Ela and Tom Wojda specializes in wedding, portraits and kids photography . To them, the most important things in life are to live and work with passion. Photography has become a tool to create their own style of living. With very little planning and the encouragement of admirers, Ela’s and Tom transformation from photo hobbyist to full-fledged wedding photojournalist was not part of a pre-planned career path. In fact, they are “forever grateful” to their friends, family and the complete strangers who offered everything from suggestions to forthright pleas that she become a professional photographer. Ela and Tom creativity captures the essence of the moment and creates an individual story of each event in life. Their biggest ambition is to design powerful images that commemorate, across generations, the people we love and the good times we had. Ela’s style is predominantly black and white photography . Her achievements as a journalistic wedding photographer have been honed at Photo Manhattan School in New York. There she was invited to have her first life exhibition. She had the unusual opportunity to capture an episode of the television drama series set in New York City, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and photograph Sylwia Wiensenberg during her ToniqueFitness photo session for Cosmopolitan Magazine – Polish edition and The Wall Street Journal – Personal Journal. In addition one of her pictures of Joanna Czech was published in a high style magazine, VanityFair. She also took part in a winter exhibition at a Starbucks in Greenpoint, directed by Janusz Skowron where she presented her black and white photographs. Recently she became an event and edytorial photographer for Moje NYC, networking group founded by Ilona Lee.
Their images fuse a fine art sensibility with sensitive instinct to create a ” you-are-there immediacy” in an aesthetically pleasing frame. It’s a skill they work hard to masterwith every wedding, with every big or small event, with every portraits and the results speak for themselves.
Ela Tom Wojda reserves all rights to the photo/video production and may use original and/or duplicate picture/s and videotape/s for demonstration, publication, promotional or other purposes (Instagram, Fb Page, etc)
Original footage and copyrights remain the exclusive property of Ela Tom Wojda. UNAUTHORIZED duplication and/or reproduction of this photo and video are a violation of federal copyright laws and are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. “Copyright” describes the rights given to creators for their literary and artistic works. But we often don’t consider copyright when we look at our family photos, or go to get them copied. Even though it is so easy to copy an image—with scanners, photo-quality printers, and copy stations—it is still illegal.
Things to remember about copyright:
•Copyright is a property right.
•Just because you buy a print does not mean you have purchased the copyright.
•Professional photographers are the smallest of small copyright holders.
•Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographs are protected by copyright from the moment of creation.
•Photographers have the exclusive right to reproduce their photographs (right to control the making of copies). Copyright
•Unless you have permission from the photographer, you can’t copy, distribute (no scanning and sending them to others), publicly display (no putting them online), or create derivative works from photographs.
•A photographer can easily create over 20,000 separate pieces of intellectual property annually.
•Professional photographers are dependent on their ability to control the reproduction of the photographs they create.
•It affects their income and the livelihood of their families. •Even small levels of infringement—copying a photo without permission—can have a devastating impact on a photographer’s ability to make a living.•Copyright infringements—reproducing photos without permission—can result in civil and criminal penalties.