01   |   ABOUT LOVE

Hello, I’m Yuri Yatel, a wedding and family photographer, who likes natural light and film.

I still remember that rainy day, when I found a trunk in the far corner of the lumber-room. It was neatly packed with cameras, lenses and other photography accessories. All this stuff used to belong to my beloved grandfather. The find was strange to me: films and spools, developing tanks and pieces of glass. It needed time…

I learned from the primary sources. I remember hours strolling about the Prado museum in Madrid. I was completely absorbed by the masterpieces of Spanish, Flemish and Dutch masters. Then, there were museums of Barcelona, Lisbon, Kiev and Athens. I loved the natural light, pithiness, naturalness, and brilliant simplicity.

Since then, I am in love with photography, and people in the pictures. It is a special pleasure to be a part of art. Photo completely absorbed me. I shot and shot. More and more. The streets of Amsterdam, where I’ve shot several times intoxicated me forever.

My favorite Milan brought me a sense of style and manner. Oh, these Italian streets! Walks with my camera in places with the scent of rosemary and pastry.

Then there were fishy Portugal, hot Spain and drowsy Greece. Everywhere I’ve been with my camera. I studied and shot, shot and studied.

North Europe gave me a sense of sufficiency. South Europe filled me with infinite love.

Today, I am doing my favorite work, and it makes me very happy.

My spare time I spend with my beloved wife Maria. We love traveling, discovering new places. Also, we love just spending time at home hugging under a warm blanket with our cats.

For more information about pricing please send me email — yuriyatel@gmail.com

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

I remember hours strolling about the Prado museum in Madrid. I was completely absorbed by the masterpieces of Spanish, Flemish and Dutch masters.