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We are Pavel and Elena Cech...
a Twin Cities-based husband and wife photography and cinematography team.
Pavel grew up in Prague, Czech Republic and developed a passion for photography at an early age, learning from his father who was a photographer, filmmaker and one of the directors of Studio Famu - a well known film school in Prague.

Elena grew up in a remote jungle tribe of Papua New Guinea, where her parents were missionaries. Photos were an extremely important way to share memories and experiences with friends and loved ones back in the States. Later, in college, Elena refined her photography skills and branched off into video, earning her B.A. from the University of Minnesota in Broadcast Journalism. She has worked as Digital Media Developer for the past 10 years at Normandale Community College.

We feel very blessed to be able to use the talent God has given us to capture and preserve the beautiful memories of each wedding/event/milestone memory we shoot. What we do is not just a job. We look at it as a chance to create art, meet new friends and bless the lives of those we have the privilege of working with.