Candidly photographing elegant outdoor and non-traditional elopements and micro weddings. I help to craft natural images that let you relive your special day as it unfolded.
I’m Ilva and photography is my first passion that I have continued to pursue for the most of my life. I grew up in a small European country Latvia where the beauty was primarily found in tranquil nature. The flat fields, sandy coastline with pine trees and snowy winter is what I knew for the most of my life with and somehow these elements of the past can be found now in my work as well even if it’s photographed in an overwhelmingly big city.
I have lived in several places such as Scotland and Sweden as I have always preferred the rough and northern parts of the world.As I come from a small place I had to know about the vast world around me and that has made me to stay curious about other places and different cultures that many I have yet to experience myself.
I appreciate couples who have their own opinion, values, and style to create their own atmosphere but at the same time can let go of the control when the time comes to fully enjoying the moment and finding joy in just being. To make the couple feel more ease when in front of the camera even if that is something they shy away from is a fundamental part of my work. I believe that the most genuine feelings are captured in a candid way, especially in nature.
Throughout the images, you should be able to remember not only what happened, but also how you felt.