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Hi, I’m Elaina!

A bit about me…

I am first a mother to three beauties, whom have blessed my life.  They are my inspiration everyday and why I love weddings…a sacred space where you get to join together and become a family. I am based in the Berkshires but happy to travel to you.

I fell in love with the style of documentary photography when I lived abroad in Europe and in India. That’s where I learned about the power of photojournalism and capturing real moments all around me. Being able to document emotions at a wedding, however that may look, is what you will want to remember. You will want to remember how it felt to be there, and the way you looked at each other that day. You will want to remember your family wiping tears and loved ones hugging you. While keeping to a documentary style I also want you to have timeless images for years to come.  I do need to orchestrate those heirloom family images, and I promise I keep those quick and easy. I have no problem posing and organizing the images we need but at same time I want you to feel relaxed and at ease.  You don’t have to be away from your wedding for hours of portraits, no need for that. We can sneak off after the ceremony for a few minutes get portraits of just the two of you. And then again around sunset for 10 minutes during cocktail hour, for golden hour shots. I am flexible with your timeline and know how important is it for you to be present at your wedding.

oh, and that image to the right is me and my mini me, since I don’t have a decent headshot of just me……..taken by the amazing Jonathan Canlas!

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Elaina Mortali Western Massachusetts Wedding and Lifestlye photographer