Introducing the Associate Experience

I am so excited to announce the next phase in eGolden Moments Photo + Film. If you've been following me for any length of time, you probably know I've been in business for quite a while. 2022 is my 7th year in business and I'm so honored to have had the privilege to photograph more than 200 weddings.

Over the past few years, I've been limiting myself to around 25 weddings a year in order to give each client my full attention. Unfortunately, that means I've had to turn away so many beautiful weddings. In a typical year, I receive around 100 inquiries, so that is quite a few couples I've had to turn away.

I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out how I can possibly serve more couples while being a one-woman show. Well, I'm excited to say the eGolden Moments team is expanding!

Meet Michelle

Michelle started second shooting for me in 2021 and I loved her willingness to learn. She was eager to learn my lighting techniques in order to be my regular second shooter going forward.

After a few weddings together, I asked if she would be interested in associate shooting for me. She was on board, so I'm super excited to have her take her own weddings under the eGolden Moments brand starting in Fall 2022.

She is a wife and mom/stepmom of 5 and a former foster parent to 17.

She has been shooting portraits for more than a decade, is a member of PPA and MOPPA and has been featured in several national publications.

I'm so excited to have her as part of the team!

Meet Catie

Catie started second shooting for me in 2022. She was new to the wedding industry. We bonded over our love for cats, so obviously I knew she would make a good addition to my team.

She is currently working with eGolden Moments as a second shooter with plans to take her own weddings in the near future.

She is a wife, cat lover, and obsessed with all things travel related.

In my her time, you’ll find her binging a true-crime documentary while cross stitching. A way to her heart is through wine and/or Starbucks and binging “the Office.”

I'm so excited for her to grow and develop her own personal style with my brand.

The Process

Get in touch

When you inquire with me and I'm already booked, you'll receive the option of hiring Michelle. Associate packages with Michelle are perfect for any budget and you'll still receive the same quality you see on my website. The only difference is I won't physically be there.

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Have a Call

After you express interest in the associate experience, we'll jump on a call and go over all the details. Michelle may be part of the call as well depending on her schedule. Either way, we'll go through the entire associate process and you will decide if it is a good fit for your day.

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first look with dad at Timber Creek Event Center in St. Joe

The Wedding

I will work with you to plan the perfect timeline and take note of all your must-have shots. Michelle will shoot the day exactly as I would and I will still handle all the editing.

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Faq

An associate photographer is a contracted photographer under the eGolden Moments brand. When you hire an associate photographer, you will receive the same experience as any other bride. The only difference is Michelle or Catie will be photographing your day instead of Elizabeth.

Maybe you absolutely love my style, but I am already booked on your date. Or maybe you are working with a tight budget. Regardless of the reason, the associate photography package is perfect for any couple who loves the style eGolden Moments is known for. All communication still goes through me and I will still handle all the editing.

Why should we hire an associate?

Yes! If you book a package with an engagement session, Michelle or Catie will be the one to photograph it. They will also always be present on our final timeline meeting to make sure all your last minute questions are answered.

What training does the associate receive?

My associates will have received more than 50 hours of training working under me by the time of your wedding. We have a few training sessions each year to make sure they can give you the best experience. I have taught them everything I know, so you won't sacrifice any quality.

why is the associate package cheaper?

The associate package is cheaper to give every couple the experience of working with a professional. Since Elizabeth's packages average around $5k, we know this isn't for everyone. This way you can still get an experienced photographer even if you are working with a tighter budget.

If you are interested in booking the associate package, fill out the contact form and specify you are open to the associate option. I'll set up a call with you to get you all the information you need to decide if this option is right for you!

how do I book?