I'm Lizzy, a 21 year old photographer based just outside of Vancouver, Canada. Having grown up in this beautiful area, I've fallen easily in love with the surrounding forests, hills, mountains and ocean - All of which are heavily incorporated in my photography.
I started my venture into photography on Flickr in 2007 when I became intrigued by taking photos of nature and animals (still a big part of my life). I grew more passionate about photography in 2010 when I decided to step out of my comfort zone and take a self-portrait everyday for a year. Upon completing this 365 project, I discovered my niche, which is as I once best described it: "I, uh... shoot landscapey stuff... with people in them." So there you have it! I work to display human interaction with nature in a positive and peaceful way, and hope that it will leave my viewers feeling refreshed and inspired.
I enjoy spending my time hiking with my two dogs and my camera, as well as travelling, writing, painting, and attempting to make it in this world as an artist. If I'm not doing any of the aforementioned, you can usually find me on a couch somewhere eating lots of chocolate.
If you have any questions or inquiries please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit my website: www.elizabethgadd.com
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Wandering Heart says:
"Lizzy, you are one of the most amazing photographers I've ever come across and I hope you know how every single photo you take is utterly perfect.
What I admire most about you is how you capture nature's incredible beauty so perfectly, your photos make me want to go to all those places and stay there forever. What you create is so peaceful and magical and I hope you know how much your art means to me. You are wonderful.
October 5th, 2013
Taya Iv says:
"Elizabeth has been such an inspiration to me throughout the years I have been on Flickr. Her work is stunning and differs in all sorts of types of photography. I remember being uninspired and accidentally bumping into her stream and I can promise you that at that moment inspiration flowed all over me and I was so motivated to start shooting again. Thank you for inspiring people all over the world Elizabeth, you are special and your work always blows my mind. Your magic will never end."
October 29th, 2012
"Lizzy is a fantastic person, Christian, dog-owner, and of course, PHOTOGRAPHER! Being a photographer myself, I often see pictures done be people and think, "Wow, awesome! Maybe I can try to do something that awesome!" But with Liz, it's like, "...nope. That's insane. I'm just going to drool over it." Haha! But honestly, she's incredible. And hilariously awesome to be around!"
July 26th, 2012
you are one of the my favorite photographers on here!
All her photos are done so beautiful!
Her locations and the ray of lighting that she uses in each of her photos are what makes her photos a part of who she is.
They are special to me, all of them."
December 30th, 2011
alex [in wonderland] says:
"Lizzy is a truly incredible photographer. I honestly don't know how she does it. If I had half of her talent I am sure I would improve tenfold. She has a way of seeing the beautiful environment around her and capturing it in a way that has the rest of the world stare in wonder that such a incredible place could ever exist. I have looked through her stream countless times and am always excited when she has new work to display.
Her use of light, knowledge of composition, and tenderness of subject all combine to make some of the most breathtaking images I have ever seen. Her locations are incredible but her pictures that capture them are even more so. I hope she never stops taking pictures."
November 8th, 2011
"Elizebeth not only has great photos she also has great stories to go with them. I noticed this when she did the 365 project which has many great photos. I love how she combines portraits of herself and her friends/family with nature pictures to create beautiful works of art. This combined with the great stories is the best of both worlds. I also enjoy reading about her highly talented dog Sparky. I was impressed at how he dances and even paints in the videos. Sparky is the first dog I have seen paint. Every time she posts a new photo I wonder what she will post next. I look foward to seeing more of her great photos and reading more of her stories."
November 6th, 2011
Noukka Signe says:
"As you might notice with the endless spam of favorites, I'm just going through your stream in lightbox.
And it keeps amazing me, going from new to old, it might've been more logic to do it the other way around, but still, you never disappoint me. Your stream is so serene most of the time, and shows how amazingly wonderfully beautiful the world can be. It's.... hopeful.
And then you have your (mostly indoor) photos where they get more up close and the emotion is so great to see, like an up close glimpse of the girl who's in those wide wide landscapes that keep astounding me.
Words cannot say enough how I'm feeling now, going through your stream. You inspire me."
September 22nd, 2011
Donna Irene. says:
"Elizabeth, there's so much I can say in this little testimonial!
I discovered your stream somewhat recently, and the first time I saw your work my jaw literally dropped. I was blown away.... I still am! Mostly because I am the type of person that loves to capture the beauty of nature and people enjoying it, and you do that better than probably any other photographer I've seen. You've been to some totally breath taking places (which I am totally jealous about haha) and captured the feeling so perfectly. I feel like I'm there witnessing it, too. You are so so so so talented, I am being so cheesy I know, but you really are. PLEASE pursue photography, and please never give it up! And PLEASE do a print give away hahaha so I can own some of your beautiful shots!"
April 2nd, 2011
"Where to even freaking begin? Every single image, and every single pixel is completely perfect. She has this way of capturing the beauty of nature and light. To be completely honest, her images astound me. There is so much beauty in all of them, and each has a different essence and feel to it. One thing I love about some of her photos is the companionship that you can see Lizzy has with Sparky. You can just see the genuine friendship. Really, I can't describe what she captures. She inspires me so much."
February 8th, 2011
abigail morgan says:
"Lizzy is someone that I find unique
And creates beautiful art using her own special technique
All through her 365, she never failed to amaze
And took incredible pictures, even on hard days
The surreal locations she finds blow my mind
And make me forget the presence of mankind
But if Canada is as pretty as she makes it look
Then why aren't her photos in a Canadian book???
Those editors are WEIRD, they're totally missing out
'Cuz Lizzy's photos are better then theirs, I have no doubt
AND LET'S NOT FORGET SPARKY who's cute with a capital C
And who is utterly adorable to the power of three.
When she added me a contact I totally freaked
I think I started dancing but mostly i just shrieked :)
So if you are reading this and think she's just "okay"
I WILL COMPLETELY DISOWN YOU AND SHAKE MY HEAD IN DISMAY
-- Abby :-)"
February 3rd, 2011
"I went back to look at your 365.
and I am mindblown."
January 28th, 2011
Jana Stormanns says:
There are many words for your work but in the end they're too many which would never fit into this box here. I can assure you, it's nothing bad, not at all.
I feel honoured you call me a contact, because I admire you for being such an inspiration to so many people, so you are to me. In your pictures it feels like there are two worlds colliding. The one all about the beauty of nature, the other about cities and city lights. *.*
Gosh, it's amazing!
Give Sparky a big hug, :)
January 20th, 2011
"So, I've been following Lizzy's pictures for ages…like since October 2009, I think…and kept meaning to write a testimonial, I was so impressed by them. But didn't and then she started her 365 project…and still I didn't…and now she's finished it…so why not now :-)
So - what is it about Lizzy's pictures? For me...her understanding of light. How it all fits together with her subject(s) - most often herself over the last year, obviously…and Sparky as well…and then how the other components of the picture fit together…
What epitomises Lizzy, for me? Her. Backlit by gorgeous sunshine, lighting up her hair…the beautiful BC landscape in the background…or the distant city, with beautiful bokeh discs from the city's lights…
Looking forward to seeing what you produce in the future, Lizzy - all I know is that it'll be striking and stunning..."
January 13th, 2011
broken sundowns says:
"all of your photographs are absolutely stunning"
January 10th, 2011
"Your work is consistently INCREDIBLE. You put so much emotion into every single shot, it's hard to believe! Thanks so much for giving us all the gift of your 365. I can definitely see that God has blessed you with an amazing talent, and it's so wonderful to see you glorifying Him through it all! :]"
January 7th, 2011
Elisabeth Rose says:
"To my namesake (since my name is elisabeth too :)
To be quite honest, you have inspired me more than any other photographer. Because of you, I'm starting out slow with a 52 week project, then maybe later we'll see how a 365 sounds.
From what I hear, they're just a little stressful ;)"
January 2nd, 2011
"You are actually the first person I am ever writing a testimonial for, so I am not quite sure how to do this :D
I don't fully remember where I first saw one of your pictures, but I know I immediately recognised Stanley Park, haha. Anyway, I decided to go through your photo stream and wow, there were so many lovely pictures. The tones, the lighting, the locations - everything in your pictures just fits together and they are all absolutely stunning. I especially like how you play around with the city lights! Just beautiful! I also love how you really do manage to convey emotion :) Great work :)
Oh, plus you live in Vancouver, which is like my favourite city on the planet and second home, so that's another reason for me to like your work ;).
Anyway, keep on taking all these beautiful pictures, please. I really love coming back to your stream and I have to admit I have become rather stalkerish when it comes to that for I come back almost every day :D
I would also like to add that I am really sad your 365 is ending so soon!
I also wish you good luck for 2011 :)"
December 30th, 2010
anna gutermuth says:
"it makes me really sad that your 365 is almost over, because i know then that you won't be uploading every single day anymore. but lizzy, you really are a phenomenal photographer. i love every single photo you take. you have talent, girl."
December 29th, 2010
ashley s lee says:
"I have never fully appreciated Lizzy's photos up until recently. I have been following her, and liking her photos, but never until I went through her stream for a print giveaway she had that I noticed she is a natural amazing photographer.
The first few days of her 365 already had the quality of work some of us will be trying ages for. She's amazing! I love the colours, the composition, the focus, the tones, the location and everything in her photos! They never cease to amaze me.
Lizzy is such a creative girl, I am fascinated by how she really goes out to different locations to try out different shots for her 365 everyday.
All in all, she's an amazing person.
PS: Sparky is a double win for following her pictures ;)
- ashley (:"
December 8th, 2010
I've been following you for a while now, and today I looked back on your photos from the summer, and your more recent photos too. All I can say is wow. You amaze me with every photo, you are a beautiful person. You + Sparky = a wonderful friendship.
I just want you to know that you're absolutely fabulous.
December 2nd, 2010
Daniel Prizont, says:
"Elizabeth Gadd, really hard to me write a testimonial for you, because I can't express all that I feel when I see your shots. You create an atmosphere that make me dream with this world.
Love the way that you speak with the photography.
Thanks for sharing =]
PEACE and bonne vie.
December 1st, 2010
karen jules says:
"you produce such magical things. every day of your threesixtyfive looks like an achievement to me. every day, you improve and your ideas take my breath away every time. you are a wonderful person and you show that through your pictures, and i love that so much."
November 25th, 2010
signed, monika says:
"i just visited your photostream after not viewing it for a while, and i am impressed by your improvement. the way you use light and color blow my mind away. seriously, every photo is so inspiring and beautiful; they all take my breath away. i hope you continue to grow, and please never stop taking pictures because they are incredible :)"
November 20th, 2010
nikki chicoine. says:
your photos are stunning.
whenever i view your stream my mind wanders with inspiration and wonder. the colors, the focuses, the ideas, the beauty in your photos leave me breathless, i follow your photos from afar, but i would love to get to know you more. keep creating that beautiful work and you will go far. ♥"
November 9th, 2010
...just rachel says:
"You are simply amazing! your creativity really inspires me
The way you capture sunlight amazes me and I really love all of your dog pictures, too :)
your hair rocks, bee tee dubz
keep up the amazing work, dude!"
November 3rd, 2010
"DEAR LORD, LIZZY.
I felt I needed to start off with that, because every single time I click on one of your pictures, that's exactly the thought process that goes on in my mind. :)
I've been fortunate enough to watch you grow as a photographer, finding you when you were in the beginning stages of your 365. You're just so very, simply, genuinely incredible. Your talent is amazing.
Thank you for inspiring me to no end.
And Sparky is precious and lovely. :)"
October 27th, 2010
whisper of the wind says:
"When i found your stream at the first time, I fell in love with it.
You are inspiring and lovely person and such a talented.
Keep going girl your amazing work :)"
October 23rd, 2010
L.A. Birdie Photography says:
I can't believe I haven't written you a testimonial before now.
I. LOVE. YOUR. PICTURES.
I'm kind of obsessed with them, no lie.
youre one of those people that after not seeing your pictures for a few days, when I go to your stream again, I can't even comment on all of them because I don't even know what to say because they're alll awesomeee!!!
each time you put a new one up: 95% of the time it BLOWS my mind, and 5% of the time it's a random candid-y shot that's super adorable :D.
you use nature and God's creation SO well in your photos. your photos are colorful and natural and BEAUTIFUL.
I also love how happy and normal you are, because that's who I feel like I am too, and I love having someone on Flickr who's truly just themselves :D. it's wonderful.
keep up the good work. like for real. you should allllways take photographs."
September 16th, 2010
Rora Elisabeth says:
"I love your optimism and how it pours out through your pictures. I love your adoration for your dog and your sweetness, because I see that in every shot you take, beautiful shots of nature and people and your dog, your sister with her violin, the words you say about your siblings and family, the beauty of the world around you. I am floored by your photography, because it's beautiful without being saddening, and it's opened up a whole corner of the world to me that I wouldn't normally get to see."
August 29th, 2010
Olivia Paige. says:
"Lizzy, I honestly don't know how to begin. Your photos inspire me so much. Do you ever just see a picture and it almost makes you tear up because it's so beautiful and it's what your strive for? Well that happens to me when I look at your pictures.
You have such an incredible gift and I'm so glad and honoured to have found your stream. :]
August 26th, 2010
"Lizzy, you are such a beautiful person. I swear. :D Your personality shines right through your photographs- that's how beautiful you are. xD Your photography is so stunning, and you capture every emotion precisely to the DOT of feeling. I love your descriptions- they're hilarious and REAL. I've always liked people who put stories behind their photographs, so it's somewhat relatable, and your photographs are very relatable. Keep it up, love! (:
August 25th, 2010
"i like you,
A LOT :)"
August 24th, 2010
ailin rachael hyde says:
"So I think I am going to pack myself in a box and send myself over to Lizzy, all her locations are lovely! There she can show me sparkey do handstands and we'll all skip and be happy.
But really, lizzy is such a kind person, and amazing photographer AND dog trainer! I love seeing her work!"
July 23rd, 2010
Liz is moving! says:
"Lizzy is one incredible photographer. She is the commander of light in her photographs and is such a nice person. Sparky is the wonder-pup! and they are one heck of a team together!
- Liz :)"
July 8th, 2010
okay, lots to say here...
lizzy is so very talented in photography, and let me start off by saying i am incredibly jealous of her. first of all, she lives in canada. which is awesome. i've been there once, for like 3 hours. (long story) and i've always wanted to go back.
okay, seriously though, this girl can take any subject, whether it be herself, sparky, etc.... put some sunlight behind it and BAM...she somehow creates an amazing photo. they're so simple, yet so complex. (i always try to achieve that lighting and stuff...it never works the way i want it).=p her use of lighting creates amazing bokeh, and another thing i admire so much about her photos is that her processing is always dead on. it's never too much; too little. it's always perfect. i look at some pictures and can't even tell if it's SOOC or not. that's when you know you're doing something good. if you can edit a picture, and have it look amazing, leaving the viewer questioning how the heck she made it so perfect.
and as much as i love all the factors listed above, i would have to say my favorite thing about lizzy's work is that you can see the type of person she is, through her pictures. i feel like every one of her pictures shows some part of her, and basically when looking through her stream, you can automatically tell that she's a fun and happy girl who has a ton of love. especially for animals, such as sparky. to see the relationship between those two could brighten anyone's day. and the way she shows their relationship through photography is purely beautiful. she can correct me if i'm wrong, but in every 365 i've seen on lizzy's stream, it seems like the picture just sums up the type of day she had.
she's got a ton of determination, and i can't wait for everything she has in store for us!
keep being amazing lizzy! i'm so impressed with you=]"
April 16th, 2010
abby elisa says:
"Lizzy is fantastic. Just the light in her photos give off so much emotion, which is brilliant. I love her compassion towards animals and how she seems to find beauty in nature very easily. Lizzy is a genuinely sweet person, and I hope to one day portray emotion as well as she does. Long story short --- Lizzy: don't stop taking great photos, I love seeing them on my homepage!"
April 5th, 2010
Sheltered Willow says:
"There's just something about Lizzy's stream that can make people happy. Whether it's the gorgeous light she finds, the beautiful locations she discovers, or the joyful subject she's photographing... She has the ability to make you smile through it. Plus, her 365 is definitely one that is going VERY strong and continues to impress with each new upload. :)"
February 20th, 2010
"Lizzy's photostream is a joy to experience! It's clear she's very aware – and sensitive – to the magic of light. And her penchant for rich warm earthy tones are testament to the deep, profound connection she feels to nature. Great work from a talented young photographer!"
February 1st, 2010
absolut clutzy says:
"Lizzy Lizzy Lizzy
her photography is amazing. not only are her ideas the most original things ever, but how they are executed is just perfect. sunlight is obviously her best friend, next to her dog Sparky which you will find many adorable pictures on her stream. she's amazing and quite inspiring and gives me inspiration to try new photos.
never stop photographing!"
January 28th, 2010
Lost at Sea [Kane] says:
"Your work gets better and better every single day and I admire your composition and the way you work with light!
you are totally inspirational and you make me really push myself to be a better photographer :)"
January 20th, 2010
"lizzy's photos never cease to amaze me. she is a queen of golden soft light, and beautiful bokeh. she is also extremely creative, a quality that i see fading here on flickr. instead of just standing in front of a camera with a bokeh background, she adds meaning and complex ideas to every photo. when i see her name pop up under contacts, i immediately get excited to see what innovative thing she's come up with next. she is such a sweet girl, as well as a huge inspiration for me and i'm sure many many others. keep up the amazing work! don't ever forget how talented and beautiful you are!"
January 20th, 2010
"gosh I love your work.
I love your dog, us doggy people gosta stick together!
your stream makes me happy."
January 19th, 2010
tuff teal says:
"Your work is real. That's really hard to achieve."
December 2nd, 2009
"Lizzy is one of the best photographers that I know. I am proud to call her my real life friend, as we've been friends for about a year now ever since we were both in the same school at home program. She is very creative and always has great photo ideas that I can't wait to see on flickr. Her photos of animals, especially of Sparky, are so cute and amazing, not to mention her other photos are also wonderful too. Lizzy inspires me to keep improving in photography so that someday I can take photos as good as hers!"
November 6th, 2009
J.T Photography says:
"I can only explain Lizzy in one word ; amazing. She's super nice, and has helped me through agility this past year. Her pup Sparky is a wonderful model! She has an awesome eye for photography, and makes me want to become better. She is one of the reasons I really got into photography. Before I would just snap random pictures, and one in maybe 20 would be actually good. You would be blessed to have a good friend like her.♥(:"
October 9th, 2009
Krissy Anne says:
"Lizzy is an incredible photographer. Her abilities to capture nature and animals astounds me. With a single image she can capture an animal's personality and show it's beauty. I love watching her stream fill with photos and know that someday this girl will be doing very, very well for herself. Keep creating beautiful photos, Lizzy! I love to see them. :)"
August 4th, 2009
"Lizzy is someone whom I am proud to say I know. (Not to mention, she is my second-cousin-once-removed.) She's a dreamer; a not-so-talkative thinker, but never is she silent. ;)
The way she captures God's creation in her photographs is a reminder to me of how beautiful He is, as though she is going through a book of His works and highlighting her favourite parts. And to think of how much more magnificent Heaven will be... well, let's just say, Lizzy's passion won't ever be without substance. I say it will skyrocket to infinity. :D"
March 27th, 2009
- Lizzy Gadd
- September 2007
- Vancouver , Canada
- I am:
- Female and Single
- lizgadd [at] gmail.com