I cannot put into words the gratitude I have for every single person who has had something to do with my business over the past 8 years.

8 years. 8 years of couples, stories, and photographs. I’ve given my heart and soul to this business. In fact, I even got so lost in it that I forgot who I was aside from the camera.

You’ve watched me grow.

From the first wedding, I photographed full of curiosity, to someone that can handle 300 person weddings, calm sweet bride meltdowns, as well as nail exposures and anticipate the moments. I used to panic at the slightest mishap, now I just laugh and see what interesting direction it takes the day. I’m fast on my feet, miss very little, and shoot with my heart, compared to socially awkward, overwhelmed at times, and shooting to impress my peers.

On a personal level, I have grown from a brave girl (or dumb depending who you ask) who just wanted to take pictures forever for everyone of everything – to a confident woman who knows who she is as an artist, as a person. I know the clients I connect with. I know the places I can go. I’ve beat a lot of demons. I’ve found how to guide myself thanks to love, rather than fear.

I have a long way to go. I want to treat all of my clients better. I want to give them the love that they deserve for taking a chance on me. It’s my promise that every single day I will try to provide the best storytelling and support for every person that trusts me to create imagery for them.

2018 is going to be incredible. I cannot wait to share it with you all.

Thank you.

creative and cinematic wedding photography in the bay area san francisco by heather elizabeth photography