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Elena Skaya Photography

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25 October 2019

Elena and Nik are amazing photographers who were open to our ideas and made them even better! They were very accommodating to all of the places we wanted pictures taken for our engagement pictures, and they even took us to First Landing State park between our wedding and reception because we wanted pictures with the changing leaves. Wow! They are super knowledgeable and the pictures turned out so beautifully! They were also very communicative throughout the process which was appreciated, and the slideshow at the wedding was such a nice touch :) More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

21 October 2019

We had an amazing experience with Elena and Nik! They are so talented and capture all the right moments. Our engagement shoot was a lot of fun, and the pictures turned out beautifully. Our preview from the wedding was breath-taking and I’m sure the full selection of wedding pictures will be great too! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

12 October 2019

Elena and Nik are truly amazing. From our first session with them for our engagement photos we knew we found the perfect photographer and videographer. We recently recieved our wedding photos and videos back and we were blown away by the quality. During the wedding we hardly noticed their presence but they managed to capture the whole night. We love that we not only have the pictures to look back on but we have the video as well. Every time we watch it we feel like we get to relive the best night of our lives! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

10 October 2019

Elena and her husband are hands down the most amazing duo you can hire in the area! I loved them so much. Not only did they show up on time and ready to go, they went above and beyond for every step of the way. From the wedding day to sending our photos and videos they gave more than what I expected to received. I'm so thankful for the moments they captured. They are worth every penny and more! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

29 September 2019

We worked with Elena (photographer) and her husband (videographer) for our wedding on Sept 8 2019. We LOVE our photos and they posted a sneak peak video and wedding photos within 48 hours of our wedding! We loved their style photography, felt like models in our photos. They were super flexible, organized, and fun to work with! Highly recommend! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

23 September 2019

The dynamic duo, husband / wife team, professional photographer & videographer. The perfect package. They were amazing at our daughter Kim's wedding as she married the man of her dreams, Zac Dias. They incorporated a sneak peek video towards the end of the night for all the guests to see as a glimpse of what was to come. The photos that have been posted which have been untouched are absolutely incredible. Five ***** for sure. More...

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22 September 2019

Dont look any further. You’ve found THE BEST photographer and videographer husband and wife duet in all of Hampton roads. I had a special request to surprise my husband with a horse to be in our wedding photos and they were just as excited about it as I was! They did a day-of surprise slide show at the end of our reception with about 15 photos which made everyone ball their eyes out. They also posted over 20 fully edited breathtaking photos in less than 32 hours. Elena and Nik were so genuine, calming, and professional. You can’t ask for 2 better people to take along with you on your wedding journey. From the beginning of the 14 month planning process until well after the wedding was over, these 2 made us feel like we were family. Never once did we feel like we were a bother, even with our hundreds of questions that we probably asked more than once!!! Thank you Elena and Nik. You guys helped make our dream come true. More...

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20 August 2019

I had the pleasure to work with Elena on wedding recently. Her professionalism and experience was seen at every point of the event. The final pictures (sneak peek) shows how skillful and talented she is behind the camera. I would work with Elena over, and over again. As a Professional Wedding Planner I would recommend her to any couple. More...

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9 August 2019

Best photo and video service we ever used. Very professional and confident. All final pictures and videos received very fast. They are always on the phone and ready to help. We were happy to spend or D.C. trip with Elena and Nikita. Highly recommended services! More...

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6 August 2019

Elena & her husband Nik are so incredibly talented! We havent received all of our photos back yet but have been blown away by the sneak peaks we have been given. So happy to have found them!

Reviewed on Facebook

4 August 2019

This photographer is amazing to say the least. Before my niece picked Elena to shoot her wedding she had a few photographers she asked my opinion on. when I saw Elena's work it was a no brainier for me. my niece obviously went with my suggestion and we are so glad she did. Elena Skaya has an unbelievable eye and talent! Elena has captured some of the most beautiful memories that Ron and Taylor Berscak, family and friends will enjoy forever! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

30 July 2019

Elena was the most amazing photographer for our wedding! She was so willing to work with us, despite our crazy schedules and ideas for our engagement pictures and our photos on our wedding day. She has so many great ideas for poses, pics, etc. All of our pictures were edited and sent back to us in a timely manner, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out! We will use her as our photographer for all of our life milestones! She's amazing! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

20 July 2019

We had our engagement ceremony during cherry blossom period in 2018 in DC - Elena and Nikita did an amazing work! It was our second photo session (we did Love Story last year) with Elena and this time she helped/consulted me to chose the colors of our outfits and the exact location as we both love T. Jefferson memorial. On the day of the photo session Elena and Nikita arrived earlier to set up and prepare everything for the session. I always considered myself as a non-photogenic person, so I was worried. Through the photo session, Elena helped me to relax, be myself and more over, open myself up from a different side I have never seen. I felt so confident and as if I have always been a model. Also, my fiancé enjoyed the session and the work Elena and Nikita put in to us. They both continuously helped us, by saying where to look, how to stand, how to put our hands- so we looked incredible! We are so lucky, we had them to shoot our Engagement session. We are now planning our wedding- overseas, and we are definitely inviting them, so stay tuned to see their unbelievable work! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

15 June 2019

Elena and her partner were our photographers at our wedding on 05/11/19 at Norfolk. First of all, they are very flexible. you can customize your own package and they also do videos . Their price is reasonable since they did a fantastic job on our wedding day! Their responses are quick and efficient. You can even get a hold on them on weekends. Their sneak peek is fast and eventually, they would build a website gallery for your own wedding day photo. It was both very sunny and raining on my wedding day but they still did a good job of capturing great photos. They are patient and pay close attention to what is going on so they were able to utilize all the chances to capture as many as photos as they can. More...

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11 November 2018

Nikita and Elena did excellent job and more then we are expected!They find the best way to safe a special emotions and happiness of our day, life, love and journey! Elena and Nikita live and experiencing with us moments of our life during the shooting, so they are successful. Thank you so much guys! Love you ! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

10 November 2018

Nik and Elena were a joy to work with. They are a nice young couple who made my fiancee (now wife) and I very comfortable during our engagement shoot because they would demonstrate the poses themselves. For the wedding, we were very pleased with how the photos came out and the ideas Nik and Elena had. They seem to have all the latest gadgets, and Nik even used a drone to get awesome aerial footage of the venue that captured the bride getting ready through the window. Overall, a very nice, professional, and reliable couple to work with who provided us with beautiful memories that will last forever. More...

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27 October 2018

Elena is Extremely professional and gifted. She works with her husband (they are so cute) so you essentially get two for the price of one. The Background: I met Elena and within 30 seconds of meeting her I knew I would I hire her. I booked a photographer and that photographer, who will remain unnamed, backed out 90 days before my wedding. we were already on a short timeline (5 month engagement). So I was in a panic. Also, I'm the worst bride ever and I have a super busy job and no wedding planner and I had no idea what to ask, look for, etc. She met me on a short turnaround and was very responsive throughout the process. She was professional & patient. Every questions she asked of me, my answer was: "um, I don't know." and she was very patient and professional and told me how she ran things. I knew she was perfect because she would guide me through the day. Wedding Day: The weather was gross and the church did not allow flash photography but My photos are perfect. Also I was running late to the ceremony and stressed out but she told me to wait and take some bridals...I think I was a bit annoyed and stressed but it was worth it. She said something to the effect of "they can't start without you" and took some beautiful photos of me on a Colonial Couch....it was stunning. My husband absolutely HATES taking photos but she captured some amazing VERY NATURAL shots of the two of us...truly talented.. I will absolutely be recommending Elena and calling her for any future life events. THANK YOU! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

6 October 2018

Elena is very professional, personable and talented! From the first meeting we felt so comfortable with Elena as she took the time to get to know us and made sure she understood our vision. My now husband and I had never taken professional photos before...During the engagment shoot she helped us relax, be comfortable and made it such a fun day. And the photos turned out amazing! We are also beyond happy with the way our wedding photos turned out. We have so many favorites and she made our simple back yard wedding look so spectacular. Elena was very involved during our big day, captured every moment and my family really enjoyed talking with her. I am so happy we chose Elena to capture such an important moment in our lives. She is so easy to work with and is very passionate about her work. We look forward to working with her again in the future! More...

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22 September 2018

Elena and Nik were absolutely fantastic to work with! We were able to create a custom package with her to include, engagement, wedding day and post wedding portraits. She fully understood our needs/special requests and was very flexible with our schedules.

They genuinely care about making your day special and are very friendly. We couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos and our post-wedding portraits were spectacular!
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8 September 2018

I cannot say enough nice things about Elena & Nick. They done our wedding photos, plus a wedding video and I was MORE than pleased! I could not have chosen any better photographers, they done a wonderful job. They were very easy and fun to work with, they done everything we wanted and I will always choose them when I need a photographer! :) More...

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25 August 2018

Wonderful and professional pair. Captured all the perfect shots. Absolutely lovely.

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14 July 2018

I was so worried about choosing a photographer because I am in NY and my wedding was in VA. So I had to completely go off of reviews and price. Wow, did I luck out! This group was the best decision I made for my wedding-- and everyone else agrees too! Their price is good, they are very friendly and wonderful, and wow is their work (video and photos) spectacular! Couldn't have dreamt of anything better. More...

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30 June 2018

From beginning to end it was easy to work with you both. Any questions or concerns that I had where addressed promptly. We're completely satisfied with our photos and can't wait to work with you guys!

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9 June 2018

Great team to work with! We are very happy with an outcome! Thank you for this amazing memory captured with the best quality!

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27 May 2018

We had our engagement ceremony during cherry blossom period in 2018 in DC - Elena and Nikita did an amazing work! It was our second photo session (we did Love Story last year) with Elena.  This time she helped/consulted me to chose the colors of our outfits and the exact location as we both love T.Jefferson memorial. On the day of the photo session Elena and Nikita arrived earlier to set up and prepare everything for the session.  It was a bit called, so Elena and Nikita were working in fast pace, to make sure we won't get a cold. I always considered myself as a non-photogenic person, so I was worried before photo session . However, throughout the photo session, Elena helped me to relax, be myself and more over, open myself up from a different side I have never seen. I felt so confident and as if I have always been a model. Also, my fiancé enjoyed the session and the work Elena and Nikita put in to us. He was inspired to be creative and romantic! Elena and Nikita, both continuously helped us, by saying where to look, how to stand, how to put our hands- so we looked incredible! They were able to see our story and create our fairy tale! We are so lucky, we had them to shoot our Engagement session. We are now planning our wedding- overseas, and we are definitely inviting them, so stay tuned to see their unbelievable work! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 May 2018

What matters to you?Not everyone has the same goals but is your photographer listening? W hired Elena to do family portraits and she (and her husband/partner Nick) did everything to make the experience something special. They staged the shots without taking all the fun out of it, they set up a scene that made the children extra cooperative, they went through the various family groups quickly without rushing any one. We were all pleased but. . . Then we got the pictures. WOW. They worked so hard to make each photo something to cherish. They were beautifully presented and professionally edited.We could not have been happier . Worth every dime. After you set the date your next move should be to hire Elena. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

7 April 2018

Nik was amazing from Day 1. He responded to our call promptly and worked with us. We had requests that differed from his set packages to include extra time and sending us a flash drive with the raw footage, and he was very accommodating and helpful. He met us a week prior and was able to answer all of our questions. The day of, he worked well with Kim and I and made the entire process smoother. He quickly sent us the preview video 3 days after the ceremony and the full video within 3 weeks. Kim and I are extremely pleased with how both videos turned out and am glad to have chosen Nik as our videographer. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

9 March 2018

So professional, Elena and Nik make you feel very comfortable. I’m 100% satisfied. And their work is truly an amazing piece of art! ! I have found my photographer for life! More...

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3 February 2018

I absolutely loved my engagement and wedding photos!

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14 October 2017

Elena was so wonderful to work with. We had family visiting from out of country and wanted some professional photos taken. We told Elena what kind of scenery we were looking for and she advised us on the most beautiful place that was exactly what we wanted. We had a lot of people in the pictures and Elena and Nick helped us with positioning so pictures didn't look crowded. We are really happy with how photos turned out! I should also mention how quickly we got them, given that my family was leaving country and Elena went above and beyond to make sure we got the finished images before they left! Thank you so much for a job well done! See you again soon ;) More...

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17 September 2017

We are impressed with the photos, they are beautiful and delicate, just the way you want your wedding photos to be. We were on a low budget, so we arranged just a couple of hours for the shooting, but Elena did her best.

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2 September 2017

Elena was simply amazing to work with. I unfortunately arrived to my wedding venue late and she was ready to step in. She had taken photos of my guests and used the time to determine the best shots to take. I’m so thankful for her and her husband whom provided us with the best memories of our special day. She made the entire process so easy and I would urge others to trust your day in her hands. Thank you for the best photos and video a bride could ever imagine. More...

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8 July 2017

We could have not chosen anyone better. Our experience was first class. We were not sure we wanted a video, but wow are we glad we did it was fabulous as well as the photos. Look no further this shoud be you pick. More...

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8 July 2017

This husband-wife, photography-videography duo is amazing! The pictures were gorgeous and the edited video, which we watched at a video "premier" party, made all of us cry. They catered to all of our requests and needs, and never disappointed us, even when they were overseas for their wedding and honeymoon! I would HIGHLY recommend them for your upcoming wedding! More...

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24 June 2017

Elena and Nik we absolutely amazing! They drove all the way down to North Carolina for no "extra" fees and did an excellent job. The pictures and video were better than I could've imagined and their personalities worked perfectly with everyone in my family. I would recommend Elena Skaya Photography for engagements, weddings, families and everything in between! More...

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24 May 2017

We are having our family photoshoot once a year with Elena. It's always a pleasure to work with her, she is a real professional. I like her tips and advice which are so helpful. Elena is a wonderful photographer who is loving her job! More...

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15 April 2017

Book this vendor, so accommodating and my engagement pictures are beautiful! My wedding sneak peek pictures are beyond gorgeous, I love this photographer, her work is amazing. I will be using her in the future, I am so pleased and have gotten so many compliments on the photos I have so far, I can't wait to see the rest. More...

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1 October 2016

The photographers were great. They did not try and run the wedding, but they got great photographs. I thought the price was high at first, but it was well worth it. With two photographers they could get more and better shots, and they worked so hard for all the hours of the wedding and the reception. I would not hesitate to recommend them. (My daughter wants to fly them out to New Mexico if she ever gets married). More...

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24 September 2016

This husband and wife team were fabulous. They knew how to get the best shots and took care of all of our photo requests. I would hire them again if I needed their services.

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25 August 2016

Elena did a wonderful Job capturing the most precious moments for our Engagement & Wedding Day. She truly loves what she does because it absolutely shows in her work. I would absolutely recommend Elena to anyone. More...

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11 August 2016

Elena and her videographer partner are such a great team! They know what they are doing and not only that but they know how to work well and effectively together. They have a lot of experience with weddings yet their prices aren't through the roof, they give you the quality we all hope to have for our wedding day pictures and video without it being out of the question just because of the cost. I am so thankful I found this duo off of thumbtack otherwise I would have never been able to get everything I wanted out of my wedding day and more! The pictures I have received thus far are absolutely beautiful and professional. We have received many compliments and are completely awed by how they all turned out. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone searching for high quality photography and videography needs for any special event or occasion. More...

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28 May 2016

Elena Skaya is very easy to work with - and you will be happy with the results. However, you probably need to 'coach' a little to explain all the posed pics you would like. We would have liked to have had some pics of every group at every table at our event... and, pics with us with each group at each table. However, the quality of the pics you will receive is very good. More...

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