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The Lodge at Malibuo Lake

Elizabeth originally the photographer for my brother and sister-in-law. My husband (being in the wedding party) had good memories working with her and we being family were able to see an entire wedding’s worth of photos, not just the typical glossy wedding-website photos. As such, when it came time to choose a photographer, Elizabeth was on the short list. While she was a more expensive than our runner up, she made us feel at ease about the process, helped us figure out what we wanted, and even proposed a day of timeline even before signing. The other photographer was nowhere as helpful or warm.

Elizabeth and her second photographer Jennifer were really easy to work with, which is great because my husband is camera shy. Our photos looked natural because they really were. There was minimal “put your arm here and turn your upper body a quarter turn to the right” sort of instructions. They weren’t overly post-processed either (though she did Photoshop a bruise off my arm without my asking). My focus during the wedding was simple, natural, and green and she captured that well.

Tamy & Ryan


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Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara

Elizabeth is such a wonderful photographer! We used her for our wedding and beyond.

When we first met Elizabeth, we were looking to have a photographer take some engagement and wedding photos. I had seen her work at a couple bridal shows and fell in love with her pictures and the romantic style she incorporates into them. I wanted my photos to look like that! When we got together in person, my husband and I appreciated her sense of humor and professionalism as well.

One thing I really love about Elizabeth is that she goes the extra mile. She scoped out our wedding location ahead of time so that she was familiar with the grounds and the light. She knew exactly which location to go to next and ensured we had amazing scenery and architecture for our backgrounds. She also kept the groomsmen in line!

We were so happy with her incredible work on our wedding photos that we asked her to take our maternity and newborn photos as well. They are my most treasured possession. Pictures last a lifetime and with Elizabeth behind the camera, you are truly in great hands.

Maren & Paul

The 1909

Elizabeth worked on our wedding at the 1909 in October. She was not only personable and professional but also worked within our price range and brought to life the most beautiful images I didn’t know existed. Elizabeth met with us beforehand (and even bought our coffee) to make sure we were both on the same page and made us both feel more comfortable with our choice. Choosing a wedding photographer is no easy task but she helped us alleviate any anxiety while hiring her. All I can say is, check out her work on Instagram, Facebook and any social media. You will see the perfection her images bring to life.

Liz & Travis


Stagecoach Inn Museum

My husband and I are so glad we worked with Elizabeth for both our engagement session and on our wedding day in Southern California.

She did an amazing job capturing our personalities and she was really fun to work with. My husband was nervous about having his photo taken, especially doing the mushy kissy photos, but her directions were really good and she made us feel totally comfortable. I definitely looked back on some of the shots and thought, “those have to be two different people because we are NOT that good at posing!”.

We’ll be treasuring these images for years to come and we could not ask for better results!

Laura & Nick

Private Residence

Elizabeth captured our wedding memories. She did an amazing job and I would highly recommend her! She is very professional and tailors to your needs as well as finding all the right angles and photos you’d ever want. The photos came out great!

Laila & Dee


Tara – A Country Inn

Words to describe Elizabeth…awesome, fun, detailed oriented, loves animals, so talented at using nature and light to make beautiful pictures, etc. She even helped me with my agenda when I asked. I loved my experience and so glad I chose Phase4Photography! Thank you Elizabeth for making me look and feel beautiful!

Nicole & Ryan

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Elizabeth is so great!… The first time we met her we felt an instant connection with her we knew she would have to be the one to photograph our wedding and we knew she’d be awesome! She makes you feel so comfortable and knows how to bring smiles out of you especially when you’re feeling super nervous on your wedding day. She is funny and down to earth that is one of the many reasons me and my husband love her. Elizabeth is so sweet, I guarantee you will love her the minute you meet her! 🙂 She was a blessing to us…

Monica & Isaac


Fantasea Yachts Marina Del Rey

I’m so happy we chose phase4photography. Elizabeth was fun, professional and most importantly takes the most beautiful pictures ever. We are thrilled with our wedding photos. Everything we wanted we received and more. She didn’t miss a beat. She captured so many wonderful moments. Also, I love the fact we got to see a sneak peak of the photos during the reception because she put an ipad out and loaded what she took so far. This was something I didn’t expect but was very impressed. It added a special touch to the night. I highly recommend her!

Melissa & Brandon

Sterling Hills Golf Club

Love them! My husband is not the photo shoot type of guy, but he actually enjoyed the engagement session and all. Photos turned out beautiful!!!!!!!!!…couldn’t ask for a better outcome!

Vanessa & Ricky


Westlake Village Inn

I have nothing but great things to say. Our pictures turned out perfect and it really was a blast working with Elizabeth.

April & Greg

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