Hi! Welcome to my site! My name is Elisabeth Rae (hence elisarae.com), but you can call me Lissa.
There has always been something about the power of words that I find fascinating. I love that a single word, standing alone, can be devoid of meaning, but the right combination of words can become something else entirely. Even so, words are not always enough. When words fall short of conveying the message I want to communicate, I turn to photography.
For as long as I can remember I've kept a camera by my side. As a toddler I ran around with a little plastic blue camera, taking pictures of everything in sight. As I grew up, I traded my plastic sidekick for a series of real cameras. In high school I was the head photographer for the yearbook, which gave me a valid excuse to carry a camera everywhere. Since photography has been a part of my life for so long, choosing a career path was an easy decision for me. Upon graduating high school I had the opportunity to study photography at Utah Valley University, and I enjoyed every chance I had to learn something new.
In 2015, I married my sweetheart, Joseph. With him by my side, I started my photography business. What started as photographing one wedding for my best friend quickly grew and became something much larger.
Joseph and I now live in California with our son, Eli, and our Goldendoodle, Lucy. Joseph is an elevator mechanic while I spend my days caring for Eli and Lucy in addition to running a graphic design business. I still take photos whenever given the chance!
I have a passion for creating things. Whether that be photos, designs, hand lettering, home decor, or painting, I find that it clears my mind and allows me to express myself.
Thank you for following along with me on my journey! If you would like to work together, please fill out the form located under the "contact" tab.