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My name is Elena Golijanin (pronounced as Goliyanin. It’s a tough one, I know. Don’t worry if you mispronounce it, it happens all the time!) I came to Canada in 2001 and am proud to call it home. My love of photography stemmed from spending time with my father, an avid photographer. I spent much of my childhood in the glow of a red light in our dark bathroom, watching, learning, and falling in love with photography myself.
I always loved portraiture. I was always drawn to the beauty and depth of peoples’ faces, and how I could capture my subject’s soul through their eyes. I transitioned from amateur and joined professional photographers in Toronto in the early 2009, first working for a big photography studio, then going on my own in 2010. I photographed countless portraits in over 10 years of being a professional portrait photographer in Toronto, and created many beautiful, timeless memories for my clients. I now spend most of my time doing contemporary portraits in my gorgeous, sun-filled studio in Toronto. My professional photo studio features exposed brick walls, huge windows and natural light.
In my photography, I strive to create beautiful, clean, and timeless portraits that will always stay true, to be your family’s treasures for many generations. I make sure you as my client get the full celebrity treatment with professional hair and makeup, mimosas, and incredible outfits. I want to make your professional photo session about YOU. I photograph women of all ages, shapes, sizes, colours and hearts. I can see your beauty and know how to bring it forward and capture it with my camera. I love hearing your story, capture it, and show it in the most beautiful photos you have ever seen of yourself.
Watching the look on my client’s faces during the reveal of the photos is by far my favourite and most rewarding part – seeing their faces light up, seeing them shed a tear, and welcoming their hugs as they see their own beauty. Giving them the gift of seeing how truly beautiful they are makes it worth every second of the meticulous details I put into each and every portrait photography session.
I truly believe that classic portraits never go out of style. They are a gift you give to yourself and the ones you love. Portraits are your family heirlooms, and I feel truly honoured that you trust me with creating the most beautiful portraits for you!