Hey there!

    I live in the suburbs of Seattle, up north in Snohomish county but find myself in the city almost everyday! When I'm not shooting couples in love or babes in some bomb lingerie, you can find me in scrubs working as a nurse at a trauma center downtown, traveling the world (pre-COVID), or hanging with my sweet pup Lana and my husband John! 

 

My husband and I have been together for almost 8 sweet years and are high school sweethearts, and recently got married in June 2020! Being bisexual and an immigrant POC myself, I am LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC friendly! Love is love here and everyone is accepted! 

 

    I love food - which makes it really hard to eat healthy when I can't resist the sweet sweet smell of a Taco Bell Chalupa. I'm the type of person that can be serious when I need, but I am a hype person! Known for my horrible (but punny) jokes and twerking upside down when the mood strikes. I'm always up for an adventure and would love to explore out in nature with y'all!

 

   You can catch me listening to a variety of music while editing - be it mellow indie to rap to hip hop, I am down to get down on the dance floor with you and your grandma! I love comedy - anything from comedians like Ali Wong to horribly funny TV shows like Schitt's Creek, Broad City, or Workaholics, I am always laughing! If you have a really good joke, be prepared - my laugh is obnoxious, contagious and LOUD!

 

   I am here for you every step of the way for your wedding! I truly care for every single one of my clients with such strong compassion and sincerity, and will take the absolute best care of you! Let's pop the champagne, stuff our faces with cake, and laugh our asses off!

 

   Think we'll get along? Hit that contact button and lets talk the deets and grab some coffee, mimosas, bubble tea, or whatever else your heart desires!

I'm Almida!

Facts about me

  • I'm multilingual! I speak Russian and English fluently and know a small amount of Spanish, French, Italian, and Hebrew. Currently attempting to learn Vietnamese so I can talk with my future hubby's family!

  • I was born in Russia so I currently hold dual-citizenship :)

  • I'm clumsy as hell and hurt myself a lot as a kid, which is one of the reasons I became a nurse!

  • I'm part of a big family - 2nd oldest of 6 children with a  wide age range (5 years to 24!)

  • Strong coffee gives me palpitations so half-caf only please! (or maybe chai tea lattes)

  • I have visited 4 continents and want to visit all 7 by the time I'm 30!

  • Jewish as heck so you may see me rocking a jew fro when it's humid

  • Scared of needles (but I'm a nurse...whoops!)

Places I've traveled to

  • Russia 

  • Azerbaijan

  • Israel

  • Indonesia

  • Vietnam

  • Poland

  • Mexico

  • Canada

  • Colombia

Places I want to go

Caesarea, Israel

  • Iceland

  • France (I have a half-brother who lives there!)

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • Morocco

  • South Africa

  • Antartica

  • New Zealand

  • Australia

  • Japan

  • South Korea

...and so much more!!

Bali, Indonesia

What people say

What People Say

Me with the chicken that crossed the road

My fiancé John and I in Vietnam

Krystle & Jordan

I am absolutely obsessed with the final work of my engagement photos! I’ve been getting so many compliments of how beautiful my photos are. My fiancé and I were nervous at first, but Almida made us feel so comfortable in the front of the camera. After the shoot my fiancé and I talked about how much fun we had. There were so many laughs shared and this experience is something I’ll always remember. She brought my vision to life and guided us through different poses. Overall the photos are amazing and I am so glad to have them to cherish forever.

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