Month: July 2015

Month: July 2015

Local in Focus Featuring Jessi of Current Vibes Fashion Blog

Meet Jessi! She recently relocated to San Diego and is a new San Diego fashion blogger. Her blog Current Vibes focuses on her travels as she’s quite adventurous and fashion along the way. Fashionable Aspirations Jessi is a driven individual with goals of working within the field of social media for fashion companies and magazines. […]

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Collaborative Thread

Originally posted March 25th, 2015 A few weeks I was lucky enough to be a featured creative for the Collaborative Thread (formerly Creative Connections San Diego) event at Rais Case in Del Mar at the Flower Hill Promenade. Stacy from Brand and Blossom, Ashley from Fruit from her Hands were also featured creatives at this event […]

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Minimalist Style

Originally posted February 6th 2015. The other week I had the pleasure of collaborating with Tiffany Williams a San Diego model on something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I wanted to shoot an editorial style spread with the concept of city minimalism. Tiffany did a great job portraying my vision. Downtown […]

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Local in Focus Featuring Carmen Caserta

Originally posted December 30th, 2014 Introducing a new feature here on the blog! It’s called Local in Focus: A Showcase of San Diego Women Owned Businesses. It’s important to me to showcase local women owned businesses and help them tell their story.   The Creative Lifestyle I met Carmen recently and was blown away with […]

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Monthly Inspiration October

Originally posted October 22nd, 2014 I’m very curious by nature, so I like to watch documentaries to find about different fields in art, new places and new ways to do things. Here are some of the films I’ve been watching lately.   Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli  From 2012 directed by Kathy Brew […]

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1 Year Anniversary!

Originally posted October 13th, 2014 Elizabeth Zaranka Portraiture has been doing business for a year now! I want to thank everyone who has been part of my photographic journey. I have so much fun photographing everyone. I really like connecting with my subjects and learning about their lives. This past year I’ve worked on some […]

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How to Style Yourself for Black and White Images

Originally posted September 22nd, 2014 A good black and white image has strong contrasts, deep blacks, various tones of gray and distinct white. It also has strong attitude and drama. Black and white can be great when displaying many images together, the pieces won’t compete with each other due to differences in color. 3 tips […]

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Sassy City Chicks San Diego

Originally posted September 13th, 2014 Hi ladies, All links and passwords to the Sassy City Chicks event have been emailed. If you have not received an email from me please check your spam folder or Promotions tab in Gmail. I have had some problems with people not getting my emails in the past. If you […]

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How to Choose a Location for Your Session

Originally posted September 2nd, 2014 These are some of my favorite images from a recent shoot . It was spontaneous and adventurous. We went out in  the University Heights neighborhood looking for cool locations after doing some studio style images in her apartment. A lot of people ask me what my favorite place portraits is. […]

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The 100 Year Old Print

Originally posted August 20th, 2014 While I was in Colorado, I of course browsed through our family photos and portraits. My uncle has a plethora of images, some of them I haven’t seen before of relatives long ago. I was blown away at how old some of these photos were.  There were photos of my […]

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