Hello pretty! Our company, Alena Bakutis Photography, specializes in modern and unique photojournalistic wedding photography and is located in Northwest Florida. Our couples enjoy real and precious moments we capture during their weddings that become their favorite images forever!
One of our specialties is creating beautiful wedding keepsakes for you to treasure these memories as your first family heirlooms!
We travel for weddings between Florida, Georgia, and Alabama all the time, and have been traveling for our clients to NYC, Las Veags, Texas, as well as internationally to Canada and the Virgin Islands, and upcoming Czech Republic.
Alena - I was originally introduced to the world of photography by a friend who encouraged me to turn fun hobby into something more serious. After taking multiple classes, participating in workshops, and traveling for wedding and portrait conferences, the business was born eight years ago.
Michael - I grew up in a family of professional photographers, but after being in broadcasting for 16 years and meeting Alena a few years ago, I jumped back into photography world and have been enjoying creating beatutful meaningful moments for our clients!
Awards and Features:
Our work has won multiple awards and our wedding photographs have been featured in the Knot, Forbes Travel Guide, the Shutter Magazine, Northwest Florida Weddings, Gulf Coast Bride, Access Magazine of Mobile/Baldwin, etc
Using a photojournalistic approach to photography, I focus on telling a couple’s love story through photos. Among the things I offer are:
Some wedding collections include an engagement session. Additional services:
Call us at 850-778-5370 or write a note so we can chat about your vision for the Biggest Day of YOUR life!!!
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jennifer · Married on 04/02/2016
Alena is a true professional! My best friend/bridesmaid is a wedding photographer so since we couldn’t use her for our wedding, she went on a massive search up and down the east coast (we live in NYC and our wedding was in GA) to help us find the best one. She vetted dozens of different photographers to see who had the best experience with regards to using different lighting, navigating different weather patterns, shooting different backdrops, managing big families, capturing the most natural candids, etc. Long story short, Alena was her top recommendation. I set up a call with Alena and immediately felt so comfortable speaking to her. At our wedding she did such a great job capturing every moment but I never felt like we had a big camera trailing our every move (at all!). My wedding party ran deep and we both have big families but she somehow managed to get everyone’s attention (at the same time!) and the group shots are some that we treasure. The actual wedding photos are breathtaking. I can’t tell you how many people comment on the ones we have up in our house or the ones they’ve seen online. She really captured the magic of that day. We also loved creating our album with her which she truly went above and beyond on to make sure it was perfect. I really can’t say enough about our entire experience with Alena, start to finish.Sent on 09/06/2018
Laura Watkins · Married on 05/25/2019
Fantastic to work with!
Alena was terrific to work with. She was super personable and friendly and took time to talk with me on the phone before my wedding to make sure she knew more about me and my personality. Before the photo shoot she sent a form to fill out with the pictures we wanted, and she made sure to capture them all. Her and her assistant were a great team during the wedding and during photos after. They kept the mood light and made sure everyone was having a good time. We got a sneak peak of our photos the day after our wedding and they looked fantastic! We cannot wait to see the rest of her work. I highly recommend Alena and her team.Sent on 06/08/2019
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Kathryn · Married on 11/04/2018
The best vendor we had on our team - absolutely outstanding!
The skill and quality of Alena's work is enough to classify her as an excellent photographer. But her warm personality and confidence sets her apart as an incredible person to have with you on your wedding day!Sent on 11/28/2018
From our first phone call, Alena was enthusiastic and easy to work with. We met with her and Michael before our wedding and we would highly recommend that if you have the time! It gave us a chance to get to know them and also discuss the types of places and poses we wanted. It also meant that on the day of, it wasn't awkward meeting them for the first time... in fact, it was exciting to see them again! We were both pretty nervous about being so heavily photographed but Alena is SO positive and encouraging, that our nervousness melted away. The posed family photos were well coordinated and we genuinely enjoyed taking couples portraits around town and on the beach. She was also very quick to provided about 30 "sneak peek" images just days after the wedding, which was exciting and fun to immediately share with friends and family. I can't wait to see all the finished images when they are ready!
Alena Bakutis and her team make weddings a breeze. She is a perfect balance of fun and professional that makes working with her enjoyable and breeze! She is meticulous and ensures the most beautiful photos for her clients special day. Truly a pleasure to work with!
Wow, I have so much to say about Alena! I was at a wedding finishing up my beauty services when she arrived at my bride's wedding home. She went straight to work and made the bride feel at ease. She told the rest of the family members how the day of photography was going to go, instructed everyone on the time frame and just took control of the situation from the moment she stepped into the room. She made sure to capture every detail and was so kind. A few weeks later, my bride sends me the pictures and they were breathtaking! A definite recommend!
What a great company to work with. We highly recommend.