Ely’s work has been featured on Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, Ruffled, Inspired by This, Southern Living, Snippet & Ink, Style Me Pretty Living, Brides of Oklahoma, Cottage Hill
Voted 2018 Best of the Best Wedding Photographer
Oklahoma City, OK but passport ready
and I have literally spent hours writing and rewriting this introduction page. I am a visual person, so words are really hard for me, so if you find typos please excuse them. I am a fine art wedding and portrait photographer, and along with that it seems that I should have a fancy and ethereal description of my style that includes all the fine art key words like “organic,” “authentic,” “timeless” but at that end of the day I can not really nail down exactly how to say it other than I strive for each of my photos to be a work of art and something that you and generations to come will treasure as a timeless documentation of your life.
I do however consider myself to be an authentic person. I value kindness, hard work and truthfulness in my own life and in turn I find that those qualities reflect in my work. While I take my work very seriously, I don’t take myself too seriously, and don’t really like the focus to me on me. Which is why I would much rather focus my camera on you.
My style leans towards fine art editorial, my visually favorite images typically have a soft and airy feel. But the photos I LOVE are the ones that capture true emotion. The ones that can’t be brought out by a simple “smile at the camera!” The moments that capture quirks of your loved ones that tell a story that only you can fully understand. The ones that make you feel something. I often get asked what I like to photograph the most, and people expect me to say weddings or newborns, but the answer is always joy. That is what I enjoy capturing the most.
So, am I the photographer for you? If you are someone who is kind, loves the people around you, and are looking for someone to capture real moments in a timeless and classic way, my guess is that we would be a good fit.
OH. And just in case you are wondering, Ely is pronounced like “Eliie.”