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Elisa Bricker

Charlottesville , VA
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156 Hessian Hills Way #2
Charlottesville, VA 22901 US (map)

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434-249-3524

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Elisa

Elisa is an artist, a wife, and romantic. Her quest to uncover and celebrate beauty is perfectly matched with the art of photography. She melds a traditional, minimally... Read more
Elisa

Elisa is an artist, a wife, and romantic. Her quest to uncover and celebrate beauty is perfectly matched with the art of photography. She melds a traditional, minimally processed photographic style with modern touches. She is inspired in her approach. Elisa's goal is to capture who her clients are in the present, reflect their dreams for the future, and create art that emanates beauty.
Edward Edward is the balance to Elisa. An artist-businessman, Edward’s strength is one of careful analysis and precision. Behind the scenes, he brings the business know-how to Elisa B. On location, he oversees lighting and focuses on capturing the hidden moments, details, and candids, which so often go unseen. Elisa & Edward Together we share a love for life, and photography plays a large part in that. We have lived in Charlottesville since we came to the University of Virginia in 2001, and were married in 2004 at the University Chapel (as many of our clients are). When we’re not photographing, we love to travel, eat our way around town, play frisbee on the lawn, and spend time with our son Lucien and dog Jack. Read less
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REVIEWS

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Jenny
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
We worked with Elisa and Edward for both our Engagement Session and Wedding. They were incredibly sweet, professional people and such talented photographers! Our engagement session was in NYC and we immediately felt at ease with them. Our wedding day was made truly special due to attentiveness of Elisa, who did not hesitate to help us out throughout the entire day. They blended in so well with the crowd, not intrusive at all.
We were SO happy with the quality of work once we got our pictures. It's such a great plus that they are one of the few photographers out there who still take photos in actual film, and some of my favorite pictures of the day were film shots!
We were so happy to have been able to work with both Edward and Elisa, they are HIGHLY recommended!
We worked with Elisa and Edward for both our Engagement Session and Wedding. They were incredibly sweet, professional Read more...
We worked with Elisa and Edward for both our Engagement Session and Wedding. They were incredibly sweet, professional people and such talented photographers! Our engagement session was in NYC and we immediately felt at ease with them. Our wedding day was made truly special due to attentiveness of Elisa, who did not hesitate to help us out throughout the entire day. They blended in so well with the crowd, not intrusive at all.
We were SO happy with the quality of work once we got our pictures. It's such a great plus that they are one of the few photographers out there who still take photos in actual film, and some of my favorite pictures of the day were film shots!
We were so happy to have been able to work with both Edward and Elisa, they are HIGHLY recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Great people and so professional and flexible. It will put you at ease come wedding planning and wedding day! Great communication...which is more rare than I expected with vendors.
Great people and so professional and flexible. It will put you at ease come wedding planning and wedding day! Great Read more...
Great people and so professional and flexible. It will put you at ease come wedding planning and wedding day! Great communication...which is more rare than I expected with vendors. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.7/5.0
I did not accurately reflect the date of our wedding. I want to give a heads up because there are a lot of good photographers out there.
I took great care, and I mean, tons of time researching photographers. It was the single most important aspect and the second most expensive thing we had (venue was the most).
I asked a number of times for very specific types of pictures that were important to me. I was thoughtful and precise about everything, as far as when, what, how. I knew what feeling I wanted to convey through our portraits, as I am an artistic person. I asked through emails and through the Q&A form that I took at least twice (might have been 3 times) because I was totally OCD about how I wanted things to go down.
Nothing - and I mean nothing - that I asked for was granted the day of our wedding.
Elisa and her husband are both very nice people, and the pictures on their blog are breathtaking. But we did not end up with pictures like those. Our wedding party and portraits were average at best. They were off-centered, with everyone looking everywhere, and there weren't any touch ups. I had to specifically request that they be corrected for purchased prints (which I'm still not sure if I want to spend even more money on, given the quality of our experience).
We spent $4000 just for them to come out to the wedding. Not including prints - a complete cd is $2000 more. For that kind of cost, it should be outstanding. You never get a do-over for this day.
I can't even believe I'm posting this review. I was such a huge fan of theirs before our wedding, I was telling everyone that our photographer was so incredibly talented. I was very surprised and disappointed with what happened. It just goes to show that it takes more than talent to get it right - it takes attention and care for each and every client. I guess we just weren't the client that day.
I did not accurately reflect the date of our wedding. I want to give a heads up because there are a lot of good Read more...
I did not accurately reflect the date of our wedding. I want to give a heads up because there are a lot of good photographers out there.
I took great care, and I mean, tons of time researching photographers. It was the single most important aspect and the second most expensive thing we had (venue was the most).
I asked a number of times for very specific types of pictures that were important to me. I was thoughtful and precise about everything, as far as when, what, how. I knew what feeling I wanted to convey through our portraits, as I am an artistic person. I asked through emails and through the Q&A form that I took at least twice (might have been 3 times) because I was totally OCD about how I wanted things to go down.
Nothing - and I mean nothing - that I asked for was granted the day of our wedding.
Elisa and her husband are both very nice people, and the pictures on their blog are breathtaking. But we did not end up with pictures like those. Our wedding party and portraits were average at best. They were off-centered, with everyone looking everywhere, and there weren't any touch ups. I had to specifically request that they be corrected for purchased prints (which I'm still not sure if I want to spend even more money on, given the quality of our experience).
We spent $4000 just for them to come out to the wedding. Not including prints - a complete cd is $2000 more. For that kind of cost, it should be outstanding. You never get a do-over for this day.
I can't even believe I'm posting this review. I was such a huge fan of theirs before our wedding, I was telling everyone that our photographer was so incredibly talented. I was very surprised and disappointed with what happened. It just goes to show that it takes more than talent to get it right - it takes attention and care for each and every client. I guess we just weren't the client that day. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Elisa B Photography to anyone looking for skilled wedding photography on a tight budget. After looking at several photographers significantly outside my budget, I contacted Elisa to see if she could work with me. Although her pricing was also higher than I could afford, she recommended one of her associate photographers, Cheryl, who was much less expensive. Elisa and Cheryl have a great photography system involving two people (the photographer and an assistant, who holds a large flash screen). This makes the photos look airy and well-lit, without creating red eye, extra weight, and other issues that flash usually causes. I was especially happy that Elisa edits all the photos herself, even though I only paid the associate photographer rate. Cheryl and her assistant traveled out to my wedding venue in Reston to take engagement pictures, and they turned out beautifully. I have not received my wedding photos yet (my wedding was only two days ago) but based on the engagement photos, I am certain that my wedding photos will also turn out well.
I would recommend Elisa B Photography to anyone looking for skilled wedding photography on a tight budget. After looking Read more...
I would recommend Elisa B Photography to anyone looking for skilled wedding photography on a tight budget. After looking at several photographers significantly outside my budget, I contacted Elisa to see if she could work with me. Although her pricing was also higher than I could afford, she recommended one of her associate photographers, Cheryl, who was much less expensive. Elisa and Cheryl have a great photography system involving two people (the photographer and an assistant, who holds a large flash screen). This makes the photos look airy and well-lit, without creating red eye, extra weight, and other issues that flash usually causes. I was especially happy that Elisa edits all the photos herself, even though I only paid the associate photographer rate. Cheryl and her assistant traveled out to my wedding venue in Reston to take engagement pictures, and they turned out beautifully. I have not received my wedding photos yet (my wedding was only two days ago) but based on the engagement photos, I am certain that my wedding photos will also turn out well. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Elisa and her husband Edward make such a great team. They were so much fun to work with and completely put my now husband and myself at ease all day. Also the pictures that I have seen are stunning and I cannot wait to see the rest. I also liked how quick they were with getting all the family pictures done. We were able to get to the last half of our cocktail hour but still have a ton of pictures!
Elisa and her husband Edward make such a great team. They were so much fun to work with and completely put my now husband Read more...
Elisa and her husband Edward make such a great team. They were so much fun to work with and completely put my now husband and myself at ease all day. Also the pictures that I have seen are stunning and I cannot wait to see the rest. I also liked how quick they were with getting all the family pictures done. We were able to get to the last half of our cocktail hour but still have a ton of pictures! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Elisa and Edwards photos speak for themselves--truly beautiful. I am thrilled with the way our photos truly captured the emotion and moment of our wedding day. And not only are they talented but also the nicest people you'd ever want to meet!
Elisa and Edwards photos speak for themselves--truly beautiful. I am thrilled with the way our photos truly captured the Read more...
Elisa and Edwards photos speak for themselves--truly beautiful. I am thrilled with the way our photos truly captured the emotion and moment of our wedding day. And not only are they talented but also the nicest people you'd ever want to meet! Read less
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Libby
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Elisa B. Photography for our wedding and they were amazing! We met with Elisa in August for an engagement shoot. Neither one of us were very excited about posing for awkward pictures, but Elisa made it fun and very comfortable. It was great to get to know her before our wedding day. (Highly recommend this move!) We loved the engagement shots... Fast forward to our wedding day and both Elisa and Edward were AMAZING! Totally reliable, organized, (they are a very cute team!) and did not miss a beat. They knew exactly what we wanted captured during the course of the day (pretty much everything) and they nailed it. Having a husband and wife on board for the whole day (from prep and first look shots to the very last shot in the limo), Elisa and Edward were great. Elisa was a super calming presence leading up to the ceremony, and was just helpful in every way imaginable. The price was high, but certainly not the highest we checked out, especially in the DC area. They are worth every penny and then some! I was worried about my expectations being too high for our wedding pictures because I had heard lots of brides set the bar too high, but truly the shots were even better than we could have hoped. I have no hesitation about recommending Elisa B. Photography to anyone...call them now! :)
We used Elisa B. Photography for our wedding and they were amazing! We met with Elisa in August for an engagement shoot. Read more...
We used Elisa B. Photography for our wedding and they were amazing! We met with Elisa in August for an engagement shoot. Neither one of us were very excited about posing for awkward pictures, but Elisa made it fun and very comfortable. It was great to get to know her before our wedding day. (Highly recommend this move!) We loved the engagement shots... Fast forward to our wedding day and both Elisa and Edward were AMAZING! Totally reliable, organized, (they are a very cute team!) and did not miss a beat. They knew exactly what we wanted captured during the course of the day (pretty much everything) and they nailed it. Having a husband and wife on board for the whole day (from prep and first look shots to the very last shot in the limo), Elisa and Edward were great. Elisa was a super calming presence leading up to the ceremony, and was just helpful in every way imaginable. The price was high, but certainly not the highest we checked out, especially in the DC area. They are worth every penny and then some! I was worried about my expectations being too high for our wedding pictures because I had heard lots of brides set the bar too high, but truly the shots were even better than we could have hoped. I have no hesitation about recommending Elisa B. Photography to anyone...call them now! :) Read less
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kdasilva
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
They were great. I loved the fact that every time she took a picture she would say thank you. The photo booth was a lot of fun for my guest!!
They were great. I loved the fact that every time she took a picture she would say thank you. The photo booth was a lot of Read more...
They were great. I loved the fact that every time she took a picture she would say thank you. The photo booth was a lot of fun for my guest!! Read less
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Phoebe
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Don't look any further for your photographer! Elisa and her husband did our engagement, wedding and after session photography. She is an incredible person to work with, and the images she produces will bring you to tears. Her eye for the small details is incredible. Looking through my wedding photos I was constantly surprised by the photos she captured of small details that I'm sure no one would have thought of but I was so pleased she took.
Don't look any further for your photographer! Elisa and her husband did our engagement, wedding and after session Read more...
Don't look any further for your photographer! Elisa and her husband did our engagement, wedding and after session photography. She is an incredible person to work with, and the images she produces will bring you to tears. Her eye for the small details is incredible. Looking through my wedding photos I was constantly surprised by the photos she captured of small details that I'm sure no one would have thought of but I was so pleased she took. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband David and I just got married at the end of July. Elisa and her husband took both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. We absolutely LOVE them all!! I do not enjoy getting my photo taken normally, so I was pretty nervous about doing the engagement session. But Elisa made my (then) fiancé and I feel very relaxed, and we all ended up having a blast! David and I loved seeing Elisa's excitement after taking a great shot, and it made us excited too. David and I used one of the photos from that session for our wedding invitation, and I had so many people tell me how gorgeous it was!
I simply could not be happier with our wedding photos. They are stunning! Several of my married siblings said, "Where was Elisa when WE got married?" I love the creativity and color in all the photos. And she did such an amazing job of capturing all the details of the day. When my husband and I looked at them for the first time, we both got the same butterflies we had before the ceremony as we looked at our pre-ceremony shots! And she did a great job organizing all the family shots...I am one of ten kids, so my large family has always been a challenge for any photographer. But Elisa handled the situation efficiently and with a fun attitude! She also uses her fun personality to come up with some great shot ideas. My husband is a baseball pitcher, so we got some shots of us playing baseball in our gown and tuxedo!
I would highly recommend Elisa to any bride. She is dependable, personable, efficient, and extremely talented.
My husband David and I just got married at the end of July. Elisa and her husband took both our engagement photos and our Read more...
My husband David and I just got married at the end of July. Elisa and her husband took both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. We absolutely LOVE them all!! I do not enjoy getting my photo taken normally, so I was pretty nervous about doing the engagement session. But Elisa made my (then) fiancé and I feel very relaxed, and we all ended up having a blast! David and I loved seeing Elisa's excitement after taking a great shot, and it made us excited too. David and I used one of the photos from that session for our wedding invitation, and I had so many people tell me how gorgeous it was!
I simply could not be happier with our wedding photos. They are stunning! Several of my married siblings said, "Where was Elisa when WE got married?" I love the creativity and color in all the photos. And she did such an amazing job of capturing all the details of the day. When my husband and I looked at them for the first time, we both got the same butterflies we had before the ceremony as we looked at our pre-ceremony shots! And she did a great job organizing all the family shots...I am one of ten kids, so my large family has always been a challenge for any photographer. But Elisa handled the situation efficiently and with a fun attitude! She also uses her fun personality to come up with some great shot ideas. My husband is a baseball pitcher, so we got some shots of us playing baseball in our gown and tuxedo!
I would highly recommend Elisa to any bride. She is dependable, personable, efficient, and extremely talented. Read less
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