We had the good fortune of connecting with Liz Fish and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Liz, what matters most to you?
I believe sharing ourselves and learning make the world go round. It’s an exchange. It’s how we get to know one another, take part in our community and get to know the world around us.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m different because I am a videographer first. I specialize in creating beautiful family films. I believe in “yes and…” People are nervous to be in front of the camera, but I want them to celebrate themselves. That is beautiful! It’s transformative to accept our own beauty. We can be playful.
I’ve recently expanded my photography offerings, and am offering heartful family photography.
My story is evolving. I’m interested in the everyday, at home, being together. I’m interested in people who are thinking about their story for years to come. I‘ve traveled around the world and am inspired by documentaries and the everyday.
The last few years have been challenging both personally as a parent of a young child. I’m building my business. I participate in community as much as I can. It’s rewarding to work with nonprofits and artists.
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?
I’ve lived in Ojai for years. The area is changing in many ways. I welcome folks coming here and new activity.
Visit Freddy at Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation to learn about incredible artists, many of whom are BIPOC and work all over the world. Places to go – Bart’s Books, Krishnamurti Center to feed your soul. With kids – explore (don’t litter) at Ventura River Preserve. The Dutchess (which is new) for Benito Coffee and Kate’s Bread, La Fuente for Mexican food. Izakaya for Japanese, Revel for kombucha and açaí. Tipple and Ramble for a cocktail and hang out.
Walk downtown, walk in Meiner’s Oaks, visit Enid and Edgar vintage and all the thrift shops. Summer Camp and Plant Based have sweet small gifts, both vintage and handmade. Visit Meditation Mount or hike from Shelf Road for views.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is dedicated to all the amazing parents, artists and people in the community who are forever inspiring and making it work. Bonnie Tsang is an LA photographer whose encouragement for artists and photographers is incredible. She’s ever changing and open about her life and challenges creatively, with her health in her 40s and as a parent. She’s an influence in my creative process and as an entrepreneur.
Brooke Schultz, Liz Fish – Little Movie Co