Hi, I am Yelena, a photographer based in Auckland. I live in Rothesay Bay with my gorgeous little girl Neda, my amazing husband Nenad and our cat Sophie.

Photography has been my passion ever since I can remember. I am mesmerised by people's faces and the way the face can express unverbalised, raw, true emotion. Therefore I studied Photography and obtained a Diploma.

Photography to me is about capturing moments you want to remain with you forever. It is time travel - years later when your mind starts to dim your memories, a photograph has the power to wake up the feeling. The feeling of holding your newborn in your arms, of that crazy laughter with your kids, of that moment when you looked into your loved ones eyes and said 'I do.'

There's nothing like walking down memory lane with your partner and saying: "remember this, when...."

While photographing I will make you and your children relax and laugh. Together we will break down the awkward barriers to create a fun atmosphere, to capture those timeless memories together.

Please read my client testimonials below.

Family photographer Auckland
We had the pleasure of working with Jelena for a photoshoot, and we couldn't be happier with the results! From start to finish, our experience with Jelena was exceptional.
First and foremost, Jelena's talent as a photographer is truly remarkable. She has an incredible eye for capturing those special moments that make memories so precious. Her ability to make us feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera was truly remarkable, and it translated into beautiful, candid shots that we will treasure forever.
— Bojana
Thank you so much for our Studio Family and Christmas sessions. You were so good and patient with our
children who didn't have much patience at all! And the images are superb, gorgeous, amazing! We are happy that we now have our own family photographer
and will definitely hire you again.
— Ivan & Jelena
Thank you Yelena for the
wonderful images.
(I never knew I was that
photogenic! You definitely got the best out of me ;) Thank you for your patience, your guidance and your words of
encouragement during the shoot. You will always be my
first recommendation!
— Natasha
I had a fun experience and would go back again. What made this session fun was how Yelena managed to make me feel so seen and comfortable. And at the same time she engages with her client very
pleasantly. After her
photoshoots you feel joy
and excitement to see yourself through her lens.
The images I received were stunning.
— Angela
Yelena has a very relaxed
manner and natural style and
captions emotions beautifully in her photos.
She is very sensitive
in her approach and made us feel confident and relaxed. It was very easy to be natural in front of her camera. As a result the photos came out beautiful, yet genuine. We had so many compliments from friends and family.
We could not recommend
Yelena more and definitely taking advantage of her amazing talent in the future.
— Milica, Bojan and Lana
Yelena is a very professional photographer who puts a lot of effort in her work. She is really kind, patient and
flexible. She has some great ideas and was so enjoyable working with her.
The photos you get in the end are amazing, great quality, great shots.
— Masha