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As a photographer, there is nothing quite as beautiful or as magical as being entrusted to capture someone’s memories, right? From weddings to newborns to engagements, we’re just really lucky to get to do what we do. Which brings us to this… As a photographer, there is also nothing quite as scary or guilt-inducing as […]

Proof that rainy wedding days don’t have to mean doom and gloom. 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Christi and Jack met their 100% rain forecast with grace and adaptation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I walked in and told her, “You know what? I’ve never known these beautiful mountains to not present some kind of opportunity for mountain backdrop photos, so we’re going to bank on […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   “When we are menstruating, that’s like when we are most connected to nature. It’s almost like we are receiving insight from the world around us.” In this episode, Elizabeth and Raven discuss the power of the menstrual cycle and the importance of having connection to it.  They dive […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   “If we allow the space, our bodies, our minds, our brains are so much more capable that we give ourselves credit for.” In this episode, Elizabeth sits down with wedding photographer, Jill Cherry Porter. Jill  joined our signature program, The Art of Booking, and shares how it quite […]

Having the opportunity to head to New Orleans for these two to capture their engagement photos was so much more than just travel for work. It embodied so much for me – fulfillment of my love of travel, need for adventure, thirst for culture – all of which had been put on hold and stifled […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   “I think the variation of our hormones is really cool, and when we learn to tap into that, it’s such a power. It’s not a weakness. It’s truly a power that we have.” On this episode, I interviewed a friend and functional health consultant, Kate Willis, about physical […]

I recently listened to the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and I couldn’t.put.it.down. ! He really re-framed my goal setting mindset. “The most practical way to change who you are is to change what you do.” In his book he writes how “goals are good for planning your progress and systems are good for actually making progress. Goals […]

TUNE IN TO THIS EPISODE   ITUNES  |  SPOTIFY   You can really curate your space where, in my opinion, your brand can really speak for itself and that’s in your messaging, in your captions, that’s in the aesthetic with the colors, the filters that you’re using. You control this, this corner of the internet. I mean, there […]

Being given the gift of photographing one of the most special days in someone’s life is something I do not take lightly and will never take for granted. I love what I do. When it comes to photographing a wedding, there are many things that can influence the final product. I want to share with […]

Flowers are such an important part of the wedding day! There are some best practices for how to shoot wedding day flowers to ensure your clients have the most beautiful representation of their beautiful blooms. First, let’s talk about the bouquet. Some people may not realize that bouquets are designed to have a face (or […]