"Selecting Elina as our photographer was one of the best, and most important decisions we made for our wedding! From the beginning Elina stood out above the competition with her talent for photography and editing, but she exceeded our expectations with how thoughtful, patient, and kind she was during our wedding day. Elina went the extra mile by getting us some edited pictures to post on social media within a few days after the wedding, sent us a beautiful photo book, gave us hundreds of fantastic photos, and even gave us personalized gifts. One of the things that I didn't know to look for in a photographer before my wedding was communication. I was blessed to have Elina as my photographer for the most important (read: stressful) days of my life. Her demeanor, composure, and tact made all the difference on my wedding day and all the days leading up to it! Worth. Every. Cent!!! Value is the space between what you pay and what you get - Elina delivers world-class talent at fair, reasonable prices! Can't say enough about how pleased we are with Elina's work, and what a pleasure it is to work with her!"
- Tyler & Lauren -
“Elina is a naturally gifted photographer. She does such a fantastic job capturing the personalities of my children, always produces beautiful shots, and makes you feel at ease during your shoot. We have chosen her many times to photograph our family - from newborn hospital photos, newborn photo shoots, and candid as well as on location family portraits - she can do it all! I will continue to have her document our growing family and will treasure our photographs for a lifetime!”
- Richard & Erika -
"Elina did my wedding photos for me, I saw her Instagram page after looking at at least 50 and hers specifically stood out to me. I love the bright and happy feel and look she creates when capturing special moments. I LOVE MY PHOTOS! They are timeless. Elina was fast, organized, very professional, and also patient with me throughout the whole process. Plus I got my pictures less than a week after I got married! I’d recommend her to any and everyone!!!"
- Evan & Corrie -
"Elina was a dream to work with. From the engagement photo shoot to the day of our wedding, Elina made it a comfortable and intimate experience. Going through the wedding photos was like reliving our special day, laced with snapshots of intimate details (e.g. the dress' train, wedding bands, bridal bouquet, etc.). Her style is lovely, bringing in lots of light to her photos. She gently directed our movements in a way that never made us feel awkward. It felt as if we were friends for years. Elina and her assistant were professional and unobtrusive throughout the wedding; we got many complements from our guests on how well they worked the crowd and were not in the way of the ceremony. To this day, I do not know how they got the intimate shots of the exchange of vows without having the camera inches from our faces. I cannot reiterate what a great job she did.Elina was quick to respond to any questions we had and was able to set up our engagement session at short notice. She was also quick with the deliverables, turning around both albums within 2 weeks of each photo shoots."
- Harry & Michelle -
“Working with Elina was an absolute joy. She was so helpful from the moment we connected and helped me work through the difficulty of creating a day of timeline, a shot list, and general logistics of planning a wedding. Though we live on opposite coasts and this could present challenges for some photographers and brides, I found that Elina was incredibly responsive and very flexible, something that in hindsight made such a difference easing my nerves in the weeks leading up to the wedding. On the day of, she was professional and made my husband and I feel so comfortable. Elina captured some incredible moments with our family and friends and there is no way to express how grateful we are to have these photos forever. I would (and have!) recommend Elina to any bride, expectant mother or person that wants beautiful pictures of a special moment in her/his life.”
- Patrick & Lili -
"So impressed. Her portfolio shows a wide range of styles and they are all amazing! And she is a published photographer. So happy with our pictures from her. And she is darling and easy to work with. Well worth the money for this photographer. We are planning on using her as long as we can get in with her."
- David & Mckenna -
"It was such a pleasure having Elina photograph our wedding in April 2017. What initially attracted me to Elina's photography was her bright and airy style wedding photos. I also really wanted a photographer who was comfortable with natural lighting since our ceremony and reception locations both had large windows for natural light. Elina was the best photographer we could have chosen. She is great at using natural light in the most beautiful way for photos. She captured so many beautiful wedding photos for us and made sure each type of photo we requested was taken during our wedding day. She is professional in every way: great communication, timely, prompt responses, worked very well with others, etc. Multiple wedding guests were impressed with the way she worked her way around the room in a very discreet yet friendly manner. She also worked seamlessly with our videographers. During the entire process, Elina was very easy to work with. She updated us throughout the months prior to the wedding of what to expect and to begin thinking about what types of photos we wanted. A few weeks before the wedding date, she worked with us on the wedding timeline and photo list. At the wedding, she remembered the main photos we wanted but also thought quickly when new photo opportunities emerged. We are so thrilled with all of our lifetime memories that Elina has captured for us. Especially close to my heart are the photos captured of my mom, who passed away a couple months after our wedding. Elina captured some very sentimental and candid shots of her throughout the night, and for that I will forever be grateful. Thank you, Elina! You are so sweet and we will definitely recommend you to everyone we know."
- Bardo & Rebecca -
"We booked Elina for our January 2017 wedding. Our engagement session was in 2016 and those photos were stunning I was so excited to get our wedding album! Working with Elina and her assistant Katie was the best decision we made and worth every penny! They were both professional and so responsive. Elina answered every question I had over the course of my engagement and was very knowledgeable about her field! We also booked her for my hair which included a trial and I was blown away with how wonderful and romantic it turned out, and got endless compliments on it.Her services are a great value! We received an incredible amount of high quality images both wedding and engagement shots for a great price. Elina was great at directing shots and making me and my guests feel at ease in front of the camera. I love that her photography has a style that is unique and all her own. There is something so special and romantic about each image that I just don't see in pictures from other photographers. I am so happy with what we got and I am looking forward to re-booking Elina for future events! I would highly recommend her!
- Brian & Kolicia -
"The pictures turned out breat taking! Absolutely beautiful. Elina captured some beautiful moments. Thank you a million for you kindess, generosity, and amazing talent!!! I couldn’t be happier with the result! I’m sooo grateful to have such beautiful pictures from our day. She is seriously incredible. Her ability to capture natural, happy moments is spot on. Ad not to mention she is well organized, easy to work with, and a sweetheart."
- Casey & Julia -
"I wanted to let you know that the photos from the wedding are absolutely amazing. You were able to capture all the people, emotions and moments throughout the day with perfection. We thank you!!!
- Marcy (Mother of the Bride) -
"Elina was one of my first vendors that I booked for my wedding and the set up was such a breeze! I loved how all her photos had a brightness and airiness to them. We had a small chat about the details surrounding our wedding and we decided to book the 10 hour session. She even drove all the way from San Jose to San Francisco to check out my ceremony location! As the big day approached she would check in every so often for any details that she needed, which was super helpful when you're trying to remember to complete everything on your to do list. She managed to work the entire 10 hours despite being pregnant! Less than two weeks after the wedding she sent me a link to all the photos and they all came out amazing. During the ceremony we had some shadow issues with the sun and some trees but Elina was able to edit all of this out so that our faces weren't obstructed. All my friends and family have raved about the impeccable quality of her photos. Elina definitely has a passion for photography so I definitely recommend her services!"
- Louis & Susan -
"Elina did a photo shoot for my dog and me and she nailed it! She was extremely responsive and a joy to be around. Elina made me feel so comfortable and truly created a masterpiece collection. She was even able to catch my dog's attention, who she had just met minutes before. Her ability to capture heavenly scenery, angelic lighting, and true emotions is beyond a gift. Not only did Elina manage to make the whole process seamless, her work delivered even above my expectations. When I received the photos-everything was amazing! Elina sent me the photos in an impressive timely fashion. Her good nature, expertise, and excellence at her art makes her one of a kind!"
- Olivia -
"Elina was absolutely wonderful to work with. She is organized, professional and sweet which made the entire process from booking to wedding day a breeze. The day of she was calm, kind and kept everything so light with a smile on her face. Elina captured some beautiful moments. I love her light, bright and airy work. She is a multi-talented photographer- I didn't want to wear my veil for the first look photos and once we arrived at the church for our wedding ceremony my sister and best friend did not want to attempt to put my veil in for fear of ruining my hair, but Elina happily swooped right in and did it so beautifully. Elina- thank you for your kindness, the smile that didn't leave your face the entire day, your talent and the beautiful photos that we will always have to look back on to remember our wedding day!"
- Peter & Mary -