My name is Ana Elena and at ANa Elena | Photography I am a professional photographer that serves in Takoma Park, MD and the greater area. My specialties include family photography, infant photography, and candid photography. With my photography service, you can count on me to capture every moment you wish to cherish for a lifetime.
At ANa Elena | Photography, I strive to provide the highest quality customer service to my clients. As a mother and a lifestyle photographer, I hope to give my clients photographs that are genuinely moving and high quality. Whether you need a child or newborn photographer, I have experience working with all ages.
My mission is to capture family love in high quality photographic heirlooms that bring the viewer back to happy, playful, beautiful times. I have been a photographer since I was a teen; however, my anxious 18-year-old-self, decided to pursue a graduate degree and then dedicate more than 10 years to the IT Industry. About 5 years ago, I had an itch to become a part-time professional photographer and it was after I defeated breast cancer last year, that I realized the happiest version of myself, was as a full-time family photographer.
My style is unscripted and authentic, telling a familiar story or capturing a precious moment. I become part of the family for a short period of time, engaging the kids, helping them to be themselves. Parents must be on their best behavior too! I offer a stress-free photo experience where kids are just kids in their own environment. My superior customer service also offers step by step reminders and files to explain details of the photo experience. I have flexible interactions and schedules for working parents and a free photo experience and wall art consultation and before your session.
Unscripted photography is hard to understand, till the customers see it. In these sessions, the family doesn't need to get into glamorous outfits or majestic landscapes to look great; my experience and artistic perspective will capture beautiful memories from activities they do in a normal day. This is the reason the duration of my most popular package is longer than other photographers; I need to break the barrier of the unfamiliar and make my camera invisible to the family members. The stress-free photo experience lies in making kids feel that I am part of their crew, not an invasive adult. Yes, I will put my camera down to play with the kids or behave like one, to make them feel I am on their side. You’ll be surprised how much a child is willing to give after they feel you are part of their team.