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Back in the Day...

If you are feeling nostalgic or wish to revisit some of our old content, please visit our "Old Website."

The photos are smaller, but there is a lot of content, which we refer to now and then. Parts of the site are a bit slow and you may need to refresh the page to nudge it along.

We plan at some time in the future to replace the old site with content on this new, modern site. But for now, you can still enjoy the nostalgia of our 1990's website.

Elias Photography - formerly known as Elias Portraiture - is located in Whittier, California. We have been in operation in Whittier since the late 1970's. Rick Elias has been the owner and primary photographer since its' inception.


+ Portrait Photography

Rick Elias specializes in creating "Real Life" portraits of families and individuals using natural and existing ligting in real settings to create gallery quality images for individuals. We strive to create a unique look for each client; no two photo sessions are ever the same. All of our sessions are on location and we can make arrangements to work almost anywhere in the world.

Our portrait photography is always unique and Real Life continues to be the essense of an Elias Portrait.

In addition to portraits of families and individuals, we also cover weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, Quincea├▒eras and other events.


+ Fine Art Gallery
The fine art gallery is a space devoted to showcasing images from our resident photographers, Domenico Foschi and Rick Elias and will also exhibit work from guest photographers and artists.

+ Products


Our products include both large and small photographs, ranging from 4x6 inches to 40x60 inches, which we can help you frame with our large selection of custom frames (see below)


Our StoryBooks have been around for over fifteen years, but we now offer them in three different styles, and duplicate copies of our newest books are offered at extremely reasonable prices!


+ Custom Picture Framing

We have reopened our custom picture framing shop where you can find a seemingly endless selection of mats and gorgeous frames. Our frames are of the highest quality and we know how to properly frame your artwork. Our excellent sense of design will enhance the look of your finished pieces.

We also offer an art hanging service so you can get all your artwork off the floors and onto the walls!


+ Lectures and Workshops

In addition to Rick's regular "Real Life" portraiture workshop, we are planning to include a wider range of topics, such as:

  • Health and Well Being
  • Computers and Technology
  • Photoshop