Unveil the charm and exceptional beauty of being a mom

I want to leave you with tangible memories in the most beautiful, fine-art way.

True Spirit Photography Sun

"When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear."

Mom and daughter share an embrace with the sun setting behind them

My Mission

My mission is to support you moms and your families. I want to leave you with tangible memories in the most beautiful, fine-art way. To unveil the charm and exceptional beauty of being a mom. And best of all, you get to do something good for the world when you book a session with me. Did you know 5 percent of each of your session’s profits go to Stanford Children’s Hospital. You can check out their website and make a donation here.

So for me and you, this is an opportunity to do something great. This isn’t only for you as my clients but for those in need AND for the future health of all of our children!

When you book a session with me, you’re indulging yourself in the beauty of culture, too. I love the idea of supporting different cultures in the United States. My photography is the combination of schools from the best Russian, fine-art, family photographers and our American reality and lifestyle.

Elena Garbuzenko

Family

KIDS

WOMEN

I always adapt my services to you.

... a little about me.

I was born in Russia, lived with my family in Pittsburgh, PA, and later found my dream home in Santa Cruz, California. Together with my husband, we raise two beautiful children, enjoy the Californian sun, nature, and travel. We have been to 33 states together, and every time we travel, we take home new knowledge and experiences that make us more unique and creative in our everyday life.

My Portfolio

Click here to view a collection of my work. Whether you’re curious to see more, contemplating on what you need photographed, or waiting to see if my photography speaks to you, browse my portfolio to see my best works of family, children, and women portraiture.