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July 17, 2007

Elizabeth Dranitzke rocks!

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Last weekend we picked up our order of prints and a custom keepsake album from the fabulous Elizabeth Dranitzke, Capitol Hill mama and professional photographer extraordinaire. And I couldn't be more pleased. The photos are beautiful, spontaneous, and fun! Not only did we get a great shot of my daughter and me for the back cover of the second edition of my book, but we ended up with loads of portraits of Ava and our family.

I just can't say enough good things about our experience with Elizabeth. She's such a pro, immensely talented and creative, great with unpredictable and/or shy young children (my daughter was both, at the beginning of the photo session), and easy to work with. Elizabeth specializes in portraiture of children and babies, families, and pregnant women. She's adept at using maximizing natural settings and using natural light, and she can suggest a number of "uniquely Washington" settings for photo sessions.

I really appreciated the ability to spend time with the proofs online before making decisions about what to order - with the added benefit of forwarding the web link of the proofs to family and friends, who could order selections for themselves. And I love her kid-friendly office space, where I could comfortably bring my three-year-old to consult/ordering appointments - and then stroll through Eastern Market across the street with Ava afterward.

Prior to the winter holidays, Elizabeth sometimes offers special packages or discounts to families who are looking for the perfect Christmas card photo - So start thinking ahead now if you'd like to schedule a session this fall.

You can see a nice sampling from Elizabeth's portfolio at her website, www.photopiadc.com.

Love, love, love her!

Posted by Sarah at 10:52 AM.