Matthews, NC: Emily’s Summer Portrait Session

On a gloriously clear June morning, Emily + I set out on a Matthews, NC greenway for a styled portrait session.

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styled session: conceptual photography shoot with curated wardrobe, makeup, hair, + props

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

 

The concept for this styled portrait session is “sun goddess.”

Matthews, NC Photographer Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

 

I took the opportunity to play with my new lens (Canon 50mm 1.4) while we had some quality backlighting to work with!

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

 

A maxi dress is a great choice for a portrait photography session -it easily adds movement + drama!

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

 

A wide-brimmed sunhat both adds texture + a natural frame around Emily’s face.

Matthews, NC Photographer Portrait Photographer

Matthews, NC Photographer Portrait Photographer

 

All photography made with my Canon 5d iii DSLR, Canon 85 mm lens + Canon 50 mm 1.4 lens.

Matthews, NC Photographer Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Photography Portrait Photographer

 

What do you think -did we nail the concept?

-Liz K.

p.s. For a portrait session of your own, click “contact” on the upper right and send me a message!

Matthews, NC: Summer 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 summer portraits!

 

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Your portrait session is about you, so don’t be afraid to dress casually if you’re a jeans + tee sort of gal! For this outfit, I paired my favorite rose tee with neutral olive green shorts.

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To make my rose tee + olive shorts more interesting, I threw on a matching large-print floral kimono. This easy layer elevates my casual ensemble from basic to notable! I selected comfy Vans + simple jewelry to complete the look.

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An A-line dress is a great choice for a portrait session. The shape is figure-flattering + the full skirt provides visual interest with every movement! The textured overlay adds one more pleasing component.

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I styled this outfit with ballet-inspired black flats, a slim belt, and simple silver jewelry. I chose accessories with curved + tied shapes -braided belt, bow necklace, ankle-ribboned slippers- for continuity.

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3

Rompers are squarely on-trend for summer, so why not wear one to your portrait session?

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This lily-printed evergreen romper feels like a feminine sundress with its wrap-style bodice + butterfly sleeves. To accent this piece, I donned matching caramel open-toed booties + braided belt. A set of hand-made tassel earrings is the only jewelry I wore.

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All photography shot by me with my Canon 40D paired with my Tamron 24-70mm lens with the help of my remote shutter release.

– Liz K.

p.s. If you have fashion-related questions about your upcoming photography session, let me know! I am happy to provide outfit advice to my clients.

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Charlotte, NC: Lovebirds Mini Sessions

For the month of June, I am offering mini portrait 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

15 finished images

$99

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Lovebirds mini photography session pricing valid 6/1/2018 – 6/29/2018.

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

OR

e-mail 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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Matthews NC Portrait Photography Charlotte NC Photographer

Matthews NC Portrait Photography Charlotte NC Photographer

Matthews NC Portrait Photography Charlotte NC Photographer

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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Matthews NC Charlotte NC Photography Portrait Photographer

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

Matthews NC Charlotte NC Photography Portrait Photographer

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.

Matthews NC Charlotte NC Photography Portrait Photographer

Matthews NC Charlotte NC Photography Portrait Photographer

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: 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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Charlotte, NC: Spring Mini Sessions

 

My Charlotte, NC spring mini photography sessions are open!

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For $85, you get a 25 minute outdoor family photo session and 15 finished digital images.

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Photography sessions will be conducted in the Charlotte, NC area.

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Offer valid now through May 13. Book now to reserve your spot!

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-Liz K.

 

 

 

 

Explore + Capture: Treehouse Vineyards Monroe, NC

About 30 minutes outside of Charlotte lies the 200 year old, 35-acre family farm that features a vineyard and winery. The venue not only hosts daily wine tastings, but has a variety of events such as concerts and craft nights.

At the two o’clock tasting, we sampled the winery’s offerings and listened to an overview of the homestead’s history.  Afterwards, we ventured out and sipped with the vineyard, bathed in delicious evaporating sunlight, spread before us.

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The homestead features three tree houses available for rent. Personally, I’m hoping to rent this one for a weekend getaway some time soon!

Treehouse Vineyards Matthews Charlotte Monroe NC-9I’d love to enjoy the sunrise as it stretches across the vineyard; I’d sit in that swing with my man and a mug of fresh coffee!

Horses ambled slowly through the glowing fields, pausing to nibble here and there.

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Warmed by the wine, we strolled through the maze of sprawling vines as we enjoyed one another’s company.

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We are sure to spend another dreamy afternoon here soon!

-Liz K.

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For more information, visit TreehouseVineyards.com.

*not sponsored

 

 

Charlotte, NC: Mini Photography Session Giveaway!

In honor of Valentine’s day, I’m holding a Facebook photography session giveaway contest! I’m gifting away a 30 min. couple photo session to the person who *best* answers this question:

“When did you know you loved him/her?”

To enter, share my FB giveaway post on your personal page + click the “send message” button on my Facebook page (facebook.com/elizabethaimages) and send me your answer.

The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14, 2018).

Rules + Restrictions:
Winner must provide email address. To receive your photography session, you must be in the Charlotte area to conduct your session during spring 2018. Before photography session is conducted, winner must sign portrait contract. Winner will receive 10+ digital images within 5 days after the session. Copyrights are retained by Elizabeth A. Images; all images from the session may be shared for advertising purposes on social media and on elizabethaimages.com by the photographer. Images from session are for personal use only; winner may share with family or friends.

By entering this contest, you agree to the above conditions.

Good luck!

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-Liz K.