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Russian Mother Continues To Take Magical Photos Of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm
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Russian Mother Continues To Take Magical Photos Of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm

Elena Shumilova, the talented Russian photographer who first went viral on Bored Panda (see here), has been busy creating more enchantingly beautiful images of children and animals enjoying rural life.

Her photos are brimming with the idyllic joy of village life, and their cozy and timeless nature is made even more heartwarming by her models – her two children and the army of beautiful animals on her farm. As she said in an earlier interview with Bored Panda, “Children and animals – it’s my life. I’m a mom with two sons and we spend a lot of time on the farm.

Perhaps this quality is helped by her preference for using the right natural light. Shumilova, who uses a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a 135mm lens, told Bored Panda, “When shooting I prefer to use natural light – both inside and outside. I love all sorts of light conditions – street lights, candle light, fog, smoke, rain and snow – everything that gives visual and emotional depth to the image.

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MonikaŽalakevičiūtė
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7 years ago

This is one magical childhood.

JerryMicheal
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7 years ago

definitely...I think each kid must have a pet....thus it will grow up more responsible...

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FrankMacali
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7 years ago

Gorgeous, Beautiful, Wonderful, Fabulous Brava....

AndreiBeldiman
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7 years ago

these images are absolutely magical...such a wonderful childhood those children have

JaniceChampkin
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7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful

LuciaReddy
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7 years ago

I loved ALL OF THEM!

BillDangle
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7 years ago

GORGEOUS!

TerrieBarnes
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7 years ago

Just beautiful! x

AnnetteRobertson
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7 years ago

Photographs are wonderful!

ViktorijaMeimermondt
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7 years ago

Elena, you are truely an inspiration! Please continue creating some heaven for this earthy world! Thanks BPanda for giving Elena some fame!

sunapananni
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7 years ago

lovely pictures

NadjaHarth
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7 years ago

Wunderschöne Fotos...sehr magisch...einfach großartig Kinder, Tiere und die Natur

CristinaIoana
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7 years ago

Beautiful :)

DawnJones
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7 years ago

WOW!!!!

ahmedmahmuod63
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5 years ago

Great

Roswitha
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6 years ago

herrliche Bilder

LinKreuzer
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6 years ago

Absolutely Awesome! Look like paintings. She has captured the moments perfectly!!!

영지유
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7 years ago

So lovely!

ArielKy
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7 years ago

These are truly great photos... looking at them fed my soul.

LennyMartin
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7 years ago

Loved all of them <3....stunning.. beautiful.. Full of love..

MichaelMcQuown
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7 years ago

A gorgeous setting for some wonderful pictures.

LorieBlomquist
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7 years ago

This women has been blessed with a beautiful gift, to capture the quite moments that surroundings her.

SusanBarretta
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7 years ago

A dream world that I didn't think even existed on this planet any more. They are incredible!

NancyNoso
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7 years ago

Amazing pictures! They capture the full sensory experience of the moment and share them with the world!

EdieBishop
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7 years ago

I want to live there

BagusAchmad
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7 years ago

amazing, i wish i could have a farm

LadybugMarie
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7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

LesyaArkhipova
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7 years ago

офигенно

AnnSquires
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7 years ago

Wow, absolutely beautiful. Each photo tells a story.

JenniferRussell
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7 years ago

Wow beautiful talent and beautiful family love this story xxx

kellys here
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7 years ago

just beautiful

PeggyKane
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7 years ago

Truly loving, the photographs represent humanity at its best. Thank you for seeing your world so beautiful.

Roswitha Czeikowitz
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7 years ago

WAS FÜR EIN GLÜCK SO EINE MUTTER ZU HABEN UM DIESE GLÜCKLICHE KINDHEIT ZU ERLEBEN

Nimbus1@shaw.ca
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7 years ago

This was like my childhood. Brings up so many memories for my from our farm in Ontario, Canada. My first rescue was a red hen, Henny Penny,

Lucile Kesterson
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7 years ago

love her pictures. Just beautiful.

Ragge
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7 years ago

So beautiful.

Ragge
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7 years ago

So beautiful.

Anna Salerno
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7 years ago

I love these beautiful photos of such lovely children with their pets.

IngwerDrower
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7 years ago

There are wonderfull photos!

Yeremia Rondonuwu
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7 years ago

Beautiful art, I love it so much!

RobGoldener
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7 years ago

Loved these shots

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7 years ago

Adorables, tiernas , preciosas ... ! ^_^ <3

Elaine Podlubny
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7 years ago

Breath taking!

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7 years ago

so so Beautiful ... pure love and magical ♡

Rico Shelter
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7 years ago

absolute fantastic ! outstanding and beautiful colours.

GiselaDamblon
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7 years ago

My eyes are happy..my heart is warmed...so nice pictures!!!

SwetaSwetlana
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7 years ago

wow....

Wendy Gibson
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7 years ago

GORGEOUS! Breath taking and amazing photography that capture art and reality. Priceless.

NARESH
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7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful

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7 years ago

Beauty... Congrat :)

bellflower210
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7 years ago

These are beautiful photos. But they are way to photoshopped, capture the actual moment not what you want to make of the moment.

bellflower210
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7 years ago

These are beautiful pictures, but they are way to photoshopped for me...capture that actual moment, not what you want to make of the moment.

Roger Sullivan
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7 years ago

Looks like a good place to grow up...

RogerSullivan
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7 years ago

Looks like a good place to grow up;;;

KristineOzolina
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7 years ago

magnificent

TheresaLong
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7 years ago

Amazing pictures! So nice to see children loving animals. Thank you for teaching them compassion, which is sorely lacking in today's youth!

abc7
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7 years ago

Awesome....gifts within gifts!

GlynWhiting
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7 years ago

I think these are magical. I too grew up far away from busy places and still love the peace of the country. Wonderful work.

Felea Ion
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7 years ago

It's heaven...

Diane Marino
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7 years ago

..and an amazing "eye"

Diane Marino
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7 years ago

..it's all about the light...

Pauline Jane Buckley
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7 years ago

peaceful contentment loveley

PaulineJaneBuckley
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7 years ago

lovely peace contentment

Klaudia Kubaszewska-Łącka
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7 years ago

Wow! Amazing

Aleksandar Kočbašli
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7 years ago

Simply beautifull!

Ellen Empson
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7 years ago

Beautiful captures. Masterful photography!!!!

LjiljanaJovanović
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7 years ago

Beautiful photos.

AndreiaOdon
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7 years ago

How cute!

Howard Gilmour
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7 years ago

The photos are like a dream. Then I laughed........how many pets do you have? Animals everywhere! Loved it. Amazing images and processing :)

Laurie Barak
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7 years ago

I just adore this photographer's work. It's so dreamy!

kjforce
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7 years ago

These photos are " innocence personified " You can feel the Love, Passion and Spirited Emotion...between the Photographer and subject.

Ellen Zuby
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7 years ago

Her use of light is incredible.

EllenZuby
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7 years ago

Her use of light is incredible.

Jewell Mullins
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7 years ago

awesome

JoséeBeauséjour
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7 years ago

Just incredibly beautiful

Lexi32
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7 years ago

Awwww!

JoyceSubjack
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7 years ago

Love, love, love these. A book, please!

Dale Atkinson
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7 years ago

Beautiful:)

Angelita White
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7 years ago

Wonderful photograph...

Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
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7 years ago

Oh wow, that sure is magical

Julia Kozmuth
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7 years ago

What a fabulous world has been created of a very simple everyday's moments! This boy is so lucky to have a such a loving mother!

LisaRini
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7 years ago

wonderful.........

Lois Lepisto
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7 years ago

Elena's photos are beautiful and magical!!

LoisLepisto
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7 years ago

Elena's photos are magical!!

PatriciaPease
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7 years ago

Magnificent, Beautiful photos. Enjoyed them very much.

MohandasKP
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7 years ago

Superb, great work of art!!!

Saskia van der Velden
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7 years ago

simply gorgious

MichaelConstantin
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7 years ago

Nice but nothing new, mostly cheezy.

Marilia do Rio Apa
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7 years ago

Há muito tempo não via uma série de com um tema simples, repetir o modelo,o lugar,as poucas cores ,e ficar tão encantado nelas!Demais!

Jimmie
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7 years ago

I enjoyed decency very much.

Anna Niemywska
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7 years ago

Very beautiful photography.

IreneManly
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7 years ago

Those were absolutely beautiful. Wow such talent

RebekahShattuck
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7 years ago

She understands light like Rembrandt

MiguelDeLeon
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7 years ago

The photographer is a true artist. I hope her work becomes world-famous. Фотографнастоящий художник . Я надеюсь, что ее работа становится в

Community Member
7 years ago

They keep getting better and better. Thanks so much for staring.

MaiParks
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7 years ago

What beautiful subjects. She has a fantastic eye for composition. I feel the innocence of her children from the pictures.

Mimi
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7 years ago

The childhood we all dream of, but rarely experience.

Felea Ion
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7 years ago

Uimitoare

FeleaIon
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7 years ago

Uimitoare!!!

WayneBeesley
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7 years ago

brilliant images again

almumj82
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7 years ago

im loving it!!! amazing light!

AnaRuiz
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7 years ago

Love them

SeahGreenhorn
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7 years ago

Loved them!

Community Member
7 years ago

Magic

Delight Kilyan
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7 years ago

I had a wonderful childhood on a farm; this brings back lovely memories. Beautiful children, enchanting setting. More photos, please.

Gary Steinberg
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7 years ago

Beautiful pics!

DelightKilyan
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7 years ago

Hard to find words: beautiful children, enchanting setting. I had a wonderful childhood on a farm, lovely memories. More photos, please.

Jenny Jozwiak
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7 years ago

She is a true talent. She has such an amazing eye for light, composition and emotion. So poetic! I hope she keeps it up!

GarySteinberg
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7 years ago

Spectacular Elena!!!

Lynette Johnson-Cooley
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7 years ago

These are so amazing and beautiful

PattiGaffney
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7 years ago

These photos are so beautiful. Such talent. They just leave you with a warm, loving feeling. I want to fill my house with her works!

SuzanneWolski
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7 years ago

Simply beautiful pictures and the children are too.

Mikael Rennerhorn
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7 years ago

Magical mystery photos, what a good photographer she is.

DonnaFarrell
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7 years ago

Lovely pictures...I love animals and I truly believe that is where animals belong - on a farm. Not locked in a house or apartment.

oldproji
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7 years ago

Stunning images, beautifully constructed and superbly presented. Great subject matter, use of light, and depth of field. Wonderful!

Community Member
7 years ago

Pure Beauty... Bliss... THANK YOU!

Faršâd Nâseri
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7 years ago

very very beautiful!!!!! incredible

Faršâd Nâseri
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7 years ago

so nice, incredible

Febin P Sunny
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7 years ago

Now THERE is a childhood !! :) So beautiful !!!!!

ZenaidaPerez
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7 years ago

Awesome pictures...children's innocence amidst the beauty of nature and simple life sorrounded by real creatures! Truly inspiring!

AshleyO'Neill
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7 years ago

Beautiful!

GloriaCardinal
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7 years ago

great!

LindaGrant
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7 years ago

Absolutely stunning photography! Beautifully done and magical.

MałgorzataDziełak
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7 years ago

<3

Princess Sarah
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7 years ago

I feel and smell and hear my own childhood in your lovely photos. THIS is what we see as children. You have captured it.

PrincessSarah
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7 years ago

Yes I just feel and smell my own childhood and so appreciate the soft lighting and the sweetness you capture.

Robert Smiley
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7 years ago

What beautiful children, what beautiful animals, what beautiful scenery!

DeonMasker
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7 years ago

I think these photos are phenomenal!

LisaGaedike
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7 years ago

So inspiring!

Leigh Anne Barlow
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7 years ago

Does anybody know what camera and lens she uses? I adore these.

LeighAnneBarlow
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7 years ago

What kind of camera and lens does she use? I adore these.

ShannonBlomberg
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7 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous!

DavidCarson
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7 years ago

If you love Kids & Pets & Photos this is great!

AlexandraMitchell
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7 years ago

Beautiful photos - love the ones with the St. Bernard - he is just so big compared to the kids and has such a kind and gentle face.

Mimmi SafeDogs
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7 years ago

BRAVO

RigmorBrox
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7 years ago

magical and absolutley beautiful! this is an artist with the camera <3

sundaes66
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7 years ago

Beautiful and Breath taking

JenniferShaw
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7 years ago

These are just incredible photos and the children are so adorable.

WilliamArthur
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7 years ago

Beautiful x x

JelenaVucinicMladenovic
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7 years ago

Prelepo!

AnitaDeresjö
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7 years ago

Amazing pictures,lucky children and animals♥

JudyPresnell
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7 years ago

JUST BEAUTIFUL

SamNelson
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7 years ago

I think these pictures are wonderful, beautiful, magical. And to think, the ugly politicians are wanting a nuclear war!

Alison Buchanan-Vaassen
Community Member
7 years ago

Such beautiful photos - I would love to frame some for my house.

AlisonBuchanan-Vaassen
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7 years ago

So many of these I would like framed on my walls! Wonderful!!!

SallyVerstege
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7 years ago

wow Amazing!

Luigiza
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7 years ago

Wonderful! I wish I would that every human being was in peace with his brothers and sisters and in armony with nature as those photos show.

Michele Cowart
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7 years ago

B U tiful

LaurieMaclean
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7 years ago

WOW !

EijaSearle
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7 years ago

Lovely pictures.

Zeddic
Community Member
7 years ago

THANK YOU, Elena Shumilova... Masterful!! You see Life through your Heart. It trust, you live it too!

Ionut Luca
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7 years ago

Nice!

IonutLuca
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7 years ago

Nice :)

JorgeMarques
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7 years ago

Wow fantastic work, love it! Seems made out of a Disney fairy tale book.

LarryCook
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7 years ago

There is nothing that a parent can do that is more important than passing along to our children a love of everything around them.

TerryHuggles
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7 years ago

Posed sentimental shite.

CLinBLACK
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7 years ago

Such awesome and lovable photos. GREAAATT!!

Laura Davis
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7 years ago

Makes me feel so calm looking at them.

amber.le
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7 years ago

Magical!

DanielPop
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7 years ago

nice world.

Patty Lincoln
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7 years ago

Beautiful

PattyLincoln
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7 years ago

They are beautiful.

RosslynWilliams
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7 years ago

Absolutely wonderful.

Community Member
7 years ago

#awesome

TeriMerlyn
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7 years ago

These are absolutely marvelous photos. True capture.

chvkarthick
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1 year ago

teri -

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ElleBoag
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7 years ago

Beautiful photographs that evoke a real sense of nostalgia for the simplicity of childhood. A very talented photographer...Brava

MiraVukovic
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7 years ago

Kрасивый!...Прекрасно! ... Magiskt vackert!... Magically beautiful!...

ParasKatoch
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7 years ago

Things it awesome. Feel Connection between human and animals

Joycez Zhuang
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7 years ago

Beautiful...... Peaceful........Calm...........aura.......

JoycezZhuang
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7 years ago

Beautiful.....Calm.....Peaceful.....aura............

Gunvor Kogman
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7 years ago

I simply love the works of this talented photographer!

GunvorKogman
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7 years ago

I really love the works of this talented photographer!

Shakti K.C
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7 years ago

Amazing, beautiful but the dog reminds of 'Kujo'.

lowpc02
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7 years ago

Demonstration of harmony and love.

Community Member
7 years ago

csodálatos

MarisaBasiluk
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7 years ago

Hermosas fotos! Beatiful pictures!

Sabrina Botticeli
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7 years ago

These are one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen!!! Love it.!!

Cleome Thursday
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7 years ago

Sorry to say.... but these are soooo photoschopt

PatBianco
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7 years ago

Bravo. This photographer has the magical eye

Sandy Gambrell-Welter
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7 years ago

Beautiful.

SandyGambrell-Welter
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7 years ago

Wonderful pictures, beautiful.

MariaRodemeier
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7 years ago

So wonderful photos with beautiful children and animals - they seem to be very lucky! Thank you for sharing these photos with us!

DorinaLelutiu-Ostrander
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7 years ago

Just amazing! Awesome! The lighting is just fabulous!

Regina Rondini
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7 years ago

So beautiful!

Monika Pe
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7 years ago

These pictures are so absolutely beautiful.

EricCrowley
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7 years ago

Breathtaking photos

CharlesCooksey
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7 years ago

She clearly understands the fundamentals of lighting. Well done!

Agata Grajoszek
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7 years ago

amazing, simply amazing :)

Community Member
7 years ago

I couldn't say it any better Monika !!! Amazing photos...

TiennyNi
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7 years ago

Love the feelings from the photos

RachelDoucet
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7 years ago

Love

Vilma Elza Zande
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7 years ago

Beautiful, like a dream.

AdrianaCellupica
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7 years ago

When I close my eyes this is what my perfect life would look like

Shannon Esau
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7 years ago

Besutiful

FloatingDownStream
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7 years ago

She should be a professional photographer. So magical

FloatingDownStream
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7 years ago

Fabulous, wonderful, beautiful photos. She should be professional photographer.

Leah Komara Ko
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7 years ago

please adopt me

LeahKomaraKo
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7 years ago

please adopt me

MarthaImmoos
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7 years ago

I think her pictures are just wonderful.the two things closest to my heart.

Lynne Firman
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7 years ago

Absolutely breath taking ly magical !

VictoriaRoach
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7 years ago

magnificent .... absolutely gorgeous... your family is blessed...

IrinaIvanitsa
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7 years ago

I'm mesmerised!!!

Donna -Donnie Anthony
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7 years ago

Wonderful!

tmcb01
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7 years ago

Not one video game, television or I-phone in sight, and beautifully happy children. I think they have the secret.

TerryGaffney
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7 years ago

These photos are beautiful & precious . Treasured moments :)

Lauryna Way
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7 years ago

Amazing photos....

IrinaGodunko
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7 years ago

Peaceful! Another planet — without war, misery and greed.....

Dorthe Groth
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7 years ago

Wonderful❤️❤️❤️

LaurelHartley
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7 years ago

So soft and beautiful !! The children are so cute !

AbigailMacdonald
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7 years ago

Wonderful!

MaheshRamavath
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7 years ago

like living the dreamzzz

LisaRoeder
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7 years ago

Omg the best I have seen! True art!

LyviaGonzalez
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7 years ago

It´s great.....BRAVO!!!!!

AngelaGarcia
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7 years ago

Beautiful!!

MarcelaCorona
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7 years ago

Bellísimas!

MaijuKettunen
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7 years ago

These are wonderful pictures and what a childhood!

ValerieSas
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7 years ago

Breath taking. Such awesome captured shots. Wonderful mum to capture such memories x

IsidaLushnjari
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7 years ago

Asnje fjale nuk mund ta jape vertete kuptimin e plote te bukurise se ketyre fotove...... Pergezime.....

ChristineMiller
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7 years ago

Her work is the most magical I've seen in years - transports the spirit to the place we all want to be!

Cyril Ng
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7 years ago

Simply beautiful!

BruceMillington
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7 years ago

There are far too many animals for this to be candid. Otherwise these are great photos.

Helen Magro
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7 years ago

What beautiful photography. You are amazing & your children are beautiful.

AnjavanVelsen-Kreeft
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7 years ago

B E A U T I F U L !!!

KathyKraft
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7 years ago

Such a talented photographer! I love looking at these photos.

Carey DiCapua
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7 years ago

Very Beautifully done! :)

CareyDiCapua
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7 years ago

Very Beautifully done :)

Patricia Hannigan-White
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7 years ago

Wonderful photos - the texture, light, and of course the subject matter make these special.

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7 years ago

Such beauty!

Fian Tohkeng
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7 years ago

wonderful

FianTohkeng
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7 years ago

wonderful! :D

Red Stapler
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7 years ago

Evokes emotion. Simply breath taking

KarlaBuckley
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7 years ago

I've worked at a professional photo lab for 25 years and I have never seen photography SO Beautiful and captivating! The light is stunning!!

RedStapler
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7 years ago

Evokes emotion. breath taking.

Dani Vincenti-Nesca
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7 years ago

Magical ♥

JeannieM
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7 years ago

Love the photos..very talented photographer..

JeannieM
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7 years ago

Love the photos...very talented photographer...

Nguyen Vien
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7 years ago

great

NguyenVien
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7 years ago

great

SarahYap
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7 years ago

Does she have an instagram account?would love to follow her

Cynthia Null
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7 years ago

I would buy a book, or a calendar with these pictures.....absolutely magical

annaangenendphotography
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7 years ago

Gorgeous. I want this life.

Teri
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7 years ago

Wonderfully enchanting

Teri
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7 years ago

Wonderfully enchanting!

ShelliFentonBütz
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7 years ago

You have a gift of parenthood, artistic talents and the ability to capture light. Thank you for sharing.

HeatherJames
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7 years ago

Absolutely exquisite and yes, a fairytale childhood....

HollyClark
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7 years ago

Magical.

PhuongYen
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7 years ago

Oh, it's paradise on earth

MarianelaObando
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7 years ago

Siete & beautiful !

AngelJesusSmithSalgueiro
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7 years ago

Beautiful

DeniseFerguson
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7 years ago

Wonderful. I would love to see these images made available on greeting cards!

MaryDonleyDeWees
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7 years ago

Beautiful! Every picture is so inspirational.

MaryHurst
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