Mandell Elm

Ambient Awareness Media LLC

Hampton Roads, VA

Along with being a professional photographer, I also operate as a mental health counselor for Newport News City Public Schools. Within the field of mental health, I have learned that self-image has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves. I feel like the community I serve is a work of art, but there is not much artwork produced to show that. I aim to fill in that gap through my photography and through Ambient Awareness Media LLC.



Weddings & Events

Events are a special category as there is something authentic about capturing moments as they happen. From birthday parties, concerts, competitions, and community events, Ambient Awareness Media LLC serves in all of these areas. Please check out the information tab to learn more about our wedding day coverage!


Family Sessions

Family sessions can be taken indoors at a studio or outdoors on location. These photos are great for sending holiday cards or to simply watch your family mature and grow throughout the years.


General Portrait sessions

We cover a wide range of portrait sessions, including but not limited to senior/graduate sessions, engagement sessions, high fashion publications, creative story telling portraits, or a portrait session just to appreciate yourself in front of the camera.


Products and materials

All sessions come with a digital album of the image; however, you can also order prints, wall art, canvases, and greeting cards right from your digital album! Having digital files are great and convenient, but being able to touch, hold, and display your memories is invaluable.