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ElIZABETH FRISKE

"In a high tide or in a low tide... I'll be by your side."
-Bob Marley

Capturing your love story is what makes my heart skip a beat. Because together, you' re building a life that matters, a legacy worth remembering, and a love worth cherishing. Photographs help keep your memories alive. Whether it’s an engagement, wedding, or anniversary, my heart stands with two people building a meaningful life together, no matter what stage of life they’re in. 

Like you, I have this passion for the sea. It breaths life into my soul, my work, and helps spark my creativity. I have an eye for coastal decor and specialize in imagery that reflects the natural tones of the ocean. 

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. I've been lucky enough to be surrounded by love throughout my life. Not the kind of love you see in movies but the kind that's hard and takes work, but leaves you feeling completely & utterly blown away. I want that kind of love for everyone!
 


 


WEDDING & ANNIVERSARY PHOTOGRAPHER, educator, & print shop owner BASED IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA.

Hi! I’M ELIZABETH FRISKE BARGY.

A LIFE LIVED BY THE SEA IS A BETTER ONE

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.


 


A few of our favorites

Traveling to 
Coastal Towns

My husband and I definitely caught the travel bug, so we're always ready for our next beach getaway - whether that's to our favorite barrier islands just south, The Outer Banks, or somewhere a bit more tropical. A slower pace of life and a chance to simply soak it all in....can you blame us?

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Collecting Little Ocean Treasures

I'm always collecting little sea-side treasures, so our house is decorated as if we were steps from the beach.  Although we're only about 10 minutes away, it is still too far! We feel most at home surrounded by beach things...our favorite things.

A few of our favorites

Loving on Bodie
(Our Fur Baby)

This four-legged friend captured our hearts in 2013, just two weeks before we said our vows.  He is named after the lighthouse in The Outer Banks - the Bodie Island Lighthouse.  Although he's a little ball of energy, give me those puppy kisses or family beach walks any time of day! We're smitten.

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Drinking Crushes
& Bloody Marys

I definitely like to enjoy an adult beverage from time to time! I'm mostly partial to brunch drinks like a refreshing Orange Crush or a good Bloody Mary bar with all the fixings. Oh wait, but I also tend to love me some red wine...

A few of our favorites

Finding the Best
Fish Tacos

Those last two words...enough said, right? I love, like LOVE, fish tacos in all forms.  My husband and I take every chance we get to try all the local spots. (We avoid chains, unless it's Chipotle, of course.)  We're always on the hunt for the best in town!

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Decorating with Nautical Charts & Copper

Born from a family of creatives, each of my parents have had a big influence on me.  My artist mom always crafted from copper (before it was cool again), and nautical charts represent my Dad - a NOAA Oceanographic Engineer. These charts pave the way through the tides and currents to lead you to where you need to be!

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SURROUNDED BY LOVE

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.

I HAVE BEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE

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THE SHOTS WE ENVISIONED

... not only did her aesthetic match our vision, but her personality and relaxed nature put us at ease and allowed us to open up... Elizabeth understood our vision, understood that we weren’t super comfortable in front of a camera, and worked with us every step of the way to get us exactly the shots we envisioned... It is Elizabeth’s love and respect for marriage that enables her to capture the small, beautiful, and intimate moments between the couples with whom she works.

KATHERINE & HARRISON

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WONDERFUL IN EVERY SENSE!

Where do I begin... Elizabeth is wonderful in every sense. She captured the best raw moments from engagement photos to the wedding! She has such a passion that separates her and her art from any other photographer. We adore her and the photos we will cherish forever! Thank you Elizabeth, we will recommend you over and over!! 

TAYLOR & PETE

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MY PRAYERS WERE ANSWERED

... all my prayers were answered when we decided to have Elizabeth come and shoot our wedding! I can't say enough positive things about her both as an individual and as a professional photographer! I have never felt so comfortable around someone while having my picture taken, and I know personally my husband would say the same! 

LAUREN & CAPPY

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ONE OF THE BEST

... She is the embodiment of professionalism and talent, truly one of the best in the business. I knew right away that she had to be the one to photograph my wedding and she did it so beautifully. Not only that, but I had a surprise wedding and she kept my secret for months! She truly goes above and beyond and I will be a client for as long as she's in business. I cannot thank her enough.

RACHEL & BRANDON

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER

...She is hands down the best photographer ever. Starting with our engagement pictures, she made us feel comfortable... Elizabeth was quick, demanded the participation of our groomsmen/bridesmaids in a professional way, and captured some gorgeous pictures all while getting us to our cocktail hour and reception in plenty of time.

WHITNEY & RYAN

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WONDERFUL IN EVERY SENSE!

Where do I begin... Elizabeth is wonderful in every sense. She captured the best raw moments from engagement photos to the wedding! She has such a passion that separates her and her art from any other photographer. We adore her and the photos we will cherish forever! Thank you Elizabeth, we will recommend you over and over!! 

TAYLOR & PETE

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WONDERFUL IN EVERY SENSE!

... I will never be able to explain just how wonderful Elizabeth was in words... Elizabeth truly believes in love and the REAL purpose of marriage. Her love for this in addition to her talent makes her a truly phenomenal human being... Our engagement photos and wedding photos are absolutely wonderful and I will be forever grateful to Elizabeth for capturing these special moments so beautifully for us.

Christina & Anthony

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WHAT I BELIEVE IN

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. I believe that a good connection helps makes great photographs. 

connection

having fun

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 forever story. These fleeting moments, although small, make up the best waves of your life.

I get that being photographed can feel unnatural. Someone you just met is staring at you with a camera, making you pose and fake laugh, and suddenly you start to feel anything but yourself. I was a bride once, too, so I want this experience to be an amazing one for you. Easy, natural, and genuine!

Marriage

Wedding Planning can be overwhelming and can sometimes take the fun out of starting your lives together. My free guide, 10 Things You Need to Do When You Get Engaged, can help prepare you and keep that from happening!

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