Step 6 : BACKUP
Unfortunately, we can never be 100% certain that the weather will cooperate. Backup dates and locations are a must in the midwest. Picking one initial date & one backup works wonders. For weddings, having covered or indoor spots on hand are key!
Step 5 : CLOTHING
How you physically feel in your clothes can make or break a session. No matter what you wear (dressed up or casual), I encourage you to have dress rehearsals at home beforehand. Move around and make sure you are free to move and bend and nothing catches or irritates. Your clothing is only an extension of your personality. It should never hinder it.
*Ask me about Style & Select!
Step 4 : SEASON
Choosing a season is a big deal, especially in the midwest. It changes the light, colors, AND feel of your entire shoot. Which do you prefer : Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring?
Step 3 : TIME
Style, CHECK! Location, CHECK! Remember how I said I am lead by light? The time of day for your shoot creates that light. Are you a morning person or afternoon/evening person? What works best with nap times? Think about travel to and from your location and if it's during the week, the parking options. Where will sunrise be vs. sunset?
Step 2 : LOCATION
No matter what the photos are for, now it's time to think about where we should meet! Do you prefer the city or suburbs? Do you prefer an urban setting or nature? Have a favorite spot, backdrop, restaurant, etc.? Location is key, BUT it's even better when it means something to you as a couple or family.
Step 1 : STYLE
You found me! Now it's time to look through my images and pick out which ones you were attracted to the most. Yes, Pinterest can be enticing, but I would much rather create something for YOU with my style instead of focusing on recreating someone else's work. You picked me for a reason, right?! I hope so!
LOTS of rich color and bold contrast is what I love. I feed off of your energy and light leads me. I only want to enhance the colors of your day, never take away. While I will of course guide you to into posing so you look your best, my only goal is to capture your genuine reactions in between it all.
My hope is that you will leave with the feeling that you had fun and could do the same thing over and over. EVERYONE feels awkward in front the camera, but EVERYONE can be amazing in front of it. You just need a friendly photographer friend encouraging you to believe you are.
"Liz was such a joy to work with! From the first consult, she really took the time to get to know us, which made us feel so much more comfortable and allowed our personalities to show through in the pictures she took."
"I wish I could give her 5 million stars. Being a same sex couple, my wife and I were very picky when choosing vendors. The pictures she takes are breathtaking! And the best part is - nothing is forced. All of the photos look so natural because she makes you feel at ease."
"We are so happy we decided to go with Liz for our engagement and wedding photos. From the moment we met her, we felt like we knew her for years. She made us feel comfortable during our engagement photos and on our wedding day, we didn't worry about a thing.She truly cares so much & takes such beautiful photos. You will not be disappointed!!"
"Elizabeth Greve is, by far, one of the best photographers that we have ever worked with. She is friendly, personable and amazing at her job. Knowing that your wedding day is a mix of every emotion, we wanted someone who was able to capture that…and Liz was that someone."
"Liz is amazing! Her obvious skill and artistry made our photos such a treasured possession and did a truly incredible job of capturing all of the joy and beauty of our favorite day. She also is a never-ending font of positivity, energy, and calm that kept everything running on time and made pictures so much FUN!"
"I had Elizabeth take photos for my wedding, and she was nothing but wonderful! She made us feel so comfortable and is incredibly fun and sweet. I highly recommend Elizabeth Greve Photography!!"
"Liz has done my engagement, wedding, and now newborn/family photos. She always exceeds my expectations! Liz is creative and catches the raw, intimate moments most photographers miss. Very professional and a joy to work with, she makes any session fun, memorable, and special!"
"Liz is always amazing to work with! we could not have asked for a more incredible photographer to work with. She had all of us laughing and I know her photos will be amazing! We have also worked with her for our engagement photos which we used for our guest book and to hang around our house. She has a great eye and I can't wait to work with her again!"
Weddings are offered at hourly rates beginning at $550/hr.
Family & Lifestyle Sessions are $700 for new clients.
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