McCory
Owner/Photographer

McCory

McCory James is blessed to get to do what he loves for a living. Since 2003, he has been sharing his passion for photography with the business community. Beyond being an accomplished photographer, McCory also considers himself a mentor and entrepreneur.

McCory has photographed for dozens of business clients in Colorado and beyond. His relentless pursuit of perfection guarantee that the images you receive will exceed your expectations. In his free time, McCory enjoys traveling, soccer, hiking, reading and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and sons, Landon and Carson.

FIVE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Passionate, entrepreneurial, laid back, disciplined, happy

Ryan
Photographer/Creative Director

Ryan

After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in Fine Arts, Ryan became Elevate’s first employee. As Creative Director, Ryan is constantly researching trends and brainstorming photography ideas. He enjoys bringing out the best in his subjects and his technical expertise will ensure that every image is the best it can possibly be.

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys the many activities that Colorado has to offer. He also enjoys spending time with his friendly pooch, Louie, riding his motorcycle and traveling abroad.

FIVE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Genuine, hungry, curious, restless, inspired

Katie
Photographer/Customer Service Manager

Katie

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. Katie’s willingness to go the extra mile for our clients paired with her experience as a photographer make her a great choice for your photography needs.

When not shooting, Katie loves spending time with friends and family, bringing everyone together with a some great cooking and a lot of love.

FIVE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Silly, cute, sweet, expressive and EXCITABLE

Janae
Photographer/Studio Manager

Janae

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 events 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
Production Artist

Patrina

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 on of the nation’s finest art schools.

After moving to Colorado, Patrina joined the Elevate team as our in-house production artist and uses her exceptional skills in post-production to make our images come alive.

In her free time she loves to travel (her favorite place was her father’s homeland, Jamaica) and check out art at galleries and museums. She also grills a great steak!

FIVE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Calm, cool, collected, creative and candid

Chris
Videographer

Chris

Chris has filmed over 250 events since he started his career as a videographer. Born in upstate New York and with a degree from University of North Carolina, he has traveled the globe and brings his years of experience to every event he captures.

FIVE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Positive, Fun, Personable, Adventurous, Caring