About me

Olesya Uglova is Photographer of the Year 2009 — Family, Children — Russia, Moscow

My name is Olesya. 

My journey to myself started with my parenting. 

I’m so grateful to be a mom of 3 amazing children: 15, 7, and 2 years old. 

My first son was the beginning.

Photography was a big part of my life before, I’d also photographed children before – but I really started seeing children after my son’s birth.

Good photography is not an illusion; it captures a child’s personality, emotions, and life – sincere and beautiful.

That is why I love taking pictures of children in their own environment, a place where they are familiar – at home or in their garden where they live, play, and grow up.

A studio can never match this.

I love to capture what is so difficult to catch and fix on film – your love.

The glance between parent and child, the interaction with a sibling… These are lasting and precious memories for you to treasure.