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My name is Elena and I am a family and branding photographer currently based in Raleigh, NC,USA.

I was born in Russia and I studied Political Science and Economics in Germany where I have lived and worked for many years in the area of Executive Education. I always loved photography but I preferred to be a silent observer and not a photography maker.
My real passion for photography started when I moved to Brazil and had my first child. Becoming a mother made me see and feel many things differently. I suddenly realized how fast the time goes by and how important is it to keep our memories. This was the moment when I took the camera  in my hands.

I am happy that after many years of hard studying and practicing I consider photography as my profession. I am constantly working on my skills, regularly attend workshops of the leading international photographers and try to follow in my work the newest trends of the photography world. 

Interview with the Voyage Raleigh Magazine
August, 24, 2021