elopements + intimate weddings
Hi guys! We are Mike and Liz Byrd, a husband and wife photography team. We live in a converted school bus and travel full time trying to live life with intention and fearless pursuit.
We are really excited to be focusing more on shooting elopements and intimate weddings this year in locations that are breathtaking, raw and extreme. We still will be shooting a select number of larger weddings, but still for couples who are non-traditional and want their wedding to be a celebration, not just an event.
Check out who we are and what our story is, what adventure means to us and learn about our photography and the awesome experience we create for our couples.
We are currently redoing our website but can still be reached through our Contact Us page.
Anyone can learn how to use a camera, edit and grow a business. But it is the experience you create that sets you apart from the rest of the pack.
We want to have fun with people who are original, real, vulnerable, crazy in love, trust us and aren't afraid to break the mold.
"There are not enough words to describe how much my husband and I value Finny Hill Photography. Where do I even begin? We were very apprehensive about getting our photos taken but Liz and Mike make it SO much fun! It's more like hanging out with two of your closest friends who just happen to be incredible photographers capturing these amazing moments between you and the one you love. I'm so happy that we had two opportunities to be with them (our engagement shoot as well as our wedding) because it really gave us the chance to be totally comfortable and even more excited for our big day.
Liz and Mike are truly dedicated to their craft and their couples; so much that they literally drove into a hurricane for our wedding weekend. They truly went so far above and beyond. When everything was totally falling apart they were there to help hold us up.
There are so many choices you have to make when planning a wedding and this is one I am so grateful we made! I simply cannot recommend them enough."
|Steph & Josh
"Liz and Mike are an absolute dream to work with! Together they create an environment where there is no anxiety, nerves or a single dull moment. The questions they asked while shooting and the conversations that ultimately stemmed from them, put us in such a place of love and admiration for each other, that it couldn't help but shine brightly through the photos.
Making a couple feel comfortable taking affectionate pictures, in the middle of the day, in a downtown setting is no easy task! But, like everything else, they did it with ease and a feeling of adventure! They are wonderful people and wonderful photographers - we couldn't imagine our wedding without them."
|Sarah & Tracy
"Liz & Mike, two incredible people and artists, and now our friends! From the engagement sesh, where, thank goodness Liz and Mike are who they are because we were so awkward for maybe 5 minutes and then felt comfortable just being us, talking about inappropriate things, laughing about foolishness, and then allowing ourselves to become vulnerable- all in front of our new friends…and photographers. It was an amazing day, ending with great beer and a gorgeous Tampa sunset.
Wedding day came and Liz was with myself and the girls at my parent’s house and it was like she was always there... she made everything so natural and fun. Joey had Mike at his best man’s house with all the groomsman and same with him, it was like he was part of the group, he got along with everyone...we cannot thank Liz & Mike for being there for us, for letting us be us, and helping us celebrate, capture and embrace every moment of our very best day ever.
We couldn’t have and wouldn’t have wanted to do any bit of it without you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love you guys & we adore your work. XO"
|Courtney & Joey
Who We Are
We are photographers because we need to be. We need to create. We also love adventuring and hanging out with people who are fun and unique and want to collaborate with us on the day they elope or celebrate with a few friends and family.
Are you guys interested in connecting and having a fun and personalized experience that is based on trust and love? Yeah, we feel the same.
It is our goal to make our couples feel loved, feel at ease enough to be real, want to show the dynamics of their relationship all while creating a natural and comfy space to just be themselves. And we take photos too.
We want to collaborate with couples who want to share their story completely with us so we can give them the true version of what their relationship looks and feels like. And our photos will be relevant and relatable and real, now, and in 30 years. And the experience we create will be remembered even longer.
So, if you are bold and want to embrace your relationship and share what it looks like with the world, contact us. We are open for elopements and intimate weddings for 2019.
Be Bold and Seek Adventure,
Liz and Mike