Olga Shibiko: Blog https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog en-us (C) Olga Shibiko [email protected] (Olga Shibiko) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/img/s/v-12/u692647587-o825307124-50.jpg Olga Shibiko: Blog https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog 80 120 Cotswold Fall https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2015/1/cotswold-fall

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M&A https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/11/m-a One perfectly perfect day


Location : Goring Hotel, London

Stylist: Julia Krajnakova



[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) couple event london wedding https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/11/m-a Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:51:37 GMT
K https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/11/k A one month old charmingly alert.


[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) baby photo photosession session https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/11/k Tue, 04 Nov 2014 10:51:27 GMT
Shoe maker without shoes https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/9/shoe-maker-without-shoes When it comes to photographing my children I DO. and OFTEN.  But when a school asked me for a presentable photograph of my child I realized that most of them contain a goofy sister twisting his ears or a broody 6 year old looking past the lens into the future... When I picked them up from school it was show time.  after 15 minutes of goofying around we have a winner:

the rejects :))





[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) boy child portrait https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/9/shoe-maker-without-shoes Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:09:56 GMT
M&A https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/8/m-a

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/8/m-a Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:09:58 GMT
Hampstead Heath Park with Uva https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/8/hampstead-heath-park-with-uva This summer's heat proved to be challenging even for the most determined families, but with a little perseverance all is possible.  Yulia wanted to do a lifestyle family shoot with her mum and grandchildren.  After a quick discussion we decided that a location near her house would be ideal with small children and we decided on a Hampstead Heath park.

When I arrived in the afternoon the sun was high up and the heat was unbearable.  So the first portion of the shoot we decided to do at home in the comfort of a shady livingroom with doors wide open.  It was a great luck that the space had amazing light:

Once everyone was comfortable and kids got a bit retless inside the house we resumed with our original plan and went for a nice walk int he park:




[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) children family park session https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/8/hampstead-heath-park-with-uva Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:40:06 GMT
Portraits for Yulia https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/8/portraits-for-yulia Gone are the days of the stiff in studio portraits.  Yulia approached me with a task of creating natural and lively portraits she could use for professional and private use.  On a hot sunny day we ventured into Hampstead park to use greenery as a  natural backdrop.  These are the poses she's selected and this is the result.  

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) headshot portrait woman https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2014/8/portraits-for-yulia Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:59:35 GMT
It's a jungle, it's a zoo, it's a birthday party! https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/12/its-a-jungle-it-s-a-zoo-it-s-a-birthday-party  

Had a pleasure of attending a wonderfully created animal kingdom party last weekend.  What a blast!







[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) animals event fun party https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/12/its-a-jungle-it-s-a-zoo-it-s-a-birthday-party Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:52:19 GMT
Holiday Mini Session https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/holiday-mini-session

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) holiday mini session https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/holiday-mini-session Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:54:36 GMT
The day it almost didn't rain https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/the-day-it-almost-didnt-rain When the weather is good and the leafs are yellow nothing stops this family from exploring Fulham, London

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) autumn london https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/the-day-it-almost-didnt-rain Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:44:45 GMT
Arbuzz Events 2012-2013 https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/arbuzz-events-2012-2013

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/arbuzz-events-2012-2013 Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:57:01 GMT
Go-Karts in Hampstead https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/go-karts-in-hampstead  




[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) birthday children event family gokarts party https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/go-karts-in-hampstead Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:07:29 GMT
Eridge House 2012-2013 https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/eridge-house-2012-2013

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/eridge-house-2012-2013 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:21:40 GMT
Carousel Birthday https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/ccarousel-birthday Reminiscing about sunny summer and good weather... Here's a wonderful birthday taking place at an amusement park.

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/11/ccarousel-birthday Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:47:12 GMT
Sunrise https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/10/sunrise Sometimes it takes to get up at 4am and to take a trip to the New Jersey side of the Hudson river to relive the ethereal moments of first rays emerging above the sleeping city.


and before we go she just cannot not goof ..


Location: Fort Lee Historic Park

with Irina

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/10/sunrise Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:43:36 GMT
Taisiya's 7th Birthday Party https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/7/taisiyas-7th-birthday-party Taisiya's Birthday party was wonderful, sunny and full of laughter.  A few of my favorite moments:






Theme: Brave

Location: Hamstead Garden Suburb Free Church Hall

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) event kids party https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/7/taisiyas-7th-birthday-party Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:35:22 GMT
Sunny London with Zoe & Co https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/7/sunny-london-with-zoe-co When London is sunny and the Bishops park is bathed in glorious sunlight a nce family walk is a calling.  Zoe & Co and I had an amazing time playing around in it's green pastures.


[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) family fun park https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/7/sunny-london-with-zoe-co Fri, 12 Jul 2013 21:19:56 GMT
One sunny afternoon https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/4/one-sunny-afternoon 3 charming kids + 2 cute adults = photogenic family :)

It helps a great deal when a family you're photographing are fun, warm and welcoming.  This is when you forget that this is a job and enjoy moments shared.  



[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) family https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/4/one-sunny-afternoon Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:36:21 GMT
Maslenitsa at Home https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/3/meslenitsa-at-home Here, I created a small recipe collage for the children's school project.  Blinis are a favorite at our house at any time of year.  I usually make a tall stack for Sunday breakfast, leftovers serve as lunch for the next couple of days.  Kids love it with cream cheese and lox.  I usually go for a nice raspberry jam. :)



[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) children kids https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/3/meslenitsa-at-home Fri, 29 Mar 2013 16:13:11 GMT
AntiGravity Yoga with Maria Ferrer https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/3/antigravity-yoga-with-maria-ferrer


A fun and interesting photo-session with AntiGravity and PowerYoga instructor Maria Ferrer at the VirginActive gym this past month.  Our goal was to create images of Maria which would showcase her yoga skills and promote AntiGravity yoga.  


The location was perfect as it had large windows allowing plenty of light which resulted in some beautifully back-lit shots.  Hammocks were instrumental in creating an illusion of floating in the air.  In the end we took advantage of the light and did a PowerYoga flow set.   



More in featured: Maria Ferrer


[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) yoga https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/3/antigravity-yoga-with-maria-ferrer Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:53:08 GMT
Sledding Wonderland https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/1/sledding-wonderland There's nothing like a group of friends enjoying a day of fun in the crisp snow and a nice slope.

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) fun group sledding snow https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/1/sledding-wonderland Thu, 17 Jan 2013 20:35:47 GMT
One family's Christmas Day https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/1/one-families-christmas-day

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2013/1/one-families-christmas-day Fri, 04 Jan 2013 03:33:12 GMT
Testing testing 1-2-3 https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2012/11/testing-testing-1-2-3 More often than not I test my new equipment on my children.  This was an impromptu session with my daughter, who by now is a professional quenia pig and manages to turn any serious endeavor for her mother into play time... and I can't say I mind. :) 


[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2012/11/testing-testing-1-2-3 Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:02:50 GMT
Arbuzz Project - Chez Baba Yaga https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2012/11/arbuzz-project---chez-baba-yaga
This past Sunday children and their parents

got a special treat by coming to play with the infamous Baba Yaga.

Baba Yaga, in her yonder years was probably a fetching lady. 

Well, may be her nose was a tad too large for her face or her hair was wildly unruly and her sense of style asked for a bit more refinement. 


No one really can know what turned this amiable creature into what she is today.  Yet here she came with songs and games to entertain this rowdy Halloween crowd.


some dancing

and floor gliding

Parents enjoyed their gluhwein 

 while children were busy with arts and crafts



and of course the photobooth where guest could take pictures with a broom or with baba Yaga herself!


Thank you to Arbuzz Project for organizing such a fun and interesting evening!

and Liya at Dumplings Photgraphy for being such a great partner in photographing this event.

[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) Halloween children costumes event https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2012/11/arbuzz-project---chez-baba-yaga Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:29:47 GMT
Batman, Little red riding hood and a lost slipper https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2012/11/halloween-staircase-fun  

and it all makes sense!  Halloween is a time of mischief

and what great fun did these two have sharing stories of trick a treating fun on the stair case! 






[email protected] (Olga Shibiko) https://www.olgashibikophotography.com/blog/2012/11/halloween-staircase-fun Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:12:07 GMT