Elaine Swyt, Photographer

I was born and grew up in Salem, Oregon and relocated to the S.F. Bay Area to attend the University of San Francisco where I received a BS and an MS Organizational Development. My career followed in Human Resources,  Communications, and Community Relations, taking me to many venues throughout the U.S. and to travels abroad.

In 1995, I transitioned from corporate life to my own web development and design business, Mediaphysics, in the San Jose, California area.  In this capacity, I have enjoyed helping my clients present their businesses in the best light online and in print.  Often I have been asked to photograph their products and business locations as a part of developing their brand and marketing presence.  You can view some of that business work online.  And so I’ve been able to develop my skills over the years and a passion for the many facets of imaging.  In 2006, my husband retired and we returned to the Pacific Northwest.  Recently, I have been able to focus more on photography, beyond business.

I hope you enjoy my collection.

Elaine Swyt
Wilsonville, OR 97070


  • 2016 October – “People’s Choice Award” Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville, OR
  • 2018 November – “People’s Choice Artist Award” Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville, OR.  Info here.
  • 2019 November – “People’s Choice Artist Award” Charbonneau Arts Festival, Wilsonville, OR.