abandoned resort engagement session

From the photographer, Elena Oleynikova “I traveled to Abkhazia, situated in the north-western corner of the Caucus region to shoot this inspirational engagement session. There we found a soulful location for our editorial, a resort left abandoned from Soviet Union times. The dress was custom-made for this inspiration session by Russian designer Zhanna Salatova!”

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Photography: Elena Oleynikova // Dress: Zhanna Salatova // Models: Vladimir Razumov & Dean Tameri // MUAH: Odji Makeup // Tour Guide: Abkhazian Trip // Film Scans: Lighthouse Film Lab // Location: Abkhazia, Russia.

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Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!