First of all, I love to snuggle. Like all the time. I could snuggle and kiss my husband all day long if he would let me. I am such a romantic at heart. Like the great John Lennon said, “All you need is LOVE” and I really believe that. Spending the day capturing the love between two people is magical and such an honor for me.
Secondly, I love details. I am obsessed. I have a very sharp eye for design and styling details, and I make it my goal and mission to create a custom wedding experience not only in a creative way but in a way that is completely customized to fit the feel and vibe you are creating for your wedding.
And lastly, I adore shooting film. Your wedding needs to be shot with film because it has a dreamy, intimate and timeless quality. The color tones are unbeatable. Film feels like real “magic” there is something tangible and romantic about it. There is a romanticism in the process of shooting film and I love to capture the moments as they unfold.
“ELYSE TOOK THE MOST INCREDIBLE PICTURES OF MY WEDDING AND I AM SO THANKFUL SHE WAS ABLE TO PHOTOGRAPH FOR ME! I WAS AN OUT OF TOWN BRIDE AND RELIED HEAVILY ON REVIEWS. AS SOON AS I SAW HER WORK, I KNEW SHE WAS THE PERFECT FIT! HER PICTURES CAPTURE MOMENTS, EMOTION, AND BEAUTY PERFECTLY. I LOVE HER SOFT AND ROMANTIC STYLE. SHE WAS ALSO INCREDIBLY FAST TURNING AROUND THE PHOTOS! I WAS AMAZED! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”
-Jasmine & Mike
"ELYSE PHOTOGRAPHED OUR WEDDING DAY AND I HAVE RECOMMENDED HER TO EVERY FRIEND I HAVE FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS. I TRUST HER TO MAKE EVERY SINGLE SHOT PERFECT. SHE HAS IMPECCABLE TASTE AND QUALITY AND I KNOW THAT HAVING HER THERE I WILL BE ABLE TO REMEMBER EVERY DETAIL AND MOMENT OF THE EVENT. HER STYLE IS ONE OF A KIND AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS ABLE TO CAPTURE THE TRUE ESSENCE OF AN EVENT. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FIRST PHOTO SHE SENT US OF OUR WEDDING DAY. I MUST HAVE LOOKED AT THAT PICTURE 200 TIMES AND STILL THINK IT IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION. I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT ELYSE FROM HER PROFESSIONALISM TO HER PHOTOJOURNALISTIC STYLE, AND I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND ANYONE BUT HER TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING ”
-Meg & Rich
“ELYSE IS EVERYTHING I WANTED AND MORE IN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. SHE HAS AN AMAZING EYE FOR STYLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS- IT'S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR SINCE OUR WEDDING AND I STILL CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF LOOKING AT THEM. THEY COULDN'T BE MORE BEAUTIFUL AND SUCH A GORGEOUS CAPTURE OF OUR DAY. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WE HAVE A TON OF FAVORITES. TRYING TO NARROW THEM DOWN FOR OUR ALBUMS AND PRINTS SEEMED LIKE AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK! EVERY PHOTO IS A WORK OF ART. NOT ONLY ARE HER PHOTOS OUT OF THIS WORLD, ELYSE IS SUCH A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH. SHE IS VERY RELIABLE WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO PUT BRIDES AT EASE :) ALL OF HER RESPONSES WERE TIMELY AND SHE WAS PUNCTUAL AND ORGANIZED FOR ALL OF OUR MEETINGS. I LOVED THAT SHE WAS INTERESTED IN MEETING AT OUR WEDDING LOCATION BEFORE THE WEDDING TO SCOPE OUT THE LIGHTING AND AREAS FOR SHOOTING. THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING, SHE WAS VERY EFFICIENT AND ORGANIZED WHEN SHOOTING THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO ENSURE NO SHOTS OR PRECIOUS MOMENTS WERE MISSED! WE HAD A VERY LARGE GROUP AND HER AND HER PARTNER HELPED KEEP US ON TRACK WHICH WAS APPRECIATED! ”
-Stephanie & Mark
I was drawn to Elyse's style immediately. She has such a beautiful way of capturing true emotion in her photos. Elyse is incredibly sweet, thoughtful, and fun. She put my now husband and I at ease the moment we met her. Feeling comfortable and confident with your photographer is so important and will reflect in the photos. For our engagement shoot she flew out to San Francisco (capturing our last weekend as CA residents). She instructed us to just be ourselves and "hang out" together. The photos are insanely gorgeous!!! We get compliments on them all the time, and many people comment on how they capture the feeling of "us" and they can see our love shining out from the images. We also appreciate Elyse's creativity. She will go "off the beaten" path to give you unique photos/backgrounds, etc that only you will have! Out of all the weddings over the years at our venue in Tucson, Elyse was the only photographer to ever take the bridal party marching through the desert (which gave us an incredible sunset backdrop). I just wish we had more wall space so that we could frame even more of her photos! Our experiences with Elyse were better than we could have ever wished for, and we look forward to having her capture special moments for us in the future! Thank you for the stunningly beautiful memories Elyse!!!
-Melissa & Javier