About Irina

Before diving into photography, Irina sharpened her eye for aesthetics as an artist and oil painter, and also a journalist in the newspaper —a role that eventually left her searching for a creative outlet that would allow her to feel like a creator again after raising her three boys. She picked up her first digital camera while living in Japan; she immediately fell in love with photography and decided to pursue her passion to follow a wedding photography path. Irina founded Carlsbad Photo in 2015 and began shooting weddings and events in San Diego, Orange County, and Temecula — always with the goal of bringing a sense of trust and approachability to every moment she captured.

Whether chasing light at a beautiful San Diego wedding, on-site at any lifetime events, or documenting elopements, Irina consistently captures emotions in her photos—creating images that are as gripping as they are stunning.

The Small Details

Carlsbad Photo is a photography studio based in Carlsbad, California and serving the Greater San Diego Area for more than 6 years. Head photographer Irina shares a lifelong love for photography and art and a passion for working with engaged couples. She will make every photoshoot fun and engaging, so you can relax and cherish your wedding pictures. She combines natural, traditional, vintage, and photojournalistic styles into her photography to create a unique, gorgeous final product that you will have to treasure forever. Irina provides couples with exceptional services for their big occasion. Irina wants your wedding to be captured by a professional who notice every detail. On your Special Day, she will make sure it's the Best Day of your life! Irina captures every precious moment - artistic and timeless. She'll make you look amazing on Your Big Day! Are you looking for a wedding or event photographer in San Diego County that will deliver breathtaking images of your wedding or event? You've come to the right place!