Elise has always been an artist; at age 5, she declared she'd be an artist when she grew up. A US Army Veteran (see her participation in I Am Not Invisible here) she graduated college with a Best In Show Portfolio for Photography in 2017, and then took a scholarship offer to return for graphic design with which she graduated with Honors.
A mother of three, she spends her free time doing digital art, photography, painting, swimming with the kiddos, growing her crystal collection, and on long distance phone calls with her best friends. Raised in Seattle, she's now a Texas transplant with a melting pot of an accent. She is proud of her Indigenous heritage and beginning to learn her native tongue - a language t;hat was taken from her mother when her village was colonized.
She has found herself through creating, and found connection with others by passion. Her portfolio includes photographs, digital illustrations, and a few painted pieces.
Elise invites you to see more through her art: more love, more opportunity, more emotion, more authenticity.
The things we put in our space and wear on our bodies shape our perception of ourselves and define how others see us. It is my hope that you find yourself in my inspired creative closet here and see that you can be your true self - just like I am - and still be made of love no matter what your life is traveling through.
All the clothing and accessories are made in house, the used books (yay recycling!) are carefully curated to inspire and awaken you, and the artworks are all professionally printed! I hope you enjoy every piece that finds you!
This portfolio is a comprehensive selection of the work of Elise Maynor, owner and Photographer at Illuminated Anchor. At Illuminated Anchor Elise strives to
create beautiful, magazine-worthy portraits for clients. Her work can be described as "editorial, artistic, creative, and moody". An editorial portrait photographer, Elise specializes in shooting couples, siblings, best friends, and individuals. Her work includes professional flash, ambient lighting, on-location, and studio work.