About me

My name is Elena, I’m a beauty and product photographer based in Paris (Île-de-France). I’m passionate about storytelling through lighting and color. I have worked with a wide array of clients at different stages of their creative process. I can help develop a creative vision as well as provide technical and lighting expertise to best achieve a creative brief.

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Behind the scenes image of Elena Fortin, beauty photographer during a  studio portrait session.

My Story

I was born in colorful and culturally diverse Guatemala. I discovered my love for portrait photography as a tool for artistic and social expression in 2007 at university.

For several years I worked as an assistant while pursuing a full-time career in marketing and advertising. In 2015, I took a leap of faith to change my career path and pursue full-time my passion for photography. Since then, I have worked in New York City and London in the photography industry.

I’m problem-solving photographer with an eye for detail thanks to my experience working as digital tech, assistant, and retoucher for global brands and known commercial photographers.

Clients & Features

Clients & commissions: Christie’s, Milk Model Management London, Bookings Models London, Identity Design UK, Impact Bracelet, etc.

1st assistant and/or Digital-Tech: Harper’s Bazaar US, Kiehl’s, Pandora, Bloomingdale’s, Walmart, Dr. Brandt, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Amazon Fashion, Victoria’s Secret, Adore Me, Rambert, Men’s Health Magazine, and many others.

Editorial features: Lucy’s Magazine, Obvious Magazine, Latest Magazine, Scorpio Jin, and Elegant Magazine.