We know, you've seen a lot - stiff posing, bad lighting, ugly compositions and unflattering angles. We absolutely understand your pain. How do you know that your photographer will make you look your best? How will you know that your videographer will create a beautiful story that you are going to enjoy watching with your children and grandchildren? How do you ensure that the final result will look different and unique?
Our goal is to capture your day in a unique way. Just imagine you can hear your spouse gasp during your first look, your dad's toast and mom's laughter. Our goal is to make sure your wedding photos capture the atmosphere and emotion of your wedding day. The most important thing for us is to give you and your family an incredible experience. Our goal is to make you look your best. Our style is artistic, candid storytelling, with real smiles. We focus on cinematic portraiture, high fashion lighting and posing, that's why modern and trendy brides love us!
We invest our entire minds, bodies and souls into capturing the most important day of your life.
Our duo is a huge relief for our couples because we capture your day in both ways: crafting beautiful wedding films and creating timeless images for your family to cherish.
We specialize in wedding and portrait photography and wedding cinematography. We love marriage. Marriage is a beginning of a new family. We love seeing our clients coming back to capture special occasions in their lives, like family reunions or becoming parents. Indoors or outdoors. Virginia or any other state or even country.
What do you wear on your wedding day?
We try our best to blend in, mostly black or darker clothes with comfy shoes. That helps us get the most candid shots on your wedding day
What is your booking process?
Some of our couples prefer meeting us in person and some couples love Facetime, either way is great! After we discussed the details of your special day and you decided to work with us, the booking process is very straightforward
To make sure you've snagged us for your wedding date we require 30% retainer and a electronically signed wedding contract. The rest must be paid in full 30 days prior to your wedding day. We accept checks, cash, credit cards, as well as Venmo, Zelle and PayPal.
Can I see the whole wedding day gallery from start to finish?
Absolutely! Actually we recommend that you view a couple of weddings from start to finish before you book your wedding photographers. You can check our blog or email us to request them and we will send you some galleries, so you will have an idea of how your wedding images will look.
Do I get anything besides digital files?
Absolutely! It's the digital era, but that is not the only experience we want to give you. We truly believe in the tangible value of a printed album/wall art/prints.
You are investing thousands of dollars in your wedding photography not just to click through them on a computer screen. Sure, it's great for the first or second time around, but think about 5 years from now? 25? Imagine sitting down with you children and showing them your wedding album! You probably don't think that far ahead, but by investing in a wedding album, you're contributing to your family history. It's priceless!
Most of our packages include hard case usb with all high resolution wedding photographs and a wedding film.
When will I get my pictures and a wedding film?
We've been known to show sneak peek of your wedding images and social media trailer within 48 hours after a wedding! We have one of the fastest turn around times with online gallery and wedding highlight trailer ready in 4 weeks
Are you licensed and insured?
Absolutely! We are full time photographers since 2015. We have studio space in Virginia Beach and we also shoot destination weddings. Altogether we have more than 10 years of experience and we've shot more than 80 weddings.
Do you continue to master your craft?
No doubt. We are proud to name our teachers: Award Winning Wedding Photographers and Educators - Sal Cincotta, Vanessa Joy. Portrait Photographer - Sue Bryce The biggest annual photography conference - Shutter Fest. Creative Live And lots more.
How many photographers do I get when I book you?
Most of the films and photographs in our portfolio were captured by the two of us. We successfully developed a hybrid approach to capture the photo and video material effectively throughout your wedding. The trust factor is very important to us because we work as a team. We also have assistant photographers/videographers who help us run the wedding day smoothly.
Is there anything I should know about Elena Skaya Photography?
We are an award-winning studio with laser focus on client satisfaction. We truly believe that Photography is one of the most important aspects of the wedding day. If you feel the same way we're excited to talk with you!
If you think we're a good fit for you then fill out the form and we'll get back to you.