This One’s Got Sass…

Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-034Ohhhhhh myyyyy gooooodnessssssss. Can you just see that sass oozing out of her? You’d never know it but she was actually so quiet, a bit shy and super duper sweet. Yet when I turned my camera on, out came this gal. And this gal had curves that started at her tippy toes and never stopped.

This is one bridal gift that keeps on giving and funny enough, I’ve never had a fiancé say “Jeez…I wish you would’ve gotten me a watch for my wedding present.” Hmm. Curious.

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Gorgeousness by Hannah Conard of Hannah Conard Beauty.

The Fine Art of Being a Woman

Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-014That is what I think these photos of Christina are: Fine. Fine, as in graceful, exquisite and timeless. It’s always so lovely for me to get a gal in front of the camera that has no shyness at all. She just bares it all to my lens. No boundaries. No lines. No holds barred. Just raw. That’s Christina.

And when I pair that fine-ness with the fine-ness of an incredibly talented, confident stylist…well…you get what I see here in these photos. A photographer is only as good as the people she works with and Lee Ann, owner of At Home Beauty, just knows how to bring out the beauty of women that sit in her chair. I had an idea of the tone of the shoot, but what you see is all Lee Ann. Her concepts turned out breathtakingly. And a special thanks to One Enchanted Evening for allowing to borrow such beautiful gowns!

I think it’s the softness and the romance of the photos that drew me in. So this goes as a little side note to all you brides out there: you, me, your dress…magic. Bet your mom never had bridal portraits like these…Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-018Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-007Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-011Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-002Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-010Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-003Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-012Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-019Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-005Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-009Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-008Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-017Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-013Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-006Editorial Bridal and Fashion Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-004

Location: Elizabeth Craig Photography Studio
Photography, Creative Director, Wardrobe Stylist: Elizabeth Craig
Hair & Makeup Styling: At Home Beauty
Model: Christina Skinner
Blush gown: Maggie Sottero
Beaded gown: Justin Alexander
Shoes: BCBG

Raw Enchantment

Elizabeth Craig Fashion Bridal Photography-003That’s what this session makes me think of. It’s so raw and outside of the box of black eyeliner, false lashes and high-glamour or traditional lingerie. Yet, it’s so romantic and enchanting. What I love most about the photo above is that I made that dress and I made that backdrop. Loooooove when I get to see little ideas in my head come to life for real. Makes a gal feel good.

I can’t wait to show you more but for now I’m only going to give you one photograph (ok…2) and a behind-the-scenes film by John Craig Media to keep you baited.

Just had to include this photo below because I think it is one of my absolute faves from the day. Stay tuned for more!

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Makeover by Hannah Conard of Hannah Conard Beauty.

Beauty Abound

Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-001Just look at that smile and those eyes. Beauty abound in every turn we took on C’s session day. Here’s what I loved most about C: she instantly listened to everything I was telling her to do, and then she did it. Yep–I’m a simple gal to please. And besides that, C was a lovely, down-to-earth kinda gal that fit right into my studio. She was there to have fun, make history for herself and all while creating something to give as a once-in-a-lifetime gift to her soon-to-be-husband. That’s what I call a win/win/win (feel free to repeat to infinity ;-))Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-006Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-003Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-002Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-011Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-010Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-013Elizabeth Craig Boudoir Photography-004Lovely makeover by Hannah Conard of Hannah Conard Beauty.

I Don’t Photograph High School Senior Portraits

Pittsburgh High School Senior Photographer | Elizabeth Craig Photography-003Yeah….what?? Yup. I don’t photograph high school senior portraits, which may be a little confusing because these photos you see are from a high school senior portrait session. Let me explain….

OK. Here it is. All laid out for you: I don’t photograph high school senior portrait sessions because…wait for it….I’m no good at it.

Seriously. I’m just no good at it. The varsity jackets, the batons, the “sit on a rock with one foot up resting your elbow on your knee” and looking at me with that MAN-I-cannot-wait-to-get-this-over-with smile. I get totally lost in all of it and  you will wind up with crappy, JC Penny-type portraits that only your grandmother will like. Because that’s what grandmother’s like.

So let me explain further. If I don’t photograph high school senior sessions, why is there a high school senior in this blog post that I clearly photographed? The thing is, you didn’t know this was a high school senior session until I told you. BAM. That’s right. I didn’t say I don’t photograph high school seniors; I said I don’t photograph high school senior sessions.

Want to know what I photograph? Women. Beautiful women in all stages of life, all ages, sizes and walking all sorts of journeys. That’s what I photograph.

This is just a sneak peek of Olivia’s beauty session with me. Holy moly canoli did I have a blast with this smart, beautiful young woman.

I’ll elaborate a bit more in a later post of Olivia, but for now, enjoy these non-senior photos from a non-high school senior portrait shoot.😉

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Crazy stunning makeover by Lee Ann Boersma of At Home Beauty.

Amrita & Andrew | Married

Pittsburgh Indian Christian Weddings | Elizabeth Craig Photography-001Holy moly do I love mixed Indian weddings. You know why?? Because it’s the best of both worlds to me. Firstly, it’s 2 people coming together from very different backgrounds with the intent of merging those different backgrounds into a future of continued sharing, learning and spice. You gotta respect that. Secondly, for me, it’s just so darn pretty. All the colors, history and indulgences of the Indian culture, with a sprinkling of the classic Christian traditions…it’s just so lovely to watch unfold. A special shout out to Erin Calvimontes, owner of Divine Celebrations Event Planning. Another absolutely perfectly run, beautifully pulled-off, gorgeous wedding!!

This is just a sneak peek of Amrita & Andrew’s fantastical wedding weekend. They were one of the most down-to-earth, happy, easy-going, honest-to-goodness kindhearted couple ever. It will be my pleasure to share more of their day with you.

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