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Galina S.
San Diego, CA
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25 Years of experience

I'm an artist specializing in feminine portrait and maternity photography in California.

I started to learn the art of photography when i was 14 years old and have been mastering the skill for over 20 years.

I am easy going but have a very business-oriented personality and you can always rely on my professionalism at any moment.

My mission is to empower women through artistically captured the essence of a woman's journey. I make every effort possible to tailor sessions to each of my unique clients. My goal is to capture the image that represents your personal story, feelings, and emotions, artwork that represents the Soul. I spend my time learning about the client, connecting to that unique place where the Spirit resides and create an image from the place of that connection. I know how important for my client to feel comfortable and relaxed and i take very seriously the responsibility to create a high level of comfort and trust.

Awards, honors and recognition

Honorable mention by ND Awards

A fun fact about me

i am not funny, but very empothetic and compassionate

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English and Russian

Camera:

Canon 5D mark II

Lenses:

Canon 24-70 f/2.8, Canon 70-200 f/4

I am good with…

Pets

Capturing Emotions

Capturing Atmosphere

Suggesting Poses

Story Telling

Candid Moments

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Family

10 photos

Children

10 photos

Headshots

10 photos

Maternity

10 photos

Reviews

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Reviews from other sites

  • Leslie

    From Yelp

    Galina's work is impeccable. I went to her for nude female work, and her ambience and way of working so professionally was truly the best experience I could of ever imagined. She made me feel so welcome, so calm, so relaxed. She was very punctual with time, and she accommodated to changing circumstances of the sun and lighting. A very witty and capable woman to make sure I felt comfortable and safe. And she did it all with such a smile. Truly this was one of the best things I could of done in my life, and I am truly thankful for the incredible work she manifested. Also she has depth and knowledge about light shaping and working with shadows, which I thought helped a lot. I had no modeling experience yet this being her passion she gave me the best pointers and help with ease, and warmth. I highly recommend Galina for similar work if that is what you are searching for, truly thankful and blessed. Thank you!

  • Yana

    From Yelp

    Galina took pictures of my newborn several months ago. I was very happy with the outcome. She has a special eye for the details. Through her lense she was able to capture the precious moment of a new life adapting in this world. I will definitely book more sessions with Galina in the future

  • Evgola

    From Yelp

    I've recently had a pleasure to be photographed by Galina in my home studio for the professional purposes of my business. Galina did an incredible job! She took her time to get the best out of this photoshoot. She captured the real me and even the wild daring side of me. She was very creative with poses, angles, set up. And I really like her natural (non-over-photoshopped) tasteful style! Also, I didn't have to wait for my digital shots for a while, it was ready within the next few days! In addition, she is a really sweet person to work with! I highly recommend Galina!

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