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wild + free

THE ART OF intimate portrait photography 

EMOTIVE, RAW STORY-TELLING

EMOTIVE,
RAW STORY-TELLING

we are for those who love the in between moments,
who prefer authentic emotion, who stray from the traditional
and like to get a little weird.

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all about Luke + molly

WE ARE

WE ARE LUKE AND MOLLY AND this is us. We love doing life together and evolving into our best selves together. we love digging into our ENNEAGRAM or MYERS Briggs (and a tiny splash of astrology).

Everything that we read, ironically, tells us that we aren't compatible. But here we are - Proving ourselves and the world how wrong they are.




I'll be honest. We have been through some shit. We realized one day that we were still young and that we were done trying to survive and that we want to really truly thrive. So we packed up our lives, sold our (dream) home and moved 1143 miles from a small town in MN to Austin, Texas. #ADVENTURE

the Schweim's

based in Austin, Texas

Luke + molly    l+m    elanem

BESIDES BEING CREATIVES, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LOVE DOING TOGETHER IS genuinely CONNECTING WITH OTHER HUMANS on a real level. (BECAUSE, LET'S BE HONEST...OUR 6 FAT CATS DON'T COUNT)

We throw our hearts into every conversation and everything we do. There is so much freedom in being heard and seen - and I promise you, once you spend 5 mins with us, you will feel that on a real level.

And it's f*cking beautiful.

We crave connection like the air we breath and that's what we attract. And we are so here for it.



This is who we are.
This is  what makes us - us. 

more about us

AND IT'S F*CKING BEAUTIFUL.

WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 15 YRS + IT HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE. 

WE ARE LUKE AND MOLLY AND this is us. We love doing life together and evolving into our best selves together. we love digging into our ENNEAGRAM or MYERS Briggs (and a tiny splash of astrology).

Everything that we read, ironically, tells us that we aren't compatible. But here we are - Proving ourselves and the world how wrong they are.

BESIDES BEING CREATIVES, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LOVE DOING TOGETHER IS genuinely CONNECTING WITH OTHER HUMANS on a real level. (BECAUSE, LET'S BE HONEST...OUR 6 FAT CATS DON'T COUNT)

We throw our hearts into every conversation and everything we do. There is so much freedom in being heard and seen - and I promise you, once you spend 5 mins with us, you will feel that on a real level.

And it's f*cking beautiful.

We crave connection like the air we breath and that's what we attract. And we are so here for it.



This is who we are.
This is  what makes us - us. 

AND IT'S F*CKING BEAUTIFUL.

WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 15 YRS + IT HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE. 

Luke + molly    l+m    elanem

I'LL BE HONEST. WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH SOME SHIT. WE REALIZED ONE DAY THAT WE WERE STILL YOUNG AND THAT WE WERE DONE TRYING TO SURVIVE AND THAT WE WANT TO REALLY TRULY THRIVE. SO WE PACKED UP OUR LIVES, SOLD OUR (DREAM) HOME AND MOVED 1143 MILES FROM A SMALL TOWN IN MN TO AUSTIN, TEXAS. #ADVENTURE

the

EXPERIENCE

OUR WORK IS FUELED BY REAL LOVE.
THAT MESSY, UNPREDICTABLE, EVER CHANGING KIND OF LOVE. THE KIND THAT DOESN'T LOOK PERFECT (AND ISN'T) BUT IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND REAL. 

OUR PERSONAL VALUES AND COMMUNICATION STYLE ARE GROUNDED IN AUTHENTICITY AND GENUINENESS. We BELIEVE in Having fun and creating moments where your true self shines.

WE DOCUMENT WHAT WE SEE and WE WORK HARD TO CREATE A SAFE place WHERE PEOPLE CAN SIMPLY BE THEMSELVES. OUR FOCUS IS TO CREATE 

OUR WORK IS FUELED BY REAL LOVE.
THAT MESSY, UNPREDICTABLE, EVER CHANGING KIND OF LOVE. THE KIND THAT DOESN'T LOOK PERFECT (AND ISN'T) BUT IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND REAL. 

OUR PERSONAL VALUES AND COMMUNICATION STYLE ARE GROUNDED IN AUTHENTICITY AND GENUINENESS. We BELIEVE in Having fun and creating moments where your true self shines.

WE DOCUMENT WHAT WE SEE and WE WORK HARD TO CREATE A SAFE place WHERE PEOPLE CAN SIMPLY BE THEMSELVES. OUR FOCUS IS TO CREATE 

IMAGES THAT EMBODY WHO YOU (AND YOUR LOVED ONES) ARE. YOUR CONNECTIONS, YOUR HEART, YOUR TEARS, YOUR JOY. YOUR WONDERMENT. THE TRUENESS OF WHO YOU ARE.

WE REFRAIN FROM THE UNNATURALLY POSED, WE WANT TO SEE YOU, WE WANT TO KNOW YOU, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THAT AS WELL.



SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO GIVE YOURSELF THE SPACE AND THE PERMISSION TO SEE IT AND EXPERIENCE

IT UNAPOLOGETICALLY.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHANGES IN OUR LIVES IS WHEN WE DECIDED TO LET GO OF WHO WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD BE AND EMBRACED ALL THOSE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE US UNIQUE AND WHO WE ARE.

YOUR STORY, YOUR HOME OR YOUR LIFE DOESN'T NEED TO LOOK PINTEREST READY. IT JUST NEEDS TO BE REAL. 

AND EVERY EXPERIENCE IS SO DIFFERENT. NOT ONE STORY IS THE SAME. WE ARE SO HUMBLED THAT WE CAN BE A PART OF YOUR JOURNEY. 

IMAGES THAT EMBODY WHO YOU (AND  YOUR LOVED ONES) ARE. YOUR CONNECTIONS, YOUR HEART, YOUR TEARS, YOUR JOY. YOUR WONDERMENT. THE TRUENESS OF WHO YOU ARE.

WE REFRAIN FROM THE UNNATURALly POSED, WE WANT TO SEE YOU, WE WANT TO KNOW YOU, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THAT AS WELL.



SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED TO GIVE YOURSELF THE SPACE AND THE PERMISSION TO SEE IT AND EXPERIENCE

IT unapologetically.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST changes in our lives is WHEN WE DECIDED TO LET GO OF WHO WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD BE AND EMBRACED ALL THOSE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE US UNIQUE AND WHO WE ARE.

YOUR STORY, YOUR HOME OR YOUR LIFE DOESN'T NEED TO LOOK PINTEREST READY. IT JUST NEEDS TO BE REAL. 

AND EVERY EXPERIENCE IS SO DIFFERENT. NOT ONE STORY IS THE SAME. WE ARE so HUMBLED THAT WE CAN BE A PART OF YOUR JOURNEY. 

WE BELIEVE IN connection

YOUR LIFE IS A WORK OF ART. 

- Luke + Molly

the

investment

One hour portrait sessions

Boudoir, couples + intimate in-home sessions

2-3 hour portrait sessions

$450

$850

50% to book (non-refundable)
travel fees not included
full digital online gallery for printing + download

faq's

omg yes!
let's do this!

do you photograph weddings?

the

reviews

"They are the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met and are so warm and welcoming from the start. My shy peanut of a child warmed up around them quicker than butter on a hot plate. (Okay, well maybe not that quickly but quicker than she’s ever warmed up to strangers before). Never did I dream that our pictures would turn out to be so phenomenally gorgeous."

- Dennea

1 of 4

the

reviews

"They are the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met and are so warm and welcoming from the start. My shy peanut of a child warmed up around them quicker than butter on a hot plate. (Okay, well maybe not that quickly but quicker than she’s ever warmed up to strangers before). Never did I dream that our pictures would turn out to be so phenomenally gorgeous."

- noah

of 4

the

reviews

When you meet someone who makes you feel like you’ve known them for a lifetime— you instantly know that person is someone special. That’s how we felt working with Molly & Luke. The moment we stepped behind their camera, it was electrifying. Every concern we had prior, immediately vanished. The connection, the experience, the comfort was unreal. The pictures turned out absolutely perfect and we loved every single one of them. They NAILED IT.

They were more than ‘just’ photographers to us. They made a deep connection and a lasting impression. Their work is amazing, and so are they. They’re the kind of people you meet and just wish you’d have met them sooner. I’m so thankful for these two!! if you’re considering booking them for any type of session, take my advice and do it!

- hannah

of 4

the

reviews

"I've worked with Elanem on two separate occasions, and I've loved all of the shots I've gotten out of both sessions. Both Molly and Luke have an extremely comforting and supportive presence on set and really help you to feel comfortable in front of the camera. The shots are beautiful, the company is fantastic, and you feel comfortable and safe in front of the camera. Can't wait to shoot with them again!"

- sophie

of 4

the frequently asked questions

the

faq's

do you photograph
weddings?

investment

omg yes!
let's do this!

It totally depends on your session and your vision. Our home is styled and ready for sessions. We also love using locations like your home, the urban city, the empty wilderness and our favorite parks. In addition to your vision, weather is always a factor with backup plans such as green houses and parking ramps to name a few.

where does ELANEM live?

where will we shoot?

Does ELANEM sell products?

Will ELANEM pose me?

the frequently asked questions

the

faq's

do you photograph
weddings?

investment

omg yes!
let's do this!

In the online gallery that you receive, there is a store to buy prints and other items from. We do not outsource our own albums, prints, etc. We prefer to spend our time focused on your experience with us!

where does ELANEM live?

where will we shoot?

Does ELANEM sell products?

Will ELANEM pose me?

the frequently asked questions

the

faq's

do you photograph
weddings?

investment

omg yes!
let's do this!

Our style is about directing and guiding you into something that looks and feels natural and authentic to you. We don't typically do the traditional "look into the camera and smile". 

where does ELANEM live?

where will we shoot?

Does ELANEM sell products?

Will ELANEM pose me?

Stories

with ELANEM

Our journal, or blog if you will, is  MORE THAN JUST A SIMPLE PORTFOLIO OF ALL OF OUR FAVORITE AND PERFECTLY CURATED SESSIONS. IT is designed to feel like your sitting in our living room discussing all the things of life. 

Here you will read stories from real people. THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS + THE HARD THINGS. it's personal and intimate.

We are all in this journey together. So let's grow, be inspired and heal together.

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