We had the good fortune of connecting with Elizabeth O. Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Elizabeth, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When starting a business, you have to take a step back and analyze your best talents and skillsets. For me, it was intertwining social skills from hosting dinner parties with a creative eye behind the camera lens into a photography business to make every client captured look and feel beautiful. There’s nothing more rewarding than to have a dream job that allows you to consistently maintain innovation while also inspiring future views to see what you saw behind the lens that particular day or night.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
It’s been so fulfilling to travel around the world to help clients curate content for their social media channels and capture beautiful moments from their strategic brand events. Each day brings a new challenge, and the excitement of new adventures, risks and opportunities keep my creativity behind the lens thriving.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The best part about Los Angeles is that there are so many beautiful and exciting places to explore. Between hiking the gorgeous Franklin Canyon Park, picking up a warm baguette at Monsieur Marcel, or dressing up for an evening at Polo Lounge over their iconic chocolate souffle…the eclectic ways to show someone visiting a fabulous time are endless. Drive on the PCH (windows down, music up) out to Malibu at sunset. Finish the day over a rustic dinner at The Old Place. There’s nothing better than showing off a true hidden gem.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without my dedicated clients such as Gina Wade Creative and Dawn McCoy Media, there wouldn’t have been an opportunity for me to capture and learn various sides of the social media, photography and event worlds at a rapid pace. Celebrity photographer, Timothy White, has also been my main mentor and go-to for any questions regarding my work, future work or camera. As a self-taught photographer, you’re always facing new challenges. Without the support of these amazing creatives, my photography business would not be as successful as it is today.
Photos by Elizabeth O. Baker