Ekaterina Mukhina was born in Moscow, Russia, 1982, and obtained a degree in Sociology from National Research University Higher School of Economics before working as a wedding photographer. Ekaterina has been taking photographs since she was 16 years old and, in 2000, bought her first Canon film camera to start shooting extreme sports photography as a hobby after graduating from Moscow Academy of Photography. Since 2003 she concentrates mainly on shooting people and various events photography as a freelance professional photographer.
As for now, she has over a decade of experience covering more than 400 weddings and portrait photo sessions in Russia. Her work has also taken her on more than 80 private commercial assignments across Europe, North & South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa, and most recently to South Pacific and New Zealand in the past 4 years.
The common thread running through destination weddings and engagement Ekaterina shoots is her clients’ enthusiasm for photography and the inventive portraits she creates with their collaboration. Her photojournalistic approach to capture wedding day is unobtrusive and emotional.
Recently Ekaterina Mukhina have had the great pleasure in being asked by Canon to be a part of their prestigious Ambassador Programme and I have been chosen to represent the field of wedding photography as an explorer of light. She uses the best photo equipment – Canon 1Dx, Canon 5D Mark III.
Ekaterina is a member of International Association of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) and Fearless photographers. From 2011 to 2012, 46 pictures from Ekaterina received prizes in various categories in the quarterly ISPWP photo contests, including first and second places for portrait photography. She was nominated by American Photo magazine editorial on Top 10 Best photographers in the world in 2013. The authoritative magazine Junebug weddings included one of her photographs in the collection of the 50 Best Wedding Photos 2011 and 50 Best Engagement Photos 2013.
In 2011, Ekaterina won the Mywed Award first place in the contest “Idea!” for the most creative wedding photo. And now she is included in the top 20 wedding photographers in Russia. She has won multiple Accolade of Excellence awards in print and album competitions at WPPI 2012, 2013 in Las Vegas.
Her work is represented in various private and public collections, published in Russian travel magazines and themed magazines “Wedding”, “Happy Wedding”, “Vogue Sposa” as photo stories, where she is the author of articles and illustrations about destination weddings.