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  • {about me}

    Hello and I am thrilled you are here! My name is Zlata (yes, this is my real name) and I am a photographer. I was born and raised in a beautiful mountainous country of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia and my native language is Russian. I am a wife and a mother.I am a perfectionist. I am a minimalist. I am drawn to things and designs that are fresh, clean and simple, because simple is classic and classic is beautiful.

Duluth, MN Engagement and Couple Photography | Jesse & Hillaree

I photographed Hillaree and Jesse on a cold Duluth day- but they didn’t seem to mind – their eyes were locked on each other. I adore how tender  Jesse was looking at his beautiful soon-to-be bride, and how delicate he held her as something made of crystal glass. I loved her choice of outfits – Hillaree picked the mint chiffon dress with vintage collar and a timeless white lace. Hope you enjoy this session just in time for the first snowfall:)

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Wow, guys, I am finally getting around to post this incredible collaboration work here on the blog.  This shoot has been published in a number of online publications and is something I am incredibly proud of. Brilliantly styled by Carly Van Veldhuizen and  Diane Storevik Holetz 



Photography: Zlata Modeen

Styling: Carly with “Girl Friday”  and Diane with “The Vintage Type”

Floral design: “Zook Design Florals”

Hair and make-up: “Juli Swensen Beauty”

Models: Forde Model Management

Bridal gown and Bridesmaid dresses: Bella Bridesmaid

Veils: Something Borrowed Bride

Boudoir apparel: Flirt

Calligraphy: Rosann Konieczny Calligraphy



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Duluth, MN Engagement Photography | {Susan & Derek}

I can’t say enough about this couple: from the first time I met Susan and Derek I thought to myself: these two are meant to be together. We laughed all the way through the chilly late fall session and just had the best time capturing these two beautiful people .  Susan has a passion for refinishing old furniture and they both love a glass of good wine – so we incorporated both of those things into their session. Susan and Derek, I think you two are incredible together and I can’t wait to see you in wedding attire this coming fall!:)

Duluth, MN Engagement Photography

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