At Ella Gagiano Studios we believe in community, understanding, and empowering those around us.
We have traveled around the world the last twenty years as a luxury photographer, in all these years the biggest thing we’ve learned is as humans we need to be seen and heard.
We all have hopes and dreams, passions we pursue and people we love. All those long days, missed moments, all the hard work we put in to our life we do it all for the moments that bring us joy, happiness, and peace. For us photography is more than capturing a moment, it is creating a story that says this is what I love, this is what is important to me.
From boudoir to corporate and all that is between everything we do in life is a labor of love and we want to share that excitement and passion with you. From the moment you inquire to the last steps we have created an amazing experience that will leave you feeling proud of what you’ve done and who you are.
So welcome to our family, we are excited to get to know you!
Whose Behind the Camera?
Ella is the leading force behind Ella Gagiano Studios. A photographer for over twenty years she has crafted her art traveling the word as a luxury photographer. She has found passion in genuine heartfelt souls and passionate people who love life and want to celebrate it.
She’s found photography to be more than just capturing of moments but the art of capturing ones soul; showing her clients the beauty in life and allowing them to not only celebrate and honor what they love, but to be reminded of it and empowered by it.
We know that our clients are more than the way they look, it’s the way the carry themselves and not only who they are but who they want to be. She has founded her photography studio on the principle that capturing her clients from the eyes of a loved one and allowing our clients to be seen for all they are is why so many people feel the passion, love, and life in her work.
For Ella her own joy in life comes from simple joys. She grew up in South Africa on a farm, where she spent her days with all her farm animals that she loved dearly and her afternoons running barefoot through the mountains. While distance and time has changed, Ella’s love of animals and freedom has not. She has found home in Florida where she has eleven mini donkeys and two dogs, and is looking forward to having horses and goats and everything else.
Her strength and determination has led her to build an amazing community full of strong women that lift each other up and empower each other in ways she never could have dreamed of.
Our Studio Manager
Sammi has been a part of Ella’s team for nearly a decade, starting off as her videographer and editor, and over the years becoming so involved in the studio’s process that she is now often referred to by clients as their therapist.
Sammi is Ella’s right hand, and we are often told how our clients need a Sammi in their life.
Officially, Sammi is our designated studio manager, but she does far more than just that. She brings her own unique chemistry to the entire studio atmosphere.
Creativity and understanding is the core of who she is. In her spare time she writes, draws, paints, and helps out with Ella’s eleven mini donkeys. She has her own fur baby that is spoiled rotten and is best friends with Ella’s fur baby. She studied anthropology and film in college and wanted to tell others stories. What started out as a part-time college job turned into the perfect dream job where she could build authentic relationships and make change and tell stories in a deeper way. She loves nothing more than the moment when our clients finally see their photos, the excitement and joy that our clients experience is something we wish every single person could experience.
Between Ella and Sammi, there is nothing we can’t accomplish in our studio.
Together our biggest passion is getting to know our clients one on one and creating fun, easy-going, and stress-free experiences. We are here to make you feel confident and proud so you can carry it with you even long after your photoshoot.
Connect with us today because we can’t wait to get to know you!