the ELP experience for the joyful, crazy-in-love couple
When I say, “lets go on an adventure”, I totally mean it! That’s what I think photography should feel like and be about! It’s just us, going on a little adventure! This is also a no pressure situation! You don’t have to know “how to pose” — I’ll teach you! And on that topic, this isn’t about posing at all! This is 100% about us 3 out and about together, having fun, laughing a ton, and me giving you guys prompts and direction all in the effort of eliciting a natural reaction! After your session — you’ll walk away having learned all you need to know about being natural in front of a camera. It’s that simple! I believe photography should be less about where to put your hands (just touch each other a lot!), not worried about every hair in place (let that wind toss it around!), barely concerned about dirt on your dress (just look at this epic location we’re in!) and more about the look of pure joy on your faces that shout holy heck I love my person so so so much, can you tell? Yes! Yes I can!
If I’m shooting your wedding — here’s what I know: you’ll have learned all the things at your engagement session and we’ll get to do those things all over again on this day! Yay! But before that — when your Mama helps you into your dress and quietly tears up, I’ll be there to document it. When your groom struggles with his boutonniere, I’ll be there to help. When your nerves get the best of you right before your first look — I’ll be beside you reminding you to breathe. When you walk down the aisle and it all hits the two of you — I’ll be there getting both reactions. When your Dad chokes up during his toast — I’ll be there, albeit choking up too, but I’ll be there to document it. All the moments of your big day — I’ll photograph them the best way I know how — as they happen naturally. Of course your details will be photographed, and definitely we’ll get those traditional smile-for-the-camera shots that every Grandma wants. But ultimately, the mindset of lets go on an adventure still rings true - and what greater adventure than your wedding day?
Once I receive your initial wedding inquiry via email, I will reply back with a pricing guide that has all the information you need on the experience, collections, pricing etc. At that time, I’ll also ask you a few questions about your wedding plans and your love story! From there, we’ll plan a coffee date, or a video-call to get to know one another better and ensure we are a perfect fit! I wholeheartedly believe the best, most genuine images of you guys are a direct result from working with a photographer that you share a bond with!
You love all things authentic, classic, candid, and beautifully created in natural light! You know that while you want beautiful images, you also want to have a really awesome photography experience. We are undoubtedly a match made in heaven! We'll make things official with a signed contract and paid retainer.
You are officially a new #ELPBRIDE and I am SO excited! As a welcome gift, I have something special for you! Each of my brides receive access to my online exclusive 86-page Bridal Guide! Designed and created by me with all of my absolute best advice, tips + tricks, do’s + don’ts, plus so much more! This was created with you, my new friend, in mind — to help you have the best possible photography experience, as well as help you navigate the wonderful world of planning your wedding!
Ohhh the fun we are going to have! We will work together to find the perfect location that fits you two best! Then we will spend about an hour and a half together getting to know one another better, and documenting your love story! All you need to know how to do is have fun, love each other best, and touch each other as much as possible :) I’ll spend our first few minutes breaking down my “posing” system, and movement based prompts, and before you know it, you’ll be rocking what it means to be natural in front of the camera!
Soon after your fun engagement session, a little sneak peek of your images will hit social media! Get excited! From there I typically try to blog my favorites from your session within a week or so after — which means you get to see even more! Beyond that I’ll be editing away and ensuring each image in your final image collection is perfect — delivering your full gallery in approx 3 weeks or less.
If you chose the collection which includes an engagement album (woooo!) then I’ll be in touch about a week after your engagement images are delivered with info for choosing which photos you want in the album! Once I have that list, I’ll get going on a custom design for you and send that to you for your approval! Once all this is done, the lovely album is ordered and you’ll have it in your hands soon after! Important note is that this album checks something else off your to-do list — your wedding day guest book! This album is designed with a paper type which can be written on, meaning it can double as a keepsake, and your guest book on your big day!
Let’s be honest, planning a wedding can be a lot of work! As you swim through the sea of wedding planning, you’ll have your 86-page Bridal Guide to help you! In addition to that, you’ll find numerous informational blog posts on the ELP Blog to help you navigate the world of wedding planning! As always, I’m a quick email or text away should you need help or advice on anything!
Around the 4-month out mark, I’ll be in touch with you to chat about your day-of wedding details! This info sets me up for success with all info I’ll need in order to create a perfect customized wedding photography timeline for you! This is a huge help to mapping out each section of your day and ensuring that you, your bridal party, your families and even your other vendors are all on the same page. The result is a stress-free day for you and your love!! You guys get to just enjoy every moment instead of worrying about all these little details!
Your wedding day arrives, and it's the best day ever! Your wedding is documented in a storytelling way, and it'll be your best story yet!!
Soon after your wedding, a little sneak peek of your images will hit social media! From there I typically try to blog my favorites from your whole day within a week or so after — this allows you to see even more! Beyond that I’ll be working to ensure every image in your final image collection is perfect — delivering your full gallery in approx 6-8 weeks or less.
If you chose one of my collections which include a wedding album (yay!) then I’ll be in touch about a week after your wedding images are delivered with info for choosing which photos you want in the album! Once I have that list, I’ll get going on a custom design for you and send that to you for your approval! Once all this is done, the gorgeous album is ordered and you’ll have it in your hands soon after!
After our time together comes to a close — you have lovely images that tell your story, albums that beautifully chronicle all those happy moments — it'll be time to share a bittersweet goodbye. I’m always a bit sad about this part! But that’s why I love love love seeing my couples again in the future for anniversary photos or as your family grows! Either way, we must keep in touch my new friends!
Elizabeth is the definition of a perfect wedding day photographer. She was so professional but made my husband and I super comfortable while taking our photos and let us be ourselves. We loved every minute of working with her. From her opening up her home to meet with us to calming our last minute wedding jitters, she has been amazing the entire time! I would recommend Elizabeth to absolutely anyone I know who is getting married soon. Even our bridesmaids held onto her card! Elizabeth is the one and only person I would recommend sharing your special day with!
I can't say enough about Elizabeth, she was FANTASTIC! She was also our photographer for our engagement pictures! She is so sweet and kind and easy to work with. She made us feel comfortable during our engagement session, she told us how to pose and what to do, which was great because it made the wedding pictures easier because we knew what we were doing! Her photos turned out fantastic! They were so beautiful, I cant stop looking at them. We met Elizabeth at a Bridal Expo and loved her work and her personality! My wedding photos were very important to me and she went above and beyond my expectations!! I am obsessed with all the pictures! And I am so happy we chose Elizabeth! Thanks for everything Elizabeth!
Working with Elizabeth was by far the best wedding decision we made! I can not say enough good things about her! She is so good at her job and so fun and easy to work with! She told us exactly how to pose for each picture all while encouraging us, making us feel comfortable and confident! She knows how to produce amazing photos. I personally love her photography style, our pictures are so gorgeous! They are natural and bright and creative! Aside from being an incredibly talented photographer, she is such a genuinely sweet person. She is interested in all her couples love stories. She treats you like good friends instead of just clients. She is the absolute best. Initially I looked into a couple of different photographers and she was the only one interested in our love story and getting to know us first, I was immediately sold for that reason alone. The real cherry on top is that she has the best prices around! This review doesn’t even do her justice. I can’t wait to work with her again for future family photos!
Elizabeth is amazing and does such an incredible job! Our wedding photos turned out beautifully. We also purchased the wedding album and I can't stop looking at it. She did an amazing job pulling all our favorite photos together in such a seamless way. Not only is she a photographer, but she is a sounding board for a lot of your wedding day questions. We had our florist back out and I immediately went to her for suggestions on who she would use. She periodically checked in with us to see how we were doing, if we had any questions, and just to say how excited she was that our wedding day was getting closer. My husband and I will definitely be using her in the future and recommending her to whoever needs a photographer.
Elizabeth is so amazing. She was our photographer but also helped us plan the perfect day. She helped us with the timeline as well as with miscellaneous questions throughout the planning process. And not to mention HER PHOTOS ARE PHENOMENAL. She is so good at capturing every detail about your wedding day and staying in the background. Looking at most of the photos, I didn't even realize she was there to capture such a great angle. She was also there to calm any nerves and just has the best personality to work with on such an important day. I highly recommend her to capture your big day.
full wedding day collections begin at $2400
All wedding collections include:
- a complimentary engagement session
- high-resolution digital images
- personal print release
- at least 7 hours of coverage
- personalized wedding day timeline
- online downloadable gallery
*custom engagement and wedding albums, as well as print options also available!
*pricing subject to sales tax
I'm located in the Northland area of Kansas City, Missouri. And girl yessss, I love to travel! I will go just about anywhere for two things — great love, and great light!!
I currently have 3 different options for your wedding day varying in hours and tangible items such as albums! I also have a special elopement collection for your small and intimate weddings! >> PS, I love those just as much!
I pride myself on being a wedding photographer who documents real moments — in the moment. Working from a shot list is a guarantee that while I'm busy consulting a shot-list, real moments will be missed. We work together to create a list for your family portraits only, but outside of that, let’s just document your day naturally!
You certainly don't have to, but I strongly suggest you take advantage of the complimentary engagement session I include in all of my wedding collections! It is there for a reason! That time together allows us to get to know one another better. It helps you guys to grow comfortable in front of my camera. It helps me to understand how much, or how little direction you guys need. Plus, bonus! — You'll end up with a gorgeous variety of images!
Definitely, yes! I love when my couples have some unique place in mind, but I can absolutely offer up suggestions instead! Once you’re booked, I’m happy to send you my engagement session directory to show you some awesome options!
It is part of my job to sort through and pick the very best of the best with your images! Any images that don't make the final cut are not edited, saved, or delivered. At no time are those, or any RAW files available for viewing!
For all sessions and weddings alike, I utilize social media like Instagram and Facebook to post sneak peeks soon after our time together! Final image collections are delivered in approximately 6-8 weeks or less for weddings, and in approximately 3 weeks or less for your engagement or anniversary session!