Photo Credit: J&L Photo

Photo Credit: J&L Photo

MEET ELISE

Hello! I'm Elise Millett, welcome to my website! I'm a native of Arizona, and grew up in and currently live in Mesa. I am married to a wonderful man, Michael, who never fails to make smile and laugh every day. Together we make up quite a busy couple. I am a photographer full-time and he is a full-time student. We're both pretty easy to please when it comes to keeping us entertained on a Friday night - give us a Redbox and some Panda Express and we're good to go! As cheesy as it sounds, we love just spending time together and having good quality time with our families (we're only 1/2 mile from both!). In between all the craziness that makes up our lives, we love to go on as many adventures as possible by going on trips, trying new things, and meeting new people. We love every minute of our wonderful and jam-packed life together!

MY PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY

Photography is honestly a dream come true. When I was 15 or 16, I was going through a program that my church sponsors for young women. One of the challenges it gave me was to find a new talent, so I picked up a camera, started shooting whatever I saw, and fell in love with the ability to make something beautiful out of a seemingly ordinary object. I grew up doing all sorts of arts and crafts, and always seemed to have an interest in the art of actually creating something. When I started photographing my friends and family, I realized that my love of getting to meet different people and have a wide array of experiences made the idea of being a photographer even more exciting. I had the 'the bug', and I had caught it fast! So, while still in high school, I signed up to attend a a vocational school for high-school students (EVIT). For two years I worked intensely on my program, which not only included photography but graphic design as well. Before graduating I knew that photography was what I needed to pursue and haven't looked back since! There have been some ups and downs -being a photographer definitely has it's challenges, regardless though, I love it! After looking at the beautiful memories I get to create, I am always grateful to be on the path that I'm on.

 MY PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY

I am so blessed to be able to do things while I photograph my clients lives - creating something beautiful and  being apart of precious moments. I am a big believer in the power of photography and the effect it can have on our lives. I believe in bright, bold, and beautiful pictures for the fun and outrageous moments and simple black and white images for the tender ones. I believe there is elegance in simplicity, and grandeur in the classic. I have a great love and appreciation for the idea of being timeless, especially when it comes to photographs. Pictures of you and your loved ones should be able to hang on the wall forever, without you having to take it down because the whole photo shoot was based around one trendy idea. It should be able to stand the test of time because it highlights the most important elements of a truly beautiful photograph - you!