About me

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
— Annie Leibovitz

Hello! I'm Tania, a Europe-based destination wedding photographer. Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine. My everyday life nowadays is divided between Amsterdam and Florence. Apart from that, I spend a huge part of the year in South Africa. Also available for work in the USA (or anywhere else on the globe). 

International wedding magazine Zankyou called me one of the best photographers in Noord-Holland. My works have been published in various blogs and wedding magazines.

Since I was a little child I’ve always loved several things: reading fairy-tales, watching happy people and 
travelling. As I grew older I found my passion for wedding reportage which interestingly enough has united all these loved activities. So here I am, wandering the world and taking photographs of sparkling eyes, blissful smiles and happy moments. I specialize in exciting elopements and weddings, couple and family photoshoots. I've been photographing weddings for more than seven years, and I love it more and more each day.

I have a profound love for natural light, true stories, and beauty. Happy to meet you.

My approach

I have a strong documentary approach to my work and try to avoid posing as much as possible. I truly hope you are here because you want unique photographs that capture authentic beauty and emotions, rather than anything staged, scripted or posed. I prefer to photograph things as they unfold naturally, rather than ticking off a checklist of ‘required’ shots. When you look at your photographs, I want you to remember what your wedding day felt like. I want you to recognize yourself.
 

Raw moments without pretence, moments that actually happen, and aren’t set up. Your wedding is a part of your life story, the start of an incredible journey, a day that is the beginning of a lifetime adventure…Let me capture this for your family archive!


I am looking for those couples that don’t just want a wedding photographer but want to have a storyteller who can peek into their love and capture the moments they share together, and maybe even become one of their new best friends.


I am inspired by open-minded, open-hearted, sincere people who are not afraid to share their stories with me.

We’ll probably make a good team if you’re ready to be a little crazy, get a little messy, and be a little vulnerable. If this sounds like the adventure for you, I am so excited and can’t wait to hear from you. 


 

REVIEWS

What my

clients say

 

If there was something which we would not change about our wedding - that would be the choice of the photographer we made!
Tania is 
professional who is easy going, and it's a pleasure to work with her. She is into the smallest details and knows how to capture the right moment in the right place. The photos she created on our wedding exceed all of our expectations and we are truly grateful for the memories she perpetuated for us!

ALINA MANGNUS

My dear friend,
You are a very special person and one of the most amazing people I know in my life. 
All your life ideas you generously share, texts you write, photos you take is pure magic that enchants and inspires with its sincerity.
But I’m here actually to thank you for saving the wonderful memory of our wedding. It was not an easy day, but we both (Martijn and I) are thankful for your support, fun, relaxing vibes and in the end.. for the amazing outcome we’ve already had a chance to see. You were there for us not only as a great photographer but also as a friend.
I wish you only the best in all your beginnings! xx

ALEXANDRA JIMMINK

My goodness, Tania is just wonderful. When I came across her work, I couldn't stop looking at her photos online hoping that we could have her capture our special day. Tania made everything simple. Her package choices were simple and clear. We first have our 'Engagement Shoot' in the Silvermine Mountains & Noordhoek Beach - Tania is amazing and getting you to focus on each other and able to capture natural images. On our wedding day, Tania came all the way to Fish Hoek to photograph us getting ready and then to Somerset West for the Ceremony. Tania captured every moment that one could think of for a wedding and really displayed the real vibe that was felt on the day. Thank you, Tania, we are eternally grateful for your work/art.

JESS ANTHONY 

Tania went above and beyond to capture the most important and beautiful moments of our wedding day. It is clear that she not only has a passion for photography, but for capturing love stories. Our wedding festivities started very early in the morning, and the party went late into the night. Tania was there from the very beginning to the very end. Through her photography, she brought out the magic and whimsy of a hectic and eventful day. All of our guests loved Tania's presence.

NATASHA BASU

Tania is a fantastic photographer who shot our wedding and captured all the heart and feelings of the day. Really such a pleasure to work with her. She's a real artist behind the camera and has a fantastic use of natural light!

MARIA PRYTULA

We are so extremely happy that Tania was our photographer at the wedding! Both I and my husband are quite shy and find it difficult to relax when having our pictures taken, but it was so easy with Tania, so very natural and no fake posing, just slight directions. And what a result! We cannot stop going through our pictures and a beautiful album we have received! The name "Neverending magic" says it all, its pure magic indeed. She has a great eye for detail and capturing movements and emotions. Additionally she is such a lovely personality herself, it was a pleasure to share our day with her. Thank you so much! 

JULIA KHARSON