Greetings from Portland, Oregon

Hi! I’m Elayna, a socially-minded documentary photographer, digital producer and multimedia storyteller who works with news outlets, diverse organizations and individuals to share meaningful stories that shine light on important issues, strengthen communities and bring brands or company missions to life.

My curiosity about people and cultures has led to more than two decades of in-depth travel and project work – from Tanzania to Turkey to Haiti to Bolivia. Through these experiences, I’ve sharpened my observation, listening and communication skills, to connect with all kinds of people, from rural dairy farmers in Kenya to senior banking executives in the U.S.

I am available for writing, photography and multimedia assignments and collaborations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

eyussen(at)gmail(dot)com