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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley

Potomac , MD

LOCATION

Potomac, MD 20874 US (map)

PHONE

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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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:
1+ year 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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Kelley
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Elaine, you are phenomenal! Hay McKenna was so flexible when it came to working with our budget and scheduling (we were planning from out of the country) that we were just blown away. It was difficult choosing a photographer without meeting him or her in person, but after speaking with Elaine over the phone it was an easy decision. She was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the planning process and really went the extra mile to check out the venue ahead of time and accommodate our photography desires.

The photos from our wedding are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Elaine and her second photographer Jose managed to capture so many wonderful shots and somehow managed to be in the middle of everything without being noticed. Really, they caught the feeling of our wedding perfectly and we will cherish the photos for years to come. Booking Hay McKenna is not a decision you will regret, but if you feel hesitant just give Elaine a call--she really was truly wonderful to talk to and work with. Thank you so much!
Elaine, you are phenomenal! Hay McKenna was so flexible when it came to working with our budget and scheduling (we were Read more...
Elaine, you are phenomenal! Hay McKenna was so flexible when it came to working with our budget and scheduling (we were planning from out of the country) that we were just blown away. It was difficult choosing a photographer without meeting him or her in person, but after speaking with Elaine over the phone it was an easy decision. She was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the planning process and really went the extra mile to check out the venue ahead of time and accommodate our photography desires.

The photos from our wedding are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Elaine and her second photographer Jose managed to capture so many wonderful shots and somehow managed to be in the middle of everything without being noticed. Really, they caught the feeling of our wedding perfectly and we will cherish the photos for years to come. Booking Hay McKenna is not a decision you will regret, but if you feel hesitant just give Elaine a call--she really was truly wonderful to talk to and work with. Thank you so much! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Hi K&W, Ooooo YAY!!! My heart leaped when I saw your review. It means so much to us. You guys were amazing. It was the most beautiful woodland wedding I have ever photographed. We absolutely fell in love with Thorpewood. Thank you sooooo much!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Three words - book her now! I found Elaine from the various wedding websites and I am so glad that I did. From the moment my now husband and I met her, we felt an instant connection where she made us feel at ease and very comfortable with how she would capture the event. She did not disappoint. She and her assistant were such a pleasure to be around all day and night. Family and friends commented all evening about how friendly and professional she and Jose were. As promised, she had her favorite photos up in a matter of days and the whole set one week later - amazing! She captured so many great shots and great moments, i am still glowing three weeks later. I am super excited to begin making the album with her. I can't recommend her highly enough. I will definitely be using her again for future occasions and recommending her to anyone in need of a photographer. Thank you Elaine for contributing to and capturing a truly magical day!!!
Three words - book her now! I found Elaine from the various wedding websites and I am so glad that I did. From the moment Read more...
Three words - book her now! I found Elaine from the various wedding websites and I am so glad that I did. From the moment my now husband and I met her, we felt an instant connection where she made us feel at ease and very comfortable with how she would capture the event. She did not disappoint. She and her assistant were such a pleasure to be around all day and night. Family and friends commented all evening about how friendly and professional she and Jose were. As promised, she had her favorite photos up in a matter of days and the whole set one week later - amazing! She captured so many great shots and great moments, i am still glowing three weeks later. I am super excited to begin making the album with her. I can't recommend her highly enough. I will definitely be using her again for future occasions and recommending her to anyone in need of a photographer. Thank you Elaine for contributing to and capturing a truly magical day!!! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

OMG Thank you! Jose and I are on top of the moon over this review. The day could not have been more beautiful or more funny!! It is not often we have guests posing ... in fountains :) The Sphinx club was incredible and you guys were stunning. We had such a wonderful time. Everyone did. Thank you so much!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The minute my daughter got engaged I knew I wanted to use Elaine Studley. I have attended several weddings that she photographed and her work was spectacular. She did not disappoint! The pictures she took for us are works of art. Not only is she amazing at her job but she is fun to be around. She kept everyone relaxed and happy from start to finish. The timeline she drew up for us before the wedding was extremely helpful. Everyone involved from the caterer to the band appreciated it. We were speechless when she sent a few hundred of her favorite photographs to us three days after the wedding. The kids had already left on their honeymoon so it really kept the excitement of the wedding going for us to receive them so quickly. The rest of the pictures were sent two weeks later which I still consider to be incredibly fast. Thanks again Elaine for all your hard work and we look forward to working with you many more times in the future.
The minute my daughter got engaged I knew I wanted to use Elaine Studley. I have attended several weddings that she Read more...
The minute my daughter got engaged I knew I wanted to use Elaine Studley. I have attended several weddings that she photographed and her work was spectacular. She did not disappoint! The pictures she took for us are works of art. Not only is she amazing at her job but she is fun to be around. She kept everyone relaxed and happy from start to finish. The timeline she drew up for us before the wedding was extremely helpful. Everyone involved from the caterer to the band appreciated it. We were speechless when she sent a few hundred of her favorite photographs to us three days after the wedding. The kids had already left on their honeymoon so it really kept the excitement of the wedding going for us to receive them so quickly. The rest of the pictures were sent two weeks later which I still consider to be incredibly fast. Thanks again Elaine for all your hard work and we look forward to working with you many more times in the future. Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Aweeeee :) I recognize this review!!! Thank you thank you thank you!! Your day was truly one of most beautiful, sweet days of my career. A fun supportive family, stunning couple, the most beautiful church in DC and the incomparable historic Andersen House. You made it a dream day for everyone, even us!. Next milestone photography is on me! :) Thank you again!
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Emily
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about Elaine! She is phenomenal. Her training is in photojournalism so she captures your whole day in action! She also does beautiful formal portraits. Elaine was easy to work with from the start. She immediately understood what my fiance and I were looking for and was game to go along with our sense of fun.

We did an engagement photo shoot session with Elaine also and I am SO glad we did. Not only was it super fun, but the photos are gorgeous. And we got a great sense of working with her.

Of all our vendors Elaine was by far the most responsive and the most organized. She never left my emails unanswered and knew just how to organize the whole day. We ended up 40 minutes AHEAD of schedule with the pictures before the ceremony!

The one time a small mistake was made Elaine owned up to it immediately and more than made it up to us. I am only even mentioning it because she handled it so professionally.

Check out her blog, her photos speak for themselves. I cannot recommend her more. The photos were so beautiful and of such a range (from gorgeous portraits to hilarious dance floor) I would have paid more!
I can not say enough good things about Elaine! She is phenomenal. Her training is in photojournalism so she captures your Read more...
I can not say enough good things about Elaine! She is phenomenal. Her training is in photojournalism so she captures your whole day in action! She also does beautiful formal portraits. Elaine was easy to work with from the start. She immediately understood what my fiance and I were looking for and was game to go along with our sense of fun.

We did an engagement photo shoot session with Elaine also and I am SO glad we did. Not only was it super fun, but the photos are gorgeous. And we got a great sense of working with her.

Of all our vendors Elaine was by far the most responsive and the most organized. She never left my emails unanswered and knew just how to organize the whole day. We ended up 40 minutes AHEAD of schedule with the pictures before the ceremony!

The one time a small mistake was made Elaine owned up to it immediately and more than made it up to us. I am only even mentioning it because she handled it so professionally.

Check out her blog, her photos speak for themselves. I cannot recommend her more. The photos were so beautiful and of such a range (from gorgeous portraits to hilarious dance floor) I would have paid more! Read less
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Hay Mckenna Photography - Elaine Studley responded with the following comments:

Emily, you were not only beautiful, you were amazing, poised, patient stunning and incredible fun. The images in the hallways of the Willard will be in my portfolio forever. The walk through Georgetown all the way to the water has become my first recommendation to everyone. Designing your albums was one of the great joys of my year. Thank you for being so wonderful to work with. Next session is on me... whatever it is. Good luck!!!

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