An image can capture more than we can say or remember. And as parents, we hope to gather up all of those precious moments before they're lost—be it on a camera phone, on a computer or on a plain old camera.
Elena Shumilova, a mother of two boys, has chosen the good old-fashioned route for recording these moments ... and her craft is incredible. Not only do her photos tell stories, they also show emotion and relationships (namely with nature and their farm's numerous animals).
Check out just a few of our favorite shots below and then continue here to see more!