Photography nut, pretty much always dressed in black (I dress for the weather) and your biggest photography confidence cheerleader.  

For more than a decade, I’ve provided effortless photography experiences to couples, families and business owners to create impactful, awe-inspiring photos – the kind of photos that make you want to say, "Is that really me?!"

 Elenora

I make REAL people look REALLY good.

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BONES BROKEN ON A SHOOT  

YEARS PHOTOGRAPHING FACES

TIME MY CLOTHES CAUGHT FIRE AT A WEDDING

The Top 5 things you should know about me as your Ottawa Portrait & Wedding Photographer

If you don’t remember anything past this point, THIS is what I really want you to recall: I am able to effectively make everyone - even the most reluctant, camera-shy subjects – feel confident and comfortable in front of my lens AND look great. My promise to you: you WILL feel amazing and your photos will reflect that. (Check out my reviews for proof!) 

I make REAL people look really good

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Whether it’s a simple headshot, family photo or all the intimate moments of your wedding day, my contagious excitement and sense of humour will rub off on you and your group; you’ll get a happy dance from me (literally) that will uplift you and your people.  Our session together will be FUN and your smiles genuine.

I'm Fun (but still Professional)

If I can teach Romeo and Juliet to a class of 45  Grade 10 students – 5 girls, the rest boys (true story) – and have them wanting more, I can handle the needs of your particular photography session. I’m no stranger to efficiency, organization, time management, planning, support, communication and people skills, making everyone feel at ease while we work towards an end-goal.  

I was a high school English teacher
   

As pretty much the youngest in a very large Italian family and having a large family of my own (4 kids, the youngest being twins), I have the experience of knowing what everyone aged 0-99 wants and needs out of a session. I can see things from the perspective of your boss, team members, partner, kids, parents and grandparents and will be your experienced guide as we factor those variables into your particular session so that everyone can be happy. Yes, that IS possible. Doesn’t that provide you with relief?  

I am Seasoned

In fact, a wedding client once suggested I change the name of the business to “We Get $hit Done”, but
J E M M A N will do.  Your shot list?  We’re going to smash it and still have time to spare. 

I GET SHIZ DONE

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organized
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fashionably late
on time
night owl
early bird

This or That

My photography studio is south of Ottawa, complete with state-of-the-art equipment, makeup / change area, large - screen viewing area, custom print products – everything you need for a comfortable in-person consultation, successful photoshoot and private reveal and ordering session. 

My full service

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The time I caught on fire... And kept shooting.

"Elenora’s clothing caught on fire on the floating candles that lined the aisle as she bent down to photograph the bride as she made her entrance. Elenora beat the flames out with one hand WHILE PHOTOGRAPHING THE BRIDE with her other hand. 

Elenora didn’t make a sound, never taking away from Eric + Kristen’s “moment”. Everyone was oblivious, except for the groomsmen behind Elenora who didn’t know what to do! She carried on photographing the ceremony (and the rest of the day) like nothing had ever happened. We’re just sorry we didn’t record it!"

-michael p.

I’m committed to you and your session

The time I broke my toe... And kept shooting.

"Elenora is amazing … This woman broke her toe at the beginning of our big day and continued to work until late late into the evening! This is just the type of professionalism you get when you work with Elenora."

-danika l.

Seriously though, I’m committed to you

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Reach out to book a session, ask a question or just say hello

This way to Unforgettable photography experiences
& photos to Cry over (For all the Right Reasons).