ABOUT US

Who are we?

Hi, we are Polina and Viktor. Despite the fact that the site owns the name of only one person, actually we are a couple of photographers and we shoot together almost all the time. Photography is our job, our passion and a unique way to see the world around us and our cameras are our constant companions. We are inspired by traveling, beauty of our world, interesting people, good movies and great company, but who does not like that, right?

*And yeah, we are the kind of photographers that does not have any decent portrait photos of themselves. But we could not hold on the publication of the site just because of that, so here are some temporary monkeys. And it’s pretty close, actually.

Polina Ilchenko
Polina Ilchenko

Film & Digital

Female portrait, couple sessions, details and tabletop

Viktor Rasputin
Viktor Rasputin

Digital

Male portrait, group shoots, photojournalism

What do we shoot?

We are the photographers that now are called “hybrid” which means we shoot both film and digital and mix such frames in final series of shots. Film gives us the perfect colors and tones, full beauty of light, while digital is fast and perfect for more difficult lighting situations or just more photojournalistic style of shooting. We love to shoot with natural light and travel around the world to shoot in stunning scenery and beautiful places.

We work really hard on the consistency and ambience through all the frames. It’s not just about a few “wow-shots”, for us wedding photography is a story. About you, about your feelings, the flow of your special day, all those little details and reactions of your beloved ones. The only thing that is really important to us is a connection with our clients. Sympathy and respect, similar visual tastes and a strong wish to create really beautiful shots, that will be making you happy (and us!) for many years of your marriage.

Features

 

We on social media:

  • Pinterest: @polyailchenko

  • MyWed: @polyailchenko

  • Vkontakte: publicpersonal page

Testimonials

It’s not just photos, it is so much more for us. What we have received is a precise and subtle understanding of what this day was for me and my beloved wife. We have considered another dress, shoes, even guests, but not the photographers.

 

Alexander & Elizabeth
Alexander & Elizabeth
Wedding, Kharkov, Sep 2015
If you want to be the best, work with the best. Photographer is not just a camera that takes beautiful pictures, but an important part of the team, where the final result depends on the connection between each person. Polina and Viktor are quite meticulous but in a good way with full concentration on preparation prior to the shooting. And the better preparation is, the better result you’ll get.
Vitaliy Kozin
Vitaliy Kozin
Wedding agency Make My Day
Thank you so much Polina for the photos that helped me to see real myself! I don’t like myself on photos in the most cases, but the shots from our session are still among my favorite ones. I think there is a lot of reasons for that. Polina is very thoughtfull and pay attention to every detail. She took active part in the preparation to the shoot, helped to pick the styling, clothes and make-up, and scouted to location to find the best spots to create cohesive story. But the most important part is gentle and calm direction during the shoot. Polina knows how to explain what to do, but without overpowering posing. She creates cozy and relaxed environment, where you can relax and just enjoy the process and receive great results by the end.

 

Marina Giller
Marina Giller
Portrait session, Moscow, summer 2014