Hi, friends.  Thanks for taking a minute or two to learn more about the gal behind the camera.

I am Elise Holsonback, a 21 year-old visual creative from small-town North Carolina.  I currently live in the pretty little town of Chapel Hill as I finish my last year as a photojournalism student at the University of North Carolina.
I became interested in photography early in my high school years as a means to document life--friends, family, and creative pursuits.  I'm a complete nostalgic sap, and photography was as close as I could get to freezing every moment and keeping it with me to remember forever.  
As I explored photography more, I found a real connection between my passions for photography and art.  I am drawn to creating photographs that portray every moment, formulated or candid, as a work of art and through this, tell a beautiful story. 
Outside of photography, a little more about me:
- The sun (rising, setting, filtering through blooms on the trees in spring) makes me emotional.  Good light = will tear up.  
- I dream of one day owning a not-yet-to-exist lap elephant as a pet.
- I love music (singing, playing, listening, etc.), but am a   terrible dancer.  If Hey Ya! comes on, I'll pretend.
- And I'm always down to bake some scones. 
Nice to meet you.  Let's make beautiful things together.
Elise is currently the Photography Director for UNC's first fashion and lifestyle publication, Coulture (, a magazine based on the idea of attainable fashion and lifestyle for the diverse population of students on college campuses.