Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer
I believe our stories generate the world as we know it and that all life arises from the stories we tell. You and your story matter to the world – and to me.
I believe that if I know what you want, my photography can get you closer to what you want. My images provide a way for you to achieve what you want in life, whether it’s connection, advancement, beauty, joy, togetherness, a great first impression, whatever the motivation, I believe I can help you have it.
Let’s get together – I will help you create and manifest a vision for your session that will honor the story of you, your endeavors, your ambitions and your life.
I Love the Images
Elaine captured my family in a perfect blend of professionalism and artistry. She made each one of us feel complete comfortable and confident. I love the images as they show the authentic smiles, giggles and wiggles that are part of our everyday family life. – Andrea R.
Absolutely Blown Away
“We’ve NEVER been happy with any of our family portraits in the past. This year, we decided the kids were growing up too fast and it was time to hire a pro to finally get some decent family photos of us. Well, we got much much more than “decent” photos. We were absolutely blown away by the results. Elaine was able to capture all of our personalities and the photos are just incredible. We’ll be using Elaine’s services exclusively from now on.” – Joey F.
Elaine has been our family photographer since the early years of EKP’s founding. We’ve had the pleasure to work with her not just for family portraits, but also at parties and other signifcant family events; Elaine’s creative style and her beautiful work speaks for itself. However, what we really love about working with her is the thoughtful approach she takes to each shoot. She very much likes to tell a story through her photos, and over the years we’ve been fortunate enough to have our own family story illustrated by her! – Kathryn L.
Movie Role and Modeling Roles
I have had 3 photo shots with Elaine and her wonderful team. It was the most laid back and professional experience I’ve had in a long time. She knows right where the lighting is at all times . My photos have landed me a movie role and modeling roles. Elaine shows the world around you and how beautiful you look in it . – Kristie Diaz
She Captured ME Perfectly
I recently did a headshot session with Elaine, I was super nervous. Elaine made me feel SO comfortable and had a wonderful approach to making me smile in the most natural way. She is extremely creative and found the perfect places for the shoots. I drive by these areas everyday on my way to work and I would have NEVER imagined that they would make such incredible backgrounds for pictures. Her eye for detail, color and creativity is amazing. I have gotten such wonderful comments about my photos, vibrant colors, sharp images, great effects and she captured ME perfectly. Thank you Elaine for sharing your talent and passion with all of us. – Vanessa R.
Work is Amazing
Elaine, thank you for the stunning photos for our new website! Your work is amazing!!! The shoot and the images were exactly what we’d envisioned! – Ellen Nusbaum, Ellen SpringboardPublishing
I just wanted to let you know how very grateful I am/was for your patience and warmth on our photo shoot – you made stepping out of my comfort zone (WAY out) so much easier! Thank you. – Victoria Perkins, Deep Space Marketing
Elaine, fantastic job on the photos. You’re one heck of a photographer! – Jonathan Carroll, Songbird Coffee and Tea House
Absolutely Recommend Her
We visited family in Arizona from Maryland in Dec and we had planned the shoot toward the end of our visit but it rained the last 3 days we were there. I was in touch with Elaine via email trying to plan a time and place in between the rain drops. Her customer service is by far one of the best experiences I’ve had. She replied to emails within hours, she was so accommodating and flexible with dates, times, and locations. She made suggestions of alternative places to go, considering the bad weather. We received our CD in the mail within days of submitting our selections and best of all, we’re very happy with our family portraits. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone! Thank you, Elaine. We’ll see you on the east coast next time. – Debra Clark Hamlet
Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the awesome experience. You are truly a passionate woman and take deep pride in your vocation. You were constantly making me laugh which captured moments my family and friends love to see. I will look to you for photography needs in the future Xx – Aimee Al Ramadhan
An Absolute Angel
Thank you so much for capturing each moment of our wedding, for your help in getting the reverend and also for Anessa the make-up and hair specialist. Thanks for helping me through my tears and for being an absolute angel. You are so wonderful! You all will be a part of this wonderful memory forever! – Liz Lane-Teed
Elaine you nailed it!!! Thanks so much for capturing our military family! Love you!!! – Dwayla Dabney Booth
Insanely Talented Elaine Kessler
“Anyone needs photos for work or family, I cannot recommend the insanely talented Elaine Kessler enough. She’s the best, y’all. Look how she caught the personalities of the girls” – Stephani Etheridge Woodson
From start to finish Elaine was awesome! She made my hubby and I feel so comfortable in taking steps to prepare for the big day. She considered our budget and helped us stick with it. She even went out of her way to make sure that I was not stressing on the big day. It was a pleasure to have Elaine capture such special moments for us. I can truly say that I was 100% satisfied and if I have another event I will make sure she captures it! – Karla
Elaine- you did such an amazing job on the photography for our wedding!! I couldn’t be more impressed with your work!!! You captured the beauty and happiness of my husband and I and of our loved ones! The pictures are so special to me!!! You are so easy and fun to work with!!!! I look forward to our next photo session!!!!- Abbee C.
We were just blown away by the photos. Thank you for capturing this special occasion in such a beautiful way. – Jordan Fineberg
Gushed Over the Pictures
Elaine, you were able to bring the last part of the beautiful puzzle that was our wedding together. I have stared at, cried over, sent out, shared and gushed over the pictures you produced. Thank you, for your professionalism, attention to detail, and the attention you paid to us and our guests. I would recommend you to anyone out there who is looking for a photographer for any special moment or event in their life. – Leanne R.
Elaine was very easy to work with during our family photo session. Our family has a distinct aura and energy and Elaine made us all shine. Each family member was made to feel at ease and this was reflected in the photographs. I wanted my familys personality to be captured in a real and beautiful way for many generations to enjoy and was thrilled with the results! She was very professional and patient with our family. As the morning progressed, it was clear to us we were in good hands and the pictures were going to turn out great. Elaine takes amazing photographs of seemingly ordinary things. She has an incredible eye and is a talented photographer. We plan on using her again for our annual family photo sessions. – Keyvan & Ericka G.
The shoot was very smooth and captured my creative ideas magically. The photographs looked like a fashion shoot for Vogue.. absolutely priceless! – Ericka G.
Creating Something Magical
Sessions with Elaine are FUN! During the session, you feel like you’re in good hands; she confidently and expertly guides the session, and you can tell while it’s going on that she’s seeing and creating something magical. I’m always amazed by the images Elaine creates – both of myself and of other clients. There are times that my jaw literally drops when I see how she has captured a moment or arranged a composition. – Anne R.
Elaine is a great photographer to work with. She can be be almost instantly creative with settings and poses and even fire! I don’t think she blinked an eye when I asked her to shoot Rowan burning her school uniform. After each of our three photo sessions, I felt that Elaine had captured my family almost exactly as they are, or as I see them. The pictures are so completely honest and beautiful. – Stephanie M.
Easy Going and Fun
“I enjoyed my session with Elaine at Elaine Kessler Photography, it was easy going and fun. I felt like Elaine captured the feeling that I wanted to portray in my head shot for my business. Professional, yet approachable with a casual feel. I didn’t want the ‘yearbook style’ head shot and wanted more of my personality and love for color and the outdoors to show through. She totally nailed it! Thanks Elaine!” – Chris, Creative Director/Owner of Rosepapa Creative Design