Pretty/Bold Photography

Pretty/Bold Photography

Based In: CA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned
Photographer: Pretty/Bold Photography

Pretty/Bold Photography

Based In: CA
Business Attributes: Woman Owned

Hi, I’m Lisa – a traveling photographer for the adventurous, bold, and fun! Defying traditions and crushing expectations, one couple at a time!

MY APPROACH

About 99% of my clients say they’re awkward and shy in front of the camera, which makes them nervous about having their photos taken nonstop. To them I always say, SAME. I’m never more uncomfortable than when a camera is pointed in my direction (why I suddenly start making super weird faces and holding my hands like a T-Rex is beyond me).

So I totally get it and strive to make your elopement less of a “photo shoot” and more of a laidback, fun, and totally casual experience. This is your day, not mine. You tell me what you like: candid shots or posed portraits, silly prompts to loosen up or direct instructions. Or, maybe, it’s a combo of everything above! Regardless, it’s my top priority that no matter what, your comfort and enjoyment of the day takes precedence.

ABOUT ME

Having grown up in New England, I’ve mastered the art of sarcasm, the use of the term “wicked” and a weirdly deep connection to Dunk’s, despite not drinking coffee. If you’re coming from out of state and unfamiliar with these references, don’t worry! You’ll familiarize yourself very quickly when around any locals!

Although I currently reside in sunny Southern CA (no more dreary March mud-season for this gal), I travel back east frequently to visit my friends and family in MA and NH (and to eat as many apple cider donuts as I humanly can). After spending my childhood exploring the backroads, hidden vistas, and incredible beauty that New England has to offer, nothing excites me more than helping my couples plan their dream elopement in these amazing landscapes!

PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES

My New England packages start at $4600 and fully include:

  • Guidance right from the start! This includes my 100+ page elopement planning guide that will help you navigate the process from start to finish.
  • Location research, local vendor refs, permit application assistance, and timeline creation
  • Travel fees
  • Sneak Peeks of your images within a week of your elopement
  • An online gallery of your high res, edited images where you can download, share, and print directly from a professional photo lab
  • Tips on where to find the best apple cider donuts, pizza in Boston, or cheese in Vermont
  • A donation that goes to a vetted nonprofit to support an environmental, animal, or social cause.

To learn more, check out my website or contact me at the form below!

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Lisa is incredible!! Not only is her photography both pretty and bold, it is also timeless!! The pure and crisp colors are going to be a joy to look at for years to come!!! Lisa even took the time to help me a few extra request and questions about a photo album I was putting together. She was so easy to shoot with and provided very thorough location recommendations. We are looking forward to working with her for years to come! Thank you, Lisa!!

Shelby Zamzow

Lisa took the most beautiful photos of my elopement/intimate wedding. She was absolutely the best vendor choice I made for my entire wedding. She helped us choose an elopement location, shoot locations, and made an entire timeline of the day for us based on when the sun would set in the mountains (and added in buffer times because she knew we would run late- we did). Her experience and talent is truly unmatched. Usually as a bride you are told that you are so beautiful and your dress is gorgeous... but the compliment I receive the most is how gorgeous my photos are. I totally agree. Numerous people have told me that they are the most amazing wedding photos they have ever seen and that they can't stop looking through them. I found Lisa through a chain of photographer referrals because I was getting married in a very short time frame. We got so extremely lucky that she had a cancellation (COVID) for the same day. I cannot say enough good things about her. She was extremely professional, relaxed, knowledgeable, friendly, communicative, and she even was prepared with a piece of gum when I asked her for one right before I walked down the aisle because I was worried about dry mouth during the ceremony. She was able to navigate two moms who love photos and are particular about them, sticky situations with divorced parents, she worked around chaos in the house where we got ready, guided the two of us through the couples shoot with poses (we are awkward in front of the camera and have never had professional photos taken before), and she kept the schedule moving with a calm, kind, and effortless demeanor. Look no further for an elopement photographer. Lisa is your girl.

Chelsea Ritter

Where do I even begin?! Our large wedding was cancelled due to covid and there were many rescheduling attempts before we finally landed our mini wedding date. Lisa was there for us from start to finish and every day in between! She is super friendly, insanely organized, and of course crazy talented! We did not have a wedding coordinator so when Lisa offered to help with some general scheduling and timeline advice, I was super appreciative and stoked!! With her help we had an itinerary that got us through the day at every turn. We made Lisa and the second shooter (yes with a small wedding we had a second shooter, and I don’t regret it one bit!!) show up to a venue they had never been to before. Without skipping a beat they both handled it like true masters of their craft and worked together so well! My husband and I were instantly put at ease with the very helpful coaching we got throughout the day. There was no stressing about what to do with our hands, where to look, or how to stand! Lisa’s eye for color, light, and backdrop scenery is superb and a true gift. The results, hundreds of stunningly beautiful photos that brought us to tears! Seriously, my husband and I, and everyone who views them, are utterly blown away! Lisa is the real deal and the whole package - pro and fun, all rolled into one! So glad we found you Lisa, THANK YOU!!! :)

Erica Mehallo

What you want in a wedding photographer: 1) Amazing photos to commemorate the day. 2) Someone who will just tell you things to do so you don't have to think about it. 3) Cool person you actually enjoy being around. Lisa nails all three! Our wedding got pushed back due to COVID but we still wanted to do something to celebrate our original wedding day, and Lisa came through in the clutch for our "faux elopement" on Catalina Island. She was super helpful when we asked her for guidance coordinating, since she knows Catalina better than we did; she was on time; she was responsive to last minute changes; she was fun to have around! You can't go wrong hiring Lisa.

Scott Swedberg

Lisa was an amazing photographer! We had a last minute change of plans and she gave us so much flexibility. She also helped us with planning our elopement and made us feel very comfortable posing for our photos. They were stunning pictures. I HIGHLY recommend using her.

Katherine Henrick
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