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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley

Potomac , MD

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Potomac, MD 20874 US (map)

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301-655-3857

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ABOUT US

Elaine Studley is a photojournalist and fine art portrait photographer with a quiet, fun and very personal approach to wedding photography. "I love all of the details, shoes, flowers,... Read more
Elaine Studley is a photojournalist and fine art portrait photographer with a quiet, fun and very personal approach to wedding photography. "I love all of the details, shoes, flowers, the dress". "Her quiet style calmed and reassured us", "We barely knew she was there and then there were all of these amazing images". Our brides and grooms often remain friends for years to come and bring back their babies. That is one of our greatest joys. We are open days and some evenings. Come join us for tea or cappucino, go over albums and talk about your planning. Among Washington’s finest – Washingtonian Magazine Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Jackie
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
LIGHTNING SPEED! I would like to point out that I got married on June 4th and by June 18th I had over my 1,000 final edited photos from my wedding, all immediately ready for download for no watermark. If that does not make you want to book Elaine immediately, you are out of your mind. Anyway, Elaine is a hoot. She makes people feel comfortable and gives just enough direction that you are not floundering out there, but is also not contorting you into these unnatural poses. She is also very good at giving you the types of images you want (from your pinterest board for example) while still getting great candid shots. The photos are stunning and she is very easy to work with, not to mention her prices are way more competitive than other places. She was always punctual (early even) and always stayed an extra 15-30 minutes without charging us, which is not something to take for granted in the wedding world. She was very organized and started to lay out a very detailed schedule with me several months in advance to make sure she was able to capture everything we wanted and even did a recon of the venue before the date. She is a professional and a really sweet person to boot. Her assistant was able to manage 4 grown (often confused) men with ease and take stunning photos of my husband. We are so glad we went with Hay McKenna
LIGHTNING SPEED! I would like to point out that I got married on June 4th and by June 18th I had over my 1,000 final Read more...
LIGHTNING SPEED! I would like to point out that I got married on June 4th and by June 18th I had over my 1,000 final edited photos from my wedding, all immediately ready for download for no watermark. If that does not make you want to book Elaine immediately, you are out of your mind. Anyway, Elaine is a hoot. She makes people feel comfortable and gives just enough direction that you are not floundering out there, but is also not contorting you into these unnatural poses. She is also very good at giving you the types of images you want (from your pinterest board for example) while still getting great candid shots. The photos are stunning and she is very easy to work with, not to mention her prices are way more competitive than other places. She was always punctual (early even) and always stayed an extra 15-30 minutes without charging us, which is not something to take for granted in the wedding world. She was very organized and started to lay out a very detailed schedule with me several months in advance to make sure she was able to capture everything we wanted and even did a recon of the venue before the date. She is a professional and a really sweet person to boot. Her assistant was able to manage 4 grown (often confused) men with ease and take stunning photos of my husband. We are so glad we went with Hay McKenna Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Awe :) Jackie and Julian you were amazing. You made the day so much fun for everyone around you, including us!! You guys smiled and enjoyed the entire day. You were absolutely gorgeous!!!! both of you! Our thanks to your vendor team and your families. .. from Becky.... :) Your "confused men" were a total delight! So funny!!! Best wedding party ever!!! Kudos to the Trump Resort. They were everything you said they would be absolutely on top of things and fun to work with. Stunning florals, great food and one of the best wedding bands we have ever heard. We do not often see grandmas dance the evening away. Absolutely priceless!!!!!!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Like most brides, I had phone screened several photographers before coming across Elaine. As soon as I got off the phone I told my now husband, “I finally found our photographer!” One less vendor for me to search for and stress over, so naturally he was happy. My husband has a very crazy work schedule and she was able to work with his limited free hours to take our engagement pictures. She made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. And if your fiancé doesn’t like modeling for the camera, do not worry one bit, she doesn’t make him pose and my husband actually enjoyed our engagement session!

During the time between engagement and wedding photos Elaine was incredibly responsive and so timely with her editing. Not to mention her work is beautiful.

On our wedding day Elaine felt like a member of the family. She went with the flow and again, she was so relaxed which made me relaxed. It rained, snowed and the wind was fierce and cold (in the Spring time!) I started to get frustrated with the weather and she helped get me through the day by taking great pictures where we could. She is a true professional who can make the best of your venue when it’s not ideal to go outside. Looking back on my wedding day I will remember Elaine as my amazing photographer who was a part of my big day.

We are going to hire Elaine in the future to document our family and I strongly encourage you to consider hiring her for your wedding day!
Like most brides, I had phone screened several photographers before coming across Elaine. As soon as I got off the phone I Read more...
Like most brides, I had phone screened several photographers before coming across Elaine. As soon as I got off the phone I told my now husband, “I finally found our photographer!” One less vendor for me to search for and stress over, so naturally he was happy. My husband has a very crazy work schedule and she was able to work with his limited free hours to take our engagement pictures. She made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. And if your fiancé doesn’t like modeling for the camera, do not worry one bit, she doesn’t make him pose and my husband actually enjoyed our engagement session!

During the time between engagement and wedding photos Elaine was incredibly responsive and so timely with her editing. Not to mention her work is beautiful.

On our wedding day Elaine felt like a member of the family. She went with the flow and again, she was so relaxed which made me relaxed. It rained, snowed and the wind was fierce and cold (in the Spring time!) I started to get frustrated with the weather and she helped get me through the day by taking great pictures where we could. She is a true professional who can make the best of your venue when it’s not ideal to go outside. Looking back on my wedding day I will remember Elaine as my amazing photographer who was a part of my big day.

We are going to hire Elaine in the future to document our family and I strongly encourage you to consider hiring her for your wedding day! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

OMG D&B :) Thank you so much!! You guys were a total joy to work with. A wedding day is challenging and even stressful particularly with 25mph winds! You made it look easy and you made it fun for everyone. Party was a total blast. Best shoe-ly-wed game ever, among my favorite photos of the year. Thank you again!!! We look forward to documenting your future. Come visit!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to express how much I loved working with Elaine Studley! This was our second wedding so we wanted all fun and no drama or fuss. Elaine has a warm and calm personality that we really connected with (and reassured those last-minute jitters). She and her 2nd photographer (Becky) were always there when we needed them - super easy family portraits and lots of fun candid shots - I can't wait to see the photos!
I can't even begin to express how much I loved working with Elaine Studley! This was our second wedding so we wanted all Read more...
I can't even begin to express how much I loved working with Elaine Studley! This was our second wedding so we wanted all fun and no drama or fuss. Elaine has a warm and calm personality that we really connected with (and reassured those last-minute jitters). She and her 2nd photographer (Becky) were always there when we needed them - super easy family portraits and lots of fun candid shots - I can't wait to see the photos! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Oh my goodness :) Thank you! What an amazing day all around. Dancing in the rain was absolutely a first, (Priceless!) to finding the hidden doors of the mansion and ending the day with Dim Sum! The day was so much fun!!!!! A wedding is a gift of an amazing memory to everyone you love. It was a special joy to see a new blended family on their very first day, so filled with support, joy, love and much laughter. You were amazing and gorgeous btw!!!! We claim dibs on the first family portrait!! :) Elaine and Becky
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Dave
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Elaine did a fabulous job photographing our wedding! We chose Elaine because of her extensive experience and gorgeous photos, and we could not be happier with our choice. She was easy to work with and our engagement photo shoot was a breeze. The day of our wedding she was friendly and professional, easily switching between posed and candid photos and dealing with shooting in multiple locations. She had a second photographer with her the whole time to make sure there were many photo options. The photos were BEAUTIFUL, and she got them to us by the time we got back from our honeymoon. We really appreciated that she had already taken photographs in all of our locations so she knew where the best shots were. Highly recommend! - Anne & Dave
Elaine did a fabulous job photographing our wedding! We chose Elaine because of her extensive experience and gorgeous Read more...
Elaine did a fabulous job photographing our wedding! We chose Elaine because of her extensive experience and gorgeous photos, and we could not be happier with our choice. She was easy to work with and our engagement photo shoot was a breeze. The day of our wedding she was friendly and professional, easily switching between posed and candid photos and dealing with shooting in multiple locations. She had a second photographer with her the whole time to make sure there were many photo options. The photos were BEAUTIFUL, and she got them to us by the time we got back from our honeymoon. We really appreciated that she had already taken photographs in all of our locations so she knew where the best shots were. Highly recommend! - Anne & Dave Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with Hay Mckenna Photography. Elaine did a work of art quality photographs for our wedding. In ever picture she captured the moment and energy. I don't think she missed a thing! We also had our engagement session with her and pictures were stunning.
Elaine made us both feel very comfortable and at ease, she is also just a wonderful person to be around. I am so happy that we found Elaine for our wedding and engagement photography!
We could not be happier with Hay Mckenna Photography. Elaine did a work of art quality photographs for our wedding. In Read more...
We could not be happier with Hay Mckenna Photography. Elaine did a work of art quality photographs for our wedding. In ever picture she captured the moment and energy. I don't think she missed a thing! We also had our engagement session with her and pictures were stunning.
Elaine made us both feel very comfortable and at ease, she is also just a wonderful person to be around. I am so happy that we found Elaine for our wedding and engagement photography! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Awe :) This gave me such a smile!!! This was like a day in heaven, warm, pretty, beautiful views of the water, soft breezes and so much happiness. You guys were amazing, stunning, funny and absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for giving everyone around you a day to remember forever. You are the best! xo e
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Shannon
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I never write reviews, but I think that Elaine deserves a fantastic review. She photographed our wedding last weekend and we could not believe the time that she took with us in planning for this huge event. She spoke to us and emailed us whenever we had any questions, and she did it quickly. Her and I spoke regularly and she not only was very professional, but also she was very personable. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her. At the wedding she had so many great ideas but did not force any of them on us. She came early and stayed late even though she was not required to. She knew we wanted fun an out of the box photos and we got them. She got many other shots as well and we can't wait to see all of them. I highly highly highly recommend Elaine and her whole team.
I never write reviews, but I think that Elaine deserves a fantastic review. She photographed our wedding last weekend and Read more...
I never write reviews, but I think that Elaine deserves a fantastic review. She photographed our wedding last weekend and we could not believe the time that she took with us in planning for this huge event. She spoke to us and emailed us whenever we had any questions, and she did it quickly. Her and I spoke regularly and she not only was very professional, but also she was very personable. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her. At the wedding she had so many great ideas but did not force any of them on us. She came early and stayed late even though she was not required to. She knew we wanted fun an out of the box photos and we got them. She got many other shots as well and we can't wait to see all of them. I highly highly highly recommend Elaine and her whole team. Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

aaaaaaa :) I am just grinning from ear to ear!! Thank you Shannon:) You guys were totally amazing, so much fun and so beautiful. Your family and wedding party were a total joy to work with. How often do we get to photograph a T-Rex chasing a wedding party and then have the best barbeque on the planet. :) We had a blast :) Thank you so much!!!!!!
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Cristin
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Elaine and Hay McKenna Photography are amazing!! Not only is Elaine an absolute dream to work with her pictures are just stunning! Elaine is very laid back and makes you feel so comfortable. She photographed my engagement pictures and wedding. She captured so many amazing moments at our wedding and was extremely knowledgeable about my venue (Stone Manor) and knew where all of the great photo spots were. I would give Hay McKenna 6 out of 5 stars if possible.
Elaine and Hay McKenna Photography are amazing!! Not only is Elaine an absolute dream to work with her pictures are just Read more...
Elaine and Hay McKenna Photography are amazing!! Not only is Elaine an absolute dream to work with her pictures are just stunning! Elaine is very laid back and makes you feel so comfortable. She photographed my engagement pictures and wedding. She captured so many amazing moments at our wedding and was extremely knowledgeable about my venue (Stone Manor) and knew where all of the great photo spots were. I would give Hay McKenna 6 out of 5 stars if possible. Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

OMG!!! Cristin Thank you! This is such a wonderful testimony. Your day was so amazing. I have never seen the Manor quite so beautiful. Fall is such a wonderful time to marry there. You guys were incredibly patient, funny, gorgeous and beaming all day! You are the best :)Thank you, xox E
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Susan
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I just love all my photos from Hay Mckenna Photography! Elaine did an amazing job capturing the day!! She was quick to get them back to us too. The price was great as well for 2 photographers for the whole day. I am in love with so many pictures that I am not sure how I will decide. I am never photogenic! But you wouldn't know from the photographs she took. I would highly recommend hiring them!
I just love all my photos from Hay Mckenna Photography! Elaine did an amazing job capturing the day!! She was quick to get Read more...
I just love all my photos from Hay Mckenna Photography! Elaine did an amazing job capturing the day!! She was quick to get them back to us too. The price was great as well for 2 photographers for the whole day. I am in love with so many pictures that I am not sure how I will decide. I am never photogenic! But you wouldn't know from the photographs she took. I would highly recommend hiring them! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Susan thank you so much!!! I cracked up when you said not photogenic. Your guys were absolutely stunning!!!!! A lot of what makes a day beautiful is the spirit of the day and the warmth of the couple and their family. All of your choices were gorgeous and the weather was icing on the cake!!!! Love, Elaine and Jose
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Elaine Studley is a talented photographer with creative artistry, humor, patience, and heart. As mother of the groom, I worked closely with Elaine on an outdoor, post-wedding photo session, including preparation and follow-up, since the bride and groom reside overseas. I found that one of Elaine's most praiseworthy attributes is her consistent willingness to overcome obstacles and to find a "fix" if challenges arise. Let's be real: even in "fairy-tale" weddings, stuff happens. When our family encountered problems and things did not work out as planned, Elaine not only rose to the challenge, she went the extra mile. I find her upbeat willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty in the face of challenges to be an admirable and rare attribute. My family and I heartily endorse Elaine Studley and her team at Hay McKenna Photography.
Elaine Studley is a talented photographer with creative artistry, humor, patience, and heart. As mother of the groom, I Read more...
Elaine Studley is a talented photographer with creative artistry, humor, patience, and heart. As mother of the groom, I worked closely with Elaine on an outdoor, post-wedding photo session, including preparation and follow-up, since the bride and groom reside overseas. I found that one of Elaine's most praiseworthy attributes is her consistent willingness to overcome obstacles and to find a "fix" if challenges arise. Let's be real: even in "fairy-tale" weddings, stuff happens. When our family encountered problems and things did not work out as planned, Elaine not only rose to the challenge, she went the extra mile. I find her upbeat willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty in the face of challenges to be an admirable and rare attribute. My family and I heartily endorse Elaine Studley and her team at Hay McKenna Photography. Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. This year I have couples in Dubai and the Middle East. It took a little investigating to figure out which this was. Susan I cannot thank you enough. Your review reflects the care, love and thoughtfulness that you have dedicated to everything about the wedding day. Yes getting married on multiple continents is a huge challenge but it is also an amazing, rich experience which makes the world a better place. I want to thank you for all you did. My thoughts will be with you for all that is yet to come! Good luck. Come back and visit :) xox Elaine
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Elaine and Jose were fabulous. They were both extremely professional and went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. I would highly recommend Hay McKenna for your photography needs!
Elaine and Jose were fabulous. They were both extremely professional and went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. Read more...
Elaine and Jose were fabulous. They were both extremely professional and went above and beyond for us on our wedding day. I would highly recommend Hay McKenna for your photography needs! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

L Thank you so much!!!! A day does not get much more beautiful then yours. You guys were sweet, funny, energetic :) did I mention energetic and a joy to work with. xox Elaine and Jose

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