my story

a little bit about

At first, I was tempted to fill this section with the ‘fluff’ of my life.. Like how 50% of the year I am addicted to caffeine, or how I am neither an early bird or a night owl, because let’s face it- mothers don’t really have a choice! Instead, I want to get personal. I want you to know the inspiration behind my business and passion.

When I became a mother for the second time in December of 2016, I entered a world unlike anything I’d ever imagined. My oldest daughter, Taryn, had turned one just days prior to Carly’s birth. I left the hospital with a newborn and a mild case of postpartum depression. That drive home would begin the hardest year of my life- hands down. I slid aggressively into a severe depression as I struggled to care for myself and two under two; my nearly Irish twins. During that year, it was nearly impossible to see any positivity through the hormonal, emotional and physical distress I was in.

But I found momentary relief through photos.
My daughter’s beautiful and innocent smiles. 
The images from their births when the doctor placed them on my chest for the first time. 
All of the photos prior to that very moment that proved that time is still moving and that there was hope. 

I could see how they were growing and changing, which in the moment was impossible for me. 
I could relive and remember the overwhelming love I had for my babies in those moments and remember that this life is a journey. Nothing is permanent, and it’s the chapters that we live that bring us to where we are now. 



As I sit here 3 years later, I can see how it was those hardships and what was misery to me in the moment, that pushed me into the career of my dreams and gave me the drive to deliver those same emotions and memories to so many wonderful women.

I photograph the real, raw, tender and authentic moments that truly mean everything. The chapter you are in on your journey is right where you are meant to be, and it’s beautiful.

It’s time we document it.

Elaina

The chapter we are in isn't always the easiest. But sometimes, like for me, the images we create during that time are what give us the hope we need to keep moving forward and appreciate what we have now.

emotional 

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Give me all the belly laughs, scrunchy face smiles, ring-around-the-rosie playing, scowls, tears and snuggles. Capturing your authentic connections is my passion. 

unposed and natural

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I love color, deep shadows and dark blacks that'll make the highlights and sun flares pop. You aren't going to find any desaturation here- even greens. 

vivid and bold

02.

I want to capture you and your family as you are. Who you are right now, is beautiful and that should be preserved.

Real and Authentic

01.

I am so excited to have you here! When it comes to emotion evoking and timeless portraiture, I assure that you are in the right place. My mission is to provide only the best photography experience and to deliver to you a product that you cannot live without. The days are long and the years are short- the time we have in this chapter will be over before we know it. Capturing the realness of this time can take us back later to the moments we often forget and take for granted.

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