My name is Ira Prystai. I’m a freelance photographer based in one of the most artistically aesthetic cities in the world... Miami. I was born in Kazakhstan and raised in Ukraine, but have called the United States home for 10 years now. As a melting pot of art and culture, Miami offers the perfect backdrop for beautiful photography. I’ve been a professional photographer for more than six years. My dad did photography before starting a family. However, my love of the art truly began when I was in college. I started taking dozens of photos when I traveled and soon realized that I not only had a passion for it but also a talent. I began taking photos professionally when a friend asked me to help her at a photoshoot as a second shooter. This experience taught me that I could not only take professional photos but that I could do it better than most. I’ve since taken photography classes and seminars to hone my skills.
My pictures tell a story. My passion is capturing authentic and raw moments. I like to take photos of families, kids, parents, couples and I strive to best capture the connection between a parent and child. I’m also a mother and I know first hand that kids don’t always want to take a picture. Not to worry, I have some techniques and work-arounds for getting kids to take great pictures.
To preserve a special moment or emotion in a photo that you will cherish forever is my ultimate goal. All you need to bring to the photoshoot is a great mood!