We are a tight-knit team of boutique wedding photographers passionate about creative storytelling. We combine the best of each other’s experience and skills to produce really powerful and stunning imagery that you’ll fall in love with.
After earning a degree in Visual Design and gaining 5 years of experience in some of the leading design studios in New Zealand and Europe, in 2010 Olga decided to refocus her career towards photography, which has always been her passion. She has a good eye for both design and photography and loves to utilise her design skills while creating stunning images for her clients.
Since 2010 Olga has been working as a freelance commercial photographer and running a portrait photography project known as Sugar Sugar Photography. Her commercial and food styling work has been published in well-known international food magazines (such as Sweet Dreams and Burda Cook&Bake) and could be seen in commercials and advertising projects around New Zealand.
Wild & Grace is the result of a great friendship and that magic sparkle that unites people with the same vision and goals into a powerful and epic team.
Olga's dream travel list is Norway, Japan, Peru, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Olga loves the South Island and dreams that one day she will own a cherry farm in Cromwell.
Olga started her career working two jobs: as a Graphic Designer in a webdesign agency and as a teacher of computer graphics in a private school. She taught Adobe Photoshop and 3D Graphics to her students.
Olga and her husband had a very non-traditional wedding. She wore a black dress and he rocked a long trench coat. Their wedding was featured in the NZ Woman's Weekly Magazine.
Olga has powerful teaching skills and has taught her cat Sophie to offer her paw in exchange for treats.
Olga's favorite movie is Arizona Dream by Emir Kusturica.
Olga has very wide music interests, but her favorite genres are rock and metal. She even walked down the aisle while a song by the legendary Finnish band Nightwish was playing.
Olga loves lighthouses and has even made herself a promise to visit all the lighthouses in the world. Are you getting married near one of those?
Olga is a keen baker and loves making complicated cakes like those in French Patisseries. Then, of course, she takes photos of them. One of the photos has recently been published in Sweet Dreams Magazine in Germany and Switzerland.
Olga and her husband love road trips. They have visited almost every part of New Zealand, except Stewart Island, and have driven through half of Australia from Cairns to Adelaide.
As a versatile and inquisitive individual, Katherine has always been in search of her life passion. Finally, after a few years of scouting and trying different areas such as economics, advertising and marketing, in 2012 Katherine found her authentic way to speak with the world – through photography. Aside from wedding photography, she finds inspiration in art and enjoys art-photography. Katherine is also the head photographer and project manager at the online journal Papaya Stories, an inspirational project.
Katherine is a creative soul and art-lover; her drive to produce something original is endless. However, she is also very interpersonal and can make everyone smile with ease, allowing them to relax in front of the camera.
Katherine is delighted to be a part of the Wild & Grace team, where two friends generously share the same passion and dedication to the love of photography.
Katherine loves cats for their independence and purrr noises.
Air is name of Katherine’s favourite Bach symphony and her basic element.
Katherine has asian roots and knows a few songs in hebrew.
Katherine finds the black colour lovely.
Katherine loves fairy tales; she has read more than 100 different stories since she was little.
Katherine doesn’t like musicals however she has seen Notre dame de Paris more than 10 times.
When Katherine was 10 she genuinely believed that her parents were aliens.
Originally Katherine is from Siberia where it is -45 degrees in winter and +30 degrees in summer.
Katherine loves New Zealand. If you ask her why, she would reply that green is her favourite colour.
As a Bachelor of Visual Arts, Max has always been a creative person. With many years of commercial photography experience shooting for the best magazines in New Zealand and beyond, Max knows all the technical aspects of creating stunning images for his clients. Event photography is another field of his experience, Max can perfectly nail any hi-end event from races and official gatherings to rock concerts.
While continuing his creative journey as a top commercial photographer, Max also enjoys photographing people. He finds inspiration in capturing genuine moments and telling amazing stories of love between two people through images.
Max is happy to be a part of the team at Wild&Grace and ready to rock a dance floor at your wedding (as he is especially awesome at shooting in low light).