Candid images of significant moments in life

Ilva Rimicāne [ilva rimitsaane]

Probably no one will doubt that the wedding day is special, but there are so many details that determine its success. To make the couple feel at ease being in front of the camera even if that is something they shy away is fundamental part of my work. I believe that the most genuine feelings are captured in a candid way, especially in nature, where for a brief moment there is a chance to escape the hum of the big day.


I am on the road between Latvia, Sweden and Scotland, which has taught me to plan and easily adapt to different cultures and desires to achieve the goal – to capture what is really important for the couple. I speak Latvian, English and Russian languages as well as Swedish. I like unexplored places and I'm open to various forms of celebration.

Teju neviens neapšaubīs, ka kāzu diena ir īpaša, taču ir tik daudz nianšu, kas nosaka, vai tā būs izdevusies. Likt jaunajam pārim justies atbrīvoti pat tad, ja būšana kameras priekšā nav tā ierastākā nodarbe, ir mana darba pamatā. Uzskatu, ka vispatiesākās izjūtas notveramas dabā, uz mirkli izraujoties no lielās dienas rosības.


Esmu ceļā starp mājām Latvijā, Zviedriju un Skotiju, kas iemācījis man plānot un viegli pielāgoties dažādām kultūrām un vēlmēm, lai sasniegtu mērķi – iemūžināt tieši pārim svarīgo. Pārvaldu latviešu, angļu un krievu valodu un spēju sazināties arī zviedriski. Patīk vēl neizzinātas vietas, tādēļ esmu atvērta dažāda formāta svētkiem.

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Quick facts

  • I began photographing nature and then posing my classmates at age of 14 and shot my first wedding in Latvia when I was 18. For my first assignment abroad I went to Sweden a couple of years after.
  • After obtaining a degree in Translation, I have continued studies in business management and working as a freelancer with languages and photography.
  • I speak Latvian and Russian at home and I am still mastering Swedish by myself and help of family in the northern Sweden.
  • My dream country to visit has always been Japan, but I would like to see Iceland and the Faroe Islands first.
  • First place that sparked interest for travel, backpacking and adventures was my first self-planned and guided trip with boyfriend to Scotland.
  • I travel quite frequently but mostly around Europe. My furthest trip was a spontaneous one week birthday getaway to California, USA.
  • I watch a lot of Youtube and I drink a lot of tea.
  • I used to drive 400 km across country every week so I am not afraid to sit by the wheel for a long time.
  • The only part about photography that I don't like is using social media for putting myself out there.
  • I am sometimes too straightforward as a person and have more of an analytical mind. Putting emotions in words is more challenging than conveying them visually.