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Charlotte, NC: Lovebirds Mini Sessions

For the month of June, I am offering mini sessions exclusively for couples!

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Celebrate your love + document this season of your lives together.

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details:

30-minute outdoor session

25 finished images

$99

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Space is limited!

To book your session, go to “contact” and send me a message

OR

email me at elizabethaimages@yahoo.com!

 

-Liz K.

Matthews, NC: Will’s Portrait Session

On a crisp spring evening, my brother agreed to a mini portrait photography session during a recent visit home from college.

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Will, a freshman at Liberty University, is studying to become a computer engineer.

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All photography captured with my Canon 5d iii camera paired with my Canon 85mm lens.

-Liz K.

Matthews, NC: Beth + Don’s Portrait Session

On a balmy May evening, I met Beth + Don at a local park in Matthews, NC for their lovebirds photography session.

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The happy couple barely needed encouragement from me; they grinned + joked merrily as I photographed them

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Matthews NC Charlotte NC Photography Portrait Photographer

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As they smiled and posed, the two discussed their upcoming anniversary plans. In two weeks, Beth + Don will have been married for 37 years!

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Beth + Don lead full lives, sharing their hearts with nine children and six grandchildren.

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Capturing sweet moments between best friends like these is one of the best things about being a photographer!

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Portraits created with my Canon 5d III and my Tamron 24-70mm lens.

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-Liz K.

 

Matthews, NC: Spring Photography Session Lookbook

Have you ever found yourself at a loss when selecting your outfit for a photography session? Below are some seasonally-inspired looks to help inform your wardrobe decisions for spring portraits!

Solid-colored pieces with textured details like this dress lend themselves well to portraiture. The pleated neckline, gathered waist, and lace hem add visual interest without distracting from composition or subject.

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 I styled the dress with simple elements -a gold Kendra Scott necklace, a braided belt, and a pair of gold ballet flats.

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Choosing an outfit with slimming elements can help boost confidence for a photography session. The color-blocking panels on the floral trousers are particularly flattering!

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The neckline cutout subtly elevates this shirt from basic to sophisticated.

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Large, tri-tone floral prints on a dark base like this are interesting without drawing too much attention away from the subject of the portrait.

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I paired the dress with pink loafers that matched the floral print. Comfortable + sturdy shoes like these are a great choice for outdoor portrait photography sessions!

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Photography captured with my Canon 40D, Tamron 24-70mm lens, and wireless shutter release.

-Liz K.

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Matthews, NC: Twenty-six

Today I am twenty-six years old.

For many years, I have felt as if I were constantly reaching for change, never satisfied with my environment. Something about my station could always be improved with an adjustment, whether it be different education, career, or relationship. I recall feeling defeated often as many shifts were merely horizontal, failing to provide lasting fulfillment.

During my 25th year, I finally accepted that regardless of the job I worked, I would always rather be creating art with my camera. I’ve worked as a retail sales floor rep, a barista, and a dental assistant; however, none of these roles are as personally rewarding as being a photographer! I realized that to live whole-heartedly, I needed to withdraw from my sensible healthcare job and pursue photography -a prospect simultaneously thrilling and intimidating.

I truly feel that I am finally living my ideal life. I am blessed with a wonderful spouse who is the most supportive partner I can imagine. I have the opportunity invest a large portion of my energy in photography, for which I am grateful! For the first time in my life, the desire for change is notably absent from my mind.

My aim is that in my 26th year I continue to develop my photography skills, improving in both technique and experience. Vincent Van Gogh said, “As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.” Therefore I will pursue progress, one step at a time!

-Liz K.

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Mooresville, NC: Adopt a Dog from ARRF

The Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue Foundation is a non-profit dog rescue organization run by dedicated + passionate volunteers. At the Mooresville facility, the stray, surrendered, or former shelter dogs are rehabilitated and cared for until a compatible family is found for permanent placement.

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The rescue’s loyal staff provide everything for the current residents, offering endless attention and affection.

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My husband and I adopted our rottweiler, Quorra, almost a year ago from ARRF. Through the process I was impressed not only with small operation, but also the quality of care that the volunteers provide for the dogs awaiting their new homes. For this reason, creating portraits of the rescue’s current residents to help them get adopted is a passion project for me!

Are you looking to add a furry friend to your family? Below are some of the dogs currently available for adoption!

Penny – loving + gentle Rottweiler

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Atlas – energetic + affectionate Rottweiler mix puppy

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China – gentle + sweet Rottweiler

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June – active + friendly Rottweiler

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Damon – intelligent + handsome Rottweiler

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The Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue doesn’t just host Rottweilers!

Charlie – loveable + mild Catahoula Leopard dog

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Crawford -energetic + cuddly lab mix

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Nash – active + friendly Pitbull puppy

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Gypsy – cheerful + energetic Alapaha Blue Blood bulldog

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Kaya – energetic + sweet Pitbull

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All photography made with my Canon 5d III camera and Tamron 24-70mm lens.

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-Liz K.

To adopt your new best friend, visit: www.arrfnc.com

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Matthews, NC: Spring Family Portrait Session

On a mild April evening, I met a local family at one of my favorite public parks in Matthews. McAlpine Creek Park includes a picturesque lake, sprawling fields, and modest forests; these features make this park a fantastic family photography session location!

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Dandelion puffs dotted the meadows, delighting the girls!

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All photography created with my Canon 5d III and Canon 85mm lens.

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-Liz K.

 

Local Business Highlight: Blue Water Marine Products in Monroe, NC

Blue Water Marine Products is a small business in Monroe, NC. Family-owned and operated for more than 25 years, the local company designs and produces custom T-Tops for east coast boat-owners and boat dealerships alike.

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The T-top’s frame is designed to fit snugly around the boat’s console; the hand-sewn canvas provides shade from the bright sun. Each T-top is hand-welded for strength with anodized aluminum before being polished and painted.

T-top designs by Blue Water Marine Products often include practical additions like fishing rod holders (see below)!

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Bobby Atkinson, son of business owner Robert Atkinson, has served as Blue Water Marine Products’ full-time production manager for the past 7 years. His job additionally involves T-top design, sales, marketing, and deliveries.

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Bobby is passionate about meeting and exceeding his customers’ expectations.

“[I love] being able to create exactly what customer envisioned. There is nothing more rewarding than having the customer drive up when the boat is on the lot -they are so excited. That does it for me!”

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Choosing a custom-designed T-top through Blue Water Marine Products over a stock one is beneficial for customers who want a strong, durable T-top made with the best materials available. However, the greatest advantage in working with the Atkinson family is their integrity.

“We are honest, we are experienced, [and] we offer value in our products because of the quality of materials we use. Our workmanship is good and we stand behind our work.”

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All photography created with my Canon 5d Mark III camera and Tamron 24-70mm lens.

-Liz K.

For more information, visit http://www.bwmproducts.com.

 

Matthews, NC: Emily’s Spring Portrait Session

On a bright + warm March evening, Emily and I set out on a sunset portrait photography session.

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The setting sun lended itself well to my creating vibrant, back-lit images like this one.

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Emily maintains that she hasn’t modeled before, but I don’t believe it for a second!

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Emily’s portrait session is one of my favorite photography sessions to date! The combination of superb lighting and my delightful subject is a portrait photographer’s dream come true.

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All photographs captured with my Canon 5d III. I alternated between my Canon 85mm and Tamron 24-70 mm lenses to create these portraits!

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-Liz K.