2019 was a year of growth and creativity for me and love affair with photography. Through the variety of shoots I’ve done this year, both for clients and my own edification, I’ve developed a clear shooting and editing style -as well as confidence in my imagery!
I’d love to share with you some of my favorite shots of 2019. I think it’s fun to see the progression of my sense of color and contrast as it has shifted from bright to more moody over the last year. Let’s do a 2019 portfolio review!
I hosted Blush & Blue in April, my first ever styled shoot! Despite a sudden downpour four minutes into the shoot, my team and I created some beautiful images.
Photographer: Elizabeth A. Images
Model: Kayla Almon
MUA + assistant: Kristine, The Posh Palette
Necklace + earring set: Dee Ruel Jewelry Design
Ring set: Simply Chic Jewelry
Bracelets: Grey Theory Mill
Gown: Jenny Yoo Collection
One of my Instagram followers approached me about creating a two-part conceptual shoot exploring her journey from grief to healing. This series is one of the most important image collections I’ve created so far!
“From Darkness Into Light” Part One & Part Two
Somewhere in early 2019, I decided that personal branding was my niche. I was absolutely thrilled when Sharetha, a fellow photographer and CLT realtor, approached me about creating a PB set for her company launch! This brand collection came together so beautifully; you can see it here.
2019 is the year I fell in love with product photography. In the beginning, I took on collabs with other creatives, trading my images for their handmade products. By the end of the year, not only had I built a portfolio I am proud of but I was getting paid for product photography services!
Earrings by Grey Theory Mill
One of my most interesting personal branding sets for 2019 is this collection for Beauty by Suki, CLT permanent cosmetic artist. Shooting this set indoors in a dark salon suite wasn’t as challenging as you’d think, all thanks to Suki’s ring light!
In May, I hosted a portrait giveaway in celebration of 1k Instagram followers! My giveaway winners were Dasha and Valentin, a lovely couple of high school sweethearts. They reminded me how important documenting love stories really is.
My second multi-vendor styled shoot, Twilight Magic, went much more smoothly than the first (despite a last minute location change!). My team and I created a warm and lovely vision of summer in the Carolinas, featuring wild black-eyed Susans.
Concept + Photography: Elizabeth A. Images
Model: Kaitlyn Andrade
Florals: Vintage Soul Floral Design
MUA: Jennifer L. Makeup
Necklace + Bracelet: Grey Theory Mill
Earrings + Ring: Simply Chic Jewelry
Addtnl. Photog + Assistant: Sivi Xay
When presented with a small window of opportunity to shoot in a now-renovated, dilapidated bank building in downtown Concord, I was motivated to throw together mini styled shoot Unpolished Libertine in a jiffy! This 90s grunge-inspired shoot stands out in my portfolio.
Concept: Elizabeth A. Images
Model: Emily Webster
Additional Photogs: Mia Rose Photography, Future Arrangements Photography
Unlike the previously mentioned shoot, styled shoot Uptown Chic was crafted carefully. The morning light was soft and glorious, Kaela did a wonderful job modeling (as always), and these colors are everything!
Concept: Elizabeth A. Images
Model: Kaela Coopwood
Jewelry: Simply Chic Jewelry
This personal branding set I created for hair stylist Tabitha Osman hasn’t been featured yet -I plan to share these soon! However, I just love this headshot in front of Brakeman’s, my favorite coffee shop in Matthews, NC.
During October, I sadly realized I didn’t have time to construct a spooky shoot before Halloween was past. Imagine my delight when Rachel booked a moody, vampy twilight portrait shoot! I love editing in a moody style whenever I get the chance. The image below is my favorite shot from her collection.
My friend Mia turned 21 in November, and she wanted to celebrate with a two-part portrait session! We shot an outdoor set in the early morning (she was a little chilly), followed by a boudoir set in her apartment. I love the way she glows in these images!
I got another chance to edit moody with this personal brand set for Kristina Kay, owner of Lake Norman Boudoir. We did two photo walks in Southend to create this artsy PB collection!
Thank you for perusing my 2019 portfolio review! I hope you enjoyed revisiting some of my concepts and seeing some new images. This list is by no means comprehensive -I have 100 more images I could share (at least!).
2019 portfolio review