Q : I can't wait! When do we get our photos?

I always send a highlight gallery the week after because I'm just as excited as you to share them. For weddings, I offer a 3 month delivery deadline. More often than not, you won't have to wait that long, but it all depends on how many photos we have taken. I edit everything myself. I sharpen, color correct, crop, and remove - yes - LOTS of photoshop so that you get clean memories of your day without all the unnecessary clutter. EXIT signs and street stains are my biggest pet peeve! Portraits are delivered within 4-6 weeks.

Q : How can you help us feel less awkward in front of the camera?

Believe me when I tell you EVERYONE feels this way. The only way to even begin to feel natural is to find a photographer you trust. I'm a firm believer that anyone, YES ANYONE, can look immaculate in a photo. Any photographer can pose, but getting to know your clients and understanding what makes them truly smile and feel comfortable is a directing talent that, in my opinion, can't exactly be explained. I feed off of your energy. I'm ridiculously awkward myself, so togother we'll find what works best for you.

Q : Do you offer payment plans? 

YES! For weddings, you pay a retainer of 30% and then the remainder gets split into monthly installment payments charged on the 1st of each month. For portraits, 50% is due up front to book, and the remainder is due 2 days prior to the session. You are always welcome to pay everything up front or create a payment plan that works best with your schedule as well. Let's talk it out! :)

Q : Do you offer mini-sessions or discounts?

I truly feel like photography is an investment that is priceless. You are trusting someone to capture a life moment, big or small, that you can look back on and share for decades. For that reason, I invest my time and talents in you. Mini-sessions work for a lot of photographers, but it's more important for me to spend time with you to get photos you can actually feel when you look back on them. And let's face it, sometimes the littles need some down time or snack breaks in between. And sometimes the parents do too. ;) I don't always offer discounts, but sometimes during the holidays, you'll find a gift idea on my socials - keep any eye out!

Q : What services do you offer?

I specialize in weddings and lifestyle/family sessions. However, more recently, I have been covering events such as rehearsals, corporate parties, and showers. I LOVE engagement sessions and honestly any kind of portrait session where we don't have a time limit and we can have fun, enjoy the day, and take as many photos as we want. Family sessions are also my favorite. I love to goof off with the kids and get those silly smiles in between the pretty posed family portraits. 

Q : How long have you been a photographer?

Starting in May of 2024, I will be entering my 15th year as a photographer. Crazy, right?! It honestly still feels like I started this all yesterday. I started taking family portraits and covered my first wedding right after I graduated with my digital photography degree from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. I've worked solo and with a lot of other amazing photographers. In fact, some of them 2nd shoot for me sometimes too! 15 years seems like a long time, but in this job, you are never the best or know more than the next. I am constantly learning and improving and meeting new people, traveling to new places, and covering different cultural events that helps me grow more as a human being as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

My Style

Katie & Matt

"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."

Emily & Emily

"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."

Jenny & Danny

"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!"

EGP

Specializing in wedding, family, & lifestyle photography