Thanks for being here.
The following information describes Elizabeth Ervin's approach to weddings.
Weddings include, yet are not limited to:
huge parties, elopements, destination weddings, dinner-party-vow-readings, backyard weddings, courthouse ceremonies, dive-bar weddings.
All are equal + beautiful in every way.
How I see the wedding day...
Chris and I got married at the Charleston Municipal Court in November 2016. We are big fans of marriage.
I believe that no one can write the rule book on your marriage, much less your wedding day. So I want to make sure you hear me when I say, do the wedding that makes sense and feels the best to you. For us, that meant saying our vows at the courthouse, and going to eat tacos afterwards.
However you choose to celebrate, I'll be there to document + cheer you on.
I make photos to connect with people and share their stories.
Wedding days are part of a much larger story of marriage, yet it feels so significant to document the beginning of something.
For me, documenting your unique wedding story is a gift! I feel lucky that I get to participate in people’s lives in such an intimate way, but I also believe I am deeply suited for it.
Chris and I often find ourselves hosting and doing whatever we can to gather old and new friends. We get a lot of joy from creating a space where someone can feel welcome, appreciated, and comfortable. This pattern of our lives affects the way that I approach the wedding day—I am there to encourage you and take your hand. And like a good friend, I know when to get involved and when to step back and let the moment unfold.
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." - Harry, When Harry Met Sally
Where are you based?
I'm based in my hometown of Charleston, SC . I love this place and feel lucky to live + work here.
That said, I love to travel, especially to make photos.
How many hours do we need?
I've photographed courthouse weddings with only 2 hours of coverage, and up to 10 hours for the full-day (i.e. getting ready to send off). How you do it is totally up to you.
How do we book you?
A 50% retainer and contract is required to hold your date.
Can you help us with our timeline?
Yes. I am happy to go through your timeline with you and figure out what parts of the day you want to spend the most / least time on, and how to move through photos easily. Feel free to reach me anytime to help out with this.
Other questions, or want to connect? Let's talk.