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Jenya Zhivaleva
Photographer with a “foreign eye”

Jenya is originally from Russia, but chose the Garden Route, South Africa to be her home.

From corporate marketing in Saint-Petersburg, masters’ degree research in Amsterdam, to arts industry event management in Cape Town, photography has always been her passion and constant companion.

Her photography work is therapeutic for those who come in front of her lens. Through quality interactive photo sessions she aims to discover people’s beauty, creativity and unrealized potential.

She believes that her task is to help people reveal that which is already there, lying dormant within.

Her favorite photographic projects are: portraits, families, weddings, boudoir, couple, surf and nature photography, food and coverage of various events.

She operates in the Garden Route, South Africa, as well as in Cape Town. Any other locations are welcome on request.

Jenya Zhivaleva  worked on some exciting projects:

  • A South African representative for a Russian wedding agency “Wedding Geographic”
  • In-house photographer for travel company Unravel Surf Travel, Outreach Program The Surfer Kids Non-Profit ,
  • A contributor of photographs to Mossel Tourism, South magazine, Pinnacle Point Golf Estate and others.

Jeya Zhivaleva Photography

+27 84 617 0277

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6 Responses to “ABOUT”

  1. Linda Pepperall

    Hello Jenya
    Just a note to say how hard you worked at Nicola and Tinuses wedding.I’m so pleased you shared her day with us.I’m looking forward to seeing the photos.I’m sure they will be beautiful.I’m so excited to see them.When do you think they will be ready.It was so nice to meet you hope you are well

    • yourfotostory

      Hello Linda, thank you for your nice feedback! I am busy with Nicola and Tinus’s photos. Normally it takes me 2 months to finish all the photos, because I go through all of them individually. I will send some previews to Nicola this week to have a feel:). I hope you are well and send warm greetings to your family
      Thank you. Jenya

  2. Linda Pepperall

    Dear Jenya
    I am one happy mother of the bride, your work is a credit to you.The preview photos are beautiful.Thank you once again for capturing Tinus and Nicolas wedding day .You have a talent , you have preserved the day though the lens,into an image , so that their special day will always be remembered
    Thank you
    Linda xxxx


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