Business Name: Elsa Boscarello Photography
Where are you based out of? Reno, NV
Are you currently a part-time or full-time photographer? Full-time
What is your predominant photographic specialization? Couples Portraits & Weddings
How would you define your style?
Journalistic with a hint of editorial and directed creative imagery.
What motivated you to become a photographer?
I wasn’t born with a camera in my hand. My earliest photography memory is when I used my first-week of earnings (from a babysitting job which was also my first job) to purchase a Fuji film camera when I was a teenager. I’ve always had a fascination with documenting moments. I think this explains my obsession with documenting our own life-I have a ton of prints to prove it. It might be linked to a slight fear of forgetting these moments one day. That definitely influences my journalistic approach to sessions and weddings as well.
Todd (aka the best husband in the world) gave me the push I needed to create a creative career. He asked me what my dream job would be and he motivated me to make it happen. His constant support and motivation is what fuels my career and adventurous lifestyle!
What is it that you try to convey with your work?
The last few months I’ve primarily focused on conveying human emotions and embracing the landscape and environment that surrounds them.
How do you accomplish that?
I wait. And then wait some more. I wait for the looks couples give each other on their wedding day. I wait for the whispers and laughs. I think the description on my website explains it perfectly: The moment when you’re about to say “I-do” and you’re gripping each other hands so tightly that you swear your circulation has stopped and you’re thinking : “I can’t believe I’m about to marry the most beautiful human on earth” and then you give each other THAT look. THAT smile. THAT grip. Those are the moments I’m there to capture for you. The joyful tears, the beautiful smiles, the warm hugs. All of it.
Have you had a photographer inspire your work, and if so, who and why?
Gosh. I’ve had SO many photographers that inspire me! I don’t even know where to begin. Hailey Howard’s editorial work is one of my constant inspirations. She’s a true artist. She breaks the rules and puts out photographs that make a statement. She has a couple of portfolios so if you check her out make sure it’s her editorial stuff (it’s SO good). I can only hope to be as bold as her one day. I also LOVE Dan O Day and Jonas Peterson- but who doesn’t? They’re basically the gods of our modern wedding photography world.
What is your most memorable accomplishment so far in your photography career?
My first cover was pretty memorable! It was a climbing picture up at Big Cheif for Tahoe Weekly. It’s hard to pin down the MOST memorable accomplishment. I feel like the most memorable ones are the ones that leave me inspired. I’ve had some great clients this year. I walk away with so much more than I could give them. I’ve heard some incredible stories and have seen some breathtaking moments. I feel like every little bit keeps molding me. The most memorable accomplishments are the projects that leave me in awe.
What is one thing you have learned during your career?
Work hard. Share with others. Surround yourself with humans that support you and want to see you grow (and give twice as much back to them). You can’t be an Island when you’re building a career.
Which Photographer Supply Company products do you currently use?
I’m using your mahogany boxes because they freaking rock.
How have Photographer Supply Company products helped your business?
You know how hard it is to find the perfect wooden box?! Took me hours. I’m so glad I stumbled onto your team. They are officially my to go boxes for weddings.