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THE ART OF INTIMATE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY 

our process

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.

Our work is fueled by real love. That messy, unpredictable, ever changing kind of love. The kind that doesn't look perfect (and it isn't) but that is beautiful and very real.

Our personal values + communication style is grounded in authenticity + genuineness. We believe in having fun + creating moments where your true self shines. 

We document what we see and we work hard to create a safe place where you can simply be yourself. 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 to be a part of this journey with you.

with love,

the schweim's

we believe in connection + that your life is a work of art.

the experience

"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

"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

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

"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

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

the frequently asked questions

the

faq's

where does ELANEM live?

where will we shoot?

Does ELANEM sell products?

Will ELANEM pose me?

We are located in South Austin, texas.

We also travel to our home town which is southern Minnesota.

We travel "home" quarterly and are open for bookings when we do.

the frequently asked questions

the

faq's

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 what you 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

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

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". 

While we tend to gear more emotive, we will do a few "classic" shots.

where does ELANEM live?

where will we shoot?

Does ELANEM sell products?

Will ELANEM pose me?

THE ART OF intimate portrait photography 

EMOTIVE, RAW STORY-TELLING

EMOTIVE,
RAW STORY-TELLING