“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ―Elliot Erwitt
“Once in a while you meet someone who changes everything”.
Engagement celebration in Wilderness.
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To photograph people who are in love is very special. While capturing love stories like this you rub on to their positivity and love.
Ksenia and Maksim traveled to South Africa for their honeymoon after getting married in Russia. They decided to commemorate their trip with a wedding photo shoot at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, just outside Mossel Bay.
Beautiful memories of distant travels in colourful South Africa.
Photos: ©Jenya Zhivaleva Photography
Make up by Yuliya Melnik-Greyling from YMG Beauty Studio
I truly believe that pregnant women are gorgeous, even though most of the time they don’t feel that way. They radiate light and love! I hope that with my photography they can actually see it and be reminded of their beauty and superpowers.
Maternity shoot at Glentana beach with beautiful family of Shelley and Johannes.
Her name is Katya Donova. She is the founder and creative soul behind Russian wedding agency called “Wedding Geographic”. She is the wife and mom of two beautiful kids. Katya organised multiple destination weddings for her guests, but never had a chance to celebrate her own somewhere far and beautiful. During her visit to South Africa we decided to celebrate their 4 year wedding anniversary in a real “Wedding Geographic” style. What a privilege to photograph Katya and Kirill. Making other people’s wedding dreams come true here in South Africa is a blessing. Jenya Zhivaleva Photography is a proud representative of Wedding Geographic in SA.
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Wedding dress: Besters’ Bridal Boutique
Ее зовут Катя Донова. Катя является основателем, творческой душой свадебного агентства “Wedding Geographic” и мамой двух очаровашек. Она организовала не одну свадьбу для своих гостей, но не было шанса отпраздновать ее собственную где-то далеко и красиво. Во время ee визита в Южную Африку, мы решили отметить четырехлетнюю годовщину свадьбы Кати и Кирилла в формате “Wedding Geographic ”. Одно удовольствие фотографировать ребят в такой красоте. Jenya Zhivaleva Photography с гордостью представляет ЮАР на карте мира агентства свадебных приключений “Wedding Geographic”.
Yulia and Vitaliy are a Russian couple who travelled through the Garden Route of South Africa last month. Yulia contacted me for a love story photoshoot in Mossel Bay.
Her idea was to create romantic photographs that will focus on vastness, beauty and landscapes of South Africa. They were fascinated by this country and wanted some memories of their travels together. Here is what we created.
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There is always something magical in photographing couples who expect a baby. So much love, care and excitement in the air, that you are simply bathing in it. Thank you Annie and Pieter for a wonderful experience.
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Kleinbrak River, South Africa