Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographer

Hi! I'm Yana Yart,

a Lisbon-based Wedding and Family Photographer who captures special moments of your life in a natural, photojournalistic style. I’ve been a professional photographer for over 10 years.

With a passion for traveling and exploring new cultures, I will be more than happy to document your destination wedding or family vacation in Portugal or anywhere in Europe.

A short Story about me

I was born and raised in a small town in Russia. I always wanted to have a creative career, so after graduating from high school, I moved to a much bigger city, Samara, to study Architecture and Civil Engineering. By this time I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I was sure that it would somehow be related to art. After a year of studying at University, I bought my very first camera. More about how I fell in love with photography is written in the post here.

I met my soulmate, my best friend, and my husband when I was studying in my second year at University. Since then we have rarely been apart. In 2014 we got married in Santorini, the most romantic of the Greek islands.

We started traveling around the world for short trips and eventually realized that we felt the happiest when we were on the road exploring new countries and cultures.

I graduated in 2014 with a BA in Architecture and Civil Engineering and we flew to Australia and stayed there for 3 months. It was our first long trip away from home and we loved it so much that after returning to Russia we immediately started planning our next trip.

Since then we lived a nomadic life visiting and living in 52 countries so far. I would always take a lot of photos during every trip, meet a lot of inspiring people, and have amazing photoshoots in different corners of the world. By the way, visit my Travel Blog

In August 2020 we moved to Portugal, right in the middle of the pandemic. We decided to settle down and it was a big change for us. Everything worked smoothly, and we adapted to a new lifestyle really fast. I feel extremely lucky that we can call this beautiful country our home.

Find me on Instagram

Things I Love

Spending time with my husband

Hiking in the mountains

Traveling to new places

Drinking coffee

Shooting weddings and family photoshoots

Exploring cities at sunrise

Important Milestones

2010 – Bought my first camera while studying at University and start shooting my friends

2010 – Started dating my future husband

2011 – Started traveling the World

2013 – First commercial photoshoot abroad

2014 – Graduated from University

2014 – Married my husband in Santorini

2015-2020 – Active years of traveling and photography

2020 – Settled down in Lisbon, Portugal, and launched my photography business here

Some Kind Words

Some Fun Facts About Me

  • I’ve been to 52 countries all over the world
  • I don’t eat fresh tomatoes. No particular reason for this, I just don’t like the taste
  • I’m a big fan of studying! I’ve lost count of all the courses I’ve enrolled in and finished. My most recent inspiration was learning programming languages like Python and JavaScript.
  • I speak Russian, English, Portuguese, and a little bit of Spanish.
  • I’m a self-taught sewer, and sometimes I sew dresses for my photoshoots. I even have a small dress rental business back in my home city.

If you are looking for a wedding or family photographer in Lisbon or beyond who will capture your memories forever, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Cherish the memories of your Portugal vacation forever

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