We photograph weddings, quite simply, because we love to. Drawn to emotion and beauty like moths to a flame, our approach is one of openness, joy, and stealth. We follow the light, listen for the laughter, and strive to capture the most poignant moments of your wedding day. It's all about spontaneous, unique imagery, focused on what's really happening with you and your loved ones. Our roots are old school, based in the photojournalistic and fine-art printing traditions. Our methods are definitely new school, utilizing the latest technologies and breaking rules where there's a better idea. Whether your wedding is lavish or intimate, traditional or wildly imaginative, we are professional artists who love to make you deliriously happy.
Charl Lane Elias had a childhood hugging the Gulf Coast, her aesthetic heavily influenced by living in New Orleans, Houston, and the East Texas bayou. Training in the fine arts, she eventually embraced photography as her medium. Within a year of washing the fixer off her first print, she was providing custom darkroom services, negative restoration and documentary photography for a private historic archive.
Moving to NYC, Charl provided photography, digital imaging, and interactive services to companies as diverse as the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nomura Securities, ACI, Viacom Interactive Services, the Sundance Channel, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and Viacom Corporate Public Relations.
An exhibiting artist, Mrs. Elias has shown locally in ASA's Landscapes for Landsake and Kim Klopstock's 50 South. Internationally published, her work has been seen in Punk Rock Confidential, American Salon, Unique Hair Arts, Q Magazine at Yale, the Saratogian, the Schenectady Gazette, Well Wed in NY, and Saratoga Femme.
In addition to having the honor of documenting weddings, Charl offers modern boudoir photography services for women and couples. With wonderful clients travelling from all over NY state, VT, NJ, CT, NH, PA and MA, there is never a dull moment in her upstate New York studio!
Mrs. Elias also offers commercial, fashion and editorial photography- for clients seeking images that are created with style and delivered with professionalism. Her business clients have included such notables as Khymanyo Couture, Philippe Bevan International Salon, Nicole Messier Public Relations, Melissa Grattan's Make It Fit, Kim Klopstock's the Lily and the Rose, the Saratoga Winery and Patsy's Executive Cutters.
David A. Elias was born and raised outside of Utica, NY. After graduating the Millbrook School he attended S.U.N.Y Albany, earning his B.A. in European history. Moving out West David settled in San Francisco and pursued his love of food. He secured an A.O.S. in the culinary arts from the California Culinary Academy, subsequently cooking in a number of San Francisco's prestigious eateries such as Masa's and Bix.
Long involved in the music and art scene, David managed and produced the seminal San Francisco punk band the VKTMS. A few years after settling into Manhattan's Lower East Side, David met Charl...
Mr. Elias also offers commercial, documentary, food and editorial photography. His business clients have included Kim Klopstock's the Lily and the Rose, Patsy's Executive Cutters, the TS Ensemble, Sweets by Stacy, and Daurizios FatBoy Style Pizza and Catering. David's documentary projects include the Washington County Fair and the Double M Rodeo. His work has been published in Punk Rock Confidential as well as multiple local newspapers.
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