Layton's Precious Photography

Elizabeth Layton

I'm an artist and a storyteller. My camera is just the brush I paint with.

I've always loved the idea of telling a story through images.  I fell in love with the craft of conveying emotion with color and light to create stories that are both touching and visually stunning and as a photpgrapher, I can achieve all of that in the images that I produce.

It wasn't long after picking up my first camera that I discoved how beautiful photography is.  While I have many different styles, my primary approuch to photography is photojournalistic with an artistic flare. I love just standing aside and creatively capturing moments and memories as they fly past.

For years now, I have loved taking pictures of people, places and things. The places you travel, the events you attend and the people you meet have truly helped shape the person I am. A subject's personal history and its circumstances certainly influence your life – even if it's only slightly.

Looking through the camera, I try to document my subject in every manner and angle I can. I also like to capture the smaller details, the inner workings. I feel that an image has more interest when it is depicted in a manner in which it is not commonly seen.

No matter where I go, work or play, my cameras go with me. From a “wedding day celebration” to the “park wth the kids,” I’ve been blessed to be able to cover it all.
To envision an image, capture it as I have witnessed it and then being able to share it, has been the process and reward in striving to better myself each time I record an image. I also appreciate the creative process that allows me to start with absolutely nothing and arrive at the end with a polished, finished piece.

After all, when your heart’s in it and you enjoy it, you reward yourself each time you go to work.