hey there


 I’m Elena Cuellar, a fashion & wedding photographer based in Northwest, Indiana though the majority of my work takes me to Chicago, Illinois.


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I’ve always been a creative people person since I was tiny. My Dad use to joke when I was little that “I should go into politics” because I wasn’t afraid to say Hi to anyone I saw whether at the grocery store, the mall, even on a family vacation to Saint Martin Island. My creative side kicked in when I was 5 after a visit to Sea World with my family. I don’t remember every detail from that trip but I do remember holding my Dad’s camera - it was love at first click. 

Looking back being creative has also always made me happy; whether it was acting in church plays, photography, taking fashion, theatre arts, and photography courses in high school and so forth

Which is why in high school it made sense that my career would involve both business & photography: I would my own studio and become a full time professional photographer. However other interests caught my attention and when it came to college I decided to pursue a career in Criminal Justice instead of applying for art school. I graduated later with a B.A. in Political Science with a focus in Criminal Justice. After working full time as a legal secretary and part time as a second photographer, I knew that photography was my true calling; it was the puzzle piece that was missing and what made me feel alive and passionate. Thus, I put in my two-weeks notice at my law firm to pursue my true passion. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love through serving and loving my clients. 

& while photography is my passion – building lasting relationships with my clients is what makes my heart happy.

a few of my
 favorite things

raspberry or peppermint tea

Old Hollywood films

dancing to any music that
makes my hips move

hallmark movies

all things carbs

road trips


love what you see?

let's work together!

currently booking for 2018 + 2019

chicago & beyond


Thank you!
we'll be in touch soon!