Creative Colour Shoot

“Rainbows will forever be wild.”

– Anthony T.Hincks

Exciting collaboration of Nadine Schumyn Visual Artist / Make-Up Artist, Nicole Muller and Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.


Alina and Sergey’s Wedding on a Surf Tour to South Africa.

Alina and Sergey came to South Africa all the way from Ukraine to join Unravel Surf Travel on a Surf Expedition to KwaZulu-Natal. And guess what, they decided to get married while on surf tour with us! How romantic is that?!

It was a very spontaneous decision, as with so many truly romantic decisions, and preparations for the event only started weeks before the date. What a task! Dreams from Ukraine became reality in South Africa and, from opposite sides of the planet, a special wedding was taking shape!

Even the most challenging projects are possible when you’re part of a dream team. And thanks to our incredible hosts, Ali and Richard, Umzumbe Surf House was transformed into a wedding venue overnight!

We surfed in the morning and in the afternoon we had a beautiful wedding ceremony, on the shores of the Indian Ocean! Alina and Sergey celebrated their union in the company of their closest friends, in a truly special location. Now that’s what I call a memorable wedding!

Photography: Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story
Place: Umzumbe, KwaZulu – Natal, South Africa.

Surisa and Ronald Wedding Day.


Wedding of beautiful Surisa and Ronald. These love birds traveled all the way from Pretoria to celebrate their wedding day surrounded by the unique beauty of the Garden Route’s stunning landscapes. They have chosen Fancourt, South Africa’s premier golf resort in George, to host their big day. Surisa was incredibly calm throughout the whole day, impressive, considering that everything had to be arranged from Pretoria. The wedding ceremony was run and blessed by her grandfather, which made the event even more special. Surisa’s gentle nature, bride and groom’s evident love for each other and elegant style of the whole wedding blended so naturally together.

Surisa and Ronald’s wedding shoot was an inspiring collaboration with Eon Coetzee from Eonmedia. I can’t wait to see Eon’s video creation!

Photos by Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story.

Fancourt, George.

Garden Route . South Africa.


On the 20th of December 2014 I  photographed an amazing, fairy-like wedding in the forest of Knysna. Ilze and Tal made a lifelong promise to each other at their self-made altar at Jubilee Creek, outside Knysna. The ceremony was very special, with lots of tears, smiles and blessings. At times it was challenging to stay focused. All I wanted to do is to watch these beautiful souls dancing with each other in their celebration and bathe in their love.

Ceremony was followed by fun reception at Totties, outside Knysna. Its impossible not to mention creative decorations and unique style of the wedding, created by bride Ilze. Thank you Ilze and Tal for a wonderful experience!

Dress: Besters Bridal

Make up: Bianca Professional makeup artist

Reception: Totties Farm Kitchen

Style and decoration: Ilze Stadler

Music: Disco and Sound

Photography: Jenya Zhivaleva. Your Foto Story

Wedding shoot in collaboration with Eon Coetzee from Eonmedia

Garden Route.  South Africa