I reached out to Olga last minute to get some newborn photos done at our house. She was very quick to respond and was extremely accommodating! She was very professional, warm, wonderful with my newborn and so easy to work with. We could not have been happier with her and the pictures turned out amazing! She is very talented and was so patient and sweet to our little one. The pictures look so natural and she did such a great job capturing the moment instead of a forced pose. We have received so many compliments on her work and we would use her in a heartbeat for future events. Highly recommended!
Thinking about a family photo session, I was imagining those warm, intimate feelings every family shares. And how it's impossible to stage those emotions. That was the main reason I asked Olga be our photographer.
She has that essential "great-photographer-talent" to see what's most important - how people feel at the moment - and to catch it. Looking at the result of our 2-hour journey with Olga, I know that in 5, 10 or even 20 years I will fondly remember how happy and close we were with each other that day. And I think it's priceless.
My sister highly recommended Helga Photo to me when my family and I moved back to the Chicago area. Olga had taken my sister's family portraits and I loved them. Olga did a great job with our family photos. She was easy to work with, the kids loved her, and she was truly a nice person and very professional. Olga is very responsive before the photo shoot, during the photo shoot, and afterward. She delivered our photos in the timeframe promised and we loved them. We will definitely work with Olga every year for our photos. Thank you!
One of the most important things in photography is capturing a moment, weather it is happy, sad or any other emotion. Well, not every photographer can do that, but Olga has such gift. She can bring what's inside of you to the photograph. She did my maternity shoot, delivery of our baby, newborn pictures and many many more. She is the person that makes you feel comfortable in any setting. Our pictures are the best memories we could ever ask for and they are amazing. Olga is not just my friend, she is incredible professional, who truly loves what she does.
Olga was a baby whisperer! Our baby was so calm the entire time. I'm impressed we got our dog and baby to cooperate at the same time!
I highly recommend Helga Photo/Olga as your family photographer. She finds time to get to know you and your family first and then creates a beautiful story full of love and happiness. My husband is a pretty good amateur photographer, and he admitted right away that Olga does an amazing job capturing genuine emotions and feelings. Olga is very creative, has many interesting ideas and the session time flew by so fast thanks to her light personality and patience. We chose Helga Photo for our maternity session and we absolutely loved every single photo! We would definitely like her to capture our birth story and new born session.
We loved working with Olga for our family pictures. She was warm, kind, and patient with our one year old, helping us keep her happy and smiling. She had great ideas for where to take the pictures, and her vision showed in the results. We love the pictures she captured of our family, and will look forward to working with her again!
Olga is not only very talented but is such a pleasure to work with!! Professional, patient, creative, fun and easy going! We had a lot of ideas for photos but Olga had even more suggestions plus wonderful props and did not rush us (our two week old daughter decided to feed back to back 3 times but Olga was nothing but understanding!!) The resulting photos were stunning! Overall I feel that Olga went above and beyond! Really look forward to working with her again!
Olga is great to work with and was very patient with my 2-year old (and my husband) who are not excited about getting pictures taken! I highly recommend her and can't wait to schedule my next session with her.
We just moved to Chicago and we wanted to make a photo-book of my son's birth just as we did with our daughter two years ago. I saw a post on FB mentioning Helga so I contacted her directly. She was really honest and told us that this would be her first time capturing a delivery and she always wanted to do this. She seemed very passionate about it from the beginning. My husband and I saw her work and met her in person and connected immediately with her. She really inspired on us the trust we one would expect from someone you are planning to let into your live for photographing such an intimate moment. We are glad we decided to go with her and very grateful to her for accepting. It was difficult to tell this was her first time working with a birth, it seemed like she had done it all her life. She managed to work around all the restrictions from the Hospital and the Obstetrician and the result was well beyond our expectations to say the least. The story she managed to tell with her pictures is really inspiring, filled with love and full of emotion. My husband is a seasoned photographer and had nothing but complements when looking at her work from a technical standpoint. Having her in the delivery room felt just right. She was always unobtrusive and stealth focusing on succeeding at capturing the decisive moments while observing the directions from the hospital. The fact that she is a mother give her the experience and knowledge to know what to look at and when to click. She knows what she is doing and really went the extra mile and brought us the only snack we had in hours.
It really was a great experience having her photograph this once in a lifetime moment.
We were looking for a photographer for our son's birthday party. Olga was absolutely great to work with. She captured some gorgeous shots of the birthday boy and of the overall scene. Looking through the pics is like re-living the day. They're wonderful and capture the essence of our little celebration. I can't recommend Olga enough.
Thank you so much for catching those precious moments after the twins came home. You were so sweet and calm around them. It was great for you to come to our home, it was so easy! I love the photos and have shared them with friends & family. Thank you again.
Olga really loves her job, she is very talented and creative. She knows how to organize the photo session and how to set everything up. She is very caring and patient with kids. And she's full of fresh ideas, too!
I was on cloud nine when I got my photos. We spent wonderful time looking through the photos with our whole family.
Thank you Olga for making us happy!