Whimsy Beauty | Chicago Photographer | Indoor Portraits

What defines the beauty of a woman?
Perfect skin tone? Perfect hair? Perhaps, a perfect size?
To me, true beauty is defined through the light of the Soul.
Each and every single woman is beautiful in her very own way.

This is the second time my beautiful client Mikayla from Capture the canvas photography hires me. Her beauty is truly
one of a kind, a whimsy beauty with a captivating smile.
Each time has been amazing. I want to share with you how much I admire her. She shared with me before
how complications in life were trying to define her story during an early age and to be honest I am amazed to see how strong she is.
A genuine, kind and bright woman.
She wanted some whimsical indoor portraits and the second part of her session took place outdoors. (Part II will be blogged soon)
Styled with the beautiful tulle skirts from Abby Bella Couture, was just the addition to make this session unique.

When we learn to see deeper than what our physical eyes can see, we can capture the true essence of a Soul.

To be a photographer and be able to translate beauty in many ways has been a blessing.

Thank you for stopping by!
Liz

 

To the mountains and beyond-Tricities,Washington-Family Portraits

 

“To the mountains and beyond, wherever the wind may take us
Darling, I will always be by your side.”

The thing that I’ve learned about being an entrepreneur/photographer, a wife, a mom is that you have to choose to operate and be in those roles as God has called you to, not from a place of comparison. Take for example, the creative side of me. The side that loves capturing images and investing into people’s value and worth. It’s so easy to look at what other photographers are doing and believe you’re not good enough or that you should shoot more like them. But God. God created me. When he did, he planted a creative seed in me that can bear fruit that is specific to his calling on my life. While all us photographers may have creative seeds, each one of ours produces it’s own fruit. I pray that I can look not to what others are producing, but to what the Lord has created me to produce. The same can be said for my other roles. It’s amazing and freeing to work from this place. I don’t do it perfectly, but I practice it. And as a result I’m on a beautiful journey with my business and my family. We are starting a non-profit that will serve displaced and homeless youth by providing mobile photo shoot experiences (getting them their senior photos for free while investing into resorting their value and wroth). Had I operated just as a creative instead of focusing on the fruit the Lord made me a creative to produce, I would have missed this calling. And it’s a glorious one. He is so good, and so faithful.

-Tiffany Rose (Mommy and wife in the portraits and the photographer behind Riant Photography)

 

Their love stories inspire me. Their joy motivates me. I truly love what I do.
I’ve met so many wonderful souls through this journey and it’s amazing that each of them hold one unique story.
Tiffany, this beautiful mom,wife and entrepreneur is not the exception. She is quite talented and the journey that the Lord has given her is incredibly beautiful.

As I photographed them I couldn’t help to notice the overwhelming love this family has for one another. This reminds me, I am not here to photograph perfection, I am here to embrace the raw beauty that is known to many as “flaws”. To me it’s simply beauty.

We started this session in a local park in Richland, Washington. Until the sunset arrived, we embraced the golden beauty of God’s creation. With a view to the mountains surrounding the Tri-Cities. I was just overwhelmed by it all.

God is good!

-Liz

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A walk on the beach – Deception Pass Washington- Duvall, Washington Photographer

I remember this day, I can still feel the clean, peaceful breeze.

Walking into the beauty of a hidden gem made this session so beautiful. I am so glad that Amber chose Deception Pass to be THE spot for this session. My good friend Amber and her family were simply the best. They did not mind the walking, the hiking nor the sudden strong winds that greeted us from the Ocean.

This family is truly beautiful. We had the privilege of staying at their beautiful home and I learned so much more from Amber. She is one of a kind, genuine and so beautiful inside and out. God has such a perfect timing for everything. Meeting her has been a blessing and now knowing her family as well is twice the fun. Her little girls were so loving, they simply stoled my heart. I am grateful for this fellow photographer and friend.
Amber, Thank you for being so amazing in many ways!

As I look through many portraits, I can’t hold this joy. I am truly blessed. The Lord, through this journey has taken me to beautiful places and He has allowed me to share these moments with amazing Souls.
-Liz