I am Yana.
I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Melbourne.
I am originally from Russia and have moved a total of 10 times, have lived in 5 different countries and on 3 different continents.
Melbourne feels the like home… more than any other place I’ve lived.
I’ve learnt that there is one thing universal to the human experience: love. Love for our partners, children, friends, parents, siblings – it is what unites us as a global race. Photographing love in all its forms feeds my soul.
My 2 little people inspire and teach me every day. For the first year of their lives I photographed them every single day. This is how I developed my love for documentary and lifestyle photography.
Inspired by humans and their multidimensional nature I like to dig deeper drawing attention to the very raw and real, intimate and private; creating emotive imagery that captures honest love and real beauty.
My approach is uniquely simple – I love to capture my subjects in their natural state, without pretence. I try to reveal a sense of comfort and intimacy with my subjects, and a recognition that every present moment should be lived to the fullest.
I love capturing unexpected moments full of raw and real emotions. I would love to work with you to document your story!
Photos of me by Janine Harris
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Get in touch with me
+61 431 694 268
© Yana Klein 2013-2017 | Family Photography Melbourne