, street life, and complete strangers.
When I ran out of cash I applied for a job in a small neighborhood photo studio and this is how my professional journey started!
I loved my new job and enjoyed every moment of it during that carefree, adventurous, and enchanting summer of 2001.
But not until September 11 did I realize photography was my true calling.
During those tragic and mad times I felt terrified and uncertain about so many things, but also deeply emotionally connected to New Yorkers through the photographs being brought in and printed by our photo lab.
They weren’t just photos I was printing, it was history in making.
They were the stories of courage and despair.
People’s legacies and memories of the saddest and happiest moments.
I wanted to document those memories, to be a part of it and create beautiful art work, healing and uniting.
This is how I became a wedding and a portrait photographer.
Through the years I had amazing opportunities to work and learn from the best photographers in the industry while studying at New York Institute of Photography.
I launched my first photography business in 2007 in the Hamptons of eastern Long Island.
A few years later I also added a branch in Newport, Rhode Island and Key West, Florida.
I travel nationwide and around the world, but those 3 places are my favorite destinations, with a residency in Key West most of the year.
I’m blessed with my amazing and supportive family.
We enjoy traveling, exploring new places and an outdoor life style.
I wouldn’t survive living away from the water and all of it wonders – that’s how Living Water Images – my new company business name originated.

This is my story, I would love to hear yours!

Contact me Call 631 942 1427 or e-mail at Olesya@LivingWaterImages.com

I’m looking forward to working with you and creating a beautiful and meaningful imagery together. With over 13 years of expertise I guarantee I can meet all of your photography needs and expectations.

AFFILIATIONS

Professional Photographers of America Newport Chamber of Commerce Canon Professional Services Southampton Chamber of Commerce East End Woman’s Network Photographers East Watermill Art Museum East End Photographers Wedding Wire Pictage

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Architectural Digest MTV Cribs Plum TV Hamptons Magazine Hamptons.com East Hampton Press East Hampton Star Dan’s Paper Suffolk County Life The Montauk Sun Key West Citizen Konk Life

SELECTED ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS

Aquidneck Island Acupuncture, RI, November 2010 – Current, solo exhibition, featuring “Watercolors” and seascapes
Ocean Press Group, Bridgehampton, NY, May 2010 – Current, solo exhibition, featuring local landscapes
Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, July 18-27 2008, Artists Alliance of East Hampton 13th annual members’ exhibition
Bridgehampton National Bank, Montauk, April 2008-current, solo exhibition, featuring local landscapes
A-Studio, East Hampton, June 2008-current, solo exhibition, featuring local landscapes
Watermill Museum, July 2008, sixteenth annual members art exhibition
Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, May-June 2008, East End Photographer’s Group 20th anniversary exhibition
Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, June 2008, Springs Improvement Society
Ashawagh Hall, June 2008, Photographers East 15th annual members’ exhibition.

My clients say:

5.0/5.0 Karla, Wedding Date: 05/15/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
The pictures were amazing! Olesya, you were so nice and took some great candid shots. My favorites were the ones we were not posing for. You captured our love on film. Love the pics you took! Thank you so much. We will cherish them always!

Ashley, Wedding Date: 09/06/2008
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Living Water Images! The photos we have of our wedding are fantastic! The candid photos are unbelievable! I am SO happy that we had more than just perfectly posed pictures (although we had some of those too). Now, five years later, we have a true representation of our amazing day! In spite of Tropical Storm Hannah’s uninvited appearance, we had a wonderfully romantic and fun experience at what should have been an outdoor wedding- And our photographer was a trooper through the whole storm! She captured so many priceless smiles, kisses, and tears of joy. We had a son nine short months ago, and I can’t wait to show him these pictures some day. They are precious to me and my husband!

5.0/5.0 Brandon, Wedding Date: 12/10/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
Olesya was absolutely wonderful to work with! Her attentiveness and attention to detail was everything we could have hoped for. She has a special ability to capture the moment, which was very much apparent when we previewed our prints. All our questions were responded to promptly and our album was ready in a timely fashion. I would recommend her services to anyone.

5.0/5.0 Molly, Wedding Date: 05/12/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0
i’m in love!!!!! you are amazing!!!!!!!! thank you so much!!!!!!

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