All photos: Elena Shumilova
Last year, the captivating work of Russian photographer Elena Shumilova went viral in a major way. The mother's photos of her two boys — Yaroslav and Vanya — enjoying life on a picturesque farm were featured on dozens of media outlets and blogs, including our own.
While last year was marked by her photography's viral successes, this year was marked by the arrival of Shumilova's third son, Petr. The newborn (pictured above at 1 month of age) was immediately welcomed into the fold by his siblings, and it wasn't long before he began starring in photoshoots himself!
Shumilova's photography serves as way for her to document her growing family, but her overarching goal is to create timeless images of childhood that will touch people all around the world.
In the video below, Shumilova gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her farm in Andreapol, Russia as well as an explanation of her inspiration and strategies for shooting.
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