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My name is Elizabeth Snyder
Life is all about people, moments & emotions that we want to hold on to...
You see, it was the news of a friend gone far too soon that did it. At the sound of this sudden loss I instantly scoured boxes of old, yellowing photographs to find one of the two of us. One perfectly lit photo of our imperfect smiles. One moment in time captured forever. One portrait portraying years of friendship. One portrait I could use to revisit all those conversations, laughs, and hugs - I found none. I found no photo, but what I did find was a new desire. I vowed in that moment to never let the people or moments I love pass by not captured. It is what ignited my passion for photography. My passion for collecting memories in [photo] paper form.
It’s led me to shooting incredible landscapes in lands far and wide, a variety of milestone moments for friends, and countless snapshots of loved ones. Each one helping stretch a moment. Helping me (and dare I say you) hold a moment a little longer. Documenting every detail so clearly you can relive the moment time and time again.
When I say I love photography, what I really mean is my soul is fed when I’m doing something creative such as this. I’m obsessed with capturing these memories and every little detail. I love giving others something to cherish for years to come.
My joy jar is filled when I am behind the lens. Keep me in mind if you need any moments captured; I’d be tickled to help!
Wondering how we could work together?
Is documentary family photography right for you?
Documentary photography sessions are unlike your typical photo session. There is no posing or coordinated wardrobe changes necessary. no major lighting set ups.
only meand my cameras -- there to document you and your family exactly the way that you are.
the idea of allowing a photographer to follow your family around for a few hours, even an entire day, can be quite daunting!!! but if you can get past the need to direct your photos, I promise you will be amazed by the results.
MATERNITY - gender reveals
FRESH 48 - bringing baby home
MILESTONES - KIDS
SACRAMENTS & CEREMONIES
BIRTHDAY, GRADUATION & hOLIDAY PARTIES
SCHOOL DANCES & gRADUATION
COUPLES - ENGAGEMENT
Love Notes From My Clients
Joyce & Velda
We were so lucky to have Elizabeth do the pictures of us with our mother. She was really good at putting us at ease and keeping everything straight. She was very accommodating as we did our shoot in our living room to make it easier on mom. I think it was Elizabeth making it so fun that made the photos turn out so well.
Your session is all about you, your family and dear friends. Be your true self. Show your fun, quirky personality. Do the things that make you happy. Laugh loudly. Kiss slowly. Hug tightly.
I'll be there to capture it all and help you save these beautiful memories for a lifetime.