Inna Kostukovsky: Where Memories Come to Life Through the Lens
- Author: Natali Grace Levine
- Reading time: 2 min 1 sec
- Publication date: 11/13/2023
- Updated: 11/14/2023
From Wanderlust Origins to Global Love Tales
Born with an innate sense of wanderlust, Inna reminisced, "My home is currently in London, and prior to that I lived in the USA for over 15 years." However, for her, the geography of love transcends borders. As she passionately puts it, "I know that love knows no borders and I will travel to chase it." Whether she's journeying from Chicago to London or to places even more remote, her lens faithfully captures the myriad shades of love.
Ever since 2014, Inna has been weaving visual tales by immortalizing weddings and events across the globe. Through her eyes and lens, we've been offered glimpses into genuine, elegant, and heartwarming moments. "I have had an opportunity to capture weddings and events all over the world," she shared, hinting at the vast canvas of her work.
The Magic Behind Her Snapshots
Inna's art can be described as a melange of elegance, genuine emotions, and unique connections. With a clear vision, she expressed, "In my work, I strive to show elegance, genuine emotion, and unique connection my couples share." Every photograph isn't just an image; it's a sensory experience. She desires that "the photos be a reminder of how the day felt."
For the tech aficionados among us, let's delve deeper. "A mix of analogue film and digital cameras" is what she's armed with. Couple that with a versatile set of lenses, and she's all set to tackle any assignment. When it comes to giving her photos the finishing touch, "Each image is edited in LightRoom using my custom profiles with a bit of Photoshop touch-up if necessary," she detailed.
Crafting Stories with Heart
What truly sets Inna apart isn't just her technical prowess but her innate ability to connect with people. When asked about the joy she finds in her work, she eloquently responded, "Meeting incredible couples from all over the world, hearing their stories and meeting their families is the most satisfying gift I receive as a wedding photographer." Every click isn't just about the image; it's about the story, the culture, and the relationships that frame it.
Working alongside Inna isn't a mere transaction. It's a partnership. She emphasized, "Initial consultation involves a discovery call where I listen to my couple's story." She's not just keen on photographing moments, but on understanding and being a part of the narrative.
The Logistics and Beyond
Diving into the more practical aspects, she generally offers her services for "8-12 hours" during a wedding. However, every love story is unique, so she's open to customizing packages. After all, as she herself confirmed, "Every package is customizable."
For those bitten by the travel bug, Inna's enthusiasm for destination weddings is contagious. With a sparkle in her eyes, she revealed, "Yes, absolutely. I travel often, Italy and France being always my top choices."