A Chicago based photographer
 who specializes in fashion and weddings. 
I photograph with my heart not with my eyes. 

hi I'm Elena 

I’m the girl who records Hallmark movies during the week only to sit and watch them on the weekend because I love getting lost in a love story. I am a sister, a romantic at heart and a true friend to my clients. Read more of my story below!

I am a photographer but I’m also a bookworm who is has a weakness for carbs. I am a shopaholic who spends way to much money at Target even when I have a list.

hey there!

You can see me in:

voyage chicago mAGAZINE

#chicagocreatives

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. 

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.

send 

love what you see?

let's work together!

currently booking for 2018 + 2019

chicago & beyond

hello@elenacuellar.com


Yay! I can't wait to meet each other :)

You'll have a reply from me within 48 hours!