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ISLAND LIFE SESSIONS IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

intimate portraits | boudoir | family bonding
award-winning wife & husband team

ISLAND LIFE SESSIONS IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

intimate portraits | boudoir | family bonding
award-winning wife & husband team

ISLAND LIFE SESSIONS IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

intimate portraits | boudoir | family bonding
award-winning wife & husband team

ISLAND LIFE SESSIONS IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

intimate portraits | boudoir | family bonding
award-winning wife & husband team

ISLAND LIFE SESSIONS IN PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

intimate portraits | boudoir | family bonding
award-winning wife & husband team

“The most emotionally honest and sensual portraits two people in love can get.” – Grace Ormonde Magazine

“Provocative enough to cause a stir, yet classy and joyful enough to show your grandkids one day.” – Blush Magazine

Hi, we’re Katya & Rob!

So this is us circa 2011. Since then, we’ve traveled the world, built a house here on the island, had 3 beautiful kids, endured many hardships, and photographed 1000+ couples!

We started out shooting weddings, but quickly became known for THOSE OTHER images, the ‘intimate’ ones. When people started flying to see us in Punta Cana just for this experience, we knew we were on to something very special!!

When we’re not creating gorgeous images, you can find us … recording a podcast about relationships & healing, practicing conscious parenting, chilling in our pool, or cooking spicy Thai curries.

we felt so comfortable and at ease!

"the "blanket sessions" are such a great idea ... the photos are so timeless and sensual, but we never felt uncomfortable or exposed.

this was the day after our wedding, and was just the most amazing experience!! everyone in a relationship should do this!!!!!!!"

Catherine & JD, New Jersey

truly ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience!!!

“It wasn’t really a photoshoot, but more like the coolest date we’ve ever been on. Such a roller coaster of beautiful emotions … we laughed, we cried, we fed each other pieces of the juiciest mango I’ve ever tasted, and we made out like teenagers, as the waves crashed against our bodies. The photos blew us away!! Really, we’ve never looked so happy and hot for each other! Now the hardest part is to choose the canvas for our bedroom wall. Katya & Rob have a true gift!!”

Jessica & Danny, Ohio

my favorite photographs EVER taken of us

“My partner hates having his picture taken, and I planned this photoshoot as a surprise. It turned out to be the greatest thing that happened on our entire trip. He LOVED the experience, and said he never thought taking pictures could be so much fun. A miracle! I don’t know how Katya & Rob do it, but I’m forever thankful. Also, if you haven’t listened to their podcast Honey Talks, do it now! It’s literally life-changing and has made my relationship with Chris better.”

Alexa & Christopher, New York

the best honeymoon gift

"This is how I want to remember our LOVE, 30 years from now! My husband said he's so glad I convinced him. Actually, I think he even had more fun that I did!!!"

- the Mondays

so much more than photos

"My husband is in the military and was getting deployed for the next 8 months. The session was such a healing, joyful and heart-opening experience.

I could write a novel about how amazing Katya & Rob are ... it was so much more than photos."

- Stacy & Daniel

so. much. FUN!

"We are obsessed! The photos turned out so amazing!
We wanted images that would show how much fun we have together and how special our chemistry is. These photos are everything. Katya & Rob exceeded our expectations!
We're back to Canadian winter now, and these Caribbean memories make the best screensavers.

- S & N

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Choose your Island Adventure:

Intimate Portraits   |   Boudoir   |   Family Bonding

STARTING FROM $575
FAQS

What exactly is an 'Island Adventure'?

Just taking pictures on a beach is … boring.

So we design the most romantic, fun and memorable date for you to go on – because if you’re really having fun, the images will be extraordinary.

You’ll also be guided through a series of simple yet transformational techniques (exercises) we’ve learnt from the world’s top relationship experts. From playful to deep, these will leave you more connected and in love than EVER.

Here are a few examples of unique experience-based sessions we’ve designed (imagine one of these on a gorgeous beach):

  • guacamole & tequila workshop
  • tropical prosecco spraydown
  • cacao ceremony
  • lace blanket picnic
  • pillow fight, coffee & croissants               … and more.

Where does our Island Adventure take place?

We have a few ‘secret’ favorite places around the island that are stunning and fairly private.

For a ‘bedroom’ setting, we can come to your resort, book a hotel room with beautiful lighting, or come to your home. 

During your Discovery Chat, we can decide together what’s best for you.

                                

How are the Family Bonding sessions different?

These are not your typical family photos … but more like intimate snuggle sessions. We focus on the love, connection,  and bonding through play and affection. 

Our approach is natural and candid, with some tastefully posed shots you’ll want to frame.

How is a Boudoir session different?

This is usually an empowering portrait session for a woman / femme. Katya shoots these solo.

Most popular sessions are beach & palm trees (since it’s so beautiful here in Punta Cana!) … but it can also be a classic bedroom Boudoir experience in your hotel or airbnb.

I’m a bit nervous. The couples in your photos look so at ease!

Don’t worry, EVERYONE is a little nervous at first!

We’ll guide you. Music and champagne help!

It will feel relaxed, not posed, fun, and comfortable.

Remember: each session is completely unique, and we would never make you do anything you don’t want to do.

Do we have to get naked?

Nope, our couples are rarely completely naked!
It’s up to you what you want to wear: we recommend you bring a few things and we’ll decide together.

We recommend starting out in a beautiful flowy dress (or wedding gown!), then transition into a bathing suit, lingerie, or a lacy robe.

We also love our ‘Blanket Sessions,’ where you might end up holding each other inside a beautiful crochet blanket or bed sheet, surrounded by water, sand & palm trees.

What about our privacy?

We take your privacy VERY seriously and don’t post any revealing images without your permission.

Our Couples are very proud of how tasteful & timeless their images are, and are usually happy to let us share a few favorites on this website and instagram feed. If you’d rather not, no problem!

Do you always shoot as a team?

Katya does most of the shooting & artistic direction.
Rob does the heavy lifting & operates the drone.

For the most intimate parts of the sessions, Katya shoots solo. Rob guards our belongings and ensures optimal privacy.

Same Sex Couples?

YES, absolutely! LOVE WINS!

Do you still photograph Weddings?

We’ve retired from traditional weddings, but WHOLEHEARTEDLY WELCOME elopements!

Elopements are intimate weddings from 0 to 20 guests. As long as the focus is on the COUPLE and the unique, stress-free experience they want to have!!

Book your Discovery Chat, we’d love to talk more about your Big Day.

I’m ready, how do I book?

After our Discovery Chat, you’ll receive an invitation to reserve your session with a $300 deposit.


We’ll help you plan an unforgettable adventure every step of the way!

Want a little more backstory? So … Rob & I moved to beautiful Dominican Republic back in 2011 and had our own Punta Cana destination wedding at Jellyfish Restaurant. At sunrise. It was magical. We quickly became one of the top sought after wedding & couples’ photographers in Punta Cana. At that time, most photographers were offering beach “trash the dress” photo sessions. These usually involved the bride alone, rolling around in the sand. We began offering our own version and called it a “rock the dress” session, meant for newlywed couples who wanted more relaxed, intimate, playful portraits that they would never be able to get on their wedding day.

Over time, these sessions evolved into something even more special. We started incorporating different fun experiences: everything from connection meditations, to prosecco spray fights, to making fresh guacamole right on the beach. Since Punta Cana is such a beautiful, romantic place, couples in love started asking for honeymoon photo sessions, anniversary photo sessions, vow renewals, elopements (weddings for two), and the occasional proposal. There are plenty of talented wedding photographers in Punta Cana, but people kept telling us we have a special gift for capturing how real couples are together … when no one is watching.

What do real couples in love do? Rob & I thought back to the most romantic and memorable times of our own relationship and realized this: our favourite times usually involved 1) being on vacation, somewhere beautiful and secluded, 2) watching a sunrise or a sunset, 3) with a nice bottle of wine, 4) with delicious and decadent snacks, 5) music we love. So we fine-tuned the 2.0 version of the sessions we offer, which we now call Intimate Portraits or Island Adventure Sessions.

Our philosophy is, if you’re having the best time, of course the images are going to be amazing! We want to seduce your senses, and create an experience where you’ll fall more in love with each other (and this beautiful island).

Oh! One more thing.

Since we’re kind of obsessed with figuring out what makes relationships extraordinary … we’ve started a podcast called Honey Talks, where we talk about life-changing sex, parenthood, and healing through pleasure. It’s quite good. You should check it out.

And, come hang out with us.

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