I can't even begin to express how much I loved working with Elaine Studley! This was our second wedding so we wanted all fun and no drama or fuss. Elaine has a warm and calm personality that we really connected with (and reassured those last-minute jitters). She and her 2nd photographer (Becky) were always there when we needed them - super easy family portraits and lots of fun candid shots - I can't wait to see the photos!
Like most brides, I had phone screened several photographers before coming across Elaine. As soon as I got off the phone I told my now husband, “I finally found our photographer!” One less vendor for me to search for and stress over, so naturally he was happy. My husband has a very crazy work schedule and she was able to work with his limited free hours to take our engagement pictures. She made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. And if your fiancé doesn’t like modeling for the camera, do not worry one bit, she doesn’t make him pose and my husband actually enjoyed our engagement session!During the time between engagement and wedding photos Elaine was incredibly responsive and so timely with her editing. Not to mention her work is beautiful. On our wedding day Elaine felt like a member of the family. She went with the flow and again, she was so relaxed which made me relaxed. It rained, snowed and the wind was fierce and cold (in the Spring time!) I started to get frustrated with the weather and she helped get me through the day by taking great pictures where we could. She is a true professional who can make the best of your venue when it’s not ideal to go outside. Looking back on my wedding day I will remember Elaine as my amazing photographer who was a part of my big day. We are going to hire Elaine in the future to document our family and I strongly encourage you to consider hiring her for your wedding day!
Elaine Studley is a photojournalist and fine art portrait photographer with a quiet, fun and very personal approach to wedding photography. "I love all of the details, shoes, flowers, the dress". "Her quiet style calmed and reassured us", "We barely knew she was there and then there were all of these amazing images". Our brides and grooms often remain friends for years to come and bring back their babies. That is one of our greatest joys. We are open days and some evenings. Come join us for tea or cappucino, go over albums and talk about your planning. Among Washington’s finest – Washingtonian Magazine