Photography is my way of making permanent the impermanent

Photo by Elizabeth Joy Sanders

I live with my family of four on the charming Seacoast of NH. I'm a bit of a foodie and I love eating at new, inventive restaurants and cooking weird stuff. I love pottery, tattoos, handmade things, art, shopping local, and lots of coffee. I have way too many blankets and mugs and in non-covid times I love entertaining.
My love for photography really began when my husband proposed to me with my first DSLR. I used that camera to take my very first engagement photos and I photographed my first wedding with it. It inspired me to capture the love stories of other couples and families and create this business. 
I love working with clients who are as excited as I am about photography. Please visit my contact page to get in touch!

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Photos by Elizabeth Joy Sanders and Cawthron Photography

 I walk away at the end of the night feeling fulfilled and happy for the couple who’s love and happiness I just got to witness. I often cry behind my camera as I photograph your more touching moments. And I love looking back on your special memories as I edit and deliver your photos. Photographing a wedding is more than a job to me, and I'm endlessly grateful to my couples. 

It's an honor to capture & preserve your wedding.

I will cherish your day.

L + J

 We found her through friends after seeing the breathtaking pictures from their wedding and we were not disappointed! We had an engagement session included in our package that was a great way of meeting her and helped us feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Alyssa was responsive throughout the planning process and provided a survey for us to fill out so she knew exactly what we wanted on the big day. Day-of she and her second shooter were everywhere without being in the way- which is the mark of a really great event photographer, in my opinion. And, of course, our pictures came out absolutely beautiful! She uses the elements and weather to her advantage and really knows how to capture a moment. Highly recommended!!

Alyssa was a dream to work with.


I strive to tell your story.