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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

Fresh 48

My dear friends welcomed a daughter into the world a couple weeks ago and I was honored to be invited in to capture some sweet moments of this new family of three. The Fresh 48 is the first two days of a little ones life and usually most of that is in the hospital still. It is a really fun way to capture all the newness, joy, and memories while also being able to give everyone time to regroup (and shower) after labor. Being able to walk around the hospital room Рtaking pictures of armbands (even though Jenn hated the obnoxious color and amount of them), signs, and different sweet moments was a joy. I loved handing these photos over to the Russ family knowing that they will always be able to remember these sweet first moments.

Lifestyle photography is my favorite. I never thought I would grow up to be a professional photographer, but here I am taking pictures and getting paid for it. I learned photography because of this blog and in doing so, a huge passion for documenting life through pictures came about. I love how you can tell a story, evoke feelings, and capture authentic life. I take that approach to photography whenever I plan out new blog content – whether traveling or working on a home project. The pictures can tell the story. There are moments in life that you want to frame and hang up forever.

That is what inspires me. And that is what draws me to photography. It is the personal connection with a photo. A picture is worth a thousand words. Being able to move outside of my moments & days and into others is a thrill. I know not everyone carries around their camera 24-7 like I do these days so being able to use that passion to capture someone else’s life is a gift. If you are in the Colorado Springs area and are interested in booking me for your lifestyle photos, please email oakandoats@gmail.com.
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  • Beth! These are amazing! You did such a great job capturing all the precious moments!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Abby

    She is the sweetest! These are perfect bethy!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank so much Abby! You are so wonderful! Let’s hang out sooon!

  • I’m dead. These are perfect.

  • Gorgeous! This captures those first few days perfectly!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thanks so much friend! I’m so honored!

  • Sadie C.

    gorgeous!!! these are glowing!

    what kind of camera/lens do you use? I’m so intrigued!

    • Oak & Oats

      Thank you SO much Sadie! I just (in august) got a used Nikon D700 and I shoot with the cheapest 50mm lens right now because I’m saving for an upgrade! I love my 50, I just want a 35 too. haha.

  • Beth!!
    These are such sweet captures; they will cherish them forever!

  • These images are so precious, Beth! I can really feel their joy through the photos. It’s so special to watch dear friends welcoming tiny family members into their embrace.