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Horst Family | Bridgewater, VA

September 20, 2021 - After a-many rainless weeks, we finally got a few downpours, creating these lush backgrounds. Just in time for the Horst...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | Family | North Myrtle Beach

July 14, 2021 - Every year I say these are my favorite pictures ever, but really - these ARE my favorite pictures thus far. Then again,...
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Brooke + Shawn | Maternity | JMU Arboretum

June 10, 2021 - Brooke's vision for her maternity session was lush gardens with beautiful flowers. Since she wasn't a local, I suggested...
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Podgayskiy Family | Easter

April 14, 2021 - What a day - my 30th birthday and Resurrection Day all in one. So thankful that this year we had the opportunity to cele...
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Favorites of 2020

February 18, 2021 - Even though 2020 did not bring us as many wonderful weddings and families as usual, I am still thankful to have captured...
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Shank Family | Bridgewater, VA

December 30, 2020 - Oh, December in Virginia - we may end up with a snowstorm or it can also be a beautiful, warm 65 degree day, like it was...
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Horst Family | Harrisonburg, VA

November 23, 2020 - It's certainly a treat to hang out with the Horst family again. They are always so much fun. If you need to know what I...
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Pekun Family | Bridgewater College

October 28, 2020 - Fall in Virginia is absolutely stunning! Pair it with a beautiful, fun family and you have yourself the perfect photo s...
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Krivosheyev Family | Harrisonburg, VA

October 17, 2020 - It was an eventful weekend coming up for this family. The youngest sister was getting married AND it was their mom's bir...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | Family Sunflower Session

October 06, 2020 - Right down the road from our house, we have a beautiful sunflower field. Every year we'd pass by and every year we'd nev...
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Morford Family | Harrisonburg, Va

September 15, 2020 - What an honor it is to capture family sessions for our past brides & grooms! It was such a perfect summer evening for ph...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | Family | Beach 2020

August 31, 2020 - One of the most common questions I receive as a photographer is, "What should we wear?!" I always tell folks to check ou...
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Yev Studios | Message of Hope during Covid-19

March 31, 2020 - In the midst of the chaos, we are praying for God's peace to fill our hearts. It is a very stressful time, but knowing G...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | North Myrtle Beach

February 28, 2020 - Another amazing vacation in the books. Enjoy!
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Favorites of 2019 | Family & Portraits

February 11, 2020 - In 2019 we got the chance to meet awesome new people, as well as see many familiar faces and catch up with the amazing f...
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Kolman | Family | Bridgewater, VA

February 03, 2020 - August 2015, we had the honor of being part of Danny & Michele's wedding. Fast forward to fall 2019, and they now have a...
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Davis | Family Reunion | Harrisonburg, VA

January 30, 2020 - Exactly a year ago, we met the extended Davis family at the Carter Coffman Christmas tree farm. For this reunion, we had...
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Shank Family | Bridgewater, VA

January 27, 2020 - I love seeing the Shank family! They have the sweetest boys and the cutest twin girls. Also, Grandma joins for some prec...
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Mast | Family | Harrisonburg, VA

January 17, 2020 - The Mast family was so much fun! I don't want to give away the ending, but I loved all the candid moments we were able t...
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Bates | Family | Harrisonburg, VA

January 14, 2020 - We have known the Bates family since 2014, and it's so awesome watching their kiddos grow. It's extra special since they...
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Joey | Senior | Wildwood Park

December 23, 2019 - What an honor to photograph Joey, a senior at Blue Ridge Christian School. He's a very intelligent young man with SAT sc...
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Zudilin Family | JMU Arboretum

December 11, 2019 - It was so precious to photograph this family! Ben and I go way back (well, we're cousins), so it was so sweet to be able...
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Evans Family | Bridgewater Arboretum

November 12, 2019 - Prepare for cuteness overload! With three little girls, there might have been some mention of princesses and other girly...
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Horst Family | Harrisonburg, VA

October 25, 2019 - This is the 3rd family session we have at the Horst's beautiful home, and the views never disappoint! After the session,...
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Shumeyko Family | Fall Session

October 17, 2019 - An hour or so before this photo shoot, we get a text, "Hey, can we do a quick session right now with mountain and corn b...
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Pekun Family | Harrisonburg, VA

October 04, 2019 - This sweet family was the winner of the Auction for Dmitriy for his cancer treatment. They also happen to be great frien...
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Ballew Family | Wildwood Park

September 24, 2019 - Loved seeing the Ballew family again! This was their 3rd photo shoot and it was so much fun. Who knew we'd have a stick...
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Elin | 2nd Birthday | Shen Lake

August 01, 2019 - Over the years, the Horst family has become a dear family to us. They're always so much fun to hang around with. As I'm...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | North Myrtle Beach, SC

July 18, 2019 - This June, we didn't even plan on having a photo shoot at the beach, but one day we all happened to be matching and deci...
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Tatiana | Senior | White Oak Lavender Farm

June 27, 2019 - The Posada family was one of our winners for the Dmitriy Kalinchuk Cancer Fundraiser. They decided to do their daughter'...
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Kozlov Family | Wildwood Park

June 20, 2019 - The Kozlov family was such a sweet family to photograph! They recently moved from Ukraine, but it felt like we knew each...
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Katykhin Family | Harrisonburg, VA

May 23, 2019 - It was a treat to photograph the Katykhin family! It has been five years since our last photo shoot, so it was a lot of...
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Kameron | Senior | Shen Lake

April 29, 2019 - Kameron's senior session at Shen Lake was just the perfect evening for photos. Congratulations to Kameron on (almost) g...
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Glover | Headshots | Harrisonburg, VA

April 26, 2019 - Need professional headshots? Contact us for a quote.
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Favorites of 2018 | Family & Children

March 19, 2019 - I can't believe I'm finally getting around to choosing my family and children favorites of 2018. It's been an awesome fa...
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Davis Family | Carter Coffman Christmas Tree Farm

January 22, 2019 - The Davis family was so much fun! And we couldn't have even imagined it would be such a beautifully warm, December morni...
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Horst Family | Lifestyle Session

January 19, 2019 - If you love puppies and cute kiddos, you're in for a treat. This in home session was so much fun, I don't even know wher...
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Wenger Family | Willow Spring Farm at Mossy Creek

December 10, 2018 - We partnered up with Willow Spring Farm to have mini sessions at their venue. The Wengers were quick to sign up and they...
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Cline Family | Fall Session | Bridgewater, VA

November 26, 2018 - We have known Melissa and Ben for a very long time. However, we haven't seen them in a few years, so it was exciting to...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | Children's Lifestyle Session

August 02, 2018 - Here's another annual Myrtle Beach vacation in the books. As the parents are having kid-free time, grandparents are usin...
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Shumeyko & Podgayskiy | Family Beach Session

July 28, 2018 - It's the most wonderful time of the year! Summer vacation, that is. This time around our annual photo shoot happened on...
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Davidson Family | Bridgewater Arboretum

May 18, 2018 - One of my favorite things about being a photographer is getting to see families again and again. Being a photographer is...
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Glover Family | Harrisonburg, VA

April 12, 2018 - The Glover family was simply a joy to be with. We had so much fun capturing their personalities full of energy and excit...
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Ari Beth & Ella | Children's Winter Session | One Eleven South Main

March 31, 2018 - When Grandma gifts you new outfits, what do you do? You have a photo shoot of course! Presenting to you cuteness overloa...
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Lyuda | 30th Birthday | Harrisonburg, VA

February 20, 2018 - Growing up, my 3 best friends all happened to be my cousins. Sadly, all 3 of them moved away to various states: WA, MN,...
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Yev Studios | Favorites of 2017

January 17, 2018 - One of best blog posts of the year is getting to choose one favorite photo from each wedding and photo session. Even tho...
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Shumeyko Family | Carter Coffman Christmas Tree Farm

December 29, 2017 - It's always so much fun with our adorable niece and nephew. They were such cute, little models. Luckily, the Christmas t...
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Parsons Family | Bridgewater, VA

December 26, 2017 - We met the Parsons for the first time, and they were such a kind, sweet family. Their children were full of energy and s...
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Shank Family | Christmas Session | Bridgewater, VA

December 21, 2017 - As we scheduled the Shank's Christmas family session, we had no idea we'd have a surprise awaiting us on the day of the...
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Gentry | Christmas Session | Blue Ridge Parkway, VA

December 08, 2017 - It's so wonderful to see Jessica and her sweet boy again! Jessica was hoping for one good Christmas card photo, but with...
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Horst Family | Harrisonburg, VA

November 17, 2017 - One of the best parts of being a photographer is getting to grow with the families we meet. Last year, we had only boys...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | Family Session | Myrtle Beach, SC

October 24, 2017 - One of favorite places is the beach. Seriously, what can be better than the sound of ocean waves, the warm sun on your s...
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Zudilin Family | Harrisonburg, VA

September 20, 2017 - Happy 60th birthday to my wonderful aunt, Nadya! It was truly a special time for the Zudilin family. With families of th...
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Ballew Family | Wildwood Park | Bridgewater, VA

July 27, 2017 - I was so excited to see the Ballew family again. We first met them in fall 2013 when they were a family of 3. Now they h...
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Podgayskiy & Shumeyko | Family Beach Session

July 24, 2017 - A tradition that started in 2014, our annual family Myrtle Beach vacation always includes a session a the ocean. Now, we...
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Portrait Session Ideas

June 01, 2017 - ​{Time} The BEST lighting is 1-2 hours before sunset. We suggest scheduling shoots later in the evening, closer to when...
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Latisha | Maternity Session | VA Photographer

May 23, 2017 - So excited for Latisha's fifth baby on the way! She is such a glowing mama. Personally, being a mom is the hardest job,...
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Christina | Mommy & Me Session | VA Photographer

May 22, 2017 - I love spring sessions, because it's so beautiful outside, and the weather is nice (unless it randomly starts to rain)....
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Podgayskiy Family | Easter Session | VA Photographer

May 12, 2017 - Here is Part II of our family session. This time was after evening Easter service, so the lighting was much better. And...
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Podgayskiy Family | Spring Session | VA Photographer

May 11, 2017 - Easter - the celebration of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ is such a blessed time. This year, it was also th...
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Kaden | Children's Spring Session | Virginia Photographer

April 24, 2017 - As the saying goes "April showers, brings May flowers", it was a day that the rain came and went and then came back agai...
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Ari Beth & Ella | Children's Spring Session | White Oak Lavender Farm

April 19, 2017 - Last Christmas time, we got to meet this adorable family. We were so excited to see them again for Ari Beth's birthday a...
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Yev Studios | Skyline Drive | Virginia Photographer

February 08, 2017 - It was such a warm Saturday in January. And even though winter is usually not considered as beautiful as the other seaso...
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Yev Studios | Behind the Lens | Virginia Photographer

January 26, 2017 - Sometimes the "behind the scenes" shots are fun to look at. So here are some shots of us at work, doing what we love to...
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Yev Studios | Favorites of 2016

January 17, 2017 - I love doing this every year: reminiscing through all the collections and choosing a favorite photo. Even though I have...
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Yev Studios | Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award 2017

January 17, 2017 - We are so excited to receive the Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award! It's such a blessing to photograph so many wonderfu...
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Jonathan and Elisabeth | Children's Session | Cross Keys Barn

January 03, 2017 - I just love coming back to Cross Keys Barn. The scenery is absolutely stunning. Wherever you look there is God's beauty...
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Boggs + Allred | Christmas Session | Evergreen Tree Farm

December 26, 2016 - Nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Evergreen Tree Farm is the perfect location for a Christmas session! There w...
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Shank Family | Christmas Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

December 20, 2016 - A cold, winter day calls for a cozy, inside session with the Christmas tree. The Shank family is always so much fun. Meg...
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Christina | Maternity Session | Cross Keys Barn

December 08, 2016 - Christina and her precious little girl are our regulars now. It's so nice to see familiar faces again and again and to s...
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Metlenko | Family Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

December 06, 2016 - At the end of November, Ira was hoping to catch some glimpses of fall. Yet, she wanted to pull off some wintery photos f...
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Breeden | Family Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

December 06, 2016 - Remember that nice, sunny day that suddenly turned cold and windy? Well, this is the same day. We had a few minutes of...
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Breeden | Family Session | Bridgewater College

December 05, 2016 - What started out as a nice, sunny fall day turned into a crazy, windy wintery day. Therefore, our outside session turne...
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Matthew Milana Eddie | Children's Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

November 17, 2016 - Here are three of my favorite kiddos in the world. Cousins sure make the best kind of friends. Enjoy these fun shots!...
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Podgayskiy Family | Fall Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

November 14, 2016 - This is the world God gave me. My amazing husband, and two healthy (and can I say, adorable?) kiddos. Thank you Dmitriy...
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Elya + Dima | Maternity Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

November 09, 2016 - I am in love with this session. Partly because the lighting was simply gorgeous, and the Bridgwater College Campus is be...
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Horst Family | Fall Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

October 24, 2016 - I love it when familiar folks call or email me and ask to do a session. The beautiful Horst family has been taking photo...
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Jessica + Shawn | Fall Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

October 20, 2016 - This little cutie, Kaden, who just turned 3 months, had me ooh-ing and aah-ing the entire session. He is simply adorable...
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Lopez + Hilliard | Family Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

September 30, 2016 - I met these two wonderful ladies, Carol and Chrissy, in 2013 when I started substitute teaching at Blue Ridge Christian...
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Podgayskiy + Shumeyko | Family Beach Session

July 16, 2016 - This is the week we look forward to all year long. No joke. We have a countdown on our phones, and once in awhile we upd...
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Jessica | Maternity Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

June 07, 2016 - There is just something so beautiful about maternity sessions. Jessica was no exception. Waiting on Kaden Michael Gentr...
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Alaiyah | Children Session | Harrisonburg Photographer

June 07, 2016 - Children are always best to photograph in their natural habitat. They could care less about getting the perfect shot. Al...
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