Amalya Shandelman

Amalya Shandelman Photography

Houston, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Engagement, Wedding, Maternity

5 Awards

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


Here is Irina, recently crowned Miss Global USA 2022, enjoying the sights of downtown Houston, Texas.
Had the underground graffiti artists known to expect her, surely they would have written something more appropriate to the occasion.


The majesty of nature is the beginning of inspiration for every wedding.
Breathtaking white sand dunes perfectly represent a bride's purity and elegance.
Her stunning Bohemian bouquet is the perfect finishing touch.
Miss Global USA 2022 victoriously steps into the aisle as a goddess of the desert.


Irina Borodina, Miss Texas Global United States, photographed amid the impressive commercial architecture of downtown Houston, Texas.


It's not often that I get an opportunity to photograph a truly momentous occasion in people's lives against a superlatively classic architectural background. Here is the result of such a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity, of which I am commensurately proud.

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