Picture you and the love of your life, promising each other forever in the most breathtaking place you've ever seen. Squeezing each other's hands as hard as you can, dancing under the stars, and realizing that this day is the beginning of your greatest adventure yet. 

These moments are what I'm all about.

Irina Ventresca

Northern California Wedding Photographer

I started this crazy journey only a couple years ago after finally having the courage to purse it. It’s not only my dream career, but a way for me to make new friends, push my creativity, and explore the most stunning locations this world has to offer. All while telling the most beautiful love stories with some of the most amazing people I've met.

My ideal clients are those who love wildly and fearlessly, trust my work, and are always up for an adventure. If you’re obsessed with animals, traveling, and chasing sunsets, we’ll probably be friends. :-)

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I have a drive within me that seeks out new places, sites, and experiences. Have a wanderlust bug too? Let's plan something together! I truly believe that no adventure is too far and no idea is too big. I'm up for it all.

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Some of my favorite experiences have come from working with people who have chosen to do something their own unique way; whether it's hiking for miles for a sunset view atop a mountain, staying in for puppy cuddles for an in-home session, or braving icy cold waters for that perfect, steamy waterfall kiss.

My Kind of People

I want you to look back on your photos and remember how you felt, not just how it looked. I focus on bringing out the real, raw emotions you're feeling. I won't ask you to recreate any Pinterest pose, but rather have you interact naturally and let spontaneity take over the rest. The best photos come from authentic moments.

Authenticity matters

Lovely things my clients have said...

The way Irina was able to capture our emotion and chemistry was breathtaking! Working with her was sooo much fun! About 80% of these photos were me just laughing. She knew exactly what to do, and directed us (which we needed) she’s very sweet and can make awkward moments turn into something so beautiful! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER! If you want someone who will capture raw emotions, and looking for elegant, creative, and steamy photos Irina is the one for you! She seriously is the best out there!!! Oh one last thing the turn around time was really fast on getting the photos.

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– Angelique + Andrew

– Kyla + Thomas

Irina was able to organize for us my favorite shoot to date. Thomas and I had such a wonderful time with her while running around Big Sur. She has lovely and adventurous spirit that was able to shape our experience. While trying to get a shot of us at McWay Falls, she scaled a wall to get that perfect angle! I would definitely recommend booking Irina for your photoshoot, engagement, wedding, or elopement. She is a blast to work this and you will end up with so many beautiful photos to look back on.

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- Stephanie + Cyrus

I can't even begin to describe how much we love how our photos turned out! Irina made it so easy to really enjoy our wedding day. She helped guide us through everything and made us feel so at ease!

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I'm honored to have had my work published on these widely-acclaimed wedding blogs

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