Raised in Vicenza, Italy, Elizabeth Golden now makes her home in Jacksonville, FL where she lives with her husband and young son.
Elizabeth began her career as a photographer because she loved the idea of creating art with people. "The meaning of the moments I am invited to be a part of is never lost on me," she says. Accordingly, she is always striving to add to her skills and deliver standout work to her clients.
"I see light everywhere I go and am always looking for the shot." Whether it's the challenge of long-exposure light painting shots or the intrigue of underwater photography, she is eager to try new things and push the limits.
When we asked Elizabeth, "What's amazing about you?" she responded that her husband would say it's her compassion, while she would say it's her work ethic. Likely, it's a little bit of both. An active contributor to Save the Children, Elizabeth says she cannot stand the thought of anyone being hungry. "It's probably the Italian in me," she adds. This reflects the values by which she tries to live her life.
"A good life to me means having the privilege of doing my best for my family, my clients, and my community."
Elizabeth also believes strongly in hard work. "You have to fight back. Life doesn't give you what you want, it gives you what you worked hard for," she says. "You have the power to choose what your future will be when you actively work for it. Your health, your happiness, your family, your sanity, your freedom, your peace are all worth fighting for-so do it."
One of her favorite quotes comes from the end of the poem Invictus, by William Ernest Henley: "It matters not how strait the gate / How charged with punishments the scroll, / I am the master of my fate, / I am the captain of my soul."
Of course, she's not all about work. In addition to cooking and singing karaoke, Elizabeth loves to travel, and says she'd rather buy plane tickets than new clothes. Her own wedding story reflects that spirit of adventure. "My husband and I got married at Mermaids Chair in St. Thomas with two friends as witnesses," she says. "We then went on a night kayaking tour in our wedding clothes. It was raining and we were running late from dinner and didn't have time to change. Thinking of the look on the tour guide's face when he saw us run up the dock still cracks me up."
So what does Elizabeth say makes her a Fearless Photographer? "Being fearless in life to me means getting right back up when we fall down. Being a fearless photographer to me means making art and capturing genuine moments for my couples."
Elizabeth Golden | Florida Wedding Photographers | Fearless since 2015