Dream like, magical and yet like nothing you’ve seen before is how I would describe Elizabeth Messina’s wedding photography. Any girl would die happy to have Elizabeth shoot their portrait and to have her present on your wedding day would be an absolute dream.
Not only are her portraits incredible but she shoots weddings with a story telling vibe and captures all the little details with care and the perfect light. She writes the gorgeous blog, Kiss The Groom where she shares her latest wedding sessions. I can get lost on Kiss The Groom for hours and I always leave wanting to go out and buy a fancy pair of heels. She shoots the hell out of heels! Elizabeth’s stylish work can be found in many wedding and style magazines.
I was so happy when Elizabeth agreed to share her equipment with us.
MB: What is your camera of choice?
Elizabeth: Contax 645
MB: Which are your favourite lenses to work with?
Elizabeth: I always like to be close to my subject. On my Contax I prefer the 80 mm Zeiss lens. It’s perfect.
I asked Elizabeth which lenses she likes to shoot for portraits and she said she likes the 80mm mentioned above.
MB: Name a camera you just love to have fun with.
Elizabeth: I have a wonderful collection of film cameras. Some of my favourites include my Holgas, Polaroid sx70’s, Lubitel’s, the new Fuji Polaroids.
Thank you so much for playing Elizabeth! To hear that some of the best photographers in the business are still shooting with film makes my heart sing.