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What’s your name?
My name is Elizabeth Tyler Ligon Tate. I technically don’t have the Tyler anymore, but I like it, so I still say it. 

Where are you from?
I was born in Richmond, VA, but when I was 6 we moved to Wake Forest, NC, and it’s been my home ever since.

What ignited your passion for photography?
2 things. #1: I’ve always had a big, fat, cheesy and intense desire to make memories, and then to find ways to remember them. I’m sentimental to my core, so there’s nothing that I treasure more than photos. #2: I love having creative control and being able to change or adjust something and see the result that I want. I found very quickly that the ways I could change an image with one little adjustment were literally endless and completely in my control.

What is your current favorite book?
Blue Like Jazz.

(Above: Elizabeth pictured with her husband, Robert)

What is your favorite non-photography blog?
Skinnytaste.com. We love to cook and her recipes are on point! We’re not too “extravagant” when we cook (we try to only eat foods that we can pronounce), but we do like to branch out and broaden our horizons, so she has a great way of easing you into that.Your favorite photography blog?
It’s between two:
#1, I think Jinky Art is brilliant –  http://jinkyart.com.au/blog/
#2, I’ve also been a long time follower of Tamara Lackey – http://tamaralackeyblog.com/ Your favorite music artist?
Mat Kearney, Kings of Leon, Bon Iver… why would anybody want to choose one favorite? 
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee! Tea is yuck. 

What are you grateful for today?
My hard working husband and God’s grace. What does your favorite “date night” look like?
I consider an intentional night in together one of my favorite “date nights”. There are certain requirements though:  #1: Comfy clothes.  #2: Cooking a new or favorite meal together. #3: Music that we both like that typically lends itself to dancing in the kitchen (and not in a sweet, romantic way… no, we make fools of ourselves).  #4: No TV.  #5: Our favorite bottle of wine.  #6: Ben & Jerry’s. He eats Cinnamon Bun and I eat Cheesecake Brownie. We rarely branch out. 

What are your 5 best traits?
I have a compassionate heart, the ability to empathize, I tend to be very laid back and easy going, I communicate well, and I get pretty competitive with myself when it comes to work and photography… I’m constantly wanting to grow and be better.

Do you have pets?
Yes, although to be more accurate in our case I feel like our pets have humans. We have 2 cats, Kiwi and Noodle, and they rule the roost. Kiwi is Queen B and only loves me, tolerates Robert, and everyone else just pawns in her games. Noodle is a foolish little thing that has a dangerous amount of energy and no fear. They’re BFF’s and together they provide Robert and I with some great entertainment.

Your favorite food?
I’m a Prime Rib and mashed potatoes kind of girl myself.

What’s something that no one knows about you?
I’ve secretly always wanted to have my own talk show. Radio is fine, but I prefer TV.

Your favorite hobbies?
Since we got married, my husband has gotten me into cars, which has been lots of fun. He could talk to the wall about cars all day long, so it’s fun to be able to keep up with him. 

What are you most excited about this year?
Lots of things, but currently at the top of my list: taking a much needed vacation with Robert sometime in the Spring (we are still taking recommendations), as well as traveling to Montana with my family this summer. 


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Hi Elizabeth (great name! :)):

Not sure where you are thinking for vacation (either domestic or international), but we love California! One of our fave trips was driving from San Diego to San Francisco, using Highway 1. Be sure to set aside time for a night (or two) in Santa Barbara – gorgeous city!). Oh, and a tour of the Hearst Castle is also worth a stop. International (but still close to home), Montreal is a very fun city for a quick getaway. Love the photos!

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