“Rainbows will forever be wild.”
– Anthony T.Hincks
Meet beautiful Sasha.
Portrait photoshoot outside Knysna, South Africa.
Series “Unleash your inner beauty”.
● Jenya Zhivaleva Photography ●
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.
Meet beautiful Farida.
Series “Unleash your inner Goddess”.
Photos by Jenya Zhivaleva .
Your Foto Story. Garden Route. South Africa.
Sometimes spontaneous moments are the best. No preparations and scheduled photo shoots, just grab the camera and photograph giggly couple in the sunset. That is what happened with Anne and Bernhard. Sunny, spontaneous, light and very much in love:)
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!
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
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)
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.
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
Model: Nicola Pepperall
Make -up and hair: Nicola Pepperall
Meet beautiful Bente.
When we first spoke with Bente about the photoshoot, I got an idea to create a look, inspired by a sense of spiritual mystery and awe, celebrating the forces of nature. It is just something about Bente’s being that makes you think about warm and caring fairies.
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.
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!