ITALIAN BORN AND RAISED,
DESIGNER AND ARTIST,
TURNED WORLD TRAVELER,
AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
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ELISABETTA "LILLY" RED
FOUNDER + PHOTOGRAPHER BOSS
I was born and raised in Italy and have travelled globally to over 25 countries. I embrace the culture of the location of my work. I grew up surrounded by the arts and chose photography as my primary creative outlet. My work is inspired by an approach that is rooted in design and fashion, and focuses on creating vibrant photos with editorial feelings but that remembers the emotional connections between us.
I found photography as a long lost calling. I always had this passion to grab my camera and photograph my adventures and the beautiful nature and scenery around me. Photographing my first wedding in Italy changed me. I fell in love with this creative pursuit and positive energy that I chose to only focus on the things that brought me happiness. I left my job and my home and ventured out in the world to pursue my dream with all of my efforts.
FOUNDER + CEO + PHOTOGRAPHER
I'm the behind-the-scenes of Lilly Red aka Lilly's husband/business partner/photographer. I wasn't born with a camera in my hands but my creative spirit comes from being inquisitive and figuring out the little details that makes things work well.
I'm a licensed professional electrical engineer and used to work all around the world. That was supposed to be what I wanted to do for work but it slowly lost it's meaning and calling. Through fate and chance, and helpful friends, I met Lilly and my eyes were opened to beauty around us that I was missing.
We joined forces in life, love and business and never looked back.
Peppa had her name before she was even born. This teddy bear of a dog is our sweet and lazy Newfoundland who keeps us company and reminds us to get outside and enjoy what's around us.
"MY WORK IS INSPIRED BY AN APPROACH THAT IS ROOTED IN DESIGN AND FASHION."
WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA?
Not all of us are professional models or used to being in front of a camera, but you're going to feel awesome after we spend time photographing together. I'm here to guide and direct you so that you can be your most confident and amazing selves.
"I CHOSE TO ONLY FOCUS ON THE THINGS THAT BROUGHT ME JOY AND HAPPINESS."
Travel is a fundamental part of my business and my lifestyle. Together, we've traveled to 37 countries. Come on an adventure with us.
Don't be shy, send me a message and tell me all about yourselves and the vision for your wedding!
Have questions? Want to know more of the details? Here you'll find the answers to my most common questions.
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Having dealt with so many wedding photographers, I can honestly say that you lead your industry in terms of how you present your work and how you start creating magic in your first communication to people. I feel like I got to know you in the first email exchange and that openness will only ever the get the best out of the couple on their big day as couples naturally feel at ease with you.
What you say about yourself and your style is also evident, not just through the beautifully well rounded presentation, its is echoed in your work and how you communicate to people via social media. You are doing you and it’s REFRESHING!
Seriously in tears at work looking at these photos. You are truly so talented. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing such a special trip for us! I feel so honored to have met you both, truly felt like we had known one another forever! Your energy is captivating. thank you again and again. I can not wait for our paths to cross again ❤
Lilly (Elisabetta) is AMAZING! I truly wish I could give her 10 stars. I had a friend of mine refer her to me after using her for their wedding - Lilly photographed our engagement photos at Baker Beach in SF and also photographed our wedding last month. She is MORE than great! She has a way of making you feel so comfortable and is able to capture the beautiful candid moments. I love her style of her photos - Romantic, candid and truly just captures the love in every photo. Every person that has seen our photos from both the engagement session & wedding has asked for her info! I am very picky with vendors especially photographs and she blew me out of the water. I was more than happy with our photos! I have 3 other sisters and we will be using her for EVERY wedding my has in the future!
San Francisco, California