meet angelika

My interest in the arts was destined from a young age with a mom that doubled as a talented artist. After years of focusing on painting and drawing, my interest took a strong turn for photography. Ever since buying my first DSLR camera in middle school and starting my business in high school, I haven't looked back. Since then, I have been blessed to professionally photograph hundreds of portraits, weddings, engagements, editorials, and events combined.

I love photography for continuously bringing new people into my life and consistently providing a creative outlet. My approach with photography slightly differs depending on the type of session, but overall I strive to tell people and brands’ stories while also maintaining a beautiful and creative aesthetic.

When I’m not behind the camera, you can find me making my next travel plans, listening to my favorite playlists, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen, spending time with friends, and running around doing all the other #reallife things.

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behind the camera

Hey there, I'm Angelika! I'm a Virginia based photographer who loves people and travel.

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Where it all started! Little Angelika was an energetic, happy-go-lucky kid with a big imagination and love for crafts. 

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I grew up competitively swimming year round from elementary school throughout high school. Before photography, my time after classes and during the summer were mostly spent in the pool.

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Drawing and painting were my first creative outlets. I spent my childhood filling up way too many sketchbooks to count, and spent one of my summer’s at Governor’s School for Visual Arts!

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The early stages of my photography explorations. Before I started photographing people, I was obsessed with long exposure shots.

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JMU. My second home and university. Go Dukes!

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Friends. The people that make life good. Endlessly thankful
for my friends.

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Family. They’ve taught and supported me throughout so much.
Forever grateful for them.

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One of my favorite trips to date is a west coast roadtrip I took with some friends starting in San Diego. Two weeks and 10,000 photos later, we ended in Seattle, WA!

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My shelves are filled to the brim with candles.
I love the calming atmosphere they bring.

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I could barely make a smoothie freshman year of college. After I began rooming with a food blogger my sophomore year I started to love cooking and haven't stopped since! 

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I believe it’s all about the stories you can help people tell, whether that be for a high school senior graduating, a couple getting married, or a company trying to spread their purpose.

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Living with some spontaneity and new experiences

ADVENTURE

believer in

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Always starting here.

love

believer in

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Treating others how you want to be treated.

kindness

believer in

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Empowering individuals to build positive and fulfilling lives.

Empowerment

believer in

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Showing it frequently.

Appreciation

believer in

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Being present with people rather than your phone.

Intentionality

believer in

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Encouraging people to express their  unique selves. 

individuality

believer in

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Adventuring and broadening our small bubbles.

Travel

believer in

Embracing people for who they are and where they’re from.

Acceptance

believer in

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Making leaps of faith for a better life.

Risk

believer in

my adventures

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I love being hired to travel for photography. Click each point to see where photography has taken me and view the sessions I’ve done in each spot. The next spots on my bucket list are Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.

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my adventures

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southern california

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breckenridge, co

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the bahamas

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london, england

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paris, france

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switzerland

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Cinque Terre, ITaly
Rimini, ITALY
San Marino, ITALY
Venice, ITALY
FLORENCE, ITALY 

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Dominican republic

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northern california

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I love being hired to travel for photography. Click each point to see where photography has taken me and view the sessions I’ve done in each spot. The next spots on my bucket list are Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.

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I love being hired to travel for photography. Click each point to see where photography has taken me and view the sessions I’ve done in each spot. The next spots on my bucket list are Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.

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washington

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oregon

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virginia

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washington, dc

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maryland

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netherlands

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croatia

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spain

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greece

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hungary

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thailand

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I love being hired to travel for photography. Click each point to see where photography has taken me and view the sessions I’ve done in each spot. The next spots on my bucket list are Iceland, Greece, and Ireland.

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PHILIPPINES

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Study abroad in Italy

my bucket list

A GLIMPSE OF

Do a west coast road trip 

Run a half marathon

Go cliff jumping

Go dog sledding

Visit every continent

Go skydiving 

See the Northern Lights

Learn how to sail

Speak two languages fluently 

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