Mother Takes Marvelous Photos of Her Children and Animals on Their Farm

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What you are about to see today is going to incredibly amaze you. Today’s photographs taken by Russian photographer Elena Shumilova aren’t just simple shots. The pictures cover the most important things in the artist’s life.

“I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained to BoredPanda. The photographer lives with her two sons, their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends on a farm. As she says, Elena Shumilova doesn’t want to miss a thing about her children and spend as much time with them as possible. She basically takes photos at day time and then processes the images at night time, when her children are sleeping.

Elena teaches us two things that are extremely relevant: first, the greatest inspiration comes from within. Second – we must never forget our family because of our desires and keep these people in the first place. Enjoy this magical photography by Elena Shumilova.

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“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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“Children and animals – it’s my life. I’m a mom with two sons and we spend a lot of time on the farm,” – Shumilova told Bored Panda.

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“When I graduated from school I entered Moscow Institute of Architecture where I practiced with sketching and painting a lot. I suppose it is sketching and painting that defined my feeling of photography and composition.”

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“I’ve been shooting every day and processing the images at nights. By autumn I felt I found my own way of approaching photography.”

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“I’m so glad that my pictures began to be liked by many people. It inspires me & it makes me do better with my pictures.”

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All credits go to Elena Shumilova (via BoredPanda)