Elena began her career as a professional photographer in 2009 and since then has built her companies – Modern Baby Photography, Modern Bride Photography, and Modern Market – into a successful business that brings in a six-figure income and rapidly pushing her toward the $1 million mark in overall income for the last three years alone. She started her business the old-fashioned way: with lots of hard work and the determination to follow her own path. She built her entire business from the ground up, by herself. Today she teaches entrepreneurs in the creative fields everything she learned about steering an artistic passion into a successful business and leveraging the power of social media to connect with clients.
Elena’s approach to working with fellow photographers and creatives is intensely personal. With her keen, professional eye, she sees right to the heart of the matter for her clients and works with them to understand what it is they most want from their life and their art. She coaches entrepreneurs to build a business based entirely on their personal goals and vision of success which will ensure they lead the life they’ve always wanted.
For Elena, work and life are inextricably bound together. Her business success has allowed her to work from anywhere in the world and has granted her the financial freedom to spend more time with her husband and young children. She became a business consultant and coach to make this lifestyle possible for others as well.
Quite simply, Elena understands the business of being creative. With humility and a genuine curiosity about others, she works with others to see the possibilities instead of the obstacles in developing a solid business plan. She’s focused on the big picture, but she still maintains her photographer’s eye for details in her work with others; this approach helps her remain available for a personal conversation to work through any entrepreneur’s problems or doubts.
Her expertise lies in seeing through the complex world of business to illuminate the path to an artist’s passion. In doing so, she guides her clients toward their best lives – and their best work.