“Kym Yancey [President of eWomenNetwork] and I were talking earlier this week about how wonderful your photos are and how you truly capture the perfect moment. I am a good photographer myself and hire photographers all the time and I know how rare it is for someone to have that perfect sense of the right moment to shoot as well as a true artistic vision. You are exceptional. Thanks, Ken” - Kenneth Kragen (Author, Speaker, TV & film producer, Music Manager of Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers, Organizer of “We Are The World” “Hands Across America” and “LiveAid”)
I’m a veteran actress residing in LA California and for years I’ve been trying to find a photographer who can capture my headshot in a way that I can be proud of and feel confident that it depicts a true representation of me. After spending thousands of dollars on satisfactory and dissatisfactory headshots, I finally found a photographer who understood what I wanted! In fact she captured the photos that I had imagined my headshot to look like. Katia Pershin is one of the best photographers I’ve had the pleasure of working with, not only is she a professional but her charisma and passion transform into her work. Thank you Katia for your amazing talent and hard work!
- Sally Spaide
- Anne Ramsay from Partners In Research
I am an aspiring model, looking to build my portfolio! I am very pleased to have started this process with Katia as my first photographer! She provided great and memorable advice as well as outstanding photos to work with! I was very comfortable working with her and she made the experience a lot of fun. I would definitely work with her again for more photo shoots because the photos turned out amazing and extremely professional! She taught me many valuable modelling techniques on set as well as key aspects into working with the camera. Thank you Katia !!
Katia was a complete joy to work with. Her attention to detail was amazing and her images captured exactly what I wanted for my singers and MORE. Having been in the industry for over 15 years and have worked with photographers from all over Montreal, Toronto, and Los Angeles, Katia has been just as professional or more than anyone I have ever worked with. I’m pleased with her thoroughness and would recommend her to anyone in the industry.
- Dimitrios Seymour, Dimitrios Inc. Management
AHH!!!! They are to DIE for!!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Véronique René
J’ai eu la chance de travailler un mois complet avec Katia Pershin, photographe officielle de la campagne We did it! défilé de mode caritatif pour la croix rouge canadienne. La journée du shoot pour mon équipe et moi reste un des moments marquants de ce projet! Avec seulement ses idées innovatrices, Katia est capable au travers de sa photographie de créer une histoire, d’immortaliser un moment parce que sous ce professionnalisme hors-pair, il y a une personne passionnée, dynamique, avec une vision des choses qu’il est rare de voir, une détermination incroyable, mais surtout dotée de la plus importante clé du succès de tout vrai photographe : une créativité inégalable! Le résultat : De magnifiques photos!! J’ai adoré mon expérience avec Katia et je souhaite encore au nom de toute mon équipe lui dire un immense merci de s’être autant impliquée dans cette cause humanitaire. Si vous voulez vivre une expérience unique, travailler avec la meilleure photographe de la région; un seul nom : Katia Pershin! :)
Ihad the opportunity to work a full month with Katia Pershin, official photographer of Campaign We did it! A charity fashion show for Canadian Red Cross.The day of the shoot for me and my team is one of the highlights of this project! With her innovative ideas, Katia is able, through her photography, to createa story, capture a moment because in this top-notch professionalism, there is a passionate, dynamic person, with a vision that is uncommon, an incredible determination, but also with the most important key to success of any real photographer: an unmatched creativity! The result: Gorgeous pictures! I have loved my experience with Katia and again I want to say to her a huge thank you for being so involved in this humanitarian cause. If you want to live a unique experience, work with the best local photographer, one named: Katia Pershin! :) xoxo
- Danielle Kadjo, Founder and CEO, Campaign – We did it! World Humanitarian Day 2013, Fundraiser for Canadian Red Cross
I am someone who has struggled with body image issues for many years. I chose to get professional photos done to help boost my esteem and to capture myself at a prime moment. I had seen the sublime artistic rendention she had done of friends so I booked my shoot. I came into the experience nervous and twitchy but Katia and her beauty team Ariana on makeup and Valerie on hair morphed me into the magical seductive faery that I felt like inside. Katia crystalized the mischieviousness of my bedroom eyes and the steadfast confidence that only needed kindness and clear direction to surface. Not only were the images works of art in my humble eyes, but they also bestowed upon me a feeling of healing and acceptance. Thank you most sincerely for your zeal for catching light and beauty. I feel that this is just the beginning for you and your dream team. Again deepest thanks and regards.
- Siovone Bourgeois, a social worker
Katia, for the very bottom of my heart, a great and wonderful thank you! You made me feel like a queen at our shoot and my photos are absolutely amazing. I’ve had a tough going the past year and a half and I’ve also put on weight and you revived me!! Hugs to you my dear!! Xox
- Christine Cossette
I absolutely love my photos!!! Katia is talented, professional and lovely to work with. She captured exactly what I was hoping for while also providing a fun experience. She also went above and beyond, fitting me in extremely last minute and provided helpful advice at every stage from make up to poses. I can’t say enough how happy I was with the experience and the results, now I’m just looking for an excuse to do it again!!
- Kiersten Eagan, Illustrator
I was a little nervous about doing a professional photo shoot, but Katia put me at ease the moment I walked in. She made it fun! I was completely relaxed and the process was so quick! I was very happy with my photos, and they were just for me – well worth the money and I will definitely do it again! Katia knows what she’s doing. She made me feel like a superstar every step of the way!
I was very tense and nervous for my shoot as I am not a “natural” in front of the camera. I am usually the one looking really scary in candid shots! Katia created an environment that immediately put me at ease and I really enjoyed the experience. When the finished photos arrived I was blown away. I could never have imagined anyone would capture my passion for glass the way Katia did. And I really don’t think I have ever looked so good in a photograph! I am amazed at how Katia skillfully captured my best angles in an artistic way while the shoot was so natural and only an hour in length. Thank you Katia!
- Jennifer, Current Works of Glass
Katia is just WOW! From the moment i walked in, she was so warm and welcoming! She even had snacks for me…which were really yummy! She takes the time to get you a stylist, asks for your opinion and makes you feel like a princess! She is such a genuine person and i wouldn’t hesitate to contact her again for a shoot! Amazing photos and they definitely stand out in my portfolio! Thank you Katia <3 You rock! Love Vanessa
- Vanessa Myers, Angie’s Model
My reaction to the photos was “Oh. My. God. ILOVETHEMILOVETHEMILOVETHEM!!!”. Katia’s
creativity and professionalism are outstanding. I am totally blown away by her photography and the way she captures the best moment in each photo! She’s very patient and fun to work with. Our work together on Nia Kaia’s campaign was one of the most rewarding and amazing shoots I have done. It was so great to work with you and I can’t wait to shoot with you again!
-Betsy Leimbigler, Angie’s Model, Miss Universe Canada finalist
What a buzz of creative direction, rapport, and support! After providing Katia with a single photo (pulled from my favourite art blog) to set the tone for this shoot, she staged a number of “looks” that captured the essence of what I wanted, holding fast to the “inspiration” behind the scenes. Equal parts playful, inventive, serene and professional; being photographed by her is a great memory in and of itself. Seeing as these sets of photos are Valentine’s Day inspired (and yes, some racy), I was concerned that my discomfort would also unveil itself to the lens. Not so! Katia navigated this with an understanding of pace and process, and with cues that greatly helped me to comfortably pose. Her appreciation for the Human form is as much an asset to her work as her creative eye. This photographer certainly brings out a hidden beauty in others; you will be touched and surprised. My advice is don’t wait for a special day to do something like this! I’m still astounded by the photos she took and grateful for the experience. Thank you, Katia, for your help in achieving a memorable gift. Ah yes, it was well-received as well.
- Nude Art Client (anonymous)
Katia was great! She went out of her way to create a great experience throughout the entire process. Very personable and easy to work with. Really nice editing work! Lo mejor!
- Chris Feist, Salsa DJ
My photoshoot with Katia was my first photo-taking experience ever. It was amazing! As I had seen some of Katia’s work, I had complete trust in her visions and creativity. I knew she would find a way to make my nude pictures look elegant, artistic and authentic. Seeing myself through Katia’s eyes made me appreciate my body and “womenness” so much more. The pictures were all amazingly STUNNING – I can’t wait for the next photoshoot!!
- Nude Art Client (anonymous)
I had an amazing photo shoot opportunity by Katia Pershin, not only she is well-technical & knowledgeable but also, knows how to make the model relaxed using different techniques creating a superbly friendly ambiance during the entire photoshoot, I simply loved her works as well as many of my facebook fans who left positives comments when I posted her photos. Thank you Katia
- Rahims Salsa Friday, Salsa DJ
Thank you for the amazing belly photos. I must say that your energy and passion for photography came through in our interaction together and I really appreciated that. It made me feel comfortable and at ease ( especially for someone that can be camera shy).
Katia helped create a relaxed and comfortable mood and atmosphere and captured beautiful photos that we will treasure always. She was open to our ideas and worked with us to bring our vision to life. I would recommend her to anyone and look forward to sharing another photo session together in the future.
- Katya Preto
Patient (with my 2 year old), funny, professional and one hell of a photographer. We LOVE our family pictures, some of the best candid shots I have ever seen. We all looked great thanks to Katia.
- Rudy and Family
I never thought that doing this shoot would be so fun. At first I was shy and felt a little awkward, but as the shoot went on I became a little less uncomfortable and by the end it was fun and I didn’t want to stop! I love how the pics turned out and now I have a keepsake that I will have forever that I can look back at years from now and say… thats really me? lol
- Boudoir Client (anonymous)
Katia Pershin had the ability to make us feel at ease and was also very patient with our 1 year old son who wasn’t always so cooperative. She captured the essence of our family through her lens and her vision.
- Paulo Preto
Katia is a really cool person to work with. She’ll put you at ease and is a very nice person. She also makes sure that everything comes together in your overall final look(s). I will definitely work with her again.
- Kayla Straker-Trotman
M photographer with a genuine passion for capturing the true essence of beauty! Katia Pershin has an unbelievable creative eye and the ability to motivate her subject to get to an impeccable final product. Her collaborative nature combined with her easy going personality made it super fun and easy to work with her! She is a natural talent and an absolute pleasure to work with. And of course, her photographs speak for themselves…simply amazing!
- Model (anonymous)
Ahad so much fun with our last shoot. And I am in love with your work you are amazing Katia ! Very professional and very friendly would love to work with you again and again!
- Ariana Assadi, Pro Makeup Artist
No other word to describe my session with Katia except simply magical. After having battled health complications the year prior, I was in need of a spirit booster and my session with her did just that and more. Having never been in front of a camera professionally, Katia was able to ease all of my anxiety and most importantly create a fun/lively environment. As a person with a strong creative eye and particular taste, she captured the essence of my vision for this shoot beautifully – my pictures exceeded my expectations. Her talent is undeniable and it was an honour to experience it. Thank you Katia.
Working with Katia was truly a day to remember, there is something to be said about a woman who is so equally talented as she is beautiful and a pure pleasure to be around. Her positive and creative personality exudes in all that she does making her a photographer that stands out to me. Over the years as a makeup artist I have worked with many different photographers in many different cities and still to this day would be excited to work with Katia as the opportunity was presented. Her work is consistently beautiful and effortless. I wish her nothing but the best always.
- Melanie Viger/MUAVEE Makeup Artist & Stylist
OMG Katia! Just OMG. Wow! I can’t believe how amazing they look. I can’t thank you enough for this. I absolutely love all of them…thank you thank you thank you for everything! I’m speechless.
- Nude Art Client (anonymous)