About Me and My Philosophy

Your wedding is not a photoshoot.

I promise to make beautiful images at your wedding, and I strive to capture you as you. For most of your wedding I will be a fly on the wall, hovering nearby, photographing moments as they unfold, instead of dictating where you should stand or what you should be doing.

I want you to be yourself. Smile when you’re happy, cry when you’re overwhelmed with emotion, laugh when you’re amused. I don’t want you to do it because I tell you to.

The only time I will step in to guide you will be during your wedding portrait session. I will give you direction on looking and feeling comfortable and lovely.

Whatever you decide your wedding will be, whomever you decide to marry, no matter if you have a million glittering details or a simple celebration, as long as you are happy and in love, I want to be there for you.

I love love. I will love your wedding as much as you love it. I like candid and emotive moments. I like making art and sharing it with you. Let’s chat about making some beautiful photos together — Contact me here.

Wish to know more? Check out the pricing page or frequently asked questions.

As seen on: A Practical Wedding, Offbeat Bride, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, Wedding Wire, Ever Ours, Rock N Roll Bride, So You’re EnGAYged, A Vote & A Vow, Comely Day, and Southern Weddings.

About Elissa

If you choose me as your wedding photographer, you’re going to be spending a lot of time with me. Wedding photographers share a lot of the wedding day with their couples — more so than their caterers, their wedding party, and sometimes even their parents — so let’s make sure that we click.

I live in sunny Austin, TX with my husband Walt and our two cats. I’m pretty nerdy and will probably understand your ASOIAF jokes. I geek out about World War II mini-series, books, and movies. I’m addicted to lip balm and coconut-milk ice cream. I sometimes dye my hair pink or purple and then dye it back to black so that it can recuperate. (It goes in cycles.) I am hopelessly attached to the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice and have watched it in its entirety every three months since I was 17. I married a man who makes me laugh… and who can juggle.

I’d love to meet you for a cup of tea to chat about your wedding day :) Let’s start talking!


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Me with my husband Walt. First shot by Nessa K; second by Brittany Esther. Used with permission.