Thursday, September 11, 2014

Vendor Spotlight - Elizabeth Henson Photos

I met Elizabeth Henson when she was the second shooter for David & Katelyn's wedding.  We hit it off pretty much immediately.  She's fun and goofy and SO DANG GOOD at her job.  She's so enthusiastic about her work and she loves to make others feel great about theirs too.  Her attitude is totally contagious and I adore her for it.  I recently got the opportunity to help her with a very special project for her business {she launched a PROMO VIDEO for her company} and I was so thrilled to play a tiny part in the whole thing.  We've got some really fun things in the works and I can't wait to see it all play out.  In the meantime, read on to learn a bit more about Elizabeth and her company.  Also, check out her site to see more of her work.

Tell us about your business: Elizabeth Henson Photos specializes in Weddings, Couples, and Seniors.  I LOVE DIY weddings......Beach, Farms, Back Yards, lots of DIY touches like chalkboards, mason jars, and anything from etsy and pinterest!  My business is my heart, I really love it so much.  I have amazing clients.  Sometimes I can't even believe this is all real.  I'm just so grateful for all the progress my little business has made!

How long have you been operating?  My doors officially opened January of 2013.... well I don't have doors but you know what I mean :)

What areas do you serve? Hampton Roads!  I'm also willing to shoot in the Raleigh-Durham area because I can stay with my parents.  I would LOVE to expand and start shooting all over the states one day.

What services do you offer? I mentioned my specialties, but I'm always open for other fun stuff!  I love helping out other small business!  I actually also feature one a month on my blog!  I'm always open to a new project.

How would you describe your "style"? Artistic, organic, casual and fun.  I love to get really creative with light and my use of angles.  I also really love black and whites and I'm not afraid of a little grain or texture!  I am really striving towards a lifestyle and fine art approach. 

What's the most memorable event you've ever photographed? Oh my gosh, this is hard.  All of my weddings have been epic in their own way.  I have one bride that really comes to my mind though because her father passed away about a month before the wedding.  She was so brave and beautiful, and I was just in awe of her amazing family the entire day.  I think about them all the time......its hard to put in words, but its like that couple is my reminder of why this job is so important and so great.  I love people and being a photographer allows me to serve them in the most awesome way!

What are your favorite types of events to photograph? DIY Weddings!  My husband, Mark and I paid for our own wedding.  We were DIY all the way, getting married in a beach house in Sandbridge.  I can totally relate to a bride on a budget.  Our day was perfect and perfectly captured.  You can still have great photography even if you your wedding is not fancy or high end.

Who are your favorite vendors/venues to work with/at?

Back Bay Farms, Sandbridge Realty

Event Coordinator:
Just Dandy Events

Photography, Videography, Design:
The Girl Tyler... AMAZING group, they did my promo video!!!   

Amanda Hedgepeth Photography (She's my hero, my mentor, and my friend)   

Dresses by Maya Couture!  Misty Prewitt

Any advice for brides trying to choose a wedding photographer?  I understand being on a budget more than anyone, but I also know that your wedding photography is forever.   It will be all you have to show your children, grandchildren, and family members that can't make it.  There is a perfect photographer out there for every bride in all different price ranges.  And there are GOOD photographers in all price ranges.  Ask for help, there are tons of vendors in the area who are so kind and can point you to your perfect match.  Follow their blogs, follow their social media.... make sure you believe in their business.   We are all different and we love finding our perfect bride match.
 Thank you Elizabeth!!!  <3 you girl!

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