Hi, Im Anastasya of Anastasya Photography, nice to meet you! Based in sunny Southern California, I make my art my life. I am a curious soul. I spent childhood watching the ants crawl from their level, seeing grass blades as giant forests, seeing the setting sunlight play on the flower petals. I watch people, fascinated with body language. The way the turn of a hand, the tilt of the neck can say so much.
The camera is my magic box. With it I capture visions, memories, perceptions. These beautiful moments that slip by in a breath, I can hold on to them forever. Through photography I have found a way to feed my never ending hunger for beauty, and a window through which I can spread a divine appreciation for life and the human experience.
My favorite thing to capture is love. What can I say, I have always been a romantic! When we are in love, we shine with out greatest beauty. To love fully, in surrender, with no reservation - that is what life is about. When I see this love in the couples I photograph, it is the greatest joy. It reminds me of the infinite beauty and grace of this universe, and inspires me to keep going to greater heights.
When I am with my lover, and there is a perfect moment, his hair glows in the light, or his eyes sparkle with a child-like joy, I wish that I could freeze time and savor the moment just a bit longer. I wish that I could have a magic way to keep that moment forever, and always remember how beautiful and in love we are. I want these memories for myself, for my old age, and for my future children.
This is what is so special about capturing love. When else do you ever get to see, from the side, just how beautiful you look together? How your eyes sparkle back and forth? Just how much love is in every little gesture of your being? This is what I want to give to you. A perspective you have never seen. A perfect moment, frozen in time, for you to enjoy forever. Proof of your utter perfection.
One couple that stands out for me is Victoria and Adam. I have never seen two people more in love. During their engagement session, they could not stop looking at one another, holding each other, sneaking a touch whenever they could. They echoed each others dreams and happiness, they saw the rest of their life in each others eyes. I cried when they spoke their wedding vows. To me, they represented the ideal of love, the kind of love I strive for.
Their wedding was nothing short of a fairytale, and I look forward to photographing many more love stories in the coming years! If you are in love and want to shout it from the rooftops, or capture that perfect private essence to hold on to forever, give me a call - I want to work with you. I hope that through my images you can do more than save your memories. You can see yourself from a new perspective, and perhaps learn something about yourself in the process. Most of all, I want you to see yourself the way that I see you. In love. In utter perfection of your humanity. See through my eyes, and love it all.
Thanks for reading, and happy loving!