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Elizabeth Larson Photography

NC
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serving all of North Carolina, Virginia, and beyond
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336-656-7733

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ABOUT US

Specializing in documentary wedding photography and lifestyle portraiture with a fun, fresh, artistic flair. My natural ability with people puts them at ease in front of my camera,... Read more
Specializing in documentary wedding photography and lifestyle portraiture with a fun, fresh, artistic flair. My natural ability with people puts them at ease in front of my camera, allowing for more "in the moment" photographs. Please ask us about our efforts in becoming more environmentally friendly in our business practices! Serving all of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and beyond. We are available for destination weddings worldwide. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, from a candlelit stone chapel to a beach side wedding, I've had the experience with all kinds of lighting and in all kinds of weather.
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital capture, although I'm also an experienced film photographer.
How many photographers do you work with?
I'm always the primary photographer at your wedding, however you will often see me working with a co-shooter/assistant at most weddings. For smaller, more intimate weddings I often work solo, however a second photographer is always available to my clients upon request. Most of my levels {packages} include two photographers.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes, I am always the primary photographer at every wedding I'm commissioned for.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never book more than one assignment per day. I try to avoid doing more than one event in one weekend, so that my main focus will be on you and your wedding.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In the unlikely event that I am prevented from shooting your wedding due to illness or emergency, I do have a replacement photographer, who is both experienced and professional, that would be able to take my place. In the 19 years since I've been photographing weddings, I have never missed a wedding I was commissioned for.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Canon professional equipment with plenty of back-up gear. My assistants/associate photographers shoot with either Canon or Nikon professional gear. We also offer a photobooth complete with props for your reception with a studio lighting set-up and your choice of a white or grey background.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Most definitely! I bring 4 camera bodies, various lenses, 4 flashes, about (20) CF memory cards, batteries, and an assortment of accessories. My assistant always brings back-up equipment as well and/or they have the use of my back-up equipment, as I bring plenty!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I offer 4 levels of service: full day, 8 hour, 6 hour and an "a la carte" package {on a limited basis}. Since I contract no more than one event a day, this gives us the flexibility of being able to stay longer as needed.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes, please inquire about current rates. I offer a full day package without time limitations as well.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Since I work with a co-shooter we are able to take separate breaks ensuring that one of us is always "on" so that we don't miss any key shots. We appreciate a meal at weddings that are 6 hours or more. The best time for us to take this break is when all of your guests are eating too.
Do you charge for travel?
Depends on location. Most areas of North Carolina and Virginia are included.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Approximately 4-8 weeks after the wedding for online galleries, however images can be online as early as 2 weeks after the wedding. Please allow for more time during peak seasons {April thru October, typically}. 
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
All clients receive high resolution images on customized thumb drive with reprinting rights and on online gallery of all images from the wedding for viewing and ordering for 9 months after the wedding. In order to be more environmentally friendly, typically I do not offer paper proofs.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The client gets to keep the thumb drive {aka the digital negatives}.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes, however I allow the client to use the images for personal use only, such as on their wedding website, social networking sites, and/or for ordering their own enlargements.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes, however I always ask my client ahead of time as their privacy is of utmost importance.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes, high resolution images on thumb drive with rights for personal use {for ordering their own enlargements, on a wedding website, and/or on social networking sites such as facebook}
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes, for 9 months after the event, wedding, or portrait session. I typically offer 20% off all online orders for all galleries for the first 30 days after being posted online.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Photobooks {images are digitally printed on pages} available in leather or linen covers and a multitude of many gorgeous colors. Photo wrap covers are available on some styles of our albums. We also offer a photo guest book with our engagement sessions. All albums are printed archivally for longevity.
When will the client get the final album?
Once the client has sent me a list of their favorites to go into their album, it takes approximately 6 to 12 weeks for completion. We also offer guidance to those who would rather we handle the selections to go into the design of their album.

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Andrea
Wedding:
3/1/2014
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The photos came out so beautifully. She really captured how happy we all were. It was a special day for me, and she got a snapshot of all the greatest moments. I have hundreds of great pictures to cherish for years now.
The photos came out so beautifully. She really captured how happy we all were. It was a special day for me, and she got a Read more...
The photos came out so beautifully. She really captured how happy we all were. It was a special day for me, and she got a snapshot of all the greatest moments. I have hundreds of great pictures to cherish for years now. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
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We chose Elizabeth Larson to phtograph my daughter's wedding.I couldn't believe how beautiful the photos were.She was very professional and far exceeded our expectations.We ordered a wedding album and it was absolutely georgeous.
We chose Elizabeth Larson to phtograph my daughter's wedding.I couldn't believe how beautiful the photos were.She was very Read more...
We chose Elizabeth Larson to phtograph my daughter's wedding.I couldn't believe how beautiful the photos were.She was very professional and far exceeded our expectations.We ordered a wedding album and it was absolutely georgeous. Read less
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Brandy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Elizabeth was a perfect fit for our family! I wouldn't change a thing. Our photos are beautiful and we loved sharing our special day with Elizabeth and Terry.
Elizabeth was a perfect fit for our family! I wouldn't change a thing. Our photos are beautiful and we loved sharing our Read more...
Elizabeth was a perfect fit for our family! I wouldn't change a thing. Our photos are beautiful and we loved sharing our special day with Elizabeth and Terry. Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
6/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Elizabeth and Terry did a great job for my husband and I! They were great with communication and wonderful to work with, overall. We were planning a wedding long-distance and she was the first vendor I found (aside from our location). She recommended other great vendors in the area and that made it so much easier to plan the rest of our big day!
Elizabeth and Terry did a great job for my husband and I! They were great with communication and wonderful to work with, Read more...
Elizabeth and Terry did a great job for my husband and I! They were great with communication and wonderful to work with, overall. We were planning a wedding long-distance and she was the first vendor I found (aside from our location). She recommended other great vendors in the area and that made it so much easier to plan the rest of our big day! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Overall great vendor. She does an amazing job, stays in contact and does whatever you want to do. Super nice and very talented. My two dogs were part of my wedding and were included in most of the pics. Elizabeth was very patient w/ trying to get them to behave in all the pics. Great job and would recommend her to everyone.
Overall great vendor. She does an amazing job, stays in contact and does whatever you want to do. Super nice and very Read more...
Overall great vendor. She does an amazing job, stays in contact and does whatever you want to do. Super nice and very talented. My two dogs were part of my wedding and were included in most of the pics. Elizabeth was very patient w/ trying to get them to behave in all the pics. Great job and would recommend her to everyone. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with Elizabeth Larson Photography. From the moment I contacted Elizabeth she has been incredibly kind and accommodating. She is more than willing to work with your schedule. I was amazed at how quickly she responds to emails...so important when you are busy trying to plan a wedding. Aside from all of these good things, she takes amazing pictures. We love our engagement and wedding pictures and have received countless compliments on both. Elizabeth doesn't take the pictures she wants, she takes the pictures you want. We would recommend Elizabeth Larson Photography in a heart beat and we will be using her in the future!
We could not be happier with Elizabeth Larson Photography. From the moment I contacted Elizabeth she has been incredibly Read more...
We could not be happier with Elizabeth Larson Photography. From the moment I contacted Elizabeth she has been incredibly kind and accommodating. She is more than willing to work with your schedule. I was amazed at how quickly she responds to emails...so important when you are busy trying to plan a wedding. Aside from all of these good things, she takes amazing pictures. We love our engagement and wedding pictures and have received countless compliments on both. Elizabeth doesn't take the pictures she wants, she takes the pictures you want. We would recommend Elizabeth Larson Photography in a heart beat and we will be using her in the future! Read less
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Tanima
Wedding:
7/7/2012
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Elizabeth has been truly wonderful to us on our wedding. Being graduate students, my husband and I were on a tight budget. However, Elizabeth has been very considerate and generous to all of our need and has done fantastic job with the wedding pictures. Through her photography, she has created so many good memories which we will cherish for the rest of our lives. She has been really responsive to all of our questions and concerns. She was very flexible to what we wanted and was fabulous to work with. We highly recommend her and wish her very best.
Elizabeth has been truly wonderful to us on our wedding. Being graduate students, my husband and I were on a tight budget. Read more...
Elizabeth has been truly wonderful to us on our wedding. Being graduate students, my husband and I were on a tight budget. However, Elizabeth has been very considerate and generous to all of our need and has done fantastic job with the wedding pictures. Through her photography, she has created so many good memories which we will cherish for the rest of our lives. She has been really responsive to all of our questions and concerns. She was very flexible to what we wanted and was fabulous to work with. We highly recommend her and wish her very best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Elizabeth and her assistant were wonderful--we are still going over the 1600 pictures we have--so many wonderful ones to choose from. She was so easy to work with and agreeable.. Would recommend her to
anyone. Mother of the Bride
Elizabeth and her assistant were wonderful--we are still going over the 1600 pictures we have--so many wonderful ones to Read more...
Elizabeth and her assistant were wonderful--we are still going over the 1600 pictures we have--so many wonderful ones to choose from. She was so easy to work with and agreeable.. Would recommend her to
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Cezanne
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Elizabeth was wonderful. She helped me with my unconvententional wedding. She was able to capture the day perfectly and will always be my first choice for a photographer!
Elizabeth was wonderful. She helped me with my unconvententional wedding. She was able to capture the day perfectly and Read more...
Elizabeth was wonderful. She helped me with my unconvententional wedding. She was able to capture the day perfectly and will always be my first choice for a photographer! Read less
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Jennah
Wedding:
4/14/2012
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Elizabeth Larson is very flexible and willing to work with you. I think the thing I was most grateful for that Elizabath Larson did for me on my wedding day was in our initial interview she gave me a checklist of shots that I wanted her to make sure and get on my wedding day (and any that I wanted in addition to her list) and she did just that. The day of your wedding is so over-whelming as it is, it is so important to deligate the litte things, such as this, that you think you will remember, because TRUST me YOU WONT REMEMBER :) and you only get one chance to get those shots and make memories that will last forever! Thank you Elizabeth Larson Photography!!!
Elizabeth Larson is very flexible and willing to work with you. I think the thing I was most grateful for that Elizabath Read more...
Elizabeth Larson is very flexible and willing to work with you. I think the thing I was most grateful for that Elizabath Larson did for me on my wedding day was in our initial interview she gave me a checklist of shots that I wanted her to make sure and get on my wedding day (and any that I wanted in addition to her list) and she did just that. The day of your wedding is so over-whelming as it is, it is so important to deligate the litte things, such as this, that you think you will remember, because TRUST me YOU WONT REMEMBER :) and you only get one chance to get those shots and make memories that will last forever! Thank you Elizabeth Larson Photography!!! Read less
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