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.
Who are these photo sessions for?
Anyone who doesn’t take their loving relationships for granted. You don’t need a reason to book an intimate portrait session, but our couples are often celebrating an engagement, honeymoon, anniversary, or vow renewal here in Punta Cana. Our family bonding, maternity, or beach boudoir photo sessions are usually booked in advance before coming on your Punta Cana vacation. We are proud to celebrate people of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and orientations.
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 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!
What is your “SKIN TO SKIN” project?
It’s only the most exciting and meaningful project we’ve ever worked on! The name is inspired by the way tiny humans are welcomed earthside at birth (we’re thankfully beginning to understand how important it is for babies to be placed directly on the mother’s chest in their first hours of life). This intimate physical connection has phenomenal benefits: it calms the nervous system, produces a cocktail of love hormones, and literally … heals.
This project explores the healing power of touch: from a mother-newborn bond to keeping the spark in a marriage (or long term relationship).
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!