Liz believes in the love of the Lord, the importance of authenticity, the comfort (and often necessity) of a hot cup of coffee, the power of kind words, and the intense beauty of our real and imperfect lives.
About The Photographer
Liz is a teacher turned mom turned photographer who lives in Berks County, PA with her husband and three young sons. Liz has always been an artist of one kind or another, at different times pursuing drawing, sewing, crocheting, piano, and most recently before picking up her camera, pottery. While she had a casual interest in photography in high school and college, she didn't choose to learn it as a craft until after her second son was born in July of 2014. It was then that she realized that photography would not only fulfill her creative side, but it would also help her to preserve the precious but short years of motherhood that she was navigating, and so in January of 2015 she took a leap of faith and began a project 365. Since then, God has taken her places with her camera that are beyond anything she ever could have hoped for. She continues taking daily photos of her own family to ensure that she never stops learning and growing as an artist, and is deeply grateful for the chance to photograph the lives of those who trust her with capturing their most precious memories.
Why Four Dots?
Liz has always felt that one of the greatest legacies we can leave behind us is our stories. Her photography is all about capturing the beautiful moments of our everyday lives to help us pass our stories on to our families. And, since her dad is mostly responsible for her passion for photography, Liz decided to name her photography after his favorite childhood story:
Liz's dad grew up in a large family with 10 brothers and sisters. Not surprisingly, his mother developed a lot of tricks to make her life easier. The most infamous of these is the simple dot system she used for keeping track of everyone's clothing in order to streamline the process of sorting the multitudes of laundry she did. Liz's dad's clothing was always labeled with four dots, until he got old enough to pass his things down to her uncle. It was a label he recollects with great fondness- he even put four dots on his mortarboard when he graduated.
it's a story he loves to recount when they're together as a family, along with so many others. And so, Liz decided to join in telling his story as she works to tell hers, and the stories of others, through photographs that capture the true beauty of life as it really is.