Hi. My name is Elizabeth Bristol. I'm a lover of Jesus Christ, a coffee drinker, a writer, a wanderer, a sweater wearer, a daughter, sister, friend, and companion. And I'm a firm believer in the honest + heartfelt + vulnerable.
I love people. I love stories. I'm for telling the good, true, honest story - all of it. Good, bad, ugly, unexpected, and crazy. When we go on a shoot together, I'm not going to make you sit cross-legged, hand under your chin, and 'say cheese'. (though if that makes you giddy i'll give it a go!) I want to get to know you. And your story. I'm not a perfect photographer. I've been known to put the camera down and just listen, or talk (too much) more than I actually shoot you. (though i do a lot of that too :) )
But that's important to me. To know YOU. Who you really are. And photograph accordingly.
Whether that be how your children play outside all day, how fast your tears fall and how hard you squeeze your sweetheart when he asks "will you ---- ?", how beautiful and precious your baby looks as she sleeps through the afternoon, how your heart beats oh-so-fast as you repeat "i do", "i will", "i love you". And I know it really won't matter - in the long run - how perfect or 'put together' you + your family & friends look, but how you remember them and the days you live together.
I love: a good cup of coffee or chai, lots of music, genuine smiles, eyes that tell a story, wild thunderstorms, tight hugs, scribbles and startings of a story, dark chocolate, morning light, corner shops, freckles, the smell of earth, rhythm of waves on shore --crashing, running to reach the sun, chilly days, polaroids, good friends, and journaling my heart out.