My name is Elizabeth but most who know me call me E.
My children. My husband. Maine. Texas. The ocean. The color blue (sooo not a pink girl). Farmer’s Markets. Gardening. Knitting. Football (Go Patriots). Cats. Jesus. The smell of oakum, wood smoke, caramelized onions, sandalwood and most flowers – though not all at the same time. Television (seriously I’m a small screen junkie!). Blues music and Air 1 radio. Genealogy. Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. Photography (of course).
I love making photos. I love looking at photos. The more I have come to realize what I am passionate about the more I want to make a memory of that very moment. The moment I saw something that inspired me, that I admired, that I could see looking at over and over. I first noticed this in 1987 on a trip to Washington DC on a family trip. It was at the time of year when the famous cherry blossoms were out. I’ve always had a fondness of flowers and the blooming trees everywhere left me in amazement. At that time I had a camera on loan from my mother – nothing special just your basic camera. That year from Christmas I got my first camera – a Kodak Disk Camera. I used it until they no longer made film for them and then was camera-less for some time. Around 9 years ago I bought my first digital camera – a Sony point and shoot. I started out making photos for just me but then realized all the different subjects I could photograph – a beautiful flower, a breathtaking sunset, a delicious meal, a smiling face.
It took a while for me to find a stride with the Sony but it was in this time I realized it was the person not the equipment that makes the photograph. I taught myself a lot over the next several years and eventually came to a point where I realized there were photos I wanted to make but could no longer do so with a POS and I became a Canon girl.
Whether I’m shooting food, still life, or lifestyle I bring my passion for photography with me to every session I take on. I believe in getting outside of a studio (when possible) and into real life using natural light and natural settings – where you can see the shadows and coolness that winter brings or the warmness and bright light that the summer sun provides. My garden photos are typically tight shows giving the appearance of them being so close to you that you can almost smell their fragrance. My food photographs are typically tightly cropped and close up making you wish your computer screen or print was a scratch-n-sniff (sorry in advance for making you hungry!)
I’ve played with names for a photography business for several years now under the names ByE Photos (found I was always explaining that one to people), Elizabeth Poisson Photography (just sounds so stiff and uninteresting) and finally 2 years ago as Rocky Coast Photography. As of March 2012 I am officially the owner of a small business.