⚠️PSA to my fellow creatives⚠️ Today reminded me we will all be okay. The last two weeks have been hard for most of us. A mix of emotions between watching the news, having hard conversations with our couples and fellow vendors and trying to navigate a truly unprecedented time in our history. Then, this package 📦 arrives on my doorstep this morning from a fellow creative @jksweetcakes. I love this woman in our industry. She is creative and thoughtful, so hardworking and one of my favorites to hug. This sweet gesture (no pun intended😆) was so fun to open after the last two weeks we’ve had. This will be our legacy friends - when we bond together, building each other up, keeping each other safe, praying and cheering for each other as we navigate this virus and when we’ve done that, to sit back, quarantine and chill 😂 Brides - if you want an experience with your cakes and desserts, to know the woman behind her business who cares so deeply in your marriage and day, then check out Jenny from @jksweetcakes ❤️ Jenny, you have encouraged us all that better days are ahead. #elizabethhillphotography
I'm just here to say to all you couples out there who are living through COVID-19, DO NOT LET THIS STEAL YOUR JOY. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Choose joy. Everyday. Even in the smallest of ways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These days will pass and your wedding day is worth capturing and your love story worth telling. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So even if its in your apartment, living room, kitchen, or tiny bathroom, twirl around tonight and remember tomorrow is another day and that you are beautiful inside and out, and the world needs your joy right now - the love you have for each other - and the future and life you want to build together. #elizabethhillphotography
Feeling all the sentimental feels tonight friends! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just look at Michael. He carried his new bride in the rain back to the reception and reminded us all that love starts from a place of service. I quietly I thought to myself, I just witnessed the deep love Michael has for Lauren and it pierced the intimate parts of my heart that remind me this isn't just a job, it's the privilege of a lifetime. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m missing my sweet couples and using my camera daily but seeing the sweet season of working on all the things for my couples behind the scenes. Big work going on over here at EHP and I can't wait for the day I'm back out there hugging and serving them. #elizabethhillphotography #ehpweddings #ehpcouples
Had the opportunity to talk with the CEO of @kissbooks today about why we love albums for our clients! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Scott and I truly believe it’s part of their experience with us. We know we live in a digital world, but with a story as special as each one of our clients, we believe those photos should have a home, in an album they can flip through for years to come not only together but as their family grows. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We honestly treat it like Disney around here when they arrive! Hand delivering when we can and sometimes shedding a few tears along with our clients when they flip through it the first time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These memories matter so much to us and I love that Shaun let me talk about why that’s important! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, if you’re a member of Kiss and professional photographer, you can see a glance of the interview in my stories today and the full interview on the private Facebook group for just photographers with Kiss! #elizabethhillphotography #ehpweddings #ehpcouples photo by @amandaandchadphoto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⚠️Late post for expecting mamas! Save this one for the hospital!⚠️ I’m mainly a wedding photographer, but occasionally for close friends, clients and former brides, they let me snuggle their babies! So if you are unable to have a photographer at your birth or fresh 48 in light of everything, here are some of my favorite helpful hints for you to snap a few photos with your iphone! ✨First and foremost, shoot as many of these photos on PORTRAIT mode as you can on the iphone. Your photos will be less grainy and much better quality! ✨If your hospital room has windows, open the shades as much as you can and turn off all the other light sources in the room ✨Make sure to take the photos during the day time (10:00am - 4:00pm is best right now) ✨To avoid harsh light and shadows, lay the baby in their basinet and face them towards the light you see coming from the window ✨With the above tip, you might need to pull the baby at least 12 inches away from the window light to avoid harsh light! ✨Make sure you don't shoot TOWARDS the window, as it will blow out your background. Just shoot with the window to your side or back but you don't want to block light coming through (see photo 2) ✨Have your husband and you take turns holding baby in your arms and face the window. Lightly bring the baby close to your nose, so you can get a more intimate portrait of you together. (see photo 3) ✨Get close to get those tiny little details of babies feet, hands, smile and nose. ✨Ask the hospital if they have just a white shirt onesie you can use for a few photos. It leaves the babies legs free (and feet) where you can place them in the basinet and get photos of their feet in the air. ✨If you want the more swaddled look, first as a nurse to swaddle the baby and then lay the baby on their side at the edge of your bed (but leave some space where you can get close. The arch of the back of the bed with white sheets acts as a natural background. Tag your mama friends!
Double tap if you agree! In full transparency I eat chocolate daily and only wear stretchy pants bc I want to avoid the realty of what this quarantine is doing to my pant size 💃🏻😭🤦🏻♀️ CAN I GET AN AMEN?! Also - let the record show I’m THAT mom who takes family photos in her front yard because Scott’s brother brought that hat back from Scotland and I had to document it! Time hop made die laughing when this photo showed up in my feed today from last year #sorrynotsorry #elizabethhillphotography #hillthrills
My sweet and joyful seniors! My heart is breaking for them at the news yesterday they wouldn’t be returning to school this year. All of these girls have trusted me with their memories and part of my senior spokesmodel team! We had so many incredible shoots planned for March, April and May that inevitability have to be postponed till this is more under control. If you know a senior, hug them in a few months. They have to be feeling so many things and I hate that those memories have been taken from them in the midst of this! Just wanted to shout out to these incredible girls who will go on to do so much! I know I’m just the photographer for a season in their life, but Scott and I have prayed for you all, and are cheering you on as you go on to do so many things! You truly are so special! This also where I have to sadly announce that Senior Spokesmodel Applications will not be going live April 1st. I’ll be postponing them till August. So if I you will be a senior this coming fall, you’ll hear more about the program then! #elizabethhillphotography #ehpseniors #classof2020