My name is Monika/Movaya and I am a professional portrait photographer who offers non-traditional photo shoot experience, which is stress free, is based on intention and aims to capture your authentic and most beautiful self. People often say they are surprised how much they enjoy the whole experience (I do keep testimonials to back my words :)).
Apart of Portrait Sessions I do work Holistic Practitioners and Creative Entrepreneurs, helping them to translate their mission and intention into beautiful photographs so their business, which often is their life purpose, can flourish and attract the right audience. It is all based on energy we bring.
Over years I have developed a Photo Therapy concept which is longer and deeper photo shoot experience for women exclusively. I feel my mission with this is simply show women, how beautiful, unique and incredible they all are, how to recharge our energy and more. It is a life transforming experience and brings me so much joy, gratitude and puts purpose in my work.
Every journey starts with self love on all levels, that’s how my journey started and therefore I feel every photo shoot is a unique beautiful gift a person chooses to give for themselves and I am just a humble guide for you.
Recently joined a few retreats and absolutely loved experience in holding the space, documenting the magic retreats bring and offering short sessions for participants, so I definitely welcome more of that.
Based in London, but very happy to travel (traveled quite a bit in United Kingdom, Spain, Lithuania (my home country))
Photographing since 2010.
In 2011 I got in University of East London where I graduated in 2014 and left with BA (Honours) in Photography and Art Events Management. Prior my studies I did travel in Spain with my camera for almost a year making portraits and telling people’s stories.
Additional info: I love hiking and spending time in nature, reading, cooking, cozy gatherings with friends and watching all kinds of performances.
‘Every time I dive in photography world it is different but rich and magical experience’