Colours of the Spirit

Nature always wears the colours of the spirit. – Ralph Emerson.

Creative photo session with Russian fashion and wedding designer Polina Starygina.

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KSENIA AND MAKSIM – Wedding Photoshoot at Botlierskop Game Reserve

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

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Ksenia and Maksim – Wedding Photoshoot at Botlierskop Game Reserve

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 photoshoot 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

KATYA AND KIRILL: Wedding Geographic

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

Make up: Bianca Mua Roode Professional Make Up Artist

Wedding Geographic

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”.


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ALLDENE AND IVAN

An incredible set up of Indalu Game Reserve just outside Mossel Bay, a beautiful couple and a moving ceremony – what else can a photographer wish for?!

Thank you Alldene and Ivan for a very special experience. I wish your family lot’s of sunshine and happiness.

Photos – © Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.

Venue – Indalu Game Reserve, Mossel Bay

Wedding dress – Bridal Inn, George

Make up – Tania, Beauty at the Bay, Mossel Bay

Hair – Silvia at Hair Attitude, Hartenbos

 

Alldene and Ivan’s Wedding at Indalu Game Reserve

An incredible set up of Indalu Game Reserve outside Mossel Bay, beautiful couple and moving ceremony – what else can photographer wish for?! Thank you Alldene and Ivan for a very special experience. I wish your family lot’s of sunshine and happiness.
I would love to share with you some highlights from the wedding. A full photo story is coming up!
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WIN 50% OFF your wedding photo shoot!

Photo competition Your Foto Story

Your story, your relationship, your decision to commit to one another, your love for one another and your care – this is what inspires me to shoot weddings. I enjoy your story almost as much as I love shooting it!

I am a romantic. I want to hear the story of you and yours. How did you meet? And the proposal? Where did it happen? Were you nervous? What were your first thoughts? What dreams do you share?

I am always looking for inspiration. I am always looking for more stories. And to inspire you to share your story with me, I’m willing to share a gift with you.

Sharing your love story could make your dream wedding shoot a reality!

Send your love story with a planned wedding date to jenya@yourfotostory.com to enter. If your story inspires me, you could win a 50% discount on one of my wedding photography packages!

I will look for the most romantic, exciting and inspiring love story to give away a 50% discount on the wedding photography package of your dreams!

A standard 8-hour wedding photography package includes the following:

  • Photos of Bride & Groom’s preparations
  • Photographs of venue and guests’ reception
  • Wedding ceremony photographs
  • Family photographs
  • Bride & Groom’s couple-photographs
  • Photographs of the post-ceremony reception, speeches, party, cutting of the cake and throwing the bouquet & garter
  • A total of 200 – 250 high-resolution and individually edited images

Terms and conditions:

  • You may only enter your story once and only one story per couple untill the 30th of November 2015
  • Only stories written in English will be considered
  • The 50% discount is only valid for weddings before the 1st of December 2016
  • The booking is not confirmed until the remaining 50% is paid
  • The discount is not transferable and your story earns you a 50% discount on your wedding only
  • Extra services are available (wedding books, engagement shoot, extra hours, prints, etc.) but these will be charged extra at full price
  • Depending on the location of the venue extra transport costs may apply. I am based in Mossel Bay, South Africa
  • Jenya Zhivaleva Photography reserves the right to publish all entered stories on www.YourFotoStory.com and all associated social media accounts

CARLA AND GERHARDT

I had the privilege of capturing another unfolding love-story on the breathtaking Garden Route of South Africa.

High School sweethearts Carla and Gerhardt exchanged their wedding vows on the 1st of August 2015, in front of their family and close friends, at the farm-style wedding venue Uitsig.

Utsig is situated at the foot of the scenic Outeniqua Mountains, outside George, and the venue offers a beautiful garden, ideal for wedding photos, with lots of fresh air to keep the nerves calm. There’s also the odd cow and some beautiful trees, which offers the perfect setting to play with the soft afternoon light.

Here are some highlights from their special day for you to share and enjoy!

Photography: Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story

Dress: Besters’ Bridal Boutique

Make up: Bianca Professional Make Up artist

Hair: Tangled Unisex Hair Salon ( Carinie Grobler )

Venue: Utsig Wedding Venue

Carla and Gerhardt Wedding in George

I had the privilege of capturing another unfolding love-story on the breathtaking Garden Route of South Africa.

High School sweethearts Carla and Gerhardt exchanged their wedding vows on the 1st of August 2015, in front of their family and close friends, at the farm-style wedding venue Uitsig.

Utsig is situated at the foot of the scenic Outeniqua Mountains, outside George, and the venue offers a beautiful garden, ideal for wedding photos, with lots of fresh air to keep the nerves calm. There’s also the odd cow and some beautiful trees, which offers the perfect setting to play with the soft afternoon light.

Here are some highlights from their special day for you to share and enjoy!

Photography: Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story

Dress: Besters’ Bridal Boutique

Make up: Bianca Professional Make Up artist

Hair: Tangled Unisex Hair Salon ( Carinie Grobler )

Venue: Utsig Wedding Venue