You are joyfully invited to attend Yelena's
TWO EXHIBITS AT BLOOMINGFOODS
APRIL 1-30, 2012
What do your portraits say about you and your family? Do they capture your soul? Yelena Yahontova who calls herself a “Photographer of Joy,” makes it her mission to create joyful portraits that make you happy every time you look at them. How does she capture your soul? With you, nature’s exquisite, integral help, a lot of talent, and a lot of fun. Yelena creates portraits of individuals, families, kids, and adult kids of every age, specializing in fairies, angels, goddesses, and nymphs.
APRIL 1-30, 2012: Bloomingfoods, the East and West side stores will have displays on their walls that demonstrate Yelena’s virtuosity in joyful portraits.
“Goddesses In Every Age”
Bloomingfoods West, 316 E.6th Street
“Portraits That Capture The Soul”
Bloomingfood East, 3220 E.3rd Street.
To schedule a personal portrait:
call 812-333-8178 or email Yelena@PhotographerOfJoy.com.
Portraits are done year-round and always outside.
Formal photography studios with fake backgrounds, and blocks for kids to stand on just don’t capture the mood but outside sessions have natural energy, an energy that reveals the nature and energy of the individual. “If anyone can find a green patch, Yelena can,” says one portrait client, “and those places have energy.”
Yelena knows all the green spots. Whether it’s a patch close to highway 37 or Lake Griffy or Cascades Park or any number of other places in or outside of Bloomington, Yelena has most likely been there with her clients.
An unusual aspect of such portraits is as Yelena says, “They have a healing effect not just on the people photographed but on others who view it. Many of Yelena’s portrait art fans comment that “You will see this in her exhibits. You will smile. These photos make you feel good every time you look at them.”
What do you have to wear? Yelena, the magical fairy godmother has a collection of clothing, costumes, and accessories. It’s like delving into a princesses closet—clothes for little fairies, young fairies, middle age fairies and older and, for her male clients there is a selection of hats and ties. “I like dressing my clients in vintage clothing as princesses, fairies, or angels (wings included) and photographing them in natural settings- by a lake, a field or woods. I don’t ask clients to sit still or smile in a fake way; we have fun.” She says.
Yelena was born in the Eastern European country of Belarus and has lived in the U.S. since 2002. Her studio is called “Yelena: Photographer of Joy”. She says, “I believe my life mission is to create and celebrate beauty, joy, magic, and our oneness with Nature. I am passionately interested in spirituality, mythology, and metaphysics with a particular delight in angels, fairies, and goddesses. I use costume styling, floral accessories and my imagination to transform little girls and women into angels, fairies, nature goddesses for the portraits they treasure for the rest of their lives."
Yelena Photographer of Joy
Yelena Yahontova: M.A., Award-Winning Photographer,
Magical Portrait Art Celebrating You,
Your Family and Your Life!
Phone #1: (812) 333-8178
Phone #2: (812) 322-1912
924 West 17th Street,
Bloomington, Indiana, 47404
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