Story of San Diego wedding photographer – Sasha & Yaneck
Our story started on a sailboat when Sasha joined Yaneck through a mutual friend for a 4th of July day of sailing. Even though we pretended in front other people our attraction to each other was almost instantenous. There was something really special in the air… Three years later we got engaged in Paris and we got married in August 2014. We officially becamea husband & wife San Diego wedding photographer team! The above photo was taken during our European engagement trip by our amazing photographer friends from Singapore – Brian and Jean Photography
Photography was part of our relationship practically from our first date. The first time we went out together was for some happy hour drinks with Jerry & Melissa Ghionis after their Chicago workshop that Yaneck attended. This is when Sasha realized that photographers are actually cool people:) Not to mentioned that Melissa’s & Jerry’s personalities are very hard to resists.
At the beginning Sasha was joining Yaneck while photographing weddings simply to spend more time together on weekends and to help a little bit as SVALS – Sexy Voice Actiated Light Stand, Very quickly though we became WASIO photography team with Sasha focusing on business operations, post-processing, album design, and family photography while Yaneck’s responsibilities are mainly to photograph weddings, WASIO Signature Edits, and take care of technology…
When we don’t photograph we love sailing in the summer on Lake Michigan. It is on our to-do list to sail between British Virgin Islands, but we still have to take some US Sailing certifications before we are ready for such adventure. Our other passion is travel. We use every occasion to go somewhere. It can be as close as Indiana, Wisconsin, or Michigan or as far as Georgia, Washington, California or anyhwere in the world. We have a tradition that every Thanksgiving we pack our bags, put our dog Sparkle in the back of our car and go for a road trip. We usually chose locations where we can hike a lot and where there is an interesting city/spot full of history. We love discovering American history through various states. Oh yeah, we wikipedia every single place we go through to to find out some interesting facts! In general, we are Wikipedia junkies:)
Our latest passion are motorcycles! Sasha just passed her license test and is passionately riding her BWM R700GS motorcycle while Yaneck cruises on his orange (Yaneck’s favorite color) Harley. Next year we plan to completely switch to BMW bikes and do a couple of longer road trips including Maine. Our dream is to go for a few-week bike road trip to Alaska through Canada.