It’s my honor to give you the true joy of the best quality photography.

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Elena Garbuzenko

In my photography that I create for you, I try to bring you the creative skills of the best Russian photographers and American lifestyle photography, so you can LOVE the photographs and memories you receive, and enjoy my artistic, unique approach.

The personal story of your family and your children can be simple yet surreal. I try my best to capture you at your finest while catching the most loving moments between you and your children, smiling and loving one another. I want to help you grace your photos with a magical nature and a true childhood-inspired look.

Where does my inspiration come from?

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. This is what I share with you. I love my kids and their little stories. For me, the rain is magical, and sunshine over wet leaves delights me.

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.”

View My Certifications

Child and Family Photography

As a photographer I am passionate about what I do, and I worked hard to get here. I want to make sure that you as a client feels like you are receiving the best and most professional services from me at all times. I am a proud recipient of a “Level Up” certification class by Olga Styrova and an online photo school certification from Elena Karneeva, both with concentrations in children and family photography.