Paris

untitled-321What can I say about Paris? Lovely. Romantic. Slow-paced. Wine. Food. Architecture. Perfection. I mean, how can you go to Paris and not have the time of your life??

The streets, the boulangeries, the patisseries, the wine shops, the cafes….goodness. Walk into each one, pick something. Repeat. That was basically our trip.

Oh yeah…and a load of photography as well.😉

John focused on street photography, which is one of his many strengths. I focused on photography at the workshop I was attending. We both focused on drinking a crap ton of wine, walking to anything and everything our feet would take us, and eating food till we felt like we were going to burst. It was magical.

Anywho, as I mentioned in my Friday post, part of the time I was in Paris I attended a workshop by Emily Soto. I really love Emily’s work. It’s soft and romantic, which are words I would use to describe my own photography. But Emily’s work is fashion photography and mine is beauty photography…so though the words are the same, the genre totally different. So, I took that difference and turned it into an opportunity to hopefully up my game.😉

So here are a bunch of photos from our time in Paris. The workshop stuff is mine. The street photography is John’s. I’d say we have well-balanced story to share with you. For more on our time in Paris, follow me on Instagram and check out my posts there. I updated  about 10 times a day so there’s lots to see.

Special thanks to Emily Soto for the workshop, Gogo Toure (@gogotoure) for the fab wardrobe styling, Caroline Madison (@misscarolinenmadison) for the scrumptious makeup and Nick Clark (@nickhairdressing) for the mouthwatering hair styling. Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-004Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-003Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-001Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-002Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-007Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-008Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-010Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-009Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-011Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-014Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-013Pittsburgh Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-012untitled-17untitled-33untitled-18untitled-154untitled-174untitled-71untitled-265

Sneeeeeeaaaak Peeeeeeeek!!!!

Remember how I said I was going to Paris?? Remember how I said while there I was going to attend a workshop that I was so excited about?? Well, here is juuuuuust a weensy teensy itty  bitty sneakity peekity for you.

I’m going to be doing a much larger blog post on our entire Paris experience on Monday. But these beauties were just hopping out of my computer to be let loose into the world.

Special thanks to Emily Soto for the workshop, Gogo Toure (@gogotoure) for the fab wardrobe styling, Caroline Madison (@misscarolinenmadison) for the scrumptious makeup and Nick Clark (@nickhairdressing) for the mouthwatering hair styling. Emily Soto Workshops | Elizabeth Craig Photography-005Emily Soto Workshops | Elizabeth Craig Photography-004Emily Soto Workshops | Elizabeth Craig Photography-001Emily Soto Workshops | Elizabeth Craig Photography-003

Stay tuned!!

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Gone Fishing…in Paris

Taking a little time to walk through cobblestone streets, sip (many…I mean m.a.n.y.) aperitifs, take in the sites and attend a workshop that makes me want to pee my pants when I think about it.

Want updates during my time in the City of Love? Follow me on Instagram. I’ll be updating all day every day.

Otherwise, you’ll have to wait till I get back!

Au Revoir!!

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Oh Baby!

Pittsburgh Maternity Boudoir | Elizabeth Craig Photography-006Give me that belly! GAH! I just love being around mamas-to-be. No matter how poopy they feel sometimes, there is still buckets of excitement dripping from them. I mean…it’s creating life! How much more exciting can things get!!

Photographing Amanda for the 4th time now was simply superb. I just love this girl! She’s kind, smart, funny and so down to earth you have to remember not to trip over her when you walk by.😉 Do you remember Amanda & Paul’s wedding?!? Stunning. Gorgeous. Over-the-top amazing. How about their engagement session?? That was more fun than should be allowed.

I feel so honored when my clients include me in the big milestones in their lives. That’s a lot of trust and it means they like me! That’s a damn good feeling.

Since the time I photographed this bump, it has now officially turned in to a real live baby…on the outside of the womb. What a gift.

It’s been such a blessing knowing these 2 (now 3).

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Not a Little Girl. Not Yet a Woman.

Pittsburgh Teen Girl Beauty Photography | Elizabeth Craig Photography-007Goodness me oh my. Can you stand those blue eyes and pouty lips?!? How simply stunning is Ms. Kristina?? She killed it in the studio. As you can see my camera did all kinds of flips around her. It just fell head over heels in love with her. Instantly.

As I wrote in my sneak peek about Kristina, 14 is a balancing act of an age in my studio. On one hand, I can’t go all puppy dogs and pig tails on her. But on the other hand, I have to find a common ground for femininity, girlhood and maturity.

But Kristina was up for anything and so we just worked together to bring out her beauty in a way that made both of us happy. I think we make a good team! Throw in Justine and well…you just can’t beat us.

Enjoy!

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Just a Girl in a Dress Made of Flowers

Elizabeth Craig Photography Teen Girl Beauty Photography-002Yessssss that’s right. As you can see from the photo above, I had this little idea for part deux of Emily’s session. You remember Em, right? Her mom reserved a session with me to help breathe some love back into this wonderful gal…and when we finished that one up…her mom reserved another.

Can you call me tickled pink??

So here is a bitty itty sneaky peek for you. You’re going to love this session just as much as you loved the first (and I still have 2 outfits left to blog from our first session!!)

Oh yes….the dress. The. Dress!!!!! I had this little idea and my brilliant and talented friend, April, owner of Mocha Rose Floral and Event Design, made that idea come to life. If you don’t know April you have to check her out. She. Is. Amazing. As you can see.😉

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Super duper über gorgeous makeover by Hannah Conard of Hannah Conard Beauty.

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