Elijah Lisyany is a premier Western Mass wedding photographer providing portrait and wedding photography services throughout all of New England.
Today, Elijah works as a professional commercial wedding photographer throughout the Western Mass Area. His hobbies include spending time and traveling with his wife Irina, photographing sports, studio, and landscape images. God created an amazing planet and photography is his way of being creative and not only see but capture the magic of the world around me through a lens and “paint that image with light”.
In addition to wedding photography, Elijah provides Massachusetts engagement photography services. These sessions provide beautiful images that celebrate the love of each of his couples and serve as a great way to build a relationship and get to know each couple’s style before the wedding. Elijah also conducts portrait sessions in his studio or on location and provides a diverse set of portraits styles for different uses.
I'm going to preface this review with the fact that I'm a photographer, and I know what to look for in a good wedding photographer (and what to look for in a bad one.)
This photographer is the real deal. He's only using top-tier equipment. He brought a second shooter. He was super-flexible on terms. That would mean nothing if the photos were an issue, but they weren't. His photography was creative and technically excellent. His low-light shots were very good, an area in which most photographers struggle to create good shots. He was on time and reliable.
He was polite, unobtrusive, and didn't make the day about himself - exactly what a wedding photographer should do. He was receptive to my direction for a few shots I wanted to take, so I didn't have to contend with an ego, which was nice.
I would highly recommend Ilya to any couple looking for a great wedding photographer.
Frequently Asked Questions about Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Had the pleasure of photographing the baptism of little princess Effie Georgia at the gorgeous Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, MA. There’s nothing more precious than seeing a little child be brought to church to be blessed! The family was great, very cooperative and the baptismal ceremony was amazing and blessed!! Enjoy the photos and blessings to the Chenarak family!
I had an amazing privilege to photograph this amazing couple as well as their fun crowd. When I arrived at the brides house at 7 AM, I could already tell it would be a good day. The photo session took place at Westfield Stanley Park. Ceremony took place at West Springfield Slavic Pentecostal Church. Shortly after that, we went to the reception hall which took place at Westfield Full Gospel Church. The reception ended at about 5PM and we ended up deciding to go to the beach :) We arrived at Lighthouse Point Park Beach about an hour before the sunset, which was a perfect time to get everything ready and start shooting. I would say this is my favorite beach to go to after receptions; it’s simply beautiful there! We had a lot of fun and I had an amazing experience photographing the entire crowd. Special thanks to Bogdan Voznyuk for being a big help with my off-camera equipment; I couldn’t have done it without you!
Eugene is a very good friend of mine who I’ve known for several years now. We would always hang out a lot when there was youth conference in PA, trips to HI and MA. Eugene and Katya are a young, laid back and easy going couple! The day began at 6am, dark, rainy and windy January day in Charlotte, NC. Regardless the torrential downpour, flooding, and power outages, the wedding was as beautiful as the love that these two have for each other. They made it so easy for me, they were real, happy, and very much in love. The day turned out to be so beautiful, storm passed and the evening sun set brought the most gorgeous clouds, which illuminated the forest, making it look like it was on fire. From the glowing bride, her bridesmaids to the groom and his men, and to every detail of the wedding were simple but beautiful. I simply loved photographing their wedding. My Wife Irina and I flew to North Carolina for a “mini” getaway and had the privilege to shoot their wedding at the same time. It was a lovely experience. We had a chance to visit her cousin and my cousin Mike and Sofie Babinov at the same time and explore uptown Charlotte. Take a look at this latest edit. Hopefully you enjoy it, just as much as we did!
I try to shoot candidly with kids as much as possible. Get them doing something that they enjoy and just start snapping. I was fortunate enough to be raised in a large family of ten kids, myself included. Our youngest, pictured below, is Joe who was born in 2009, just when I started photography. He is the most photographed in my family because he was the youngest :) I just loved photographing all kinds of candids since he’s not so photogenic. But lately, he actually listens to me and does everything I tell him to do. Needless to say, he’s becoming comfortable with me taking pictures of him. Often times, as soon as I take just one snap, he runs up to me, grabs my shoulder from behind, looks at the photograph and smiles :)