Nature, in all its serenity and lightness, surrounded us. The majestic mountain ranges and unspoilt meadows made it feel as though time stood still.


It’s not easy to organize workshop at the end of a season because it seems that all ideas are already expressed, and it’s too early to try and guess what will be in demand next year. But, we decided to give it a try.


Nature itself was our main source of inspiration. Firstly, we had to choose a location for our workshop. After some consideration, we decided on the warm, southern city – Sochi. Inspired by the local landscapes, we began to listen to our inner muses. Surrounded by the tranquility of nature, we immediately abandoned anything and everything that could complicate the photoshoot, as we wanted to preserve nature’s true beauty.

Given that there were fabulous magnolia bushes and tiny meadow flowers in the mountains, we didn’t see any point in adding additional, unnatural flowers to the scenery. We longed to find the harmony that exuded by the mountain peaks and sun.


We wanted to step away from the busyness of the modern world and get a whiff of fresh air. Just in two recent years, decorators transformed the art of wedding decor and floral arrangements. They can create a piece of true art out of nothing; they can turn a cold loft into blooming oasis. As photographers and videographers, all we have to do is harmoniously place people into this beauty, and the picture is ready. Such photos are beautiful, even if people aren’t in them.  However, with all that beauty, it’s so easy to forget the main objects of our photoshoots are, in fact, people. We should remember that we always work for people. Their emotions. relationships, glances, and smiles are the most important thing for us and we want to accent them as beautifully as possible. So, our main source of inspiration and our chief decorator was the incredible Nature of Caucasus mountains.

The shooting day, which began at the Rixos Hotel, located high in mountains, was perfect, credit for which goes to Anna Shyshkina, the great manager of the Nostra Storia agency. The weather was wonderful. We photographed the bride and groom’s mornings in two beautiful rooms overlooking the mountain landscapes. While this was a great start to the day, the most interesting events were yet to come.


Mountains. Only when our couple ascended and we saw these unbelievable landscapes did the final image took shape in our heads. We saw this incredible beauty and realized that it’s much more than we could ever wish for. The colors matched perfectly: our model’s hair, the dress by our fairy Tatyana Kotchnova. We just can’t imagine any other dress in this photoshoot. The hand-embroidered flowers on silk seemed to be related to the meadow flowers that bloomed in this incredible place. We experienced so many positive emotions that at the end of the day we didn’t feel tired all; we felt inspiration so strong that we wished to stay in this city for some days and create more beauty.


Photographer: @ludmilanilova -  Dreamwood

Planning: @nostra_storia
Dresses: @tatyanakochnova
Dress-transformer: Julia Ryashnitseva
Video: @mikhail_nilov
Printing: Nikolietta Studio

Bridesmaids dress: @rjuliy

Stationary: @nikolietta_calligraphy

Models: @frau_peterss & @i_bekhter

Lingerie: @ellybasko

With love...