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  • Hello!
    I'm Elena and I am a natural light photographer based in South Carolina.
    I am also a mom, wife and avid lover of all things crafty and vintage...
    Thanks so much for stopping by...have a look around...I would love it if you would join me on this journey...photographing happiness and sharing it with the world.

Bender | Family Portraits

” When the golden day is done, Through the closing portal, Child and garden, Flower and sun, Vanish all things mortal…” – Robert L. Stevenson

I met up with the Benders at the beautiful Magnolia Gardens  this past Wednesday for a little photoshoot. The weather was perfect, the location was

perfect and these three were the adorable! I loved so many photos from this shoot I can’t really pick a favorite! If little E doesn’t

give you baby fever I don’t know what will.

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Haycock | Family Event

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, For both are infinite.” ~ William Shakespeare

What a lovely family reunion I was privileged to document! I mean….who doesn’t love a good family reunion, right?

The Haycocks  met up with the rest of their family for a week-long beach vacation… and asked me to come along

and document their fun! What a gorgeous bunch they are!


Sun gazing

…soaking in as much of the sun…the season… as possible before changes and autumn begin to slide in its place.

My youngest would live outdoors if I would let him…perfectly content to play with sticks and leaves…kicking the occasional stray

soccer ball around in the grass. I don’t mind at all.

About these changes…

Big brother will start school for the first time… this little one will be getting a little more one-on-one time with me…planning and thinking

ahead with this little business I so love (much to anticipate!)… change can be a daunting thing…but so exciting as well!

We are welcoming some out-of-town family this week…and we’re excited to show them around a bit.

Plus, I love exploring … I will take any opportunity to go in search of new favorite places… with camera in tow…of course.

What do you love most about the season?

Happy Weekend!


Romack | Maternity

” …what does little  baby say, in her bed at peep of day? Baby says, like little birdie, let me rise and fly away…” – Tennyson

Being a mother myself, I have a special place in my heart for capturing the love between a mother and her child…even if one

of them has yet to make an appearance! I was beyond excited to meet up with L. and capture these sweet moments between her and her son

and the exciting expectation of a new little one on the way! All the best for you and your sweet family!



Lucas | 11 months

“Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.”  ~Walt Whitman

I met little Lucas and his mom for a photo shoot at a lovely , local bed & breakfast. Everything was so lush and vibrant…the perfect backdrop for such an adorable

little boy and beautiful momma! Little Lucas was much more interested in discovering dirt, twigs and all the many flowers and plants growing all around him,

….who could blame him?!? He of course, obliged and let me catch him smiling a playing; enjoying himself all the while. Mom too, was such a pleasure …what an attractive

duo they made! I felt like I was tagging along to a scene in “The Secret Garden”…. so fairytale-esque!

Here are a few photos for you to enjoy of the day: