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Alena Evteeva Photography

Carmichael, California, USA

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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For the last five years, I traveled around Europe to take pictures of the happiest moments of various weddings. This year I moved to an evergreen and beautiful state California with its beautiful landscapes and nature.

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21 October 2019

Alena was simply phenomenal to work with. Not only are her photos incredible (her portfolio speaks for itself), she is responsive and great to work with. She listens to what you want and makes it happen. On the big day, she is clear and quick in getting the more posed photos so that you can enjoy your wedding and she can capture all the amazing candid moments! Her turnaround time on getting you photos was great as well. Overall, could not be happier we chose Alena as our photographer! More...

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30 September 2019

I can't say enough about Alena and her husband. They make a great team and were a tremendous addition to our wedding day. Our photos turned out great and my wife and I feel like we made friends with them throughout the experience .

When your big day comes, you will be thankful you hired someone you connected with beforehand to capture the most important moments. That was Alena...we had a lot of fun with the engagement photos and the chemistry carried on into our wedding day. It was nice knowing she was behind the camera capturing it all.

We look forward to hiring them again when its time for baby photos!
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30 September 2019

Alena was a true delight to work with. Pre-wedding she was responsive and super easy going. The day of our wedding, Alena made our entire wedding party feel relaxed and able to enjoy each moment. She did a FABULOUS job of matching our style and going with our flow throughout the day. The whole experience of working with Alena was so much fun and she captured all of our favorite moments perfectly. We received our photos quickly and we are SO HAPPY with all of the photos she took. She caught every single detail of the day and looking back at photos brings us right back to our wedding day. We were so lucky to find Alena and we are so grateful for all of the wonderful memories that she helped us create! I would recommend Alena to any bride who is looking for beautiful photos and a wonderful person to work with! More...

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29 September 2019

Alena was the very best! She was very easy to work with and made sure our big day was perfect. She picked up on our laid back vibe and made sure that our day was super memorable and fun. We received our photos soon after our wedding and we were amazed by all of the moments that she perfectly captured. As the bride, I didn't get the chance to notice all of the tiny details on our wedding day, but Alena captured all of those magical little moments and details perfectly. We are SO lucky to have met Alena, she made our day absolutely perfect and the photos she took for us we will cherish forever. Would definitely recommend Alena to any bride who is looking for beautiful photos and a wonderful, caring photographer to capture your big day! More...

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3 September 2019

Alena has been a god send. She was so nice and easy to work with. My husband and I are the type that awkwardly stand around waving at the camera. She helped us with posing and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and her photos turned out natural and beautiful. She managed to get so many candid shots of us and our families that really captured the atmosphere. I made a photo book from her pictures for family that couldn't attend the wedding. Alena's pictures really tell a detailed story of the event, the decorations and emotions. Everyone raved about the photos. More...

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3 September 2019

Alena has been a god send. She was so nice and easy to work with. My husband and I are the type that awkwardly stand around waving at the camera. She helped us with posing and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and her photos turned out natural and beautiful. She managed to get so many candid shots of us and our families that really captured the atmosphere.

I made a photo book from her pictures for family that couldn't attend the wedding. Alena's pictures really tell a detailed story of the event, the decorations and emotions. Everyone raved about the photos.
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11 August 2019

Alena was very professional and both our engagement photos and wedding photos looked amazing. She was very responsive with quick turnaround time. I would highly recommend working with her. More...

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6 August 2019

Alena is a wonderfully talented photographer with great creative instincts, and a kind, stress-free demeanor!
My husband and I were lucky enough to book her for our outdoor wedding in Tahoe last November. Prior to the event, she and her husband spent an afternoon walking through various outdoor sites with us, and we were impressed by her ideas, directness, and patience. Their experience was heaven-sent as they were able to guide us toward better sites, and inform us which spots would be best as the light changed throughout the day.
Wedding day went off without a hitch, and our families loved them. The photos came back beautifully, on-time, and they threw in some awesome drone shots, too!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend or hire Alena again!
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4 August 2019

Alena is an amazing photographer. She is very professional, punctual and detail-oriented. She arrived early on the day of the wedding and even though we did not have a formal event planner she was able to get into the action, start shooting and really made a great impression on our wedding party. Several of our family members commented on how professional and friendly both Alena and her husband and business partner Alex were during the event. Alena was very considerate and flexible; she was able to accommodate several of our requests regarding time frame and style.
We would be honored to have Alena capture our future events.
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24 January 2019

Alena was amazing to work with. Throughout the whole process she was incredibly responsive and accommodating. She and her partner Alex were proactive about visiting the venue beforehand and she even agreed to come early to shoot getting ready photos when we had a last minute change. She had some of the most reasonable prices I've seen from our extensive search and her final photos were stunning. She also got them to us in 2 months which, from what I've heard, is record time. We would highly recommend hiring her. More...

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23 January 2019

Alena was amazing to work with. Throughout the whole process she was incredibly responsive and accommodating.  She and her partner Alex were proactive about visiting the venue beforehand and she even agreed to come early to shoot getting ready photos when we had a last minute change. During the wedding she was the perfect combination of efficient, friendly, and professional. She had some of the most reasonable prices I've seen from our extensive search and her final photos were stunning. She also got them to us in 2 months which, from what I've heard, is record time. We would highly recommend hiring her. More...

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20 December 2018

Alena was absolutely amazing. Our pictures are exactly as I remember our wedding. She was everywhere (like magic) capturing all moments of our wedding day. She was quick with getting us our pictures and I could never thank her enough for capturing the whole day so beautifully. We would DEFINITELY recommend her to everyone we know! More...

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14 December 2018

We found Aleena through a friend who had gotten married shortly before we did. Looking at her portfolio, I was immediately impressed with the composition, timing, and careful use of natural light in her work. I'm usually not a fan of black-and-white photography, either, because it's hard to pull off an end result that wouldn't look better in color. But Aleena's use of B&W is judicious and well-executed.

We were delighted to find that her quote was within our budget, too. Frankly, I believe her work is better than many popular pros in the area who charge far more.

Aleena communicated promptly and responsively with us as we set expectations and goals. We visited the venue the week before and sort of mapped out the area and brainstormed ideas. I told her that I didn't want a candid, photojournalism-styled shoot as is trendy these days, and that I wanted a more traditional style where most of the shots are choreographed, and to not be shy about taking us and our guests prisoner for posed shots instead of waiting for "the perfect moment." She nailed it!

It's important to note that while Aleena is a bit quiet and almost shy, she knows what to ask for to get results, and will not hesitate to (politely) tell you and your guests what to do.

We also got a few quick drone shots in before the park rangers could catch us. They added some incredible perspective.

We received our first set of sample photos less than a week after the wedding! It was 100 of the best shots, hosted on cloud storage for easy sharing. The remaining photos arrived exactly two months after our wedding, on the most beautiful thumb drive I have ever seen contained in a cute wooden box with a small flip book of glossy prints.

Pros: Breathtaking, naturally-lit photos, good communication, quick photo delivery
Cons: None
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11 November 2018

Oh my goodness! I cannot say enough good things about Alena and her husband, who photographed our wedding in July. Alena was a dream to work with, and we are SO in love with every photo she took for our wedding! Thank you Alena!!

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3 November 2018

Alena was awesome!!! I could not have asked for better photographer. I was extremely nervous and I usually hate taking pictures, but she made the process so easy. She was very professional and my picture were beautiful ! Thank you so much Alena! More...

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27 October 2018

Wow - from the moment I saw Elena's website, I knew she was what we were looking for. Her photos capture not just poses, but true emotion and love. Everyone at the wedding was very pleased with the photo outcomes and my husband and I enjoy looking at them everyday. Elena was not only a great photographer, but amazing to work with. She listened to my wants and acted on them in everyphoto. She also had great ideas and was flexible with our needs. We are so lucky to have found her for our wedding. Thank you very much Elena!!! Best of luck in the future, if you have any questions or would like to speak with me about our wedding photos, please ask Elena to put us in contact. I wish you all the best and happy marriages. More...

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25 October 2018

Alena was on point at every step. Generous with her time before the wedding, taking time to visit a very distant venue to see the property and the light she would have to work with. Personal from the first moment we met her. Sweet and sincere in every one of our interactions with her. Gracious on the day of the event and the time after. Alena is not only a professional, but a very sweet person that was in every way a pleasure to work with. And her photos are so very beautiful. We could not be happier and wish her the best in what I expect will be a growing career. More...

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22 October 2018

Alena and her husband did a truly phenomenal job capturing our wedding in August. My husband and I were extremely impressed with their skill and professionalism, and the photos turned out amazing. She gave us almost 100 preview photos within ten days of our wedding! We got the rest of them a couple weeks ago and were shocked by how many she sent us. Our friends love them too--she truly captured every aspect of our wedding! She was also very reasonably priced. My husband spent about a month exploring options online and looked at a dozen portfolios before choosing Alena, and I'm so glad he did. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality, friendly photographer! More...

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21 October 2018

Alena was our engagement and wedding photographer, and her husband assisted with wedding photos and provided a photo booth service. We are extremely happy with the photos.

Alena is really easy to work with, communicates well, and didn't have any crazy fees or restrictions on getting original digital copies. She provided creative ideas for poses, and accommodated our requests. She was also very quick to get previews and photos back to us.

We had a member of my family at the wedding that was acting as though he was the photographer and frequently getting in the way. I was very impressed with how patiently and calmly Alena handled it and still did an amazing job getting the photographs she wanted.
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21 October 2018

Alena was our engagement and wedding photographer, and her husband assisted with wedding photos and provided a photo booth service. We are extremely happy with the photos. Alena is really easy to work with, communicates well, and didn't have any crazy fees or restrictions on getting original digital copies. She provided creative ideas for poses, and accommodated our requests. She was also very quick to get previews and photos back to us. We had a member of my family at the wedding that was acting as though he was the photographer and frequently getting in the way. I was very impressed with how patiently and calmly Alena handled it and still did an amazing job getting the photographs she wanted. More...

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15 October 2018

Alena and her husband, Alex, photographed my wedding in July 2017 in Tiburon, CA. I can't say enough positive things to capture our experience working with Alena, but I'll try to draw on the highlights.
First, Alena is a steal. With her experience, you'd be hard pressed to find someone that's also at her price. She has years of experience under her belt, and is pricing low because she's trying to break into the Bay Area market. Her work is exceptional, despite having the lowest quote we found.
Second, Alena and Alex are extremely warm, sweet, supportive, and positive. The charm and kindness they brought to the first meeting drew us to hiring them, and they had proven to be nothing less than a supportive and warm presence throughout the wedding process. Planning a wedding is a tough process for many, but these two put you at ease and remind you of the romance.
Third, Alena is super responsive and flexible. Any communication and/or concern is resolved quickly and professionally. She makes it a point to be extremely flexible for you. Meeting in person just to chat, viewing the venue, having her arrive at a certain time on the day of the wedding...despite her living out in Sacramento, and we live in Berkeley (and having our wedding in Tiburon), she makes sure to make every appointment on time and molds to your schedule as much as possible. Just this alone helped make the wedding planning process much smoother.
Fourth, Alena and Alex are extremely professional on the day of the wedding and beyond. Honestly, I completely forgot they were there most of the time. Alena was present for the morning prep (makeup and hair), and she fit completely seamlessly into the day by snapping many gorgeous photos while blending into the background. Her non-intrusive style helped me and my bridesmaids relax and just completely be ourselves - nerves and humor and all - while she caught wonderfully candid moments. Throughout the day, her and Alex's photojournalistic style were able to capture so many moments we missed, while making everyone look good! But also importantly, she was also able to direct posed shots and suggest placement and timing for our first look, sunset shots, and bridal party/family photos. Even a request for a re-edit of photos, Alena took with positivity and responded with a newly edited version rapidly.
We hope to one day work with Alena and Alex again!
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25 February 2018

We had a unique wedding in having the ceremony and a dessert reception on one day and then the next day our reception at a different location. Alena was so accommodating in visiting the location and working with me to determine the amount of hours we would need. She would also respond so quickly! We got so many pictures and the quality of the pictures are amazing! She had such amazing artistic creativity in some of our posed photos, although I was hesitant about the posed photos at first, they are some of my favorites! I would hire Alena again in a heartbeat. Her husband tagged along for the ceremony and the posed photos. It was awesome having two photographers for the price of one, and having two people in different locations for the ceremony was awesome because I got some awesome shots back! I wish we had a reason to hire her again because she was so amazing to work with! I never had to follow up with her or anything, and she got our photos back to us right when she told us she would, despite our wedding being in December and with all the holidays, I am sure she was busy.
I would without a doubt hire her again!
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7 January 2018

Alena did our engagement photos and our wedding and she was so sweet every step of the way! She was always so kind and laid back, even while we had to corral family members for photos hectically on the wedding day. We also could not be happier with the quality of the photos! We have been getting non-stop compliments and Alena was very open to my ideas for a “shot-list” on the day of the wedding of specific moments I wanted to make sure to capture. All in all Alena was an amazing photographer and I would highly recommend her to anyone for their engagement of wedding photos, I cannot say enough good things about her! She’s the best! More...

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10 October 2017

Alena and her husband were awesome! They captured so many special moments at our wedding and we hardly knew they were there. Amazing quality, prompt turn around and talented creativity. For the area, you will not get a better price on photography of this caliber. I highly recommend Aleena Evteeva Photography! More...

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10 September 2017

Alena was absolutely fantastic on our wedding day, and the preview photos she sent us are reflective of that. You can tell she is passionate about photography and creating beautiful visuals, and we couldn't be happier with the images so far, and can't wait to see all the photos.
Prior to our wedding, we met with her in person over a glass of wine so she could get to know us as a couple, and I shared with her some images on Pinterest that matched the vibe we wanted to see in the final product. She also took the time to visit the venue to get a sense of what she'd be working with about a month before our big day. She was extremely responsive via email & text throughout the planning phase. During the ceremony, there were two photographers present to capture the different POVs.
The images we're most pleased with are the unposed, genuine moments she was able to capture, especially during the ceremony...the laughs, the exchanged glasses, etc.
It was a beautiful day for us, and I'm thrilled that we have Alena's photos that will allow us to visually relive the day in years to come.
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3 May 2016

Siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti per la professionalita‘ e per la capacita‘ di adattarsi alle nostre richieste ed esigenze. Il servizio fotografico e’ stato attento e di alta qualita’ con moltissimi scatti degni di nota, luminosi e da atmosfere incantate. Un fotografo mai invadente e pronto a immortalare momenti naturali che danno il senso dell’emozioni. La consegna delle foto e’ stata fatta alla scadenza accordata senza ritardi. More...

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3 May 2016

On s'est marié en août 2015 à Paris. Aliona avec son mari Alexey ont été nos photographes, ils nous ont accompagnés tout le temps pendant 2 jours, à la mairie et à l'église. Les photos qu'ils ont prises sont de grande qualité, toutes nos demandes ont été bien respectées. On les recommande vivement pour tous ceux qui cherchent non seulement les spécialistes expérimentés, mais aussi les gens gentils, avec beaucoup d'humour et très à l'écoute. More...

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