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Your wedding day photographed with style


My name is Elena Vels and I am a Tri-state and a destination wedding photographer. I love aesthetics -- focusing on the sensory elements of life that feed me with an abundance of romantic enthusiasm. And that invests my work with meaning when I see love and beauty on a daily basis.

Growing up in Eastern Europe in a family of musicians was fundamental for the development of my creative vision. Mixed with newly adopted western approaches, it evolved into a compound and strong sense of style.


Living in Weehawken, NJ with a swoon-worthy view of New York City, I am deeply attached to the city life. I love its people, warm energies, endless caffeinated drinks, and all the little nooks and crannies you'd never known if you didn't pay attention. But I am most inspired by people and good old happy vibes. And when I need a moment, I travel and visit new places to recharge with foreign pheromones that in turn drive my art back home. Smile with me and we've got a tandem. Let's chat and make some beauty.

Please feel free to reach out to me with all your questions about my work and availability.

Examples of client deliverables

Emman & James
Alisa & Ilyas



Joshua Dumitrescu

We were blessed to have Elena as our photographer for our wedding. My wife and I loved not just the photos but Elena too. It was very easy to communicate with her and her personality is amazing. Thank you for creating our most precious memories!

Jessica Dietrich

Working with Elena is like hanging out with a good friend. She takes the time to really get to know you and understand the "vibe" you're looking for. She's incredibly professional, talented and personable. Because of this, we looked so relaxed and natural in our photos (even though we were SO nervous and awkward at first!). We can't wait to have Elena and her team shoot our wedding day! To any brides considering using Elena Vels Photography, you'd be silly not to book with her!

Yara Islam

Elena, words can not explain how beautiful our photos turned out!  She made us both feel very comfortable in front of the camera and provided excellent direction to ensure that every photo came out perfect. When searching for a photographer, I wanted someone who could capture our love without making the images look rehearsed. ELENA DOES JUST THAT! The emotion captured in the shots was very authentic and the pictures look like they were all candids. 

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