ELIZABETH HOARD PHOTOGRAPHY
I come from a long line of artists and creatives; a fact I have always been proud of
As a little girl, I spent hours weekly in my grandmother's studio surrounded by her mannequins, pastels & oils; she was a professional painter whose portraits were shown at Memphis Brooks Museum & for her couturier creations "Ageri" she was chosen by The Commercial Appeal Fashion Department as one of top ten designers in Memphis.
I saw the world through her eyes & it was beautiful.
As a little girl, with both of my parents holding degrees in Architecture and my father practicing at a firm in Alexandria, VA, I was surrounded by drafting boards filled with leading lines governed by whimsy & intrigue.
I saw the world through their eyes & it was beautiful.
Soon after the birth of my first child I picked up a camera & quickly realized that wedding photography was my mannequin, my paint brush, my drafting board. I had found my artistic medium & with my Bachelor's in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing degree, I opened up my business in the fall of 2013.
Being in business for ten years does something to your soul. It can be a defining moment- to continue with what works well & stay the same or to light a fire in your soul to push the limits on what you can do even further.
I am choosing the latter.
I BELIEVE THAT Every PERSON HAS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ABOUT THEM. I AM NOT GOING TO TURN YOU AWAY BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO SHORT, TALL, FAT, SKINNY, UGLY.
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I am also not going to turn you away because you are getting married in a church or a barn or in space (please get married in space). I shoot all of the locations and I show them off proudly. Imperfections are what make my photography beautiful. Your unique love is what makes it come alive. The way the two of you fit together like a puzzle piece is what creates the sparks in my images. It is you. Normal, imperfect you. And I wouldn't have it any other way. So bring on the fluffy, the insecure, the uncomfortable. I am going to show you just how freakin' beautiful you actually are.
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOULDN'T JUST BE ABOUT RECEIVING PICTURES. IT SHOULD BE ABOUT RECEIVING AN Experience YOU CAN TAKE WITH YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
I am not going to tell you to stand there and smile. 'Okay, now more serious. Okay, now smile again. Okay, we are done. See you at the wedding'. I am going to offer up suggestions on some incredible locations for your sessions and we are going to have a blast shooting. I am going to lead you along the way to get the two of you interacting and playing with each other. You might even forget we are talking pictures.
Awkward? No problem. Need help on outfits? Sure! Have problem areas you want me to be mindful of? Will do! After the sessions, we will continue talking long before your wedding. In fact, I am going to help you create an amazing wedding day schedule that leads to ALL of my weddings running on time (and usually ahead of schedule) for photography and being as stress free as possible.
The point is, I don't just show up and shoot. This is more than that to me. Way more.