Focus on the Moment Photography provides wedding and engagement photography services to couples in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and both Carolinas. The company is owned and operated by Elena Soboleva, a former photojournalist with 10+ years of experience working for a European equivalent to “National Geographic”. Elena’s love for weddings is born from her passion for a great story. Elena's work took her to more than 40 countries, where she photographed thousands of people, many of whom spoke only their own language. Three years ago, Elena realized that couples who speak the language of love are now her absolute favorite subjects. Since then, Elena has photographed dozens of weddings and is still doing her favorite thing - telling a great story.
Your Story - is what Focus on the Moment is looking for to photograph on your special day. You do not need to be professional models to look great in Elena’s pictures; you simply need to be honest, open, sincere, and very much in love with one another!
Elena is a photographer who does not mind little imperfections such as wind in your hair, your dress getting a little wrinkled, or any other spontaneous incidents that make your day unique. No matter what she shoots, your photos will be of high quality. Thanks to professional experience as a photojournalist, she is highly skilled at capturing the "decisive moments" that are so important on your wedding day.
Focus on the Moment offers straight-forward customized packages to suit your budgetary needs, as well as engagement sessions, additional hours of coverage, multiple-location sessions, a second shooter if needed, any more.
1 Reviews for Focus on the Moment Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
James Bernal · Getting married on 03/10/2022
High Quality and Easy Experience
Elena was exceptional with my engagement photo shoot. I planned to surprise my then girlfriend at the summit of a trail in the NC mountains. Elena was responsive, helpful and flexible throughout all of the planning process. She set up a facetime with me when I was initially planning the idea to set up the photo shoot which was very beneficial. Throughout the entire process she was always willing to help and very flexible. Not only did she hike up a tough trail to the site of the photo shoot, she was in the right place(undercover) to successfully capture the moment. There was a chance of rain the night before and I was able to contact Elena late in the evening and change the time by an hour. She provided me with updates throughout day of the engagement and which gave me great comfort. If you are planning any type of surprise you can especially count on Elena to be in the right place at the right time. She is extremely professional and charges an great price as well. The quality of the photos were excellent and we received them fully edited a couple of days after. I 110% recommend Elena for your photography needs!Sent on 05/21/2020
Focus on the Moment Photography's reply:Thank you for your kind words! Glad to shoot you proposing to Anna on the top of the mountain! You were so sweet and emotional! It was such an honor for me to be a witness of this important event. I wish both of you lots of luck and love of each other!