Amalya, a university-trained journalist now focusing exclusively on photography, hails from Moscow, Russia. As a schoolgirl she roamed the streets of that peerless Slavic metropolis (not alone, of course), honing her black-and-white skills on Grandpa's cherished prewar Leica. Now based in Houston, Texas, there is no finer day than one spent behind the camera, putting her subjects at ease and capturing them in their finest moments, candid or posed. Amalya's photography emanates from deep within - motivated and inspired, above all, by her love of the art and for her subjects, and for capturing everything that is human in every image.
The paradox of harmony, beauty, and love lies in the fact that they are born in the place of meeting the opposition of white and black, man and woman, classic and modern.
When destiny brings together unique and talented people at a certain point in time, and at a certain place, masterpieces are born.
Photographer: Amalya Shandelman,
Models: Trey Peyton & Irina Borodina, crowned Miss Global USA 2022
Venue: The Mason, Dallas, Texas
Floral designer: Angelica Zelenov, From A to Z Design
Dress: Elizabeth Lee Bridal