I have lived in Memphis, TN for most of my life. Here we have grit. Here we have grind. I think the character of Memphis is actually very symbolic of the true character of love.
It is passionate, enduring, upsetting, and messy.
And that’s exactly what I want to capture. The true nature of love. The images that tell the story of two lovers standing together against the world. The images that show that no matter what journey you go off on you, it’s always them standing there in the end. From the smiles to the tears; I want to capture it all.
I BELIEVE THAT EVERY PERSON HAS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ABOUT THEM. I AM NOT GOING TO TURN YOU AWAY BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO SHORT, TALL, FAT, SKINNY, UGLY.
I am also not going to turn you away because you are getting married in a church or a barn or in space (please get married in space). I shoot all of the locations and I show them off proudly. Imperfections are what make my photography beautiful. Your unique love is what makes it come alive. The way the two of you fit together like a puzzle piece is what creates the sparks in my images. Its you. Normal, imperfect you. And I wouldn't have it any other way. So bring on the fluffy, the insecure, the uncomfortable. I am going to show you just how freakin' beautiful you actually are. I come from a long line of artists and creatives; a fact I am proud of. I had always loved photography and took it to the next level by opening up my business, Elizabeth Hoard Photography, in the fall of 2013. I am licensed and insured in the state of Tennessee as well as licensed, bonded and insured in the state of Mississippi. I had the EXTREME honor to be the photographer behind the internationally loved trash the dress session for Shelby Swink. My images from her shoot were shared in hundreds of countries across the globe, in every state, and by 10,092,589 and counting people on Buzzfeed alone!! The experience has been surreal but has taught me so much and made me strive to be an even better photographer day in and day out. Other random facts: I am a black belt in Karate. I was homeschooled ;-). I am an alumni of the University of Memphis with a degree in Marketing Management. And most importantly… I am obsessed with chewy candy!!