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Meet Liz Doza

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Doza.

Hi Liz, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
We (Haley and I) have always loved creating and always did it for fun growing up. As we got older, we realized photo and video was something that we could actually do as work. Making money from something we already loved doing sounded pretty great to us so we both started taking little jobs… mostly for friends in the beginning. Haley did a video on her own and I did photos on my own. We were each slowly starting our own thing. Friends kept telling us how awesome it would be if we brought our work together, so after being separate for a while, back during the start of 2020 amidst the start of the COVID19 pandemic, we decided to come together as a photo + video team, and that’s when we started Liz and Haley Photo + Film. We haven’t looked back since then! Doing what we love side by side has been so much fun and so rewarding!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
There are times when things work out for the most part… but I think every small business owner knows that running your own business is definitely not a ‘smooth road’, but thanks to the help of friends and family, we’ve slowly learned and adjusted! But it’s all worth it in the end… being your own boss and doing what you love to do is the best! I think something that we’ve had to learn coming together is that it takes patience and humility for things to work out in a partnership… it all takes balance, but I think it’s been a good lesson for us, and being able to work with your twin sister makes all the struggles seem small because we have so much fun together!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
We create content through photos and video! We love the creative side of it and I think that is what makes us stand out, we’re always trying new things and playing around with our style! Our favorite things to shoot is portrait work, working with someone and trying to make art with what’s in front of you, whether it’s the light or surroundings get’s us excited and is when we love to really use our creative muscles. Something we’re slowly getting into is shooting weddings! We especially love smaller intimate weddings… we think they’re so special and have so much fun capturing those moments! We want to capture real moments and feel like a photo and video session shouldn’t be uncomfortable or awkward. It should be fun! So we want our clients to get that experience anytime they choose us to work for them. 🙂

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Instagram is always a source of inspiration for us, the creative community these days is so huge, and so many people are willing to share not just their work but also their knowledge which is amazing! We also love the JW Library app for everyday life! Our beliefs and spirituality have always been very important to us and when we put those things first in our life, it just leads to everything else working out and helps us think more mindfully and clearly about things. The app is full of amazing information and is always an easy source of encouragement for us. We also have always loved Pinterest and are constantly using it to inspire us, whether it’s amazing-looking recipes, cute outfits or photography we love.

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