26 Jun 2020

Mommy & Me Photography

I recently created a “mommy and me” photoshoot option for my clients, because as a mom myself I know how hard it is to feel glamorous sometimes, and how easy it is to forget to capture some photos of us with our babies.  Being a mom and a business owner means im constantly busy, so I wanted give moms a reason to dress up and celebrate themselves and their bodies for being able to carry life and for now to […]

12 Jun 2020

Posing tips for men

Because you don’t have to be a model to look super cool on your photos. Today, Im about to show you some poses that will make you look so cool and confident in front of the camera, that no-one will ever know you were once nervous, or clueless on how to pose. To start out; we want to accentuate the shoulders so it looks broader. So all you have to do is bring your shoulders forth ever so slightly. And […]

08 May 2020

5 Easy Maternity Poses

Today I’m going to show you 5 easy poses for maternity session that anybody can do. Maternity Pose 1. Basic I usually start every maternity session with this basic pose and we even repeat it with slight variations throughout the photoshoot. Body straight on toward the camera One knee slightly bent and that foot is on tippy-toe Arms around the belly, one up one down Soft hands! Don’t clench into your bump Looking straight on or slightly to the side […]

16 Apr 2020

Planning a lifestyle photoshoot for your brand

Let’s talk about personal branding photography because this is one of the areas of portrait photography that I’m super passionate about. So what is a personal branding photo shoot? A branding session is a usually a mix or headshots, “profile” pictures, environmental portraits and lifestyle photos that capture your personality and establish you as an expert in your field. It also tell a story about what you’re passionate about and what makes your brand so special. This type of photography […]

04 Apr 2020

When is the best time to do a Maternity Photo Shoot

When is the best time to do your maternity photos and how early should you book your maternity photoshoot? This is one of my most asked questions. The best time to actually have your photo shoot is between 28 and 36 weeks. It can be done a little bit later, but I wouldn’t push it too close to your due date just in case you have to deliver earlier than planned. Also keep in mind that when you get closer […]

14 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Policy Updates

First of all, I want YOU to be safe and stay healthy. At the same time let’s stay calm and be reasonable. Here it’s business as usual, sessions are scheduled as planned and booking SPRING BLOSSOMS MINI SESSIONS NOW, unless the situation get significantly worse or someone in my family or immediate circle gets sick. But so far so good, just taking extra precautions, like everyone else. FACTS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN MARYLAND As of Monday March 16th the schools in […]

25 Feb 2020

Romantic Boudoir Video and Photo Shoot

Last year we had a collaboration with model Anastasia Vakula and a talented hair& makeup artist Alisa Venglinskaya and created this seductive boudoir video at my studio. It was inspired by a perfume commercial starring Angelina Jolie. Enjoy and let me what you think in a comment on YouTube! “Boudoir” pronounced as /bo͞oˌdwär/ and translated from French literally means “a woman’s bedroom or a private dressing room”. So it means something very intimate, secretions and not supposed to be seen […]

30 Jan 2020

Should I do a Maternity Photo Shoot?

Finding out that you’re pregnant is a life changing moment. But until you have the baby in your arms, it’s all still very surreal and almost blissful. You are already a mom, you have the heartbeat inside you, but until you can see or touch your baby, it still doesn’t feel real. At least that’s how it was for me. Also, pregnancy went by so fast, nine months felt like nine days, and I’m so glad I found time in between my […]

02 Dec 2017

Fall Family Portraits in Maryland

Every year I try to hold mini sessions with great package deals for my clients. This fall season, I held a family and couples portrait mini session at Black Hill Park located in Boyds, Maryland for two days in October. The weather was just right and the trees were covered with vibrant colors of fall. The setting was just perfect for portraits; which was what I wanted for my clients. The mini sessions had a great turn out, and I […]

30 Apr 2017

It’s all about hair – Commercial Product Photo Shoot

It’s all about the hair! Straight, wavy, curly, braided, etc. There are so many methods to styling your hair especially when you have long stands of hair. Every lady wants to have beautiful and healthy hair. By doing so, there are products and routines to treat the hair. There are also wigs, extensions as well to change your style up when you’re bored or want a quick and fast change in hair style. This is my first time doing hair […]

16 Mar 2017

Boudoir Photo Shoot at W Hotel in DC

Boudoir sessions are mainly done for private purposes; therefore, not many images will be published publicly. However, I can published this boudoir session with gorgeous model, Lana who wore luxury lingerie provided by Le Bustiere (https://lebustiere.com/). For boudoir sessions, I prefer shooting at hotels for an elegant vibe or at the client’s home for the personal aesthetics. This boudoir session was shoot at the W Hotel in Washington DC. For this session, the images went from a moody and seductive vibe, to […]

04 Feb 2017

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

Shoes, shoes, shoes! Everyone love shoes especially when they are chic and higher brands! I had the opportunity to shoot my first shoe commercial editorial campaign for Carriage Hill & Co.; a luxury Italian brand. These chic Oxford shoes are made out of Italian leather. For this campaign I went for a luxurious aesthetic to help elevate the shoes. I choose to use silk fabrics to complement the lux feel of the shoes and went for minimalistic shots to represent […]

30 Jan 2017

The Bridal Room’s Grand Opening

With so many wedding sessions lately, I think its time to have this blog published. I had the honors to attend and photographed The Bridal Room in VA’s opening night. It was an amazing grand opening night at a very elegant bridal boutique located in McLean. The guests had a lot of fun, there was a photo-booth, beautiful decors, cake, favors, champagne, etc. Models were also present to showcase samples of the beautiful gowns that The Bridal Room has to […]

17 Jan 2017

30th Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot

Reaching a milestone in life is a great achievement, especially when it comes to love! William and Genetta have been married for 30 years, have 3 beautiful kids and are still so madly in love with each other. Their love for each other was clearly seen as William gazed at Genetta’s eyes during theie wedding anniversary photo shoot in Washington DC. Witness these two love birds amazing chemistry for yourself!                    These two were so easy to work with! William and Genetta […]

07 Jan 2017

Russian Swan on the street of Washington DC

Meet Olga, ballerina from Odessa, Ukraine with an incredible story. She is a beautiful swan who has lived in Japan fro a few years while working in  Disneyland. Now she is traveling around the US with her husband and twin girls, as her husband works fro Cirque Du Soleil! For this photo session, Olga and I agreed on having dramatic images with various motions. The location chose was simple and classic – The Capitol, Washington Monument, and capturing the sunset that overlooks the […]

03 Jan 2017

DC Realtor Blog Photo Shoot

When you’re a realtor, your livelihood depends on your personality and professionalism, so it is extremely important to promote yourself. Some realtors choose to print their pictures on billboards and cars, others take over social media. Tenneal chose to develop her own voice through her real estate blog – www.tenneal.com.   As you may have noticed, I work with a lot of fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers in Washington DC and Baltimore area. But this is the first time I had […]

01 Dec 2016

Branding photo shoot with Kay Zulu

Building a personal brand might be challenging, especially if you’re trying to start a new venture. But at the same it is rewarding, because by the end of the day you’re woking on something you’re passionate about, something you can be proud to call your own. I can’t stress enough how important to have a great set of pictures that represent who you are as an entrepreneur, professional, but also a human being. The first thing people should see when googling […]

25 Nov 2016

Bridal Fashion Photo Shoot

Bride – the essence of beauty and love. There’s something special about her, something you can’t see, but only feel. At least that’s how I see it. When I photograph a wedding my favorite part is the bridal portraits when she just stepped into her gown and started to realize that it’s all finally happening. That’s why I always excited about styled bridal photo shoots. This particular one was for a non-profit bridal boutique “Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring”. I met […]

15 Nov 2016

It’s a girl! Maternity and gender announcement photo shoot with Krystin

Krystin is one of my long-term clients. We usually shoot for her fashion and lifestyle blog – beloudbeyou.com. She is always original, creative and different every time. Now she’s expecting a new addition to her family – a baby girl! This is especially exciting, because she already has a son; and with her passion for fashion she’ll finally get a chance to style her mini-me.  Krystin wanted to do a fun gender reveal photo shoot. She had this crazy idea of […]

22 Oct 2016

Very classic family photo shoot in Washington, DC

I love meeting great people in general, but moreover I love getting to know great families, who seem to find their way to live in harmony. I mean, sure, every family has its own issues, and Leo Tolstoy may have said “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” I still think that families who have found a way to accept, support each other and be happy together, are the ones that should be […]

15 Oct 2016

Bathtub Photoshoot at my studio

I’ve always admired those dreamy bathtub photos you come across on Pinterest. so, I’ve always wanted to do a bathtub photo shoot myself, but never got a chance to do it, until recently. Last year my husband and i finally moved to our first house (yay!), where I get to shoot a lot of cool stuff now. So, I finally have a beautiful spacious master bathroom with…. (drumbeat) – a bathtub and a window for beautiful natural light! Although, I […]

10 Oct 2016

Summer Chesapeake Beach Engagement Photo Shoot

I can’t believe the summer is over! It was definitely a busy one for me – weddings, engagements, family and fashion photo shoots. So finally it’s time to share some of the great pictures I took over those hot summer months. In July I had an honor to photograph the engagement and wedding of this radiant and very sweet couple. They have quite a history, being together for 4 years and engaged for two, waiting for the right moment to say […]

23 Sep 2016

We were wedded in DC – Elopement shoto shoot

I probably mentioned before that I love weddings in general. But, as a photographer, my favorite part of a wedding day is when I get to stay with the couple and take some romantic photos of just the two of them. Big weddings are sometimes unpredicted, and often the bride and groom photo shoots are rushed. When I truly can spend enough time with the couple is if they have have a very intimate wedding, like courthouse wedding or elopement. […]

08 Sep 2016

Commercial studio photoshoot for a beauty company

Radiant skin is the essence of beauty and a great gift of Mother Nature. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky to be proud of their skin. Here comes the beauty industry with all its treatments, creams and serums. Brighten Mi cosmetics started their own line of skin care products for achieving brighter flawless skin and even skin tone. My goal, as a photographer was to get great clear images with the focus on the beautiful skin. Three models with different skin […]

23 Aug 2016

Baby’s on the way!

One of the many things I love about my job is to follow my clients’ lives and witness their major life milestones. A little less than a year ago I was with Marjan and Payman, taking their wedding pictures. and now here we are doing a maternity session and soon a newborn photo shoot for their baby.    This is amazing, really. I already know that they will be excellent, loving parents – by the way he holds her in his […]

10 Aug 2016

Beautiful Brazilian Beach Wedding at Wild Horse Wedding House, North Carolina

Outer Banks in North Carolina, end of summer with it’s magical sunsets, perfect time to have a destination beach wedding! Bell and Dan rented Wild Horse wedding house – an amazing property with access to the beach, outdoor pool and lots of space for entertainment. They actually had a house for the whole week, and decided to combine the wedding a little vacation with all of their friends and family. Let me tell you – it was one big Brazilian […]

01 Aug 2016

Photo Shoot with Earlene in Georgetown, DC

Earlene was visiting DC (she is originally from Houston, TX) and contacted me set up a photo shoot for her. Earlene was staying in Capella Hotel in Georgetown, which is conveniently close to the waterfront and the canal with a variety of great spots for a photo shoot. We started with some candid street style shots – right across the street from the hotel. I just loved this white fringe summer sweater! Continuing with the street shots, Earlene wore a […]

01 Jul 2016

Street style photo shoot with Tilda

Sometime a girl needs to feel beautiful, glamorous, attractive – let’s be honest we can all use a self-esteem boost from time to time. What’s the best way to prove to yourself and everybody out there that you’re still on top of your game? Right, a photo shoot! And for that you know exactly who to call – me, Ksenia, because I will make sure you look elegant, chic, beautiful. And I mean for all the girls out there, I […]

15 Jun 2016

Jessica Daniel Engagement Photo Shoot in the heart of Washington DC

Can I say that I just love doing engagement photo shoots? I’m always having a great time discovering another love story of two people falling in love. Jessica and Daniel are an amazing couple, you can see right away how much they care about each other. That’s why it was so easy and so much fun to work with them! I prefer meeting my clients for engagement sessions a little over an hour before the sunset, so that we can […]

01 Jun 2016

Glamour Portrait Studio Shoot with a Greek Beauty Tasia

I’m so happy to finally share the photo from our recent Glam Shoot with Tasia! She has such a unique personality – you’d see her wearing mostly black all year long, but she truly shines from the inside. Her personal style is mostly inspired by all things gothic, but in a fashionable way. But it’s just the outside, as she has unicorns in her car and she’s a very bright cheery person when you get to know her.  So I […]

15 May 2016

Fashion Shoot in Bethesda with Esther

If you follow me on Instagram @kseniaprophoto, you may have noticed that I shoot a lot with fashion and style bloggers in the DMV area. This is a great way to connect with local influencers and help them improve their content. Most of the fashion bloggers connect to their followers through Instagram, so pictures are their way of communication. You all know the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”, especially on social media, when people don’t want to […]

15 Apr 2016

Photo Shoot for a local band

As you can see, I mostly do portrait, fashion and wedding photography, but occasionally I would work on completely different project. That’s how I got to do a little bit concert photography.  A local band contacted me asking to do some promo images for them, as they were building their website. I thought it would be a staged studio shoot (what I love doing), but turned out they wanted me to take both headshots and some candid photos of their […]

01 Apr 2016

Lookbook Photo Shoot For Kevin V Thai Debut Collection

I did this shoot a while ago, but I still wanted to share it on my blog. Sometime I go back to previous years’ folders on my hard drive to reflect on my work. As a professional photographer, I always have to stay consistent with the quality of work I do and, moreover, evolve as I’m getting more experienced. Once in awhile, I’d compare my current self with me in the past (professionally speaking). It’s always a good sign to […]

12 Mar 2016

Glamour Portrait Session With Kseniia

Yes, you read it right – her name is Kseniia too – isn’t it funny? That’s so random to meet another girl from Russia living in DC with the same name. Well, I’m glad she had applied to my Model Call Special and came for her Glamour Session! Kseniia is a fitness coach and a competing body builder (fitness bikini category). With that said, obviously she is beautiful, but with so much training she feels like she’s always wearing sports […]

10 Mar 2016

Event Photography in DC – “Bond with Me” Gala at Hotel Monaco

This year I had a pleasure to attend and photograph an amazing gala in Bondiana style. Think black tie attire, casino tables, beautiful decor, Sinatra live music, fancy food and lots of beautiful people! As an event photographer for the night, I tried to capture the essence of the event, the ambiance and make sure I got every little details that made this event so special. When photographing events, it’s very important to me to focus on the people attending, […]

01 Mar 2016

Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot in Washington DC

Missing your wedding day, gorgeous gown and a the man of your dreams beside you? Well, if you’re happily married that’s a good reason to celebrate your anniversary with a stylish photo shoot. You get to dress up and take beautiful romantic pictures, you know..  just like on your wedding day! Stella and Olu were celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary, which is an important date for their family. Stella is all things fashion – check her blog at http://www.jadore-fashion.com/, so […]

15 Feb 2016

Glamour Portrait Studio Opening in February 2016 in the DMV area

That’s BIG! I’m finally ready to announce the opening of my Glamour Portrait Studio in Maryland! There’s still a lot to be done, but I can’t wait to start taking beautiful portraits, see inspiring makeovers and hear your life stories. That’s what I am so passionate about – to make every girl’s dream come true, to see you shine and to show you the best version of yourself. WHAT IS GLAMOUR STUDIO? What is Glamour Portrait Studio anyway? It’s a […]

22 Jan 2016

Glamour Makeover Shoot – a Middle Eastern Beauty

I met Behnaz three years ago, when my husband and I first moved to the US. I was volunteering at a local Visual Art Center, and Behnaz joined the volunteer group too. We met on her birthday, and she invited me to her house the same day to try her homemade carrot cake – isn’t it nice? From the first glimpse I was struck by her beauty – very fine elegant features, porcelain skin and rebellious black curls. Later we got […]

15 Jan 2016

Elegant Courthouse Wedding, Washington DC

When you realize you found the person you’d like to spend the rest of your life with, all that matters is that you get to be together. It’s not the expensive wedding gown, not the size your wedding reception or your wedding budget that indicates how much you love each other. In the end, there’re just two people in love, who want to commit to each other. That’s why smaller, but still elegant courthouse weddings getting more popular amongst couples. There’re […]

17 Oct 2015

Romantic maternity photo session – Shades of Pink

I got very excited when Clarissa asked me to take her maternity pictures – she already had lots of ideas for the styling and the props for this photo shoot! Not to mention that Clarissa is an extremely talented makeup artist, who works on TV and video production, and she also has the whole team of makeup artists and hair stylist for wedding and events in Washington DC and DMV area. Check their website at http://www.creativeimagesvamddc.com/ For her maternity session Clarissa […]

09 Oct 2015

Eleanor – Glamour Makeover Session – Ksenia Pro Photography

Hi all beautiful ladies out there! Today I have a very special Glamour Makeover blog post for you. How many popular stories based on a transformation of a poor little girl into a beautiful princess? Well, here’s one more. Correction – the girl was beautiful to begin with, we just photographed her the way she deserves to be photographed. Because the beauty is more not just what we see from outside, it is something that comes from a person’s soul. Today I’d […]