All photos: Elena Shumilova
Need to cheer yourself up this winter?
The heartwarming portfolio of Russian photographer Elena Shumilova is filled with beautiful moments that illustrate the innocence and curiosity of childhood.
As a mother of two living on a rural farm with dozens of animals, Shumilova has no shortage of situations to shoot.
In her more wintry-themed photographs, it's easy to find yourself enchanted by Shumilova's distinct photographic style, even at a time of year that is often considered dreary.
Whether her two kids frolic in the snow with their dog or cuddle up with kitties against a frost-covered window, there's no doubt that these moments are the perfect embodiment of "hygge" — a Danish concept that roughly translates to "coziness."
Continue below for more of Shumilova's winter-themed photographs that are sure to lift your winter blues.