About Elena

I was born and raised in rural Hawaii in a home where there was little boundary between indoors and outdoors. I now split my time between Arctic Norway and Hawaii island.

My island upbringing shaped me to be both adventurous and laid back. I care greatly about environment, diversity, and kindness. In my free time I enjoy swimming, hiking, listening to podcasts, and playing GeoGuessr and Dr. Mario with my husband.

For over a decade I've had the pleasure of photographing couples and families as they unite in celebration. I'm driven by the storytelling nature of documenting weddings and enjoy how the process calls upon diverse photography skills, from vast landscapes to the smallest details, from clear direction to calm flexibility. I aim to create images that are emotive and timeless, while capturing the individuality of each couple and family.

Photo: Carmen Holt