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Photographer Elena Shumilova

Capturing the Magic of Youth

Photographer Elena Shumilova captures fairytale photos of her children in the Russian countryside. In 2014, she shared her photos online, and they quickly became a viral sensation, garnering over 60 million views in one year. SmugMug traveled almost six thousand miles to Elena’s farm in Andreapol, Russia to capture the magic.

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Photography Tips

How to Photograph Your Children

Elena Shumilova shares her personal tips on how to capture remarkable images of children. Specializing in capturing precious moments that happen once in a lifetime, Elena discusses her approach to light, composition, and being in the moment to help other parents photograph their children as they actually are.

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