Biography

Welcome to Eley Photography! You may know me as Stephanie, the creative behind the lens, but feel free to just call me “Eley.”

I have been immersed in professional photography for over ten years. I received my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) at the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2015. Throughout my photography career, I have worked on both commercial and non-profit assignments. Some of the recent brands I have worked for include Alternative Apparel, Turner Broadcasting, Wolf + Sun, and Remy Martin.

When it comes to commercial photography, my approach involves focusing my lens on a person in a manner that showcases their unique personality. I aim to represent their qualities through a bold portrait that dramatizes both the subject and their environment, allowing me to create and rejuvenate the traditional take on portraiture. My use of dramatic and sleek lighting distinguishes my client’s brands by helping them entertain audiences and advertise their product.

Additionally, a staple of my work is the content I create for humanity by bringing awareness to socio-political issues within our community. I am invested in creating visual platforms to nurture conversations about subcultures such as: the visually impaired, African-American's, and women’s rights. Photography is not just my professional career. It is my passion. In fact, my personal goal is to keep the fun, curiosity, and adventure of photography alive on set.

My style of photography depicts the magnificence that exists in everyone’s lives. This work presents the boldness, the expressiveness, and the real identity of each life captured. Because while photography is a storytelling medium, I hold tight to the notion that this art offers the world more by revealing life.

 

 

 

 
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Eley is an amazing addition to any team … we shoot all over the country and were blessed to have worked Eley as our lead photographer, not only is she a great person but a true professional in every sense of the word.You’re lucky to have her along side your productions like we are!Looking forward to working with Eley again!
— Kenny Tjay, Producer.
Stephanie (Eley) is fantastic at her craft and her personality makes you feel like you’re working with a friend you’ve known forever. She was recommended to work with for some headshots I needed for work. She was fun and a total pro during the entire session. The portraits she took I felt captured what I wanted and who I am - all a result of her attentiveness and skill. I really enjoyed working with her and will do so again at my next opportunity. She’s a genuine soul who has a gift of a true artist.
— Chris Walker, Client.
She was everything you would want in a photographer. She and her team were great!
— Accentovadao, Dancer, Choreographer, Creative Director.
 
I am an actor and model. I needed pictures for my portfolio. I was recommended Eley’s name through a friend of mine that had hired her and they had a glowing review. Below are the reasons I loved working with Eley!Short review of Eley and my experience as a whole:1. Professional, humble, warm, and electric personality. She made me feel like I made a new friend.1a. Captured “me” in a photograph. She gently directed me to be authentic- talk, laugh, and think about different scenarios. They were not just stereotypical magazine model looks. Very few photographers take the time to find that. 2. Listened to my photo needs while also delivering additional options that blew. me. away!3. Her studio has everything. It is spacious, clean, and packed with every piece of equipment that was necessary for my photos.4. The price she charged was reasonable and I felt was extremely fair. (Get in now before she is in even more of a demand that the price goes up- no joke, I mean it)5. Special highlight: I told her my wants for my photos and to make those wants a reality- she built a custom 10x20 light box that made the most beautiful light for my shoot. Hire her. I really could go on and on. I had the most amazing time. Eley is a beautiful and compassionate person that works hard to go above and beyond for her clients.Hope this helps with your decision!
— Gregory Piccirilli, Actor.
Eley was the best photographer I’ve worked with in my eight years of professional modeling. Her open atmosphere and vibe allowed for nothing but pure creativity and emotion and genuine work. She easily became my favorite photographer to work with. We produced the best images in my book and I would highly recommend her to any model with the opportunity! looking forward to future collaborations.
— Reilly Griffin, Model.