My hope is that by the end of your wedding experience with me you feel loved, valued, and like you have a new friend in me! I deeply value marriage and it is my honor to serve couples making that commitment to one another.
If you are looking for a photographer who will make sure your wedding day runs smoothly, who is quick to communicate, who is guaranteed to tear up during your vows and who will deliver magazine worthy images, I am your girl!
love my light and airy style
want guidance through the whole process
love dreamy sunset portraits
value finer details and lovely florals
appreciate timeless, authentic imagery
Let's be friends! First and foremost, I want to get to know you and your fiancé! Once you fill out the contact form, I would love to schedule a time to meet up for coffee or a video call so we can chat all things wedding and see if we are a good fit! I will send you my online scheduler and you can pick a time for your wedding consultation. Fingers crossed I still have your date available!
WE ARE OFFICIALL!!! Let's reserve your wedding date! I will send you an online booking proposal to make everything super easy for you. A 50% retainer and signed contract are required to secure your date. Once you are officially booked, I will send you my Bridal Guide to help you plan your perfect, photography friendly wedding day. You are now and forever part of the #ESBrideTribe!
Time for your complimentary engagement session!!! I will send you a style guide full of tips and suggestions to help you prepare for this dreamy session. I will also send you my location guide with all my favorite local spots. I’ll guide you through the whole experience and you’ll have some practice in front of my camera before your wedding day!
Before your big day I will send you a pre-wedding questionnaire. With that information we will work together on a custom timeline to plan your photography-friendly day so you can get all your dream photos! From bridal details to dreamy sunset portraits, we will make sure there is enough time for everything. We will also schedule a phone call 2 weeks before your wedding to make sure I am ready to document your day!
At last!!! The day has come!!! ! I will be there to capture your love for each other, the people who mean the most to you in this world, and all of the lovely little details you spent so much time planning! I hope on your wedding day you see me not just as a vendor but as a trusted friend. While I love weddings, it's your marriage that I am celebrating!!!
I will send you a sneak peek of your wedding within 1 week. Within 3 weeks, I will send you your featured blog post. This will include some of my favorite images from your wedding. Then I will edit your entire gallery to perfection. You will receive a link to your online gallery within 6-8 weeks from which you can download ALL of your gorgeous images!!!
A friend recommended Elena, and when I saw the photos she took I knew I wanted her to capture our day. She was wonderful to work with, making us feel so comfortable with all the poses and asking us what was important to us. Elena is such a dedicated photographer! The photos she took were absolutely stunning, and she made it difficult to choose a favorite. I would highly recommend Elena, and I would absolutely use her again for more photos!
"Working with Elena was the easiest and best choice we made when planning our wedding."
She made everything easy during the planning process and the big day, and the photos she sent us are STUNNING. Seriously, I could not be happier or more satisfied than I am with the overall experience and the images captured. I would recommend Elena to anyone looking for a photographer with a heart for connection who makes each and every couple feel extremely special.
"I would recommend Elena to anyone looking for a photographer with a heart for connection."
She was so personable and truly invested not just in our wedding day but in our marriage. She cares for her clients so deeply and it was evident in the way that she thought about every little detail that would be special to us. She truly captured our special day in a way that we will cherish forever!
"Working with Elena for our engagement and wedding photos was a dream!"
I absolutely loved working with Elena! My husband and I felt very comfortable around her from the start, which made the whole process that much better! The photos were received in a speedy manner and were absolutely stunning! She felt like family after photographing my wedding and I hope I get to work with her again someday! I would gladly recommend her to a friend (in fact I already did!)
"She felt like family after photographing our wedding..."
Elena was recommended to us by a friend, and we’e so thankful that we went with her. Even my now-husband, who normally detests taking photos, said (and I quote) that "Elena made the photo process fun and painless.” Thank you so much, Elena, for expertly capturing our special day. We will treasure these photos for generations to come!
"If you’re looking for an incredibly sweet & thoughtful photographer with great communication skills who’s ON TOP OF IT, choose Elena! "
+ 8 Hours of continuous coverage
+ all of the professionally edited images
+ HEIRLOOM ALBUM CREDIT
+ TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS
+ complimentary engagement session
+ CUSTOM WEDDING DAY TIMELINE
+ featured blog publication
+ online gallery & printing rights
All of my ES Bride and Groom couples start their wedding experience with a complimentary engagement session. And here is why...
Having time to get comfortable in front of the camera makes a HUGE difference on the wedding day. It will give you and your fiancé a chance to get a feel for my posing style, so that on your wedding day you will feel confident and at ease when it comes time for portraits!
Engagement sessions are also the perfect time for you to showcase your personalities in a more relaxed environment, get that perfect photo for your save the dates, and just enjoy spending time together. I promise this session will be SO. MUCH. FUN!!!
All of my ES Bride and Groom couples end their wedding experience with a gorgeous, professional album. And here is why...
Your wedding album will be your first family heirloom. It's a tangible reminder of the way you felt when you promised to love each other forever. It's created for today but I think it's most important for years later. Your story is worth being told and preserved with detail and attention, curated for the now but with the future in mind. This is why I believe the album is the most important part when it comes to your photography experience. It will tell your love story in a way that digital images on a screen just can’t compete with. Your album will be hand-crafted and made with museum grade materials, built to stand the test of time. It truly is a work of art!
06. why do you recommened I print through you?
05. what does the custom heirloom album design and ordering process look like?
04. when and how will I receive my photos?
03. Do you recommend we do a first look?
02. what are your best tips for a photography friendly wedding day?
01. What is the process for creating a custom wedding day timeline?
We will start with an example timeline based on the sunset time in month of your wedding. This example timeline will give you an idea of how much time I recommend for each part of the wedding day.
From there, I will send you a wedding day questionnaire that will give me all the details I need to adjust the timeline based on your day! Then two weeks before your wedding, we will schedule a phone call to go over all the details. Together we will make sure there is enough time for all of your dream photos!
If you are working with a wedding planner, I will coordinate with her to make sure your timeline is perfect!
01. WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR CREATING A CUSTOM WEDDING DAY TIMELINE?
Tip #1 - Make we have at least 30 minutes for Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits!!! These will be the images that you will SWOON over, want to hang on your walls and put in your album! Promise!
Tip #2 - Have all your details in one place when I arrive as I usually start the day doing your detail shots. Rings, invitation suite, shoes, veil, jewelry, bouquet, and any other items that are meaningful to you. Having them all together will make it quick and ensure I don't miss anything!
Tip #3 - Bring a long, lightweight veil, even if it's just for portraits! If you've seen my work you know I LOVE veil toss and veil swoop images. They look oh so romantic and dreamy! A lightweight veil (without heavy beading) will really fly!
02. what are your best tips for a photography friendly wedding day?
Yes, yes, and yes!!! Here's why.
1. All of my couples that do a first look say that they loved having that special moment, just the two of them. And grooms often tell me that seeing their bride walking down the aisle was just as impactful and emotional as they imagined it would be!
2. It gives us so much more flexibility in your timeline. Not doing a first look means that we have to squeeze bride and groom portraits, bridal party portraits, and family formals all in between the ceremony and reception. This often feels rushed as we are trying to get it all in without keeping your guests waiting too long.
03. do you recommend we do a first look?
Depending on the season and how many weddings I have that month, it may vary, but most of my clients receive their full gallery within 4-6 weeks.
You will receive a private online gallery of the high resolution, watermark free, professionally edited images in JPEG form. You can also forward the link to friends and family for them to download the images as well at no extra cost!
Two weeks after your wedding, I will email you your featured blog post on my website with many of my favorite images of your day! I will also provide a “sneak peek” on Instagram and Facebook within 48 hours of your wedding!
04. WHEN AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
The Wedding Experience includes a 20-page, 8x8 linen album (a $300 credit!) I will walk you through the entire process so it's super simple for you.
I will create a custom design from your gallery and send you the proof for you to review and let me know if you would like any changes made. I include unlimited revisions as I want it to be just perfect!
You can choose from 3 different sizes, as well as different linen, leather or suede cover options. Once the design is finalized, I will order your album and it will be shipped right to you.
You will also have the option of ordering smaller parent albums for the parents of the bride and groom!
05. WHAT DOES THE CUSTOM HEIRLOOM ALBUM DESIGN AND ORDERING PROCESS LOOK LIKE?
Because your images are professional quality, they deserve professional printing! These high-end prints ensure color accuracy and beautiful skin tones. I use a photo lab that uses the HIGHEST quality ink and photo paper. So much detail is lost in a poor quality print!
And the best part? They are very affordable! When you order prints through me, they ship directly to your home.
I edit your images on a monitor specifically calibrated for professional printing. Of course you are welcome to print anywhere you like, however if you choose to print elsewhere, I cannot guarantee they will look like the original edit.
06. why do you recommened I print through you?
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.