meet  elia


A story-driven photographer for creatives

thank you for being here!

i'm a shameless multi-hyphenate with wide range of experience from raising six figures for cancer research to being voted "best philadelphia lifestyle photographer" to also being featured in the renowned wedding blog: style me pretty. i'm also an emboldened traveler, a jeans wearer, a fervent watcher of the office, an architect's wife, infj, virgo, and #4 on the enneagram (if you're into those kinda things). i'd love to learn about you, too, so pull up a chair...




for couples in love

hello, lovelies! having a destination engagement session in philadelphia? planning an intimate wedding? since 2015, i've been capturing photos for couples in love. let's talk about creating joyful, stylish, and perfect images that celebrate you two and your love story. as a philadelphia anniversary photographer, i also love to capture images for couples who want to create keepsakes that reflect who they are and their journey together. let's chat about you two!

since 2014, i've been creating branding and lifestyle images for philadelphia entrepreneurs who have a strong artistic aesthetic. if you love the creative process of telling a brand story and enjoy having a synergy with creative entrepreneurs,  well, we should definitely work together.  i'm here to help you make your life easier with outstanding visual branding, strategic sessions for your business, and photos that represent who you are and your unique story.

Lifestyle & Branding

FOR Branding +

FOR Branding + lifestyle

for couples in love

kind words

"From the moment I saw Celia's photos, I knew she was the photographer for us! Hiring Celia was the easiest decision we made during the wedding planning process. I have never felt so relaxed getting my picture taken! And the pictures themselves. Oh, the pictures! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Celia is a true storyteller. Words don't even begin to describe the feeling of reliving your most special day through a fresh perspective and the most beautiful of pictures. Seeing your favorite people captured in memorable moments forever is just breathtaking. The feelings of pure love and friendship that resonated from our guests during our first dance that could be felt though the pictures. We laughed, cried and smiled our way though them all. What a truly incredible gift Celia gave to us with her pictures. We are extremely thankful and honored to have had the opportunity to work with Celia. Any couple that has the chance to work with Celia would be very lucky indeed."

"celia is a true storyteller"

-alison + scott

"From the moment I met Celia to talk about the possibility of her shooting my wedding I felt like she really listened to what I wanted and picked up on my vision right away. Celia gives perfect instructions and has an amazing eye for details. Her style and ability to capture candid and natural moments provide effortless and beautiful photos for every important moment, planned and unplanned. I can’t say enough great things about them and the job they did for our wedding and engagement shoot. The wedding timeline Celia and I worked on together provided me with a plan for my entire wedding. Her work is flawless, natural, stunning, fun and a perfect combination of edited and candid." 

"she has an amazing eye for details"

-amy + troy

"Celia was an absolute joy to work with! I needed branding photos taken for my new online business and after one look at her work, I new I had to work with her. She made the process so seamless, especially since it was my first time getting photos taken, and I didn't have to think about a thing. She coached me on posing and even gave me a few tips on taking my own photos. The photos turned out amazing and I can't wait to use them on my website and social media! HIGHLY recommend won't be disappointed!" 

"she made the process so seamless"


"If you're in Philly and looking for a photographer, LOOK NO FURTHER! Celia is absolutely wonderful to work with. Celia obviously has an innate talent and eye for photography. But what's even more amazing is her ability to put you at ease during the shoot. I'm not exactly the most photogenic person in the world, but Celia made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Celia also gave me lots of great tips... I've worked with other photographers before, and they didn't give that level of detail. Celia produced the most STUNNING photographs. Somehow, she perfectly captured me in the most authentic way and she presented my brand exactly as I wanted it to appear. I couldn't recommend Celia more no matter what type of business you have."

"Celia is absolutely wonderful to work with"


services +

the world is looking for dreamers, rebels, doers, organizers, creatives, leaders, helpers, and good, kind humans. does this sound like you?

story-driven photography thrives with flexibility and organization, and i've created a process for clients who want to remain true to themselves and create images unique to them.

for branding sessions, i've developed a comprehensive workbook to help develop your story boards and visual brand -- we'll chat, have fun, and work through it all together before your photo session!

for couples in love, we'll meet to discuss your vision for the wedding day or anniversary session and create a mood board to tell the story of you two in down-to-earth and artistic images.

the creative process





need images for your business or creative pro-ject? redoing or creating a new website? need a new portrait of you?

need wedding, elopement, anniversary, or engagement photos of the two of you? do you want to tell your philadephia love story?

need help with your com-munications, marketing, and branding? trying to refine your website or social media?

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