ey there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Pamela, chai latte lover, nature buff, photographer & owner of Ela Studios.
Back in 2008 I was an 18 year old medicine Uni drop out with nothing but a kit lens & camera body I won on an eBay auction, a bucketload of enthusiasm & a dream to become a wedding photographer. (Oh, and a pink Sony Vaio laptop I thought was the coolest things at the time - haha)
Over a decade later and hundreds of love stories I've been entrusted to capture, still as passionate as ever, I'm living that very dream. *high fives*
Our couples really are the epitome of Beautiful, inside & out.
They're fun, family oriented, they make a great team, they're uber sweet towards each other & their wedding day is a celebration of their Love story with the people they love.
... If that's you, I gotchu boo!
hen I'm not inhaling portions of wedding cake at reception, you’ll find me unplugged near the ocean at a
cafe somewhere reading, listening to old school R&B or laughing at something (mostly myself).
People close to me know me for my clumsiness & blonde moments. I once thought ‘quitting cold turkey’ meant you needed to eat frozen poultry to rid cigarette cravings. F'real.
I’m Italian, Spanish & Filipino. So my perfectionism, Love-O nature & sick work ethic translates through everything I do. Lol.
I also make a mean lasagne, dance is my natural state & I was totally born with a karaoke mic in my hand.
But legit, donuts are my favourite thing in the world. If you ever wanna get my attention, just wave about a donut and ima come runnning. Also, I think coffee is overrated. There I said it!
amily & Faith is the foundation of everything in my life & when you have that kinda Love, you have it all.
So often I'm asked by guests at reception if I knew the couple personally beforehand because of how easily we all get along on the day with their bridal party & guests - like family ;)
I believe all weddings need to be captured with an all-in-Passion across the board, from the candid in-between moments throughout the day, to the beautiful signature shots you hang on the wall ... with everything in between.
If you'd like to chat more about how we can help capture your unique love story - I'd love to hear from you!
Ela Studios offers Photography & beautiful Video highlight reels to compliment your images for couples wanting the best of both worlds to remember the day.
Add a beautiful Highlight Video trailer to your photography package to compliment your wedding images.
“My husband and I were so happy with everything Ela did for us with the lead up to our wedding, on the day ANd till this day she has gone above and beyond as a wedding photographer. Her energy, kindest and perfectionist personality was and still is amazing. You won’t find a more passionate and sweetest photographer that actually cares about your wedding just as much and the 1000’s she’s already done and 1000’s after. She will make you feel like you’re the most important person/client and nothing is a drama. I could go on and on about Ela and how amazing she is, Best money we spent.”
"Ela! Where do I start, your work is just AMAZING!!! I had the pleasure of working with Ela for my wedding recently and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done. She is such a beautiful and down to earth person, she will make you feel super relaxed on your big day and stress free. The photos she takes will leave you speechless! She is beyond talented and took everything with a professional approach. Thank you so much for everything Ela! I am so happy to have had you there on our big day, we really appreciate it xx"
"Words cannot describe how happy we are with our amazing wedding photos. ELA captured our day with perfection. She is so incredibly easy to work with, made us feel comfortable and kept us laughing and smiling all day.What she did in one day, no one else could. Love, Love, Love her work!"
"From the first time meeting her to our wedding day Ela made everything a walk in the park! She was amazing always put in 110% with everything she did and it sure did make our day special with the fab photos she created! Love her work and love her to bits would highly recommend her without a doubt! Thanks love for everything xx"
“Selecting Ela Studios for our Photos & Video was one of the best and most important decisions we made for our wedding. Her professionalism and eye for detail was outstanding. Her advice and recommendations leading up to the wedding was invaluable to our planning and made our day run so smoothly. We knew we were in safe hands. She was so calm and professional on the day that there was not a single thing to stress about. Our Videographer was also outstanding! Our video had me in tears and both photos and video will be an everlasting memory of our special day. Thank you again!”