Courtney Elizabeth is a Holistic Life Coach, Certified Breathwork and Meditation Facilitator, and Trained Human Design guide. Inspired by her own journey of learning to heal and move away from living a life from a place of stress, Courtney started Elevated You as a way to guide soulful women and entrepreneurs towards a life they love from a place of trust, safety, and security within themselves. Courtney uses a variety of different methods and approaches to coaching. She, like many other business owners, found herself in need of visuals for both her website and social media pages.
With a quick internet search, Courtney found Ashley listed in the photographers around the Santa Barbara area. Courtney was impressed with the other projects Ashley listed in her portfolio, especially her work with other meditation experts and the world of wellness that Ashley has found her niche in. They connected, set a date, and began planning for a shoot on a time crunch.
“I jumped at the chance to work with Courtney, because I suffer too from anxiety and truly believe that what she is putting into the world is helpful, educational and important, especially for the times we are currently in.” Said Ashley when talking about the work with Courtney. “I move through life with a lot of intuition and looking for signs so when Courtney brought up the digital videos she is creating about reducing stress and anxiety in the middle of a pandemic it was a no brainer she was my client and we were going to be putting content out in the world when the world needed it most.”
“I never want to leave a shoot undone. I want both of us to walk away feeling like we’ve accomplished what we came here for.”
Courtney and Ashley shot a full day shoot in different light, outfits, and scenes around a beautiful property in Montecito. “We only had one day to shoot since Courntey was traveling out of state, and the pandemic had us so restricted. When dealing with such an in depth shoot like Courtney’s it can take longer than expected. So we shot even when the light went down. I wanted to make sure that we filmed everything and if we needed to get creative on the backend we’d pull clips from the scenes we had shot earlier.” After the shoot, Ashley sorted through the literal thousands of images and hours of footage they’d filmed, to piece together many of the incredible images and videos you can see on Courtney’s website and social media.
“Courtney’s site is absolutely beautiful! She is the type of client I get really excited about. She is all in and does the most to showcase a professional foundation for her business. We created a dynamic collection of visuals and Courntey and her designer really brought them to life with her website.”
Courtney had a big vision, and Ashley and team worked nearly 2 months on the backend and to organize all of Courtney’s priorities and immediate needs, while also being able to anticipate some added things that Courtney might need in the future like a short promo video, featuring Courtney’s breath work.
“It’s the little details like that which truly breathe life into a piece,” Ashley said, “I love this promo that unfolded for Courntey. Something special always get filmed on a shoot. I want to make sure that their visuals and brand match the heart and soul each of my clients that they truly pour into their work. I can see beyond what the ask for and love to put my touch into the creative.”
Courtney was thrilled with the results of the shoot. Ashley yet again went above and beyond to provide not only stunning visuals a final result, but also an entire experience for their client. Courtney describes Ashley as a fantastic person with a wonderful energy and light.
“She goes above and beyond, and uses her vision and skills to create the best visuals I’ve ever had.”