About me

Hi there! I am Alexandra, lifestyle family photographer in Shenzhen, China.


I am a passionate observer, rather than director. People are my inspiration. I truly believe that every human being is beautiful in a unique way. I love getting to know people, discovering their personalities and showing through photography. I notice beauty in ordinary moments and I am good at capturing it.   


My passion for family photography has started more than 6 years ago, when my first daughter was born. Polina was changing daily and I felt like every moment is deserved to be captured, every laugh or meltdown, especially meltdown. I realised that un-staged, honest photos of her are the most precious in the long run, because they show real life.   


What’s lifestyle?


It is YOUR story. You will spend pleasant time with your loved ones in a meaningful to you place. I will not ask you to pose or cheese-smile. Instead, I will focus on your relationship and connection, the way you interact. I will capture subtle gestures and little details. You will be You. And I will be around to preserve this moment in the most careful and artistic way.


Every day is important. 


Let me show you how beautiful your LIFE is.

Email at photogoleva@gmail.com for bookings and inquiries 

Testimonials from dearest clients:

Tracy | psychologist, mom of three boys

We had the privilege of having Alexandra take family/maternity photos of us before our son was born and to have her as the photographer of a birth and naming celebration for him just after he was born. From the start, Alexandra was kind and thoughtful and really tried to understand who we are as a family. She captured us in our regular day to day life, did not get swayed by any quirks of our kids and took beautiful, loving family photos which we will treasure as they captured the essence of us.


As an event photographer, we are still amazed how she managed to capture the most beautiful and poignant of moments amongst a large and diverse crowd. The photos are stunning, each one more than the one before. We were completely amazed.


Alexandra is an immensely talented photographer, a lovely person and was able to capture the essence of what was important to us without words. 


Thank you so much Alexandra for being part of these important moments in our life. We can’t wait to invite you to take photos again.


Ashley | mom of two boys and a baby girl

Hi Alexandra! We just got home and got the kids to bed and finished looking at the photos. I LOVE THEM!! You completely caught what I wanted on camera!! Thank you so much! I'm completely delighted.


Honestly, I was really nervous because I've never done a shoot like yours and so even though I thought the principles behind your style and approach were good, I was afraid we wouldn't capture things really important to me, like true laughter and smiles and precious moments. But you captured them all. I'm so thrilled. Thank you again!


Cleo | mom to a little girl 

Hi, Alexandra, I have just went through the fantastic photos.

Really appreciate your great efforts! My family loved the photos very much. 

Photo book is well received too.

We like it so much, thank you again for creating photo memories for our family!



Lena | engagement session

Александра, огромное спасибо! Я очень медленно смотрю, разглядываю каждую фотографию. Просто супер! Наши мамы будут плакать от такой красоты :) 


Все в полном восторге! Жених сказал обязательно пригласить вас на свадебную вечеринку, и никого другого! 


Adrienne | mom of Emme and Oliver

Wow! You are amazing!

Both times we finish the photos and I think we didn't get any good shots,

and then find out you've captured beautiful ones like this! Thank you!