Liz “Ebay” Bates
Photographer, Videographer, & Social Media Manager
I started doing photography when I was just 13 years old. Now, 8 years later, I can’t see myself doing anything else for the rest of my life. Since starting out as a sports photographer for my high school year book, I began growing as an artist and have learned the craft of photographing concerts, portraits, weddings, and anything else I can get my hands on. In the past two years I have been on two east coast tours with Orlando local Pop/Rock band Raising Cadence, and have photographed artists such as Panic! at the Disco and Blink-182.
In 2018 I was brought on board with Disney Fine Arts Photography and was able to hone my skills as a wedding photographer which gave me the confidence to build my wedding portfolio outside of Disney. My time with Disney has also improved my ability to direct clients on how to pose in the most flattering way possible. Being able to learn how to pose models has significantly helped in working with cosplayers. As a big nerd myself with a major appreciation for the artistry of cosplay, I understand the difficulty of finding the right photographer to try and show off not only the costume that has been slaved over for months but also that can help you embody the character being portrayed to show personality.
My goal going into each and every shoot that I do is to create a personal and meaningful connection with each and every client in order to ensure the highest quality product. I strongly feel that my work is not about me or what I want, but is 100% about what my client needs. I want to make sure that I can help people feel more comfortable and confident in front of the lens because if my clients aren’t happy with the product, then I haven’t done my job right.