I’m Elaine, and together with my husband, Mike, we photograph people who laugh a lot and kiss often. We tell stories of love and laughter, tears and sighs, and all the emotions that can possibly fit into a day. We believe in hospitality and kindness and the absolute power of a photograph. Pricing Starts at: $2,800.
Where you call home: Miami, FL
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: I’m proudest of the fact that I get to tell stories for a living. As a kid, I always dreamed about a time when I could do this. Whether it’s the bride just before she takes her first steps into the church or soon to be parents eagerly awaiting the birth of their first child, every time I pick up my camera, I try to tell a story. I’m also proud to have been selected for the “Best of Weddings” by The Knot and featured in various wedding blogs like Floridian Weddings, Elizabeth Anne Designs and more.
Favorite part of the wedding day: There are so many moments that are just perfect. How do you choose just one that encompasses all the emotion of the day? I love the anticipation as the bride gets ready, the nervousness right before the ceremony or the first look, the complete relief and elation of the portraits, or the downright letting loose of the dance party.
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms: Never lose sight of what this day is about: the joining of two families, two people, two hearts. The rest, though important, is just details. I would be remiss if I did not also mention the absolute importance of photography. The memories of the dress, the flowers, the first dances, and the ceremony will fade and only the pictures will remain to bring you right back to those moments. A good photographer doesn’t just capture a moment, but the emotion as well.
Dream Travel Destination: I would love to go back to Spain; the place stole my heart the last time I was there. I would also love to shoot a wedding in Italy and Greece.
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Red velvet all the way. It’s almost impossible for me to say no. The best recipe that I have found is the one in Martha Stewart’s cupcake book. They are divine.
Succulents or peonies? How about a beautiful mix of both? The strength and texture of the succulents juxtaposes nicely with the softness and beauty of the peonies.