My favourite things:
If you haven't already guessed, travelling!- National Geographic if you're reading this, I'm available! 👋 A girls got to try...
Sewing. It's not just for seniors! My sewing machine is my baby. There is something so therapeutic about achieving that perfect stitch and watching a piece of art come together
Sculpting & Painting- I actually have a degree in it although I don't do it as much as I would like to nowadays. That needs to change!
People. It's why I love taking photos. Everyone is unique and has their own story to tell.
Animals. You can probably find me stroking someones cat at least once whilst stepping outside!
I’m Elaina. A Photographer plus an artist & designer too. A bit of a lengthy list I know but I couldn’t pick just one. But hey, not only do I photograph dresses but I occasionally make them too. You have to mix things up a little bit don't you? The goal is to buy my own little studio one day combining several art disciplines together whilst creating a space to promote the Visual Arts! I currently live in a small town called Bury in Greater Manchester which I grew up in and moved back to after studying a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at The University of Westminster in London and working as a photographer across Europe and The Middle East. Over the last several years I've had the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients and covering an extensive list of versatile projects. From photographing campaigns for the NHS, creating promotional material for universities, photographing planes behind the back of the airport with American Airlines in the US to photographing Hotels in Vienna and a Kindergarten in Prague. The list is endless!
I would describe myself as an adventurer and thrill seeker at heart. I might be tiny but if there is something that can be jumped off, I will be the first person to volunteer. I love exploring and learning about new cultures and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It's what started my passion for photography. There are almost eight billion people on this planet and 195 countries to visit and what a shame it would be to waste it only interacting with the people in one. I've hitchhiked 1500 miles across Australia's longest straight road when I became stranded in the outback, Paraglided in Turkey, climbed up mountains in New Zealand, floated in the Dead Sea and even hanged out with 12 Bedouin men in the Jordanian desert after being hired as a camp owners personal photographer so now I speak a little bit of Arabic too.
After all life is all about making memories, and all we have left are stories so make sure yours is a good one to tell and if you would like me to capture any part of that journey, I would be delighted!
(Don't be fooled by the baby face. I know my stuff)
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Fun fact: I've spent the last four years travelling to 41 countries so not only will I travel, but I also take great pleasure from it so please don’t be put off by my location.
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I look forward to hearing from you.