Photography is painting  with light.

Today, when I write these words, it is a beautiful sunny day in Austin, where I’ve been living for over 15 years. Its dazzling morning light and serene evening light enhances every picture I take.

Photography became a passion when I got my first camera many years ago, and quickly took over all of my spare time. After my two sons have grown, I took some photography classes at a local college and the University of Texas. I took thousands and thousands of pictures of my family and friends, and did a lot of pro bono photography for the UT, Austin Symphony as well as musicians, writers and models. And then something amazing happened… I started to get real clients.

I still have my day job, but it is my dream, one day to devote all my time to photography.

–Galina Stepanova

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