As well as capturing couples on their big day, she regularly undertakes international photographic assignments, not only for wedding publications but also for a range of other specialist magazines.
The key kit that the pros use to take their photographs
Whatever you shoot, however you shoot it, the EOS R6 lets you be creative in ways you never thought possible. "I shoot several thousand reportage images on a wedding day and this camera's characteristics are perfect for a photojournalistic style," says Katya.
This revolutionary mirrorless camera offers uncompromising performance. "I use the EOS R5 for projects where we need to print images in large sizes," says Katya. "This camera captures the highest-quality images that my clients not only deserve but have come to expect."
The latest version of the camera that Katya favours is the ultimate creative toolkit, with superb low-light performance, deep learning AF and 5.5K RAW video. "There's no compromise in frame rate, autofocus speed, dynamic range or sensitivity," says Katya.
An advanced L-series zoom that delivers remarkable image quality. "Using this innovative, unique lens at a wedding, I'm always ready to perfectly frame moments and create portraits with amazing bokeh while skipping the need to carry prime 35mm and 85mm lenses in my kitbag," says Katya. "I love to push the limits in my photography adventures – a philosophy I share with Canon."
The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM creates flattering photographs with unparalleled sharpness. "This lens is a dream come true for a portrait photographer looking for the finest optical performance," says Katya. "It produces the creamiest, most perfect bokeh and I love the way it paints out-of-focus elements with smooth, beautiful edges."
A professional-quality standard zoom that offers outstanding image quality and a fast f/2.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. Katya says: "It's edge-to-edge sharp with natural, beautiful skin tones and reliable AF."
A fast, ultra wide-angle zoom lens that offers excellent optical performance throughout the zoom range, and a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture making it ideal for low-light photography. "A great lens for epic landscape shots, especially when the couple is moving," says Katya.
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