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“Elizabeth is THE BEST photographer in this business. She helped coach us through everything to help us achieve the most incredible pictures. She took my Pinterest inspo board and brought it to the next level. I can NOT stop obsessing over these pictures! Not only is she an awesome photographer, she is also an amazing person and makes taking the pictures an absolute blast. I couldn’t imagine having ANYONE else capture the best moments of our lives.”

Sarah Dean

“By choosing Elizabeth to be our wedding photographer, we not only got AMAZING photos of our special day, we gained a friend as well!  Elizabeth made taking photos seem effortless for us – a goofy couple that doesn’t do more than take selfies every once in a while.  There is no doubt in my mind that having Elizabeth capture our wedding (and engagement) photos was one of the best decisions I made throughout the entire planning process. She is able to capture emotions unlike anyone else.  Best photographer in the Tallahassee area!!”

Mrs. Mallory Liford

“OMG, where do I even begin!?  There are really no words to accurately describe how AMAZING Elizabeth is as a photographer and person! I first met her when my husband got with her to secretly shoot our proposal and I instantly fell in love with her and her photographs then. Not only are her pictures TO DIE FOR, but she makes the entire photoshoot process so FUN and laid back (I’m usually awkward when it comes to that sort of stuff) but she totally eased my mind about it all throughout the entire time. She then took our engagement photos and after those were posted I got compliment after compliment of how beautiful they were. Last but not least, our wedding pictures, she truly captured EVERY SINGLE thing possible. She was there first thing that morning and left when we did, and did not stop taking pictures the entire day! She totally exceeded my expectations! I love how she does sneak peaks and gets them to you literally that night or the next day, its awesome!! I look at my album everyday and feel like I am reliving the best day ever just by looking through the pictures! My entire bridal party fell in love with her, I even had one bridesmaid who said she wished she would have met Elizabeth before her wedding so she could have used her too! Needless to say I will be using Elizabeth for any pictures in the future, me and my husband just absolutely love her all around! If you are looking for a photographer DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE, Elizabeth IS THE ONLY RIGHT CHOICE I promise!”

Mrs. Caroline Jones Harrison

“Elizabeth was INCREDIBLE throughout the entire wedding process. For our engagement shoot, I, being the typical bride, made a Pinterest board with photos I liked. Elizabeth truly captured my vision and really listened to what was important to my fiance and I. For the wedding, she was punctual with the schedule, pleasant, professional, and SUPER encouraging during a long day of photos. Not only did she take incredible photos but she edited and sent our gallery to us 3 DAYS AFTER THE WEDDING!!!!!!! Most photographers take weeks. Elizabeth made me feel like the most beautiful bride and I have ZERO complaints. If you are looking for a wedding photographer I would HIGHLY recommend Elizabeth Birdwell Photography.”

Mrs. Shannon Kolchakian

“My daughter got married December 9th, 2017 at Shiloh Farm in Tallahassee. To say it was magical, is an understatement. Elizabeth Birdwell was referred to us by several people, so, trusting her reputation, we quickly reached out to her. She met us at the Shiloh barn to talk, and we were sold. Elizabeth is sincere, warm, friendly and so easy to talk with. We told her our vision, and she assured us that she would help make our dream come true. She did my daughter’s proposal pictures and engagement pictures before the big wedding day. They were unbelievable. She promptly sent them to us…even giving us shots to look at as she edited them late into the evening of the shoots. We were blown away!!! I couldn’t imagine any pictures being any more meaningful to me …..until I saw my daughter’s wedding pictures. Oh my, they were more that I dreamed of, and to relive that day …I felt beyond blessed! Elizabeth worked all day of the wedding. The wedding party fell in love with her. She made them relax and have fun. I think she enjoyed the wedding as much as they did. Elizabeth is so gifted and talented, and I am so very, very happy that we chose her. I couldn’t imagine trusting our magical wedding pictures to anyone else…. WE LOVE HER!!!!!”

Mrs. Karen Jones, Mother of the Bride

“We were lucky enough, or should I say blessed to have Elizabeth photograph our wedding and I can without hesitation recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. She is extremely talented and just has an eye for the perfect pictures! We we’re able to be at ease knowing Elizabeth was behind the lens on the most special day of our lives! We are truly AMAZED at the beautiful pictures we will be able to cherish for the rest of our lives. I highly recommend Elizabeth for any special occasion, she is not only talented, but SO sweet to work with!”

Mrs. Kate Vanderberg

“I couldn’t have asked for anything better! Elizabeth was wonderful to work with and she made us feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. The special moments, love and emotion she was able to capture are priceless and we will cherish them always!”

Mrs. Caroline May Rush

“I met Elizabeth by chance. A chance I am so blessed to have had. I was working at a local boutique and by happenstance she was shopping there. I was assisting her with cute clothing options when we struck up a conversation. After talking about photography, she asked if I would be interested in being in her portfolio. She explained she was a local photographer and gave me her business card. Her work was absolutely stunning. I LOVE taking photos, so the answer was easily a YES! So, from about a 15 minute conversation (that’s it), I knew from that moment on Elizabeth and I would be friends. She has a wonderful ability to make you feel like you’ve known her for years! Our first photo shoot was nothing short of amazing! After that I was hooked. I knew I couldn’t and wouldn’t have anyone else as my photographer. She’s SUPER easy to work with! She puts you into poses seamlessly. She also works with ideas that you may have and brings them to life! The second time I worked with Elizabeth was for our Engagement shoot. No research of local photographers was required. I just knew we had to have Elizabeth. Again, Elizabeth being Elizabeth befriended not only my Fiance and my Aunt, but also our dogs! Yes, Elizabeth is FANTASTIC with dogs too! I don’t think there’s anything she can’t do. My Fiance had never worked with a photographer, let alone Elizabeth. So, that day she made him a believer. A believer in making our photos look like something out of a fairytale. We of course, had to have Elizabeth for our Wedding day! Elizabeth captured so many precious memories of not only us, but of our family and friends. I’ve had SO many of our family and friends compliment our photos and mention how wonderful Elizabeth is and that she takes amazing photos and that she didn’t miss one memory that day. We are so unbelievably thankful to have had Elizabeth capture our special moments on our special day. As our story continues, we look forward to Elizabeth capturing those precious moments.”

Mrs. Rachel Korade

“Elizabeth is a truly amazing and incredibly talented photographer. If you are considering having her take your wedding photos, engagement photos, baby photos, ANY photos, seriously do not wait and book her now before someone else does because she is simply the best there is. Both my husband and I are artists in Atlanta and we have the privilege to work around a lot of talented photographers but when it came time to choose someone to photograph our wedding, there was no doubt that Elizabeth was the best choice. Working with her is an absolute joy! She is so fun to be around and puts everyone at ease with her calming demeanor. She is organized and professional, and she gets the most incredible pictures in just a few shots so that you can relax and enjoy the day, all the while knowing that you have the best photographer on your team documenting all of those beautiful details and happy moments that pass so quickly. She loves what she does, and you can tell. Five stars is not enough when it comes to Elizabeth. My husband and I could not be happier with the gorgeous photos that she took of our wedding at Shiloh Farm, and we truly loved working with her. Thank you, Elizabeth!”

Mrs. Julie Torres

“Elizabeth is everything you could ask for in a wedding photographer. My (now husband) and I live out of state, and she was always quick and easy to get in touch with. She was incredibly sweet and positive throughout the whole wedding day, everyone instantly felt comfortable around her. We had some issues with the our flowers being delivered late, and she was completely flexible about the scheduled pictures being rearranged. To top it all off, we got all of our wedding pictures within a week of the wedding and I can’t stop looking at them. They’re stunning. Most other wedding photographers were out of our price range, and I’m so glad we were led to Elizabeth because she is worth it! Hire her!”

Mrs. Kathryn Graham

“Elizabeth was truly AMAZING! Not only does she taking gorgeous photos, she easily directed us into poses that were natural and comfortable when we normally avoid taking pictures of ourselves. She caught intimate glimpses of us that really showed our love at our wedding. Elizabeth was everywhere and yet never seen. I don’t know how she pulled that off, but we are dazzled. And to top it all off, Elizabeth captures the light perfectly for captivating images of people and scenery, no easy feat!”

Mrs. Veronica Oakler

“Elizabeth was a true find. After many meetings with photographers in Tallahassee she was our first choice, by a long run. The quality of her work far outweighs the cost. Actually, I was shocked she doesn’t charge more. She’s lovely to be around and her eye for detail is astounding. If you want the best, look no further. Love love love my wedding and boudoir photos.”

Mrs. Nicolette Wanous

“In April of 2016, we booked a New Years Eve wedding for our daughter at Shiloh Barn and Chapel in Tallahassee. Since we live in Pensacola and our daughter in Tallahassee, our wedding planner, Dent Ward, was kind enough to invite Elizabeth to our first meeting to try and save us time in interviewing several photographers. Dent had worked with Elizabeth many times and thought she would be a good fit. How right she was! From our first meeting, we all felt comfortable with Elizabeth and didn’t even interview anyone else. She was professional yet so personable, very organized and upfront about her fees and what she offered for those costs. She was never hard to reach, always promptly returning texts, emails and phone calls, something that was crucial since I live 3 hours away and couldn’t conveniently meet. I can’t say enough about how fantastic Elizabeth was on the wedding day!! She arrived right on time, ready to roll. Not only did she keep 1 bride, 1 groom, 8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsmen and 2 parents of the bride on schedule before the wedding, we all had enough time before the ceremony to actually relax. Things could not have gone smoother. My husband even commented on how “non dramatic” and professional Elizabeth was for the entire event. How many times do you hear that??? And of course THE PICTURES!!!! From the “first look” to “the details”, to “the ceremony”, to the “last goodbye” I’ve just never seen anything photographed so well. The saying goes that “pictures just don’t do something justice”. I can tell you that is not the case with Elizabeth. We went to such lengths to insure everything was perfect and Elizabeth absolutely captured it perfectly.”

Mrs. Peggy Wilson (Mother of the Bride)

“Elizabeth is not only sweet, but so professional and passionate about what she does!! And it shows in the beautiful pictures and wonderful moments she captured on our wedding day. She offers great customer service and communication! Answered all our questions and offered great suggestions. We consider her now our friend! We will also be using her for future photographs of our family and special moments. Highly recommend her!!!”

Mrs. Maria Overton

“We have found a photographer and friend for life!! Elizabeth came into the picture after some disappointing results from another photographer. During our first consultation, she was incredibly professional and organized. She went out of her way to address the fears and concerns we had while also making us feel like the only customers in the world. We had so much fun during our engagement session and she captured us exactly how we see ourselves as a couple. Her demeanor is incredibly sweet and caring, which instantly made us feel at ease in front of the camera. She is so humble, but incredibly passionate about her work. Her energy was amazing- it kept us entertained and our hearts smiling for hours. When it came time for the wedding, she showed her excellent eye for the perfect locations while taking the time to ensure each shot was perfect. If she wasn’t already perfect enough, her turnaround time for editing was second to none. We had all of our wedding pictures back before we had the chance to think about them. Choosing Elizabeth was the easiest choice and the best choice we could have made. Even though she lives 3 hours away from us, we will always make the trip to have her capture the special moments in our lives from this point forward.”

Mrs. Kayla Kinnaman

“If I’m honest, the wedding pictures made me more anxious than just about any other piece of the matrimonial puzzle.“Really?” you say. “Of all the things that could stress you out at such a hectic time, THIS is what made you sweat? Uh-huh. Yes. It sure did. I’ve just never been comfortable in front of the camera. After all, we’re not just talking about getting cute happy hour snapshots to post on Facebook. We’re talking wedding photos– print in large format and hang proudly above your mantle kind of thing. Whole other ballpark. But not having photos from our wedding was far more unspeakable a terror to me than having to endure the “smiling” and “cheesing,” so I pressed on. I would have to grin –pun intended– and bear it. After meeting Elizabeth in person and hitting it off, we chose to do engagement shots, and even though I went in a little anxious, she made us feel very comfortable and coached us through every shot. The results were so much better than I’d hoped! Then it was our wedding day. My whole family — mother, father, sisters, aunts, nieces, kids, grown-ups and everything in between — all under one roof and it felt so natural having Elizabeth there in the middle of them all. She made sure we got all the photos we wanted and was saintly in her patience with the relatives who weren’t paying attention when it was their turn to smile and cheese. And the photos turned out spectacular. They look like us, but us at our best, which was something that was very important to me. I wanted us to look natural– to capture who we are together — and I am happy to say Elizabeth did that for us. She brought out the best in us to the point that this girl who hates looking at pictures of herself had a hard time picking which ones are her favorite! It was a great experience, and I wholehearted recommend Elizabeth to anyone looking for a friendly, personable, reassuring, soothing photographer who also happens to be dang good at what she does! You won’t be disappointed.”

Mrs. Julie Delorme

“As we looked through the breathtaking photos that Elizabeth took for us, my husband, who generally doesn’t have much to say about pictures we take, told me “These are the BEST pictures we’ve ever had done!”  I must agree!

I had been following Elizabeth’s work on Facebook for some time and was always in awe of every photo she posted, so I finally reached out and got our session set up. I was literally counting down the days because I was so excited!

Elizabeth was the most responsive and easy to work with photographer I’ve ever dealt with. She always got back with me in a super short amount of time, always so nice and happy, and was so open to what we wanted to do for our pictures. I could tell she genuinely wanted our pictures to be the best they could possibly be! Even just emailing back and forth to set the plans, I felt like she was an old friend who I had known forever!

When she arrived for the session it all went so smoothly! Since we wanted to have our horses in the pictures I was a little nervous that she would be uncomfortable around them and wasn’t sure how it was going to go, but her calm and easy-going way made the horses comfortable, made US comfortable, and we got some pictures that I’ve only dreamed of being able to take! We had the BEST time EVER taking pictures and I’m constantly looking ahead to the future, and any excuse to take pictures, because I can’t WAIT to do it again!!

Her talent and ability to capture the most amazing moments in a beautiful way is unparallelled. Her use of natural light attracted me the most! Her pictures are so colorful and bright, you can’t help but be happy and smile when you look at them!

My husband and I both agreed, Elizabeth will be OUR photographer from now on! Her incredible work will adorn the walls of our home for years to come. Thanks Elizabeth!!!

Becky Henderson

“One thing I noticed right off the bat about Elizabeth -other than her amazing portfolio – was how quickly she responded to my inquiry for pricing! If I remember correctly she responded within 24 hours of me sending an email to her. The next thing I noticed was how kind and friendly she was. Her email was so enthusiastic and I could tell that she was excited about the shoots I was interested in as well as photography itself.

I think overall, other than the turnout of the pictures themselves, what impressed me most about Elizabeth was how much fun she made the shoot for Chris and me. I couldn’t believe how relaxed she made Chris! He is normally super shy and can get really stiff during pictures – but she got him to relax and actually enjoy the process! Chris even mentioned at the end of the process how much he liked Elizabeth and enjoyed working with her – a huge feat because he doesn’t like me very much after I make him take pictures ha!

If you are looking for a photographer that will go above and beyond to get the photos you want, if you are looking for a photographer that brings enthusiasm and fun to pictures – then Elizabeth should be your first choice! I can honestly say that no one else will shoot our annual portraits (at a minimum) other than her- she’s the best!”

Ashley McCoy

“Elizabeth’s pictures are absolutely gorgeous! She knows exactly how to catch the right shot. The photo shoots are relaxing and fun and she takes the time to find out exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s the location, the lighting, or the photo itself.  Also, we look forward to viewing her sneak peek photos that she posts on a regular basis.  She does a great job illustrating the photos; they really capture moments that will be remembered forever.  We look forward to many more photo shoots with Elizabeth Birdwell!”

Jamie Sevor

“We thoroughly enjoyed our session with Elizabeth. She knew exactly where to go, had ideas for all sorts of poses, and best of all, everything felt so personal. She truly captured our personalities and style. After a great experience at the photo shoot we waited patiently for the pictures. It didn’t take long at all to get them and WOW!! Her work is absolutely fabulous. The pictures are ones we will cherish always and Elizabeth is to thank for such remarkable work. The subject may be part of what makes a good picture but her talent is every bit as essential.”

Cami Smith

(link to Cami’s session blogpost here)


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