Hello, my name is Maryna. I am a professional photographer specialising in creative portrait, wedding and commercial photography. I’ve been professional for over 10 years and running a photo studio in St Austell, Cornwall, for the last six years.
I am happy to work in many different genres but I specialise in child and family portraiture. This includes maternity and newborns, weddings, commercial, event photography and boudoir. I enjoy every photographic job however my preference is themed photo sessions. I like to express my favourite photographic style which is romance with a dramatic element. This is probably due to my love of period dramas! I have made many of the costumes for these shoots myself. This includes fairies, Santa’s workshop themes or Victorian style photo sessions.
I love telling stories through my images. Capturing emotions, passion and using creative lighting techniques to enhance it. I always try to make it more of a movie still then a image, or an image that could appear in a fairy tale book.
I am a Qualified member of the Guild of Photographers, the highly respected international organisation within the industry. “Qualified” means my work has been evaluated by the panel of judges and approved to be of high standard and quality
The Old Mill Dream
In 2013 I opened the studios Photography by Maryna on Duke Street in St Austell, Cornwall. It has been my home for 5 years and produced some wonderful photography.
But then in 2018 a great opportunity arose to become the owner of a historical 200 year old building, The Old Mill in Biddicks Court, also in St Austell. It’s rustic walls, big windows and great character were screaming “new photo studio”! The building has such a great potential that I took on the project. It took 9 months to complete the purchase, and there are many hurdles in the way. But in spite of it, I hope to open the doors to the Old Mill Studios in 2019 offering an amazing characterful location to create fantastic photographic memories.