Photographer Elena Shumilova

Capturing the Magic of Youth

Last year, Elena Shumilova took photos of her sons in the Russian countryside and put them online. Those photos struck magic and went viral with over 60 million views. She invited SmugMug onto her farm in Russia, where we got a behind-the-scenes look at how she captures these beautifully nostalgic photos.

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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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