My name is Anastasia and I am the face behind the camera. We live in the heart of Toronto with my husband Edward and two children. Artemij is twelve and Selena is a two-year-old thunderstorm. We often visit our home country Latvia - a beautiful and picturesque country on the Baltic Sea.
I studied photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design. I always had a passion for photography since childhood - my father was a photographer as well. I always loved to go through my families albums and read our family history from the photos my dad took. These are the memories I have for him.
I love weddings and love to capture the moments that going to stay with you forever.
Anastasia was a dream of a photographer!!! Me and my husband could not have asked for a better person to capture our first steps as a husband and wife. Half because of pandemic and half because we’re both introverts and were super tired of everyone trying to plan our wedding, we did an elopement of just 5 people including me and my husband, best man, the officiant and photographer. As a nature of small elopement which took in total about 2 hours, we sure had to cut down a lot of details; but if there was one thing we did not want to compromise, it was our wedding pictures especially because we aren’t planning on having a bigger ceremony later. It really took me a lot of research and sleepless nights to choose which photographer we wanted to go with. But when I came across Stasia’s work, I fell in love with it instantly! It was exactly what I was looking for- timeless, detail-oriented with a lot of emphasis on emotions with delicate uses of colours. When I contacted her, she responded me in a very timely manners and she made communication very transparent as she answered every single(loads) of questions I had with lots of care and details. I had my own vision of what I wanted my wedding pictures to be like, and it surely took me a long time to describe and come across my ideas to her. Not only she was patient with me trying to plan and process my thoughts, Stasia really helped me curate my visions and how she plans to interpret them in her own style. In addition, she even went above and beyond for us to as she went pre-searching the wedding venue and site near the venue so she could get some ideas for us. With us marrying in pandemic through evolving restrictions, Stasia tried her best to stay tune with us with updates very frequently as well. Wedding pictures were something I was most worried about, but it quickly became something that I was most excited and confident for ever since we decided to have Stasia photograph our wedding! But the best was when I met her in person for our wedding day. She was such a sweet person with a kind soul. With elopement, I had nobody in my wedding party, meaning I had nobody to help me out with all the things like fitting into my dress, calming down, moving around with my dress train, and doing my hair, and more calming down. Not only Stasia handled photographing in the most professional manner I am forever thankful for Stasia that she was there helping me get ready, fit into my dress and do my hair (yes I did it myself with her helping me!). One thing I really admire her as a photographer is not just how well she took and edited the pictures, but how well she fostered the environment for us where we could be natural and bring out what we really are as a couple. She was so supportive, kind, patient to us the entire day that we felt very comfortable in her company without being nervous at all. And as a result, we were able to bring out our true colours of both goofiness and romance which we really wanted to reflect in our wedding pictures. She had such a great attitude and kept her beautiful smile on the entire day with kind, encouraging words as she worked hard for us to get what we wanted exactly. Upon getting our pictures back, I can see how much work she’s put into our wedding and every single picture tells me a story and lets me re-live the day I married the love of my life. Our dream wedding of intimate, free of stress wedding was possible thanks to Stasia’s dedication and professionalism for her work, as well as her endless kindness and cheer. If we ever decide to have a bigger wedding ceremony or have more accomplishments and happy days in our life, I really would like to work with Stasia again.
My wife and I chose Stasia to photograph our wedding, and we could not be happier with the results. The diversity of pictures were amazing! Her pictures were intimate, fun, breathtaking, beautiful, and lively just to name a few. Stasia went above and beyond our expectations to ensure that our wedding was captured in the best way possible. Her passion and kindness was clear from everything she did; from ease of communication to her countless ideas for poses/pictures on our wedding day. My wife and I could not recommend her more; a wonderful person and photographer to say the least!!
We hired Anastasia to shoot our small wedding ceremony, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had to make a lot of changes. Anastasia was flexible, understanding, and sweet throughout the entire process and helped us make the best of the situation. She is a great photographer and person, and the pictures turned out amazing. We will always be grateful that she could capture our special moment despite the situation, and we can't wait to hire her for future family events. If you decide to go with Anastasia, you will not regret it!
We hired Anastasia to do our fall family photoshoot. She was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very friendly, promptly responded to messages, and has a great eye. The pictures are absolutely amazing. We couldn't be happier. I highly recommend her.