My name is Elena, and welcome to this corner of my world!
For me, flowers are the most beautiful subject. They are my portfolio's backbone, the inspiration behind my aesthetic, and the photographs I am most excited to share. There is careful intentionality behind these images. I am very selective about what I offer and share — each one filled with my very soul. Every year I release a limited collection. Once they are sold out, they will not be reproduced. I want you to feel like you’re holding a moment in time. A moment that was created just for you.
I believe that each day should be filled with great and simple pleasures. A cup of coffee with a friend, playing music loud and letting it move me, decadent skincare, delicious food made with love, and fresh flowers.
I believe that we are our best selves when we live a life free of clutter. Literally and metaphorically. We have one shot at this, and we should fill our days with the things that matter most. Things that make our hearts sing.
This belief led me to begin a fantastic yet incredibly challenging life journey on my terms. A few years ago, I walked away from my fourteen-year job and a steady paycheck to pursue a more creative path. Creativity has always had a significant influence on my life.
Photography has always given me satisfaction. It is a sacred ritual. I can let go, and freely create with my lens - turn off all the noise and just be.
Let me share a story with you.
Travel has always been part of my identity — I was born in Romania, raised in Canada, and now live in the US. I’ve been fascinated by and incredibly blessed to see so much of the world. At an early age, a creative spirit sparked within me. A strong desire to immortalize, share and preserve some of my favorite places developed.
I remember picking poppies in the fields of Romania and irises in the South of France and pressing them between the pages of scrapbooks. In my free time, I would paint and draw everything in sight. To this day, I keep a scrapbook filled with little treasures — bits of fabric, shells, and inspirations from each of my journeys.
When I was young, my father and I often drew together. We would sit at a table strewn with coloring pencils in every shade and fight over who was using the Kelly Green — imperative for drawing grass. This began my love affair with art — painting, doodling, scrapbooking, and coloring. If there was something beautiful to make, I was there and ready to do so.
The aesthetic aspects of life have always been the most appealing. I love to design, decorate, and create beautiful things. Capturing beautiful moments through my lens allows me to savor some of my favorite things and reflect on the joy they bring me.
This art is born of my happiness, and each work is incredibly special. Allow me to share a piece of myself with you and your sacred spaces.