Yevhen was born and raised in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Julie is a native of northeast Ohio. Long before they met, both were captivated by the potential power within a single piece of art and its story. The same goes for a photograph. Yevhen and Julie fell in love in 2011, and, after just one date, began photographing weddings together. Yevhen brings a fine-tuned technical eye and European artistic vision to the team’s work, while Julie always keeps an eye on the action and has a hand in lighting up many of the moments they photograph. They are passionate about capturing relationships and life in crisp and vibrant images full of emotional intensity, subtle detail, and the context that makes them uniquely yours.
Yevhen has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in theology, and Julie received her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Oberlin Conservatory. They both grew up making music–Julie grew up singing in choirs and performing in musicals and Yevhen grew up playing piano, guitar, and accordion. Julie is passionate about introducing people to live opera and regularly hosts weeknight Opera Night evenings at wineries and restaurants across Northeast Ohio. Julie and Yevhen now bring all the creativity and fine technical focus from their early days in music to their photography.
Storytelling connects humans across generations and all of history. The overwhelming power of a photograph to tell a story and bring people together is what fuels our work. We are each a human with an artist’s brush and a lifetime of experiences to paint, one single stroke at a time. At Human Artist Photography, we set out to capture a few of the brush strokes that make your life’s painting a monumental, beautiful story worth treasuring for a lifetime and beyond.
“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer.”
ANSEL ADAMS • PHOTOGRAPHER