Well, hello there! I am Elena. If you are here it is likely because you have connected to my work, so thank you!  

Photography has become as much a part of my life as the air I breathe.  Family photography is my absolute passion.  Capturing the raw connection present in every family has become my life's work.

I am a major people person. I love getting to know new people and value all of the important relationships in my life. 

I am fiercely loyal. I am the youngest of six kids and have the best parents on the planet. I was born and raised in New Mexico but moved to Seattle 16 years ago to attend Seattle University.

I have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and am a registered nurse. Over the past ten years I have worked in both newborn intensive care and labor and delivery units, however this past June I stopped working in the hospital to pursue photography full time.

I have been married to my husband for ten years and we have three beautiful children, Cooper (9), Fina (6), and Marlo (2).

We live in Seattle and love everything about this beautiful city. We love hanging out in all the amazing neighborhoods here and are very active; we rock climb, ski, bike, hike, and love being outdoors. However we can veg out with the best of them, too.

 I am a home birthing, attachment parenting, organic mama.  Being a mother is my absolute priority which is why I limit the amount of sessions I take each month.  

I'm excited to meet you and your tribe!

**Head shots by the amazing Sandra Coan