Hi there, I’m Elaine and this is the part of my site where I try and charm you with my witty banter, my spunky haircut and my Michael Jackson ringback tone (go ahead and call me, I dare you not to start dancing).
It certainly wasn't my idea. I was a scrapbooker. Loved making scrapbooks for others. I am a story teller by nature. And I enjoyed helping people tell their stories with their photographs. My husband suggested that I add photography to my services, and honestly I thought he was CRAZY. Who would pay me to take their photos? He decided to buy a DSLR camera, with my arms crossed and eyes rolling at Circuit City (remember that place?) and the rest is history. I taught myself how to use the camera, lighting and posing.
I operate a body positive studio. You are not allowed to talk bad about yourself in my presence. My soul dies everytime I hear someone make snide comments about themselves... can you photoshop me to be thinner? I need to lose weight first. I don't want to break your camera.
NO. Don't do it. There will be consequences.
I am a born and raised "Bremertonian"
My favorite drink is a special recipe: iced spiced chai latte, with rootbeer flavoring, hemp milk and if I'm feeling saucy, I add some Baileys! It's soooo yummy!
My favorite movies: Mary Poppins, Never Ending Story, Step-Brothers, Dumb and Dumber, Elf, and Finding Nemo.
I have 2 babies, ages 21 and 16; 3 dogs, Paisley the Pug, Benny the Pikachu, and Chloe the Chihuhua.
I love rock music. And old school hip-hop. I love to dance, but am not that great at it.
I have had my boudoir photos taken 3 times!
Every week I get to meet and hang out with beautiful women who on their journey of self-discovery.
I get to meet cool kids who are graduating high school and are about to go out and change the world with their awesomeness.
I get to meet fellow business owners and help them with their personal branding photos for their website and business cards.
And every once in a while, I get to meet cool people at events
I get to work with various organizations in our community and help them raise funds in fun and unique ways!
FEATURED ON BREMERTON BEAT BLAST IN 2017 BY KITSAP SUN REPORTER JOSH FARLEY
RECIPIENT OF THE "20 UNDER 40 AWARD" , KITSAP SUN
FEATURE ARTICLE ABOUT MY STUDIO IN 2014 - KITSAP SUN
VOTED BEST PHOTOGRAPHER IN BREMERTON 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 BREMERTON PATRIOT
RECIPIENT OF "WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT" YWCA 2013, YWCA OF KITSAP COUNTY
FOUNDER OF THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT, DONATING OVER $5,000 TO THE YWCA OF KITSAP COUNTY.
MEMBER OF SOROPTIMIST OF BREMERTON, RAISING FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN KITSAP COUNTY.
PHOTOS FEATURED ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL'S "MAKE YOUR MARK" SEGMENT