On this page
How I do things
A little bit about my wedding philosophy
Step by step of Knott studio experience
Resources for you
Checklists and guides to help you with wedding planning
Let's do this!
Book me and let's create together!
How I do things
My vision is not about perfect pictures. It's about telling a story in a real way.
I want to connect with my couples. Photos of you are such an intimate thing I can't look at it as " just bussiness"
I make my work personal.
I capture what's important for you.
People you love and all the the things that matter to you.
The real stuff.
Not posed. Undone by love.
The no posing stuff
I am all about feelings. Not poses.
Just you being you is what creates the best photos. I don't force you to open up. I listen and try to get to know you. I create an environment where you are comfortable to be yourself.
It’s about you and not my portfolio
In any session or at a wedding my goal is not to get the perfect shot for my portfolio. I want to document your day the way it is.
Guidance & Support
My experience is all yours
My experience in the wedding world has helped me to gain perspective and learn a lot of things. Especially on how to make your life easier through this. I help you by guiding you with my knowledge. I was a bride once too I know all the things that you must be worried about. I am there to support you through it.
Making it about you
Everyone is different, that means there is something unique about you. I try to make things the way you want. Your wedding day is about your vision and your dreams, the love of your love.
Communication & Intention
Let's plan together
My work with you is focused around getting to know your needs and helping you to plan.
There a little things we both can do that will go along way with your wedding planning. I put a lot of intention in getting to know how your day is planned so I could do my best in capturing it.
Knowing what to expect
Let's get on the same page
In the process you can get to know me a bit better. I do my best to explain my style of work, get to know you and understand your needs. We communicate and plan together. This way we both know what to expect from each other.
The experience is focused around truest and working together.
what to expect from working with me
1. Let's meet!
If you like what you see here and you feel like you are almost ready to book - lets meet!
I can only reserve the date for you if I meet you in person or over a video chat.
Once we meet in person, I love to hear from you.
Your needs and wants. That way I get to know what I need to do to serve you better.
2. The $$ stuff
After meeting you and you are ready to go, there is a contract to sign and deposit to send.
Deposit secures your date. Contract has all the legal terms and conditions of working together. You can see it here
3. The Value
Photos of your wedding day is the only thing that grows in value over time.
When you invest in me as someone who tells your story I bring all kinds of value to it.
My years or experience and constant investment into my own education contributes to that value.
Find out here
4. The Resources
I have been doing this for a while now.
I have accumulated all kinds of knowledge, tips and tricks on how to save,
where to invest and how to have less stress.
I share all of my resources with you as we work together.
I have a wedding guide coming out soon that will help you plan. You are doing this for the first time.
I have done this lots of times. Let me share my experience to make your experience better.
5. Engagement session Experience
Having an engagement session is the best way to get to know the person who is photographing you.
And also helps to get comfortable in front of the camera. Being photographed is such an intimate thing.
When you meet you photographer for the first time on your wedding day it can be a bit of a shock.
But meeting them ahead of time helps to ease your anxiety.
For the engagement session I create a date-like experience. I take you on a fun little adventure. Help you with what to wear and will come up with places where we can go. I don't force anyone into weird static poses. I help you and guide you through the process.
I just help you to be comfortable to be yourself and have fun with it.
After my sessions my couples are not scared of cameras and become more confident.
I don't just disappear after we sign a contract and reappear on your wedding day.
I meet with you, chat over the phone as much as needed to help you plan the day.
I have forms and questioners to help us narrow down and record exactly what you need captured on your wedding day.
I work with you on the timeline. What the best light, time and other stuff to help it make easier.
I believe that as long as we communicate and know
what to expect from each other your experience will be more enjoyable and planning much easier.
7.On your wedding day
After planning together and communicating all expectations, timelines and lists it's finally your wedding day!
I follow the timeline of the day from getting ready till everyone is drunk on the dance floor or whenever.. =)
The time I come and leave is discussed ahead of time so you know excactly whats happening.
Most of the day I am like your personal photo hournalist.
I just follow you around and observe the day to capture memories for you.
I only coordinate a little and guide through during your couples, bridal party and family portraits.
During cermonies and reception I am practically invisible.
Well! Lets party!
8. Delivering your photos
On your wedding day I give you a little sneak peek of your day.
I really love doing this because I know how important it is for you to post something
about your wedding day on your social media that same day and not wait for ages and ages until you get your photos.
9. Knott Studio family discount
After your wedding day I would love to stay in touch. I love making connections and meeting new friends. I also appreciate if you keep coming back to me. It's the biggest compliment a photographer can receive. So to give back I offer a family discount when you come back for other types of sessions. Like maternity, newborn, family.
Or if you just wanna go on an adventure with meto take awesome photos.
I'm here for you!
The ultimate wedding checklist
My years of experience in the wedding industry have taught me lots of tricks I would love to share with you!
Coming soon ⟶
Getting married in Northumberland
Your ultimate guide for wedding
vendors in the county.
Wedding planning and mental health
How to not go crazy while planning a wedding
Coming soon ⟶
If you have questions make sure to see this page. And maybe ask me more questions!
The $$ stuff
You probably want to find out some real numbers. So here you go
If you like what you see here and want to talk about availabilities s or simply chat feel free to contact me!
This is me
My full name is very long
cause I come from a land far far away... Ukraine.
So I go by Mira =)
I met my husband when I was interning as a graphic designer in Toronto. I never thought I would marry a Canadian and move to a foreign country. But here I am.
I started my photography business from an absolute scratch. I knew no one and no one knew me. As someone new to the country I had no connections. I am kinda proud that I have built my dream from nothing but hard work and my love for photography.
I love making things together with my husband from wood. He makes furniture and I wood burn. I also draw pretty little illustrations and do some lettering. I have two cats Finn and Luiz. And also a dachshund Mei.
I love animals, training my dog, cooking, making mulled wine, crafting, decorating my home. I love hanging out and going on adventures with my couples.