Welcome! I’m Elizabeth Friske Bargy - a Wedding & Anniversary photographer based in Virginia Beach, serving couples throughout Hampton Roads, the Outer Banks (OBX) and beyond. I am also the artist behind Soul of the Sea Print Shop, showcasing my coastal photographs of beach life.
When I’m not with a camera in hand or working on my business, you can most likely find me walking my adorable pup, Bodie, while loving on my super cute firefighter husband, who I started dating when I was 18. We are homebodies most days but my dream is to travel to as many coastal towns as possible. I am mostly known for being obsessed with the beach and having the sand under my feet - no matter what time of year it is. I am most passionate about my marriage, my family, building a meaningful life, and breathing in the salt air as frequently as possible.
I absolutely love that I get to do what I enjoy by photographing the sweetest and most inspiring couples, documenting their love stories, and most importantly... being a part of their lives.
Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by love. From my grandparents, to my parents, to my own love story…I have known love. My grandparent's love story is straight out of The Notebook. Over the moon for each other and faced with difficult health issues later in life, they taught me what it means to be be there for one another no matter what. My grandmother had a stroke at age 60 and didn't walk again as a result of it. She died at 83 and my grandfather died eight days later due to a broken heart. With that perfect example of love, my husband and I continue to work on building and growing a strong marriage.
Ironically, it isn’t always about fancy date nights, romantic gestures, and lavish gifts. It is about moments. It’s the quality time spent together doing the things in your life that matter and help tell your story. These fleeting moments, although small, make up the best waves of your life. Because of my roots and my own love story, I’m able to see other’s love stories as they are: beautiful, raw, new, old, built-in, and undeniably special in their own unique way. Love is not limited to the wedding day or the engagement session, but rather, it’s about continually growing and fighting for it every day.
ESSENTIALLY IF IT IS A COASTAL DRINK, I’M THERE!