Jason - 26 days | Newborn 2017

Jason was the first little munchkin to be photographed in our studio and he was such a pleasure to photograph.  You would never know that he was almost a full month old based on how well he let us pose him numerous times!

Newborn | Philadelphia, PA | 2017

Dylan - 11 Days | Newborn 2017

Little Dylan was welcomed home by his two parents, and his amazing big sister, Perry!


Newborn | Philadelphia, PA | 2017

Ava - 6 months | Milestone 2017

Little Miss Ava at 6 months old!  We also did her newborn photos and it is so fun seeing her grow into this little beauty!


Milestone | Philadelphia, P | 2017

Dawson - 10 Days | newborn 2017

At ten days old, little Dawson was a dream to photograph.  He slept the entire time and was such a good baby!

Newborn | Albany, NY | 2017

Ewan - 15 Days | Newborn 2017

Little Ewan was such a trooper for his first photo shoot!  

Newborn | Philadelphia, PA | 2017

Keaton - 12 Days | Newborn 2017

Little Keaton was such a pleasure to photograph.  He slept almost the whole time we were there, and had the most perfect skin - he looked like a little doll!

Newborn | Philadelphia, PA | 2017

Emry - 10 Days | Newborn 2017

Emry was our second newborn of 2017 and she was such a pleasure to photograph at only 10 days old!  I am pretty sure this is one of the most photogenic families I have ever met - so much love!  Thanks for allowing us to capture your beautiful family!

Newborn | Albany, NY | 2017

Mila - 11 days | Newborn 2017

Mila was our first newborn of 2017 and she may have made us work really hard for it!  This adorable little thing was 11 days old at her session and she just wanted to be awake and take it all in.  Mom requested dusty rose, pink, and beige - I think we had the perfect set for that!

Newborn | Philadelphia | 2017

Kate & Ben | Maternity 2016

Kate & Ben's Maternity Session was held in Altamont, New York (2016).  They expect their first child in the beginning of January.
Hair & Makeup by the very talented and amazing Olya Paskovaty.

Landyn - 7 days | Newborn 2016

Landyn was 7 days old at the time of his newborn session with us!  He was the tiniest little peanut we have ever had the pleasure of photographing.

Newborn | Albany, NY | 2016

Paola  |  maternity 2016

Paola's Maternity Mini took place at the Glen Rock Arboretum in North Jersey.  

Maternity | New Jersey | 2016

Kieran | little ones 2016

Happy first birthday, Kieran!  

Little Ones | Scotia, NY | 2016

Jenn & Adam | Maternity 2016

What can I say ... Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year and it definitely doesn't hurt having such a gorgeous mamma-to-be to look at! Jenn and Adam are expecting their first son, Landyn, in December and their excitement is contagious.  It was such a pleasure working with both of them and above you will see some of my favorite images from the day!

Maternity | Albany, NY | 2016

Adam & Emma | Families 2016

Despite the very cold September morning weather at the Bala Cynwyd Park and Playground, Adam and Emma were troopers so that we could get some great family shots for their parents and grandparents to cherish.  I think by the end we tired them out. Do they get any cuter than this?!

Family | Philadelphia, PA | 2016

Lemonade Mini Sessions | 2016

We had an amazing turnout for our 2016 Spring Minis!  The kids and their families just loved our lemonade set.  I thought I would share a few of my favorite images.


Albany, NY - Philadelphia, PA | 2016


My beautiful cousin Genna and her loving husband Dan welcomed their second daughter, Natalie, into the world on February 24, 2016.  Genna and Dan already have one daughter, Liliana, who is two years old and a fabulous big sister to Natalie already!  We were lucky enough to travel to Upstate NY to spend some time with this adorable family and the photos that resulted just warmed my heart.  Family is everything, cherish it.

Albany, NY, 2016


We got to spend Halloween weekend with this little stud.  At first, Bennet wasn't sure he wanted to be in the spotlight, but he came around.  Bennet's parents are avid record collectors so, of course, it made sense to include those as well!  I am looking forward to watching this little guy grow.  Welcome to the world Bennet Michael!

Albany, NY, 2016


My session with Danielle and Craig was held at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, PA — where Craig popped the question a year ago.  It was such a pleasure spending the afternoon with these two.  You can tell from these photos how comfortable and happy they make each other.  Meeting when they were 14 years of age, they portray the love everyone hopes to find.  Congratulations on your engagement!

Morris Arboretum - Philadelphia, PA, 2015


What a sweet little 4 mo. old baby Mia is.  She was such a delight to photograph!

Franklin Lakes, NJ, 2015.


When my brother and his fiance asked that I take their engagement photos, I couldn't have been more excited and proud.  I have been waiting a long time for the day when my brother would find a woman that is perfect for him, and he sure found her.  Getting married a short 5 months after me and my fiance, this year holds so much excitement and promise.

Their pug named "Brody" makes these three such a cute little family.  Of course he had to tag along for the photos, especially because he loved Kendra first!

I would like to share my pure happiness and congratulations to my two family members, Ryan and Kendra.  You two are perfect for each other and I cannot wait to see your future together.  You have all of my love.

Albany, NY, 2015

Kasey & Mike | Maternity

Kasey and Mike are expecting their first child at the end of October.  It was so fun shooting with this excited couple!  This session was held in Albany, NY at the Empire State Plaza, close to where the couple had their first apartment together in Albany. 2015.

streets of philadelphia | photojournalism with Sam

One of my very first friends in Philadelphia was an amazing lady named Sam.  Not only does Sam make you feel comforted and loved when you are around her, she is always willing to help out her friends.  Not to mention - she is quite stunning.  Earlier this week I had the pleasure of working with Sam on a styled photo shoot I call "Streets of Philadelphia".  I wanted to showcase some of Philly's streets and monuments in a way that captured the essence of Philadelphia and not just the tourist view of our city.

While we were traipsing around the city looking for city worthy shots, I realized how much I missed the adventurous part of photography.  Below is a picture captured on the bridge near the Philadelphia Art Museum.  This is the very bridge where I was nearly clipped by numerous vehicles flying by.  The things we do for our art.

This last picture is just for fun!  Thanks again Sam!

Philadelphia, PA, 2015

frank barile | musician spotlight

Happy Fall!

For those of you who don't know me, I am a lover of many things - Music, Art, Decorating, DIY projects, Fall, Coffee, etc.  So it comes with great pleasure to announce that my cousin Frank Barile has just completed his solo album!  We have all been anticipating this day as Frank releases his very own debut album, "Beyond Me".  Now, I have already had the pleasure of sneaking a listen to a couple of his fantastic songs, but for those of you who haven't, prepare to be blown away.  

Frank has been writing music for many years as he was formerly in the band, The Anywheres.  He even proposed to his now wife Caley Barile, on stage!  We had a wonderful backdrop to our session; the Philadelphia neighborhoods were perfect to display Frank's style and charisma.  

The release party for Frank's new album "Beyond Me" will be November 1, 2014 at The Bitter End in NYC. This intimate venue will fill up fast for this artist so be sure to arrive early!  The show starts at 8 PM and the tables are first come first serve and you will receive a free CD with entry.  ElannaDPhotography will surely be making the trip and we think you should too! 

Philadelphia, PA, 2015

fairytale frenzy | Photojournalism with Cortney & Olya

Now that summer is ending, I can't help but remember the Fairtytale Frenzy session we did last year with Cortney Reese (model) and Olya Paskovaty (hair and makeup artist).  I had a crazy idea to combine fairytale ideas and send Cortney out into the woods to portray a lost and confused heroine.  My favorite photo is displayed below.

I will not give away my secret (hanging objects from clear fishing line) of the illusion, but let's just say it was very time consuming and what idea isn't worth cutting your hands and getting your shirt stained red on fake apples?  That is the question.  

As much work as this shoot was, I would do it again in a heartbeat.  When you have fantastic collaborators and friends to work with, nothing seems like work.  I think I speak for all of us in saying it was a blast to take part in something creative with other artists.  After all, who doesn't love a little fairtytale? 

Albany, NY

Tara & Nick | Wedding

Wedding Season!

As wedding season is in full effect, I can't help but be thankful for the amazing opportunity I had this year to photograph Nick and Tara Thomas' wedding.  Being our first wedding, [Paul] and I weren't exactly sure what to expect as far as timing and emotions running wild, but we succeeded in making this the best first experience we could have had.  I'd have to say that my favorite part of the Thomas' wedding day was taking photos of each little detail as the bride and groom said 'I Do'.

From the moment you see Nick and Tara together, you know they are completely meant to be.  It warmed out hearts to watch these two prepare for their day and to say their vows to each other with such happiness and joy.

Not only was the ceremony perfect on the Approach at Troy's RPI, but it ended with a surprise fireworks show and some sparklers!

We are so happy to have spent this memorable day with these two individuals and those that mean the world to them.  We wish you both joy, happiness, and health in all of your future years.  To the next 100 years! 

Troy, NY