Many the Miles(tones)

I got stopped in my tracks the other day. Sat back, crossed my arms, rubbed my hand on my chin with that “Seriously?!?” look on my face. That’s what happened when I realized the many many many milestones I have had the sincerest of all pleasures of being a part of in my 12 years of photography, thus far.

Dead in my tracks, I swear it. Let me list a few for you….proposals, engagements, weddings, babies, anniversaries, marriage celebrations, divorce celebrations, I found out I survived, I found out I won’t survive, I want to find who I am, I want to get lost in myself, I couldn’t be more proud of me, I couldn’t be more proud of my friend…mom…grandma…and the list goes on.

Legacies. That’s what I’ve been a part of. Can you imagine what that’s like? I not only got to watch these legacies being born and taking hold of a woman, a group of women, or a few generations of women…I actually got to capture that legacy for all of time. These legacies that I am so proud and humbled to be a part of will forever live, because the shutter got snapped just right there, at the right time.

I just got goosebumps.

What is so exciting about looking back over these legacies is that I get to take in how much women are realizing how important it is to leave a legacy. Listen, getting photos taken to wow him on your wedding night is no small matter, so if that’s what you’re here for I am your girl! That’s exactly what I built this part of my business on and it has been a beautiful foundation. But I won’t lie; I am simply euphoric when I think about how that has evolved over the years to now include just as many women that are here simply to celebrate themselves, or their friends, or their mothers or grandmothers. They have come to me to put the icing on the cake of what was a personal journey. They have come to me as a kick-off to start a new chapter in their life that was titled “Me. A Love Story.” I have had women that have kicked ass, needed a kick in the ass, laughed till they cried and/or cried till they laughed. I have heard tails that would break your heart in one swoop, and on the tail end of that I have been told stories that will breathe life and love back into you as if you never knew it before.


We are all storytellers. That is the gift we all have; each of us has our own unique story to tell and that story is our legacy. You can tell it, write it down, film it….and you can photograph it. I think you know my preference.

So, to all of you women out there that bared your souls to me and told me things I know you never told anyone else, for all the laughs we have shared, the tears we both then laughed over…for trusting me with your innards, for getting real with me…I thank you.

And I am now raising my cyber glass and clinking to the many many more miles(tones) I cannot wait to share with each and every one of you.

Simply to Be

pittsburgh-boudoir-photographer-elizabeth-craig-photography-002That’s what she wanted, she said. She wanted a simple, casual, romantic yet natural shoot. It took me a minute to fall in step with her, as I’m so used to traditional boudoir. Lately, if you’ve noticed, I’ve kinda stepped up with my shoots. Pushing here, bending there. So to step down for this shoot I had to take a moment to wrap my brain around it. And as soon as I stepped down, I realized we were then on the same path. And it turned out so beautifully. I forget sometimes how absolutely stunning simplicity can be.

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Looking Back | Pittsburgh Boudoir Photographer

elizabeth-craig-boudoir-photography-001Occasionally I have to go through new and old photos to update my website and it’s always like looking through your closet and seeing that really awesome sweater or coat you totally forgot you had and it’s like your birthday all over again. That’s what it’s like for me when I get to look at photos from past shoots.

I’ll be writing a blog post soon about how special it really is to be a part of so many women’s milestones on their lives but for now, I thought I’d just pop up a few of these photos from one of my faves a few years ago. So romantic.

elizabeth-craig-boudoir-photography-002elizabeth-craig-boudoir-photography-004elizabeth-craig-boudoir-photography-003elizabeth-craig-boudoir-photography-005Hair and makeup by Beauty Justified.

Beginner’s DSLR Photography Workshop | Pittsburgh

Don’t forget!!!!


screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-11-09-45-amWell well well…’tis getting to be that time of year again! John and I took a year off from workshops (I know…we’re such lazy-asses) but we’re back!! So, if you want to dust off your super-intimidating looking whose-a-whatsey digital thing sitting in your closet, come see us. It’s gonna be a fun time, folks.


Learn from the best about how to use that expensive thing-a-ma-bob! Oh, and food is included (priorities, right??)

When: February 12, 2017
Where: Elizabeth Craig Photography Studio. 502 W. North Ave. PGH 15212. On-street parking is free. Ring the “Craig Studio” buzzer when you get to the front door.
Time: 10am – 2pm
Cost: $125 per person. Lunch included.

Email us at to register.

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Christina & Joe | Married | Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers

pittsburgh-greek-weddings-fairmont-weddings-receptions-elizabeth-craig-photohgraphy-013Geez Louise was this probably the funnest wedding we’ve been to this year! Let me tell you, in all the years we’ve been photographing weddings I don’t think I’ve seen a happier bride. Christina absolutely buzzed with the most lovely energy from the moment I showed up till I left her on the dance floor spinning, laughing and dancing the night away. And not even a step away was Joe, enjoying every single moment of his wedding day with this lovely woman.

I think the photos kinda give away how crazy  fun this wedding day was!


Church: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Venue: Fairmont Hotel
Florist: Mocha Rose
Band: Bachelor Boys
Hair styling: Izzazu Salon
Makeup: Beauty Justified

The Bride

pittsburgh-boudoir-photographer-pittsburgh-wedding-photographer-elizabeth-craig-photography-005Well…this weekend marks our very last wedding of the season. Yep! The whole season! Of course it’s bittersweet for us. On one hand I’m heading into my other busy season (boudoir and beauty) and on the other hand it’s sad to say goodbye to another year of beautiful white fluffy dresses and handsome suits. I live vicariously through my brides so now I’ll wait impatiently for next season to come so I can bury myself in the excitement, energy, love and good times of a new round of weddings. Just never gets old for me.

So to go out with a bang, I’m showing off some gorgeous bridal photos for you to enjoy today. Gosh…just look at that gown. That hair. That lovely lovely bride. I could photograph  gorgeous brides in wedding gowns…well…let’s just say I’m not retiring any time soon.


Photographer, creative director & fashion styling: Me, of course😉
Hair & makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty
Dress: Sottero and Midgley from One Enchanted Evening

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Christina & Peter | Engaged

pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-001Gosh I just love a sweet, romantic engagement session. Nothing better than being a part of a milestone with a beautiful, lovely couple. I met Christina when she hired me for a Beauty session, and not long after she asked if we could photograph an engagement session for her and her awesomely handsome fiancé, Peter. Yep! You betcha!

So, one warm, gorgeous evening we met them at Mellon Park and crossed our fingers that the sun was going to make a yummy, glowy appearance…and it did. I’m a huge fan of backlight and as you can see we were able to capture that warmth. Mix that in with such a wonderful boy and girl…and, well…magic happens, with a huge dose of romance.pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-002pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-003pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-004pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-005pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-010pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-006pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-007pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-008pittsburgh-engagement-photographer-mellon-park-engagement-sessions-elizabeth-craig-photography-011