Artistic. Stylish. Storytelling.
Elena Skaya is a photography boutique studio specializing
in creatively inspired wedding films, wedding and portrait photography.
Nik and Elena is a husband and wife team
focusing on weddings and portrait photography.
Their passion takes them all over the world and each year
the love for what they do for others grows bigger and bigger.
Elena is a fashion-inspired wedding photographer
who helps her brides to get out of the box and Nik creates
passionate and emotional wedding films for the most
They would go insane without storytelling, travel and
creative innovation. With every project they push
themselves to the edge of what's possible.
Nik and Elena love people and love building long term
relationships. And most of all they love their craft and
want to share it with like-minded couples.
Nik and Elena were sweethearts for six years before getting
married in 2017. Six months after secretly visiting the court in 2016 they celebrated their intimate boho
wedding with close friends and family in the mountains.
Their love of nature made it so much more special.
By walking away from their previous work assignments, Nik and Elena were able to focus on full time photography
and video production beginning in 2015. They are
based in beautiful Virginia Beach, and the couples they've worked with are from all over the world. Their most adventurous couples are from Boston, D.C., Mexico, Jamaica, and New York. Traveling to these unforgettable locations is a passion of theirs, so it never feels like they are working.
A fun fact about Nik and Elena is that they are both from the same country (Kazakhstan).
They have many friends in common and actually met each other in Virginia Beach (what are the chances!) and it was love at first sight! Their parents live 20 minutes apart and love seeing their children so happy.
Nik and Elena both earned their bachelor degrees, yet
they still seek out opportunities to gain additional training
in photography, business, cinematography and more.
They love living life together as a happily married couple!
They have invested every ounce of their being into
capturing one of a kind love stories. Nik and Elena have
truly enjoyed documenting the love stories of so many
happy couples. As a result, their reward is being able to
witness those happy moments while recreating memories
that will last a lifetime.
Are you looking for photographers who can document your special day in the most unique way possible? Then look no further
Finally, after all the toasts have been made and the wedding cake has been reduced to a few crumbs, all you'll
have left is memories. So, if it's important for you to capture your "Big Day" authentically, we would be
honored to serve you so family and friends can relive your "I Dos" for years and generations to come.
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Here are a few facts about Nik and Elena:
In the beginning of 2020 they became parents!
Leo was born right before world craziness (pandemic) started in January of 2020, This year was probably hard for some people but for Nik and Elena it was the happiest year ever!
With 80% of postponed weddings Elena could spend this magical time with little one and enjoyed every snuggle.
They also became first time home owners in 2020, which was super excited for them!
2021 was one of the most succesful years. Elena and Nik could manage all of the postponed and new weddings. Seems like 2022 and 2023 are going to be even better. They've been participating in one of the biggest Photography Conference, called "ShutterFest" since 2019 and that's where they educate themselves and get inspiration.
Sal Cincotta is their mentor, educator and inspirer. He runs more than 10 photography businesses, he is an award-winning wedding photographer, creator of ShutterFest and many more.
Leo loves traveling! He is only 2, but
he's been already 3 times in Mexico where his parents were photographed the destination weddings.
San Diego, Lynchburg, Washington DC and other cities,