about elizabeth

Hello there.  I am an upbeat photographer and love what I do – I make art by documenting loved ones.

My formal education in art influences the way I see and record life – always aware of how the subject, light, and environment interact.  My artistic style is a mix of photo-journalistic, creative and traditional – I enjoy capturing candid moments along with slowing down to focus on meaningful details and beautiful portraits.  I’m often inspired by historic and contemporary art portraiture, as well as fashion magazines and movies.  I grew up adoring Sally Mann, Francesca Woodman, Tina Barney, and so many other talented photographers (you can learn more on my Fine Art Friday blog posts).

One of the things I love most about my job is being located in New England.  There is so much beauty here – we have amazing beaches, charming historic town centers and homes, rustic farmlands, dramatic lakes and quarries, romantic woods and open fields.  I try to choose places that create the perfect backdrop for scenic portraits. More often than not, I like to divide a session into two parts – the home and then an outdoors location.  I love to tell a story and the shift between places often provides the perfect transition.   If you would like suggestions for a location for your session, I am more than happy to share some of my favorite places.

My second favorite part of the job is providing you with beautiful and elegant ways to present your photos, and I take pride in offering only the highest quality, handcrafted products.  Shopping is always the fun part…

Please browse through my blog and galleries to get a sense of my style.  If you like what you see, I encourage you to contact me to set up a consultation.  You can email me at elizabethclarkphoto@gmail.com, call (617) 945-0743, or fill out my contact form.  I work out of my studio boutique located in the heart of Huron Village, Cambridge, right between Grey Mist Studio and Fresh Pond Market.

BACKGROUND

Elizabeth, a native of the Boston area, was introduced to photography in high school and immediately caught the “darkroom bug”.  She continued her passion by majoring in Fine Art at Amherst College and completing her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 2010.  While in graduate school, she began her thesis project, Libert & Company, which documents her own family.  Photographs from Libert & Company have been exhibited in group shows nationally, including at the Michael Foley Gallery in New York City and Boston University’s Photographic Resource Center.  Her first solo show was in 2012 at NESOP (New England School of Photography) in Boston.

Elizabeth was named a Photo District News Annual Student Winner in 2010 and Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Emerging Photographer in 2011.  She was recently at guest on NECN’s Morning Show, and her work has been featured in blogs such as the New Yorker Photobooth, Little Bellows, Style Me Pretty, Light Inspired, Hey Hot Shot!, Lenscratch, and LPV Magazine, and will be published in Peter Hay Halbert’s upcoming book, Identities Now – Contemporary Portraiture in Photography.  Elizabeth is a member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP), the Magic Hour Foundation and the Tiny Sparrow Foundation.