Recently, I went through some old family photos my mom brought to my house to pass along the family's history. It was pretty incredible to see photos of late relatives dating back as far as the 1800s and to imagine what life was like for them. It was also really amazing for me to see how my grandfather looked so much like himself as a baby and how my mom and I looked almost identical as children. The every day snapshots that may not have even had any artistic intention at the time but for me, now, meant something beautiful for my family's documented history. This is part of what we leave behind.
Creating memories of your story is important to preserving your legacy
You want everyone in the family to talk about it for years, it was so fun
You want your bond to be felt so clearly that your great grandkids feel it
You value those candid moments - where the magic's at
You don't want to mail these to every single distant relative
Focusing on THE perfect shot is more important than the experience
Details and textural shots aren't high on your priority list
You're looking for stiff poses and don't like candid moments
We live in Chicago but any chance we get to visit the Denver area, I make sure to schedule a photo shoot with Elise.She is a leader in her field. She captures genuine moments of our real family. She goes with the flow, shares her honest opinion, and truly becomes part of our family each time. She is wonderful with our young children and a joy to be around. We cherish and adore our time with her. The pictures we receive are the real bonus! The photos are a treasure that we will love forever.
Claire | family vacation
Elise is the most personable photographer, she is quite literally an expert in not only photography, but in making you feel comfortable. She is funny, engaging and gets shots that are just bananas good. She was down to do whatever we asked, which included photographing us catching chickens and playing with horses (bless her). I have worked with her for multiple projects and I am continually impressed by her and her talent. She is always professional, always prepared and puts so much thought into her shoots. Her style is so intimate and she pulls the most beautiful photos.
Amanda | family farm
There just aren’t enough words to possibly describe how amazing each and every photo that Elise snaps, and how quickly she would delivers the results. Elise has captured so many beautiful moments of my family’s life. She was very energetic, engaging, and so great with our little one. Her Communication was clear and efficient. She would go above and beyond to find the right venues for us. She is a very talented photographer and I highly recommend her to anyone else looking for a maternity or family photographer.
Ricadonna | Holiday photos
Elise was fabulous and my wife cried when she saw the results. She captured a golden moment in our lives and we’re so so grateful!
Pete | first family photos