Fine Art Luxury
wedding & motherhood photographer

SErving COlorado



wedding & motherhood photographer

SErving COlorado

Melissa + Cody

"I cried tears of joy and happiness when I saw our photos."

Heather + Michael

"Her patience and the way she engages with the little ones is just incredible."

Emily + Seth

"Working with Elena for our wedding was a dream!!!"

Hope + Josh

"We are overwhelmed with gratitude. The photos are beautiful, timeless, and just perfect."

Love notes from my Clients

More about me

I love serving kindhearted brides and mamas who want their love stories preserved in a beautiful, natural, timeless way. 

My passion is to provide a luxury photography experience and to deliver gorgeous, light-filled images you will treasure for a lifetime.

I’m a Wedding and Motherhood Photographer based in Castle Rock, Colorado.

my name is Elena

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Dreamy. Romantic. Timeless.

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For the crazy in love couple who can't wait marry their best friend and celebrate with the people who mean the most to them in this world.

This is us! 

For the Mama who wants to bottle up this sweet season with her precious little ones so she can always remember just how tiny they were.

Yes, Please!

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If you are...

- Wanting your memories preserved in an artistic way
- Looking for a high-end experience and help with all the details
- Seeking a photographer with a heart for connection

You are in luck.

Let me tell your love story.

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March 1, 2023

Kaitlyn and Jacob’s winter wedding at Spruce Mountain Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado was an absolute dream! I was so honored to be the one to capture this incredible wedding planned by Ivory Events. The Spruce Mountain Events venue has so many gorgeous outdoor places for portraits, and the cabin reception space with the large fireplace […]

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The Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs has been on my location dream list for a long time, so I was thrilled when Natalie and Andrew requested it for their engagement session! It is such a beautiful and unique location. The blanket of snow and the lamp posts around the grounds made it feel like […]

February 23, 2023

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January 20, 2023

Every season in Colorado has something beautiful to offer for portraits, but I have to say, I LOVE winter sessions in the snow!!! Katherine and Kyle chose the beautiful Mount Falcon for their winter engagement session. The blanket of snow, the golden sunset light and those evergreen trees are such a stunning combination. Katherine and […]

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Jeff and Jessica’s Colorado winter wedding was such a beautiful day full of so much love! We were so blessed to have a warm day and lots of sunshine for their December wedding. We started the day at Jessica’s home where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready. I loved all the beautiful details, like […]

December 23, 2022

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December 6, 2022

I met Amy last year when she and her daughter Sara booked a family session with me. I was thrilled when Amy emailed me to let me know that she met the love of her life, Shannon, and that they were engaged! With the help of SK Events, they planned an incredible winter wedding at […]

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I am so excited to share a few of my favorite images from Rebekah and Felix’s engagement session at the beautiful Elk Meadow in Evergreen, Colorado! I first met Rebekah when she was a bridesmaid at a wedding I photographed earlier this year! Her sweet personality and kind heart immediately made and impression. I was […]

October 29, 2022

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September 30, 2022

Molly and Conner’s elopement at the Sweetheart Winery in Loveland, Colorado was an absolute dream!!! It was so much fun working with these two. I met Molly and Conner last year when I photographed their engagement session. At that time they were expecting their baby girl!!! And now here she is, 5 months old. I […]

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Well this is one for the books! Emily and Seth planned an incredible destination wedding in Colorado. They wanted to get married in a place that really shows God’s beautiful creation! They chose to have their wedding at one of my favorite venues, Mount Vernon Canyon Club in Golden, CO. Since this sweet couple is […]

September 26, 2022

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September 21, 2022

I met Danielle and Lance a few weeks ago for their beautiful maternity session, and now here we are, capturing their lifestyle newborn session for baby Avery Grace!!! I just love seeing my Motherhood Collection clients again after they have had their baby! I started with some detail images of her lovely nursery while mama […]

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I was thrilled when Emily and Seth asked me to photograph their Colorado destination wedding! They drove out from Texas and we met a few days before their wedding to capture their Pikes Peak engagement session. They chose a location in Woodland Park with an incredible view of Pikes Peak, a famous mountain summit in […]

September 17, 2022

Colorado Maternity Pictures
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August 3, 2022

Danielle and Lance’s light and airy maternity session was a dream! They are expecting their first, a sweet baby girl. I was so honored they asked me to capture this special time in their lives! Danielle booked my Motherhood Collection which includes a maternity session, a lifestyle newborn session, and a gorgeous heirloom album. This […]

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Kaitlyn and Jared’s wedding at Ridgeline Community Church in Castle Rock was full of so much love and joy! We started the day at the church where everyone was getting ready. I took some shots of Kaitlyn’s beautiful details and then some of her getting ready. She shared a first look with her bridesmaids, which […]

July 16, 2022

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July 4, 2022

When Madi and AJ contacted me about photographing their upcoming wedding, they were both in college out of state. We scheduled a video meeting and talked about their story, how they met and what they envisioned for their wedding day! Madi and AJ love the outdoors. They enjoy hiking and camping, spending time together and […]

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When Sarah reached out to me about capturing her little one on the way, I was so honored! I discovered that she and her husband Jacob were waiting to find out the gender of their baby, which was so fun because my husband and I also chose to wait with our first born! After Sarah […]

June 8, 2022

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May 22, 2022

I was so honored when Kaitlyn and Jared reached out to me about photographing their upcoming wedding! When we met up at Starbucks to go over all the details, I knew right away that they were the kind of couple I LOVE working with. Their love for each other and for the Lord was so […]

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As a wedding photographer, part of my job is educating and empowering my couples to make decisions for their day that will allow them to get all of their dream photos! Because while I have photographed lots of weddings, for most of my clients, it’s their first time planning a wedding! And you don’t know […]

April 30, 2022

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March 27, 2022

I had the incredible honor of second shooting Taylor and Austin’s wedding for Danielle Roth Photo at the stunning Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, Colorado. It was an incredibly beautiful, meaningful day full of so much love and joy! These are some of my favorite images from the day. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Sharing their […]

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James and Claudia’s winter wedding at Black Forest Wedgewood was absolutely beautiful. This sweet couple had to reschedule their original wedding date, but it was definitely worth the wait! The day started with the bride getting ready at their home, and the groom getting ready just next door at his best man’s house! I had […]

December 20, 2021

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November 18, 2021

Molly and Conner chose Mount Falcon West in Indian Hills, Colorado for their engagement photos. It has incredible views and is one of my all time favorite locations!!! They were so sweet and so much fun to work with. Their love for each other shone through in every image. It was so evident that they […]

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I had the honor of second shooting Molly and Evan’s wedding for the amazing Brianne Johnson Photography! This Meadows Event Center wedding was a beautiful day filled with so much love, laughter, tears and meaningful moments. Congratulations to the newlyweds!!!

September 3, 2021

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August 24, 2021

Oh. My. Heart. I cannot believe our sweet baby girl is ONE!!! This year has been the best year of our lives, thanks to this precious little soul. She completed our family and brought us more JOY than we could ever have imagined. It’s been the sweetest season, soaking in her baby days. Esmé my […]

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Oh how I love engagement sessions!!! It’s the perfect way for my ES Bride and Groom couples to get some practice in front of the camera before their big day arrives. I love getting to spend time with my couples. I truly care about my clients so much and it is such a blessing getting […]

August 19, 2021

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August 10, 2021

One of the great privileges of my job is that I get to see families grow! I met Jordan and Deniza when their son Owen was only a few months old. Our boys have grown up together, being just across the cul-de-sac from each other! We have shared many play dates and have been so […]

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I met Brianna a few years ago when she traveled from Arizona to Colorado to visit her sister Danielle, who is a very good friend of mine. Danielle and I are neighbors and our kids love to play together. It was Christmas of 2019 when Danielle’s entire family came to Colorado and she told me […]

July 1, 2021

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June 13, 2021

This past weekend I had the honor of second shooting Dave and Yoogin’s wedding for Danielle Roth Photo! It was a such a beautiful day. When I arrived, the bride was getting ready. I assisted Danielle with some detail shots and then a few getting ready shots as Yoogin put on the final touches. She […]

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High on my list of new locations to explore this year was Highlands Ranch Mansion, a historic home in Colorado that dates back to the late 1800s. This gorgeous property is open to the public for tours and it is a popular wedding venue. The incredible architecture and the meticulously kept gardens are absolutely beautiful. […]

June 2, 2021

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May 12, 2021

I love how there are times when you meet someone new and later realize it was not just random chance but a divine appointment. My husband Evan and I met Adam and Jena one year ago exactly at an event where we ended up sharing a table at an event. We chatted and realized we […]

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I will never get over how perfect newborn babies are. Each one is such a miracle. Getting to capture that pure innocence is something I absolutely love. I met Colleen and Schuyler a few months ago for their maternity session and I was so honored to photograph that special time in their lives. Now I’ve […]

April 20, 2021

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March 31, 2021

I feel like I have such an unfair advantage being a photographer in Colorado!!! Our mountain views are just incredible. Dan and Bambi chose Mount Falcon Park for their winter engagement session and it was absolute perfection! It was a beautiful warm day and yet there was still plenty of snow on the ground for […]

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I am always so honored when a family trusts me to capture their precious newborn. These are the images that go in frames, on walls, in albums, and are treasured for generations. It’s so incredibly humbling to be invited into my clients home to witness the love they share. Chris and Danielle welcomed baby Adelyn […]

February 5, 2021

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January 26, 2021

I LOVE LOVE LOVE snow sessions!!! The snow not only looks dreamy and epic, but it reflects beautiful clean light onto my clients that creates lovely skin tones and makes editing a breeze. Images like these make braving the cold so worth it! Thankfully in Colorado we get snow AND sunshine… even 50 degree days […]

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Dawson Butte Maternity Session One of the best parts about living in the gorgeous state of Colorado is that there are so many great local spots for pictures! Dawson Butte Open Space in Castle Rock is one of my all time favorites. It can be challenging to find a location in the winter months after […]

December 9, 2020

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October 26, 2020

I met Candace at church through a mutual friend. I was thrilled when she asked me to take their family portraits! She wanted a Christmas feel to the session so I suggested the Church of Saint Philip in the Field. This tiny, historic church was built in 1872 and is so charming. Behind the church […]

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I said it during out shoot and it’s true… this was one of my favorite sessions ever! I met Jamie through church as I was in a Bible study she led. I loved getting to know her in that setting, seeing her sweet and bubbly personality and her passion for the Lord. When we were […]

October 16, 2020

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September 27, 2020

I am so excited to share our sweet Esmé’s birth story! I wanted to write this out so I don’t forget any of the details surrounding this wonderful event in our lives. I also love that I will get to share all of this with my daughter one day. (Scroll to the end of this […]

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When high school senior Aurora inquired about senior portraits, I was 38 weeks pregnant. I really wanted to capture this special time in her life so we decided to schedule the session, knowing we were cutting it close. Thankfully all went well, despite my huge belly! Aurora chose to do two separate locations, Festival Park […]

August 3, 2020

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July 18, 2020

I have to start by pointing out what an amazing job this mama did at selecting and coordinating outfits! My absolute favorite style of photography is “light and airy” which affects every choice I make artistically including the location, lighting, backgrounds, and editing. The final piece of the puzzle is the client’s outfit choices! I […]

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When I was pregnant with my first, we were waiting for our new house to be built and were staying with my parents for a few months. We didn’t know our baby’s gender and since we were in between houses, I didn’t decorate his nursery until he was about 6 months old! So this time […]

July 8, 2020

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July 4, 2020

This sweet family is expecting their fourth, a baby girl! They actually live next door to us and have been our good friends for the past few years. Debbie and I found out about the same time that we were expecting. Our due dates are within just a few days of each other! It has […]

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One of the sweetest things about my job is seeing families grow! Shannon and Jonathan live just down the street from us. I took family portraits for them last December when Shannon was just barely was showing with her twins! And now their two sweet girls, Reagan and Rylie are here. They are absolutely perfect! […]

June 10, 2020

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May 24, 2020

Currently we are expecting baby #2… and this time it’s a girl!!! I have been dreaming about our maternity pictures since the day I found out we were pregnant. Being a photographer myself, I had very high hopes for our images and I have to say, I am so thankful to Amy at Crib Tales […]

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When Maridi told me she was envisioning “dreamy and romantic” for their anniversary session I was over the moon! She and her husband Nick have been married for four years. They included their two beloved pups, Sofie and Ernie in their family portraits. Maridi wore the most gorgeous lace dress! I just love fabrics that […]

May 1, 2020

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December 4, 2019

Gosh I love our sweet little town of Castle Rock! Festival Park located in the downtown historic district is a perfect place for photos year around, but is especially fun at Christmas time. Every year the city sets up a giant 30 foot Christmas tree adorned with over 100,000 lights. It’s incredible! Shannon and Jonathan […]

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It’s that time of year again! Christmas cards are the perfect reason to get updated family pictures taken! I love getting and sending Christmas cards. It’s definitely one of my favorite Holiday traditions. Chris and Danielle chose to do their session at this sweet little white church. The red door just gave it that extra […]

November 20, 2019

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September 18, 2019

Oh how I love senior portraits! It is such a special time entering your senior year, preparing for all the adventures that lie beyond high school. Ali chose a beautiful location that included a breathtaking view of the mountain range, cool rock formations, lots of trees, fountains and a great wooden fence line that all […]

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Oh how I love maternity pictures!!! It’s such a special time and I adore women who embrace the physical changes and document how gorgeous they look pregnant. There is nothing more beautiful than an expecting mama! Danielle was no exception. She was absolutely stunning on our maternity session and her husband Chris and sweet toddler […]

July 5, 2019

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June 27, 2019

One of my dream goals for this year was to participate in a styled shoot! It’s an organized event with models and a designer who put together various sets. Then a select few photographers have the opportunity to let their creativity shine and take some fabulous images! The shoot was scheduled for May 20th, but […]

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