Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Oberacker.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am the owner/lead photographer of Pure Style Photography out of Hudson, Massachusetts. I have always loved photography. When I was growing up I always said one day I would love to have my own photography business. It’s funny though once it was time to make a decision on what to study in college I didn’t choose Photography. I got my BA in Philosophy because I didn’t know at that time what I wanted to do. It wasn’t until I had my youngest daughter Riley that I decided to pursue my photography dream.
Please tell us about your art.
I am a lifestyle portrait, wedding & event photographer out of Hudson, Massachusetts. This November I will be celebrating my 10th year in business. I am a very passionate and compassionate person by nature and I pour my heart and soul into my clients. From the moment I opened my doors it has never been lost on me that hiring a professional photographer is a luxury. For a client to welcome me into their homes for the first time or the tenth time and spend their hard earned money for photographs I want to give them the best experience possible. I truly love my clients like family and they all mean so much to me. I hope that each of my clients can walk away from every session feeling my admiration for them.
What should you know about my artwork? Well my goal is to create images that are pure, stylish and classic. And this is how my business name came to be. I want my clients to have images that are timeless. I want my pictures to be “Pure”, meaning not heavily edited or use of filters. “Style”, meaning I want to have a distinct high end look to them. And to speak to the third word Classic, I want my pictures to be timeless and not just a fad. So no matter if you look at my pictures now or 30 years from now they are just beautiful clean, no fuss images.
What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think this is an amazing time for artists. The field of photography has never been so creative. The educational tools available and equipment to help us elevate our images is incredible. There is a lot of competition out there these days but if the artist believes in themselves and their work they can accomplish their wildest dreams. To quote Randy Pausch, from his book The Last Lecture, “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people”. To thrive we must continue breaking those brick walls together!
What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive? Exactly what they are doing now. Give voice to the people they believe in. Help share their voice and their vision.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I do not do any paid advertising so the best way to see my work is on my website and social media pages. I would say 95% of my business comes from client referrals. They are my best source of support!
- Website: http://www.purestylephotography.com
- Phone: 508-414-8395
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @purestylephotography
- Facebook: facebook.com/purestylephotography
Pure Style Photography