The Associate Experience

I am so excited to announce the next phase in E. Golden Moments Photo + Film. 2023 marks my 8th year in business and it's been a struggle to keep up with the demand. I hate saying no to any clients because I'm already booked, so I'm so excited to add three lovely ladies to my team! They all have been trained by me to shoot in the same style. I trust them with everything and know they will do an amazing job! This means we can potentially take up to four weddings for each wedding date!

Meet Nicolette

I've actually known Nicolette since I first began my business in 2014. We were part of the same Facebook group for photographers, so we've known of each other for quite some time.

However, we didn't meet in person until 2020 when I recommended her for my previous full-time job. Like me, she's a gear snob so when my job opened up at a camera rental shop, I knew she would be the perfect fit.

In 2021, we officially began working together on weddings as she second-shot several weddings for me.

When I announced I was starting my associate program, she quickly applied for the position and it was a no-brainer. I knew she would work wonderfully with my amazing clients.

She's been shooting weddings for 13 years, currently in nursing school, an avid video-gamer, and a Pit Bull mom!

Learn all about her on her bio page!

Meet Ashley

I've known Ashley since 2014 when I began my business. She actually considered hiring me to be part of her team, but apparently, I wasn't cool enough for her then.

We didn't reconnect until 2019 when she became my regular second shooter. As a mom of three, she preferred second/associate shooting over running her own business. After much convincing, I was able to get her to join my team as an associate photographer and videographer.

She has photographed more than 50 weddings with me, so I trust her to do an amazing job as one of my associates. No one knows my style and work quite like Ashley does, so it was a no-brainer when I began this program. I knew I had to have her as one of my associates!

Ashley only takes select wedding dates with me since she also runs her own boudoir studio. Check her out if you are looking for someone to take amazing boudoir photos prior to the wedding day!

Learn all about her on her bio page!

Meet lindsey

Lindsey is the newest addition to my team, starting in 2023. She came highly recommended by one of my previous second shooters and has been associate shooting for another company for the past few years.

She is a full-time journalism teacher and owns a business creating graphic t-shirts!

Her work speaks for itself, so I'm so excited for her to be part of my team. Personality-wise, she fits right in with her sense of humor and teacher's voice.

Learn all about her on her bio page!

The Process

Get in touch

When you inquire with me, you'll receive the option of hiring one of my associates. Associate packages 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.


Have a Call

After you express interest in the associate experience, we'll jump on a call and go over all the details. Either way, we'll go through the entire associate process and you will decide if it is a good fit for your day.


The Wedding

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



An associate photographer is a contracted photographer under the E. Golden Moments brand. When you hire an associate photographer, you will receive the same experience as any other bride. The only difference is they 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 E. Golden 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! They will be on the consult call to make sure your personalities are a good fit. If you book a package with an engagement session, they 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?