My name is Irina and I am the owner of Irina Shakhova Photography.
I am a family photographer, based in Montreal, Canada.
I specialize in maternity, newborn, family and couple photography. I also enjoy shooting individual portraits, boudoir and social media content for local companies and brands.
I moved to Canada in 2009 from Moscow where I worked in the travel and tourism business. I have two boys who are my inspiration for everything.
I started my business in 2011, but I had a passion for photography since my childhood. Years later and half-way across the world when I was pregnant with my first son, I bought myself a DSLR camera and haven't let it go ever since. Back then photography was just a hobby and I didn't know it would one day be a full-time job.
I would describe my photography style as vivid, clean and timeless. I mostly enjoy a lifestyle approach. I absolutely adore home sessions where I can capture the essence of a family. I try to avoid stiff posing my clients, my goal is always to capture real emotions and interactions.
Being a parent of two boys, I understand how fast time flies and how valuable family portraits are. With over 8 years of experience in photography, I am confident I have skills, passion, and patience to make your photography session an amazing experience and provide you with beautiful images you will cherish for generations to come.
FUN FACTS about IRINA
I was born and raised in Russia, but strangely enough, I always knew I didn't belong there
I've been to 24 countries
My favorite city is Saint-Petersbourg and my favorite country is Italy
My morning doesn't start without coffee
I would pick hiking in the mountains over chilling on the beach
My yoga goal is learning to do a handstand
I LOVE driving!
My motto is "Live your dream"
Do you think we'd get along? Then give me a call or drop me a line! I hope to get to know your family and capture YOUR life!