The portfolios of Elite Capture’s photographers are filled with moody, cinematic scenes, ranging from a karate-kicking family in midair to a fashionably dressed woman roping a crescent moon. The studio excels at these types of compositions, positioning subjects under theatrical lighting in locations with striking backgrounds, rich colors, and naturally occurring green smoke. This artistic approach has caught the eye of famous clients such as Ludacris, the Black Eyed Peas, and LMFAO, all of whom have posed for Elite Capture shoots. The photographers give the same star treatment to their everyday clients, whose images are preserved on products including aluminum prints, custom greeting cards, and coffee-table books.
Seasoned photographer Elli doesn't just use her camera to document special occasions—she uses it as a tool for self-expression. Her signature blend of contemporary, vintage, and traditional influences breathes life into each of her photographs, whether she's taking pictures on the streets of Europe or capturing a baby's precious smile. She works with subjects of all types, including families, newborns, and fashion models looking to build their portfolios. When Elli isn't perfecting her craft as a photographer, she's delving into other forms of art, such as painting, makeup application, and graphic design.
Every year, photographer Marc Aviles has to limit the number of weddings he photographs to 20. That magic number allows him to take a meticulous approach in capturing both photojournalistic and posed photographs during one of life’s most momentous occasions. This is it Photography's wedding-photography process, which begins with an in-depth consultation and ends with photo-album production in Italy, reflects a deep respect for each client's vision. While snapping shots, photographers zoom in on sparkling rings and colorful bouquets to capture the subtle details of the ceremony before panning out to take pictures of the couple and guests. Marc also performs engagement photography sessions, which preserve romantic images at a cherished locale, such as a beach, a blossoming cherry tree, or the restaurant where lovers shared their first heimlich maneuver.
This is it Photography's talent for creating narratives through photographs has earned them several accolades throughout their career. Though they limit their annual wedding presence, they always welcome families, pets, newborns, and models into their studio for specialized portraits. Whimsical infant photos pair babies with studio props, including a miniature claw-foot tub and giant rubber duckies. Alternatively, outdoor shoots supply sunny backdrops for candid pictures. This is it Photography also rents out photo booths, which print sheets of smiling faces with custom event logos.
Stop frocking around and visit the fest's 2,500 square feet of gowns. From modest sheaths to cupcake-hemmed confections worthy of a princess, you'll find affordable dresses ($299–$399) available for purchase. Fashion shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. offer much-needed inspiration for outfitting your wedding entourage, while wedding workshops increase your agility points in everything from receptions to honeymoons. Discover decorating know-how at 10:30 a.m., jot down jet-setting tips at noon, and score secrets on how to save at 2 p.m. Stick around for a dream-wedding giveaway on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for more than $10,000 in prizes (you must be present to win). Visit the Wedding Faire site to see the complete schedule.