Carola Ann’s – Soul Food

You know when you get excited because you will have good food, and it is actually nutritious and it looks amazing. Well that is Carola Ann’s Restaurant for you. Chef Corelie De Villiers Shami  and her husband Samuel Shami share their passion for food in their daily creations.

The restaurant is located at the centre of Mossel Bay, just around the corner from the Tourism Information Center. It is really worth a visit. I must admit I was very hungry after this photo shoot. Here it is, some yummy soul food for you.

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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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RIANA. Fitness shoot

Meet gorgeous Riana – fitness coach and mother of two beautiful kids.

What an inspiration, ladies.

You can sign up to be trained by Riana at Diaz Hotel Gym, that opened up at the beginning of August in Mossel Bay.

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YULIA AND VITALIY

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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Louis Oosthuizen Golf Day

Louis Oosthuizen partnered with Pinnacle Point Golf Estate , raising funds for the Pinnacle Point Golf Academy. The day included demonstrations by leading equipment manufacturers, free golf lessons and chipping and putting clinics. Louis Oosthuizen, who was generously sponsoring the fundraiser for the golf academy, was also ready to answer questions from golf enthusiasts and demonstrate his remarkable skills as he took to the award-winning golf course.

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Pinnacle Point Golf Estate

Louis Oosthuizen Golf Academy

Mossel Bay

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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Dirty Thirties at Gannet

A Russian Birthday party at the Gannet, Mossel Bay. Last month I photographed a real Russian dirty thirties party: full of funny games and shots! Thank you Yulia for a cool evening, good company and good food. Not every day you got asked as a photographer to do a Russian dance with the guests:)

Special thanks Ochre venue team for funky decoration and amazing food and to DJ Mickey for doing such a great job as our MC and DJ.

NICOLA AND TINUS

Nicola and Tinus exchanged wedding vows on the 7th of March, in front of family and friends, at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, just outside Klein Brak River. It was a real international wedding. Nicola’s family came all the way from Wales to meet Tinus’s South African family and celebrate this special day. Being a foreigner, I know how important it is to share these special moments with family members from home, far away.

I knew that every single moment captured on that day will mean the world to Nicola and Tinus. And to their entire family. No pressure at all! I was on a mission, to quote Nicola’s mother: «to preserve that day through the lens, into an image, so that their special day will always be remembered!» Thank you Nicola and Tinus for a gorgeous wedding!

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2015

DU TOIT FAMILY

Meet Du Toit Family.

This happy bunch first appeared very shy in front of my camera. But few playful tasks for boys, couple of Russian words and some encouragement helped them to open up! I find it is always easier to photograph families with kids in a very playful way. We have been crossing rivers with crocodiles, jumping from one ship to another, climbing trees and just being silly. Parents love to play along and help transform common park into a real scene of action. Thank you for such fun photoshoot, so blessed!

Photos by Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story.

Mossel Bay.  Garden Route.

South Africa.

Du Toit Family Photo Shoot

Meet Du Toit Family.

This happy bunch first appeared very shy in front of my camera. But few playful tasks for boys, couple of Russian words and some encouragement helped them to open up! I find it is always easier to photograph families with kids in a very playful way. We have been crossing rivers with crocodiles, jumping from one ship to another, climbing trees and just being silly. Parents love to play along and help transform common park into a real scene of action. Thank you for such fun photoshoot, so blessed!

Photos by Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story.

Mossel Bay.

Garden Route.

South Africa.