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Portrait shoot with beautiful Sasha. Knysna, South Africa.

Meet beautiful Sasha.
Portrait photoshoot outside Knysna, South Africa.
Series “Unleash your inner beauty”.
● Jenya Zhivaleva Photography ●

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Wilderness Beach Photo Shoot

Family photo shoot at Wilderness beach, South Africa. It is turning into a tradition with these awesome four. Last year I photographed this family while Anette was still pregnant with little Jack. It was so exciting to meet everyone once again.

Salome and Stephan

It is always exciting to work with cute shy couples, and then, see them transform throughout the photo shoot. Meet Salome and Stephan. Both of them leave in Germany. Last month they came to South Africa on holiday to visit Salome’s parents. Oh yes, remember that moment when boyfriend meets her family for the first time! Exciting, but scary:)

With the help of photography I wanted to show them, how beautiful they are together, show them their love for each other. By the end of the shoot they opened up and helped me create memories!

Chanel, the gypsy woman

When you look at these pictures you would never believe that Chanel works as a ranger at Botlierskop Game Reserve, practices martial arts, hip hop dance and, top of it, works with Ace Models. That is the true nature of women – transformation. From sensitive and soft to wild and strong.
Through this fashion shoot myself and Chanel were exploring the story of a wild gypsy woman, full of intriguing energy, fire and sensitivity.
Model: Chanel Carlson
Photography: Jenya Zhivaleva, Your Foto Story
Place: Mossel Bay

Vanessa and Darryl’s wedding

Wedding photoshoot with beautiful Vanessa and Darryl.

Vanessa is the owner of the Besters’ Bridal Boutique in Knysna, hence the gorgeous dress and shoes, and Darryl is the artist behind Goldsmiths Knysna. It sounds like a match made in heaven.  Wedding rings were designed by the groom as a wedding gift. Their ceremony was special indeed. Lots of smiles, tears and laughter.

Venue Simola Lodge

Dress by Besters’ Bridal Boutique

Jewellery made by Goldsmiths Knysna

Cake baked by Cake Frills

Make up & hair done by The Art of Make-up by Karin Chan

Eye Lashes done by GLOW Skin & Beauty

Decor hire by SRT Special Events Hire & Functions


This photoshoot was a collaborative effort between myself and Eon Cotzee (Eonphotography).

All photos bellow taken by Jenya Zhivaleva (Your Foto Story)

Fashion shoot with Nicola

Another exciting shoot with beautiful Nicola.

This time we arranged co-creative shoot with a talented photographer Eon Coetzee.

Its quite an interesting experience for two photographers to shoot one model at the same time. But you know what, once you get into it, its double the creativity.

You share ideas as you shoot, so you get to try new angles, settings and tricks, Highly recommend photographers out there to give it a try.

Here is what I got after the co-creative shoot.

Nicola

Meet beautiful Nicola!
I truly enjoyed our photoshoot together. It is always exciting to work with gorgeous ladies, but it is even more exciting to work with somebody, who can change their look instantly.
Boy, this girl can transform her image: from an innocent angel looking girl to a proud lady with exquisite look.

Nicola is looking for more exciting photo projects in the Garden Route, please contact me for offers and ideas.

Enjoy the photo story of Nicola.

Photography: Jenya Zhivaleva
http://www.yourfotostory.com

Model: Nicola Pepperall

Make -up and hair: Nicola Pepperall

Boudoir Shoot with Vicky

Few weeks ago I had a boudoir photoshoot with beautiful Vicky. Boudoir genre of photography usually creates sensual images of women or couples.

I find it very therapeutic for a woman to take part in this kind of work. It is a way for women to explore their feminine side and sexuality.

Due to privacy restrictions I am able to share only few photos of Vicky.

Get inspired!

TERBLANCHE FAMILY

Meet beautiful Terblanche family. Tania and Ian have two farm princesses: Karlien and Jana.

They are always outside, either chasing cattle together with their parents or playing with chickens or just rolling in the grass!

What I liked about this shoot is that, we followed all those little family trails and tried to follow their daily routine. Ok, Tania did make them look very clean and pretty  for the shoot =), but otherwise..they were in their element!

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