Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Who is Eliza Norris?

I am.

Though, I am better known as Paige Elizabeth.

Yes, I am both. Please, no need for confusion. Eliza Norris is a name of inspiration, originating with my grandmothers. Elizabeth is my grandmother, my middle name's namesake. Norris is my mother's maiden name, a name unfortunately not passed on by my mother or her four sisters; thus I wanted to honor the name here. 

Together, the names are fresh and new, proudly inspiring me move forward with my photos, while simultaneously reminding me of who I am and where I come from.

Hopefully, that clarifies any confusion. 


Friday, October 21, 2011

Southern CA: Portrait

Moving down to Southern California proved to be a leap of faith.  Though I had a wonderful family to greet me and provide so much for me, I arrived with no promise of a job.  Even with the bleak economy reminding me that I probably wouldn't get a job, I was so blessed to find not one, but three jobs within two weeks of arriving!

I am currently a barista (no surprise) at Pain du Monde, and a nanny for three wonderful kids: a brother-sister duo, and a little kindergartner who uses sarcasm like a moody teenager. So, I now want to introduce you to Ashlynn and Peyton.  They are the sweetest kids, and I am so blessed to hang out with them on a regular basis.

Peyton is autistic and though he is seven years old, he doesn't use words to communicate.  I am learning daily what Peyton loves and doesn't love.  So far, I know he LOVES: playing with water, hanging upside down, elmo and friends, his big sister Ashlynn, his stuffed baseball, and his imaginary friends that he makes out of his hands.

Morgan (my sister), Peyton, and Ashlynn all enjoy fro-yo on a warm autumn day. 

Peyton loves hanging upside down.

I also caught him playing with his imaginary friends, aka, his hands!

So cute!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

football practice.

Since moving down to California, I have been spending nearly all of my downtime with my family, and I love it.  Not only do I love running around town watching my brother play football or my sister at dance or lunch with my dad or just hanging out at home, I always have opportunities for new pictures.

These pictures were taken back in September, on a bright sunny evening. Cole played football, Morgan practiced her cartwheels.

Cole's football practice

Isn't she so cute!?

An introduction of sorts.

This is me. I am Paige Elizabeth.  Welcome to a space dedicated to my photos.

I decided to name my photography pen name after my grandparents. Elizabeth is my grandmother's name, and my mother's maiden name is Norris. I chose the name in high school when my love affair with photography began.

As an amateur photographer, my portfolio is quite small, my post-processing style is still in development, and my basic photographing skills are, well basic. But that is why I have created this space, to challenge myself to add new photos constantly, to help me develop an editing style, and to eventually promote myself as a professional photographer.

much love