Welcome to my Blog!!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:52PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

Model: Naomi B.  | Makeup/Hair: Alisha Nycole

 Stylists: Elaine Zelker & Jenny Martineau (assisted day of shoot by Allison Conway) 

Outfits: Special Vintage Finds :)


Behind the Scenes VIDEO can be seen Elaine's FB page: Elaine Zelker Photography


Website: www.ElaineZelkerPhotography.com |  Instagram:  instagram.com/elainezelkerphotography





For more information on booking, email: Elaine@elainezelkerphotography.com


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:56PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

Model: Korinne C.  | Makeup/Hair: Alisha Nycole

 Stylists: Elaine Zelker (assisted day of shoot by Jenny Martineau & Aly Kunes 

Outfits: Purple Dress (Elaine Zelker)

Black Hat/Corset & Pink Tulle Dress: PHYLLIS's Vintage Shop, Easton, PA

Website: www.ElaineZelkerPhotography.com |  Instagram:  instagram.com/elainezelkerphotography




THANKS to: Alisha, Jenny, Aly, Phyllis and especially the gorgeous, Korinne!! xo


The final images:



If interested in a stylized shoot or information: elaine@elainezelkerphotography.com


Which is your favorite? Comment below :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 8:33AM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

Head Shots by Elaine Zelker Photography


{Peter Hurley Head Shot Associate}


{See how I became an Peter Hurley Associate HERE}


 Head Shots are an essential for actors and models.  For professionals, most likely your image shows up on-line, on sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn, or your own personal website…and it’s that first impression that will showcase you the most.  “Selfies” will not cut it.


You need a head shot that is current, high quality and one that showcases YOU.  We will attain that goal together. I want you to leave an impression on-line or with your comp card that instantly tells who you are. You only have one chance to make a first impression.





The Session


I typically shoot 3-5 different looks during the session. The goal is to get some “crazy good” shots that you are happy with. I will shoot you in an array of styles, poses and facial expressions.  I normally shoot anywhere from 200-400 images during a session. This will help us get the head shot you are looking for. Afterward, we will sit down together and review all of the images on my computer and begin the approval process. After the approval process is complete, we are left with 30-60 final images, which are then uploaded to a private on-line, pass code protected proof gallery. This will allow you to go through the images on your own at home or to give access to anyone else that might be helping you with the final decision process, such as your agent, family or friends. Plan on being at the studio for 2-3 hours.




Editing and Printing 


Once you have decided on your final 5 images, I begin the final editing process, which is done by me.  Once complete, the images are ready for online use or for printing. The final images will be sent to you on-line via “Dropbox” or on a CD via the mail.  You will own your 5 images and I will include a print release form. For quality control, I prefer you print through me for the highest quality leave behind available.  (Please don’t spend the money on great images then print them at Walgreens or Walmart…)  




First and foremost, bring clothing that you like. I ask that you bring several outfits with you to the session, as I normally shoot 3-5 different looks. Since we are doing head shots, you only need to bring tops (please iron beforehand).  Tank tops, solid tops, t-shirts, professional attire is great, but logos, or busy (zigzag or polka dots) prints are a no-no.  However, if you only wear bowties, then bring your bowties!!  You want to showcase YOU, not your outfit. Women, simple earrings only. No necklaces or scarves. If you want them in a few shots, that’s ok, but not recommended. 




Hair & Makeup 




I strongly suggest that you hire a professional to do your hair and make-up. While there is an extra cost associated with this service (about $40 to $100), hiring a professional make-up artist will not only enhance your experience, but also allow you to concentrate on your shoot.  Professional make-up artists know how to bring out the best in you, and know how to make you “camera-ready”. I work with a couple of great make-up artists in the area, who I can highly recommend.  You can hire your own make-up artist and come to the session ready to start shooting, OR if you feel you can do your own hair and make-up, please keep it natural.  I always recommend the “less is more” theory, we can always add, not take away…


Style your hair as if you are going for an audition or a business meeting. For women with long hair, it’s best to have your hair down to start. We will also have you put it up in a ponytail for an alternative look (bring hair ties). 



No makeup. If you have a break out on the day of the shoot, I will edit it out.  Moisturize in the morning if you can. If you want the “scruff” look, come unshaven. You can shave at the studio afterwards for a clean look. All other men, come clean-shaven.


Most importantly, both women and men should moisturize their lips. Dry chapped lips are hard to retouch. Start this process a few days before the shoot.


Cost & Scheduling 


The cost of the Standard Head Shot Session is $325 with a $100 deposit due at booking.

If you are interested in booking a head shot session with me or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact me: elaine@elainezelkerphotography.com.


Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:43PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

I joined PH2PRO about one year ago (an online mentoring site for headshot photographers, created by a world renowned photographer, Peter Hurley), and I thought I knew a thing or two about headshot photography…boy, was I wrong!


The journey I took was challenging, humbling and rewarding. I learned that it’s ok if you hear, ‘it’s not good enough, or you need work, or what kind of operation are you running” and not feel so bruised that you can’t continue on. I learned to listen to my critiques from Peter and the other Associates on the site, learn from them, change things around and give it another go-around.


I began perfecting and sharpening my skills; studied and continued to mess up, try again, mess up, and then try again. I learned from Peter that client’s mustn’t just show up and just smile. It’s about me telling their story in one single image. I learned about hurleyisms, squinching, micro-expressions, the tilt, the lights, subtle changes in posing, psyphotology and so much more.


On December 17, 2014 I become one of his PH2PRO Associate Photographers. PH2 Associates are photographers that Peter personally recommends as a go-to photographer for headshots based on their quality of work; based on his quality of work. Peter does not give these nominations away so easily.


There are 6,602 photographers from 110 countries that have submitted 37,025 photos. There are currently 56 chosen Associates under Peter. They are from all around the world; including various U.S. Cities, Denmark, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, New Zealand and Dubai (just to name a few).


It’s an extreme honor to be a part of this team. At times it was not easy, and I felt like throwing in the towel. That’s where the other “elite” team members came into play. The support you get from the established Associate members and Mentors who have been around longer is bar none! They really do care about helping and getting you to the next level. They are all honest, and if you are ready to embark on this adventure to step up your head shot photography game, then join on in!



Friday, November 07, 2014 12:30PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

Professional Photographer. Custom Experience. Affordable Prices. Irresistible Fun!


What happens when you mix your family or friends into a booth, with some fun and goofy props, and unlimited prints?

Funny, one-of-a-kind, heartwarming, sweet strips of happiness proving everyone had a fabulous time at your event!

Fun in a Box!


Packed with the best props, Elaine Zelker Photography Photo Booths sends your wedding and event guests home with lasting memories of priceless moments. Imagine what your friends and family will do in the box!


Photography is what we do!


Elaine Zelker Photography has been doing business in the Lehigh Valley for the past five years. We now provide the premier photo booth rental service in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas for your Wedding Reception, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Corporate/Non-Profit Events, Prom, Family/School Reunions, Sweet 16’s, and much more! Everyone will go home with color or black & white photos.  Some add-ons even include sharing the images directly on-line from the event!


Classy, Unique Designed Photo Booth.

Touch Screen and EASY to use!

7 Seconds to print.

Fits up to 6 people.



Silver Party Package: $499

(For Small Events, under 60 people)

2 Hours of unlimited photo booth sessions

1 On-site photo booth attendant

Unlimited duplicate 2” x 6” strips or 4” x 6” postcard photos

Choice of color or black & white photos

Personalized, Custom design on photo strip

Box of Props


Gold Party Package: $699

3 Hours of unlimited photo booth sessions

2 On-site photo booth attendants

Unlimited duplicate 2” x 6” strips or 4” x 6” postcard photos

Choice of color or black & white photos

Personalized, Custom design on photo strip

Box of Prop


Diamond Party Package: $1199

4 Hours of unlimited photo booth sessions

2 On-site photo booth attendants

Unlimited duplicate 2” x 6” strips or 4” x 6” postcard photos

Choice of color or black & white photos

Personalized, Custom design on photo strip

Box of Props

DVD of entire event photos

Email and social media package

Memory Book




Memory book package, which allows your guests to place one of their duplicate strips in an elegant memory book and write a personalized message. $95


Email and social media package, which allows your guests to instantly upload their photos to their personal E-mail and/or Facebook, after posing:  $95


DVD of entire event photos: $75


Additional Hours (with paid package): $99



Thursday, October 30, 2014 4:08PM
By elaine zelker photography
Pin It

What a fun time shootin at the Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum site on this beautiful Fall day with Katherine and Wayne!! She's a nurse, he's a truck enthusiast...and together they equal LOVE!!


{Engagement Shoot ~ Katherine + Wayne}

October 30, 2014


Lock Ridge Park & Furnace Museum

Elaine Zelker Photography













For bookings:


email: elaine@elainezelkerphotography.com


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:32PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

Great time yesteray shooting Kyle...he definitely loosened up once we started shooting the sports photos!! 



Easton Area High School Football and Lacrosse



Lehigh Valley Senior Portrait Photographer

Monday, October 06, 2014 5:06PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It



~ Kelly + Mark ~

CHANDO Wedding


October 4, 2014


Elaine Zelker Photography









































Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:12PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

Javier + Bobby will be getting married next May in Philadelphia, PA.....after being together for 23 years!! Javier + Bobby invited me to capture a casual engagement session.  We did the entire shoot at the beautiful Jacobsburg Park, Bath, PA (and some at my studio in Easton, PA).  It was a pleasure spending time with this loving and caring couple!  I am incredibly excited for their wedding next year.  I wish them JOY & HAPPINESS forever. 


Elaine Zelker Photography


For more information or bookings

Email: elaine@elainezelkerphotography.com


Monday, September 01, 2014 3:38PM
By elaine zelker
Pin It

{Lisa + Brendan | Wedding Day}

I had the honor of shooting the wedding of Lisa + Brendan Van Ackeren.  We started the day at the Hampton Inn & Suites for the ladies. Make-up was done by Audrey Noel (freelance styling).  Met the guys at the lovely Chapel at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  We proceeded to shoot on the campus after the ceremony at the gloriously detailed campus library then to the football field!! The reception was at Riverview Country Club in Forks Township, PA.  Fantastic day!! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Photography: Elaine Zelker Photography

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

Lehigh University

Riverview Country Club

Make-Up/Hair: Audrey Noel


<3 Elaine





for more information or bookings: