Kids in Ibiza are proud to showcase a series of hard working Ibiza Mamas who have built their own business empire here in Ibiza. This week we present you with Masha Kart who is a professional Wedding & Fashion Photographer and Artist.
What brought you to Ibiza?
I was born in Russia but spent many years living and studying in Germany. I spent 3 years in Bali, Indonesia before moving to Los Angeles, California for 6 years.
I was living in LA with my partner but part of me longed to return to Europe before getting too settled and established over there. At first, I was not 100% sure about Ibiza; we just knew that we wanted a place with an ex-pat community, lovely weather and business opportunities for us both. We have now been in Ibiza for 5 years.
Tell us about your children:
I have 1 daughter, Mila who is 1.5 years old. I speak Russian with her as I would like her to learn it from an early age as it is a complicated language. Mila´s dad is American so he speaks English with her.
Nurseries and schools in Ibiza – what have you chosen for your daughter and why?
I don´t intend to send Mila to kindy until she´s 3 years old. I want to spend this time with her at home.
We have started looking at schooling options as education is very important to us. We would like Mila to be privately schooled and hopefully attend Mestral School, where she will learn Spanish and be exposed to other international languages.
Tell us about your work:
I run my own business as a freelance photographer, specializing in weddings, fashion, lifestyle shots and portraits.
I love the creativity that my work involves and having the opportunity to communicate with beautiful people. I am passionate about all of my photographs and they are very personal and unique; they are like my babies!
What’s your mama trick to manage work and family life?
As a mama and papa, we are very fortunate to run our own businesses and therefore have greater flexibility in the hours that we work.
Life would also be impossible without the help of our live-in nanny who stays with us during high-season.
What’s your favourite day out with your family?
Our perfect day out is a beach day at Aguas Blancas.
What’s your best day (and night) spent on the island when not working and off mama duty:
By day I would go to a beach club with my friends; Blue Marlin or Nassau for example.
By night I would go to party at Heart