It seems like it was just yesterday when I was a bride-to-be in search of a photographer who would take the photographs that were most important to me without interrupting or dictating the course of my wedding day.
I still feel the essential work of a wedding photographer is to understand what’s most important to both bride and groom and to see the connections between family and friends. My deepest interest is capturing the expression of relationships during this most significant milestone event.
Through quiet observation, my goal is to photograph the authentic expressions and gestures which define the spirit of your wedding day.
Spending as much time as possible with you informs my photography in a deep way. This is why I encourage couples to have engagement sessions, and why I regularly attend rehearsals and seamlessly provide full coverage of your wedding day.
I treat my bridal couples the way I would like to be treated on my wedding day. To be heard and understood is one of life’s greatest gifts.
Armen Elliott has over thirty years of photographic experience. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and at the New School in New York City, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Pratt Institute in New York City, with a minor in art history. Her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal,The Philadelphia Inquirer, American Photographer, Photographer’s Forum, The Blatant Image magazine, and in the book Armenia: Crossroads of Culture. Her work has been exhibited at the Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City; The Pratt Institute, New York, the Tweed Gallery, Plainfield, NJ, the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College, Easton, PA and the Allentown Art Museum in the “Pennsylvania Photographers” show curated by Susan Kismaric, Curator of Photography for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A portion of her photographic project “Women in Ritual”, was exhibited in a juried exhibition presented by The Anthropology Museum of the People of New York at the City University of New York. She has been a recipient of the City of Easton/Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant for her portraiture. She is currently working in digital and black and white medium format portraiture and wedding photojournalism.
Armen Elliott is an artist who, with a camera’s lens, explores the unique individuality of her subjects with compassion and insight. A high-energy optimist with a critical, trained eye, Armen moves past the facade to find the spirit of the individual.
” My photographs are about people and their relationship with others as expressed through gesture.” A typical engagement session is relaxed, spontaneous and frequently mischievous. “The process influences the end product,” maintains Elliott. After a session, a client will often confess, “I didn’t think it would be this much fun.” Her love of collaborating with others is evident in her work.