About ME

My name is Yael DeFaye. I have lived in the San Luis Valley since 2006. I was born in France and spent most of my life there, with a detour to England in my teen years. I have traveled from Austria to Hong Kong in my early twenties, visiting 4 continents and 18 countries. 

In 2007, I started my interest in photography. In the last few years, I have spent more time exploring and seeking the art of photography. I enjoy capturing nature, both in its earthy and life forms. Lately, my main photography interest has been toward conceptual portraiture, which aims to express the idea of combining landscape and portrait together. Just imagine being an actor on a movie set and capturing those moments! 

​I keep doing senior pictures, family pictures, and events. ​I have been teaching photography classes and workshops​ in different locations around the valley.​ I have a few other education plans for 2024, so stay tuned!