Behind the lens

Welcome!

I am Galina. New York and New Jersey professional photographer. I work with families, and children as  Tribeca Kids Photography. This site www.galinakotivets.com showcases my art photography, personal projects also fashion and commercial work.

a little about me…

I am Russian born, live in New Jersey with my handsome little son and husband. I love children, flowers, coffee and my job. I’ve been in photography industry since 2010 servicing New York City and New Jersey metro areas. I am natural light photographer, all my photo sessions take place on location (book your session here).

how it all began…

I have carried my passion for photography long before I started taking pictures professionally. I used to collect fashion magazines with all beautiful pictures I liked the most. Some were so perfect that I could not believe that it was possible to achieve through the efforts of photographers and their crew. So, I wanted to become a part of this world. And at one point I picked up a camera and started to shoot pretty much everything and everywhere, trying to notice and capture the beauty of the moment. My first models were my beautiful nieces I absolutely adore, who were busy enough with the world around them to barely notice the daily presence of camera in their lives and gave me plenty of learning opportunities.

Armed with this experience, I joined The International Center of Photography, where I met many talented and simply amazing people who inspired and helped me to finesse my skills and explore my own unique style in photography.