McCory James
Owner/Photographer

McCory James

McCory James is blessed to get to do what he loves for a living. After working as a web designer for several years, McCory turned his passion for photography into a business in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since.

Five words that describe you:

Passionate, entrepreneurial, laid back, disciplined, happy

If you were a genre of music, what genre would you be?

Indie rock. Because it's unique. Each artist can have their own style, but it can still can appeal to a wide audience.

Katie Walker
Photographer/Client Services Manager

Katie Walker

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an Arts Degree in Photography, Katie's decided that her love of photography and passion for people perfectly fit with a career at Elevate.

Five words that describe you:

Silly, cute, sweet, expressive and EXCITABLE

How would you describe your style of photography?

My style is easy going and real life. I like to capture families enjoying their time together, kids playing, and things that tell their story and pertain to their lives.

What do you like best about family photography?

My favorite thing about family photography is capturing moments that go by so fast. I love meeting new families and seeing the love they share and I LOVE watching them grow. It is so fun to be a part of their memories.

If you were a genre of music, what genre would you be?

Folk. No, kids music... like Raffi or Disney. Oh man, I'm like the epitome of Disney. No, but my answer is folk.

Allie Gravel
Photographer/Studio Manager

Allie Gravel

Allie hails from a farm in Iowa, where she learned the value of work hard. She joined our team in 2015 as a Photographer and Studio Manager.

Five words that describe you:

Bubbly, Nice, Happy, Sincere, Hospitable

If you were a genre of music, what genre would you be?

Is oldies a genre? Cause that's stuff everyone knows and you can't help but dance to it. You know, like when that Mariah Cary song comes on and everyone wants to sing it?! I guess that's not oldies more like eighties.

Janae Steinmark
Photographer

Janae Steinmark

Janae, a Seattle native, loves working with people and it shows in both her charming personality and great photos. When Janae started working with Elevate as an assistant, she quickly rose to the top as our favorite. She had been photographing weddings for years and when the opportunity arose to add her permanently to the staff, we jumped at the chance.

Five words that describe you:

Chatty, Humble, Quirky, Easy Going, Down-to-earth

Patrina Harris
Production Artist

Patrina Harris

Born and raised in New York City, Patrina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, widely considered to be one of the nation’s finest art schools.

Five words that describe you:

Calm, cool, collected, creative and candid

If you were a genre of music, what genre would you be?

It's hard because I want to say classical because it's so calm, but probably with a mix of jazz because of the ups and downs.

Amanda Mogab
Premier Party Consultant

Amanda Mogab

Before Amanda joined the Elevate team, she had a career in fundraising and development in the nonprofit sector in the Denver metro area. Amanda used Elevate for her wedding, and now she is excited to be part of the team and help other brides through the process.

Five words that describe you:

Loyal, outgoing, understanding, loving, driven