Elena Shumilova has long been in love with the beautiful Russian countryside she calls home. The grassy fields, the rolling hills, the gentle running brooks … they've all been the backdrop to her life for years. And now, she's sharing that beauty with the world, through stunning photos that look like something out of a children's fairy tale.
The photos, which have taken sites like 500px and Flickr by storm, feature her adorable kids, Yaroslav and Vanya, happily exploring the family farm. But they aren't alone; in each photograph, her children are accompanied by different furry friends — from tiny baby ducklings that live in their pond to friendly bunnies that don't mind being picked up.
In the end, each snapshot is more magical than the next.
Photo by Elena Shumilova via Flickr