What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Making Magic:



Elena Shumilova

In these stressful days, I find myself drawn more and more to beautiful things that help me to find a moment of peace, and today’s work did just that for me. These are the stunning photos by photographer/architect/farmer Elena Shumilova. Through her lens, her subjects – her two small children and their pets – take on a charming, storybook air. They seem like magical creatures who know something we don’t (which is undoubtedly true). Her composition and use of light and nature are all wonderful, but it’s the feeling that her subjects are sharing a wonderful secret that really draws me in.

Prints can be purchased on her website. I hope you are as enchanted by these photos as I!

All images property of Elena Shumilova.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Making Magic:

  1. All of these are so beautiful.

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  2. So sweet. Each one better than the next.

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  3. These are definitely magical images and I’m struck by how idyllic their lives seem, how peaceful. We lived somewhere remote, rural and depopulated for a decade but my life wouldn’t have looked like this even if staged.

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  4. I love these. I reared my kids in the country and wish I had beautiful photos like these to document the tender times. And yes, lots of, um, effluence. Is that the word I’m thinking of? But, the most useful “fact of life” my mother taught me is: Babies wash. Something I learned on my own: fugly mud boots rock.

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  5. Hi Donna, this is pure magic. I love the mood in her photos. A great role model!
    Wishing you a great weekend,

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