As any women can testify, we go through a lot and it's easy to lose sight of ourselves in the process. I had definitely lost sight. The experience of the shoot in and of itself was cathartic. I made myself a priority again and Liz was right there, encouraging me to embrace it. I felt powerful in my body again. I went into the shoot feeling nervous. I'm not perfect. I'm not skinny. I have scars and my tattoos are faded. I forgot all of this as soon as I was in front of the camera. Liz was amazingly encouraging and had a playful professionalism which put me totally at ease. And then I got the photos. I'm not exaggerating when I state that they changed my entire perception of myself. The woman pictured gave no fucks. Owned her body. Owned her sexuality. And fucking rocked it. I am a Misfit Babe. Thanks for the memories, thanks for the photos, but most of all that you for reminding me of that. - Emily
As any women can testify, we go through a lot and it's easy to lose sight of ourselves in the process. I had definitely lost sight. The experience of the shoot in and of itself was cathartic. I made myself a priority again and Liz was right there, encouraging me to embrace it. I felt powerful in my body again. I went into the shoot feeling nervous. I'm not perfect. I'm not skinny. I have scars and my tattoos are faded. I forgot all of this as soon as I was in front of the camera. Liz was amazingly encouraging and had a playful professionalism which put me totally at ease. And then I got the photos. I'm not exaggerating when I state that they changed my entire perception of myself. The woman pictured gave no fucks. Owned her body. Owned her sexuality. And fucking rocked it. I am a Misfit Babe. Thanks for the memories, thanks for the photos, but most of all that you for reminding me of that.
"Wow...what to say about my experience with these two beautiful humans?! As a mother of two it was super easy to get lost and that I did. I lost my inner beauty as a woman, human, wife and mother. Shooting with Zach and Liz brought that back to life. Knowing it is awesome to own who you are and that nothing can take that away unless you let it happen. Beauty comes from the inside out. Respect for yourself sometimes needs a revival session. This is what they did for me.
My second shoot was even better. More confident and aware of the message I wanted to send made the experience that much more enjoyable.
Love you both!!! Here’s to all of the badass women willing to stand up and share!"
- Amanda W
"I followed Liz and Zach for two years before I had the guts to reach out. I didn't feel like I was ready mentally and emotionally to be frank. Here I was...self esteem non-existent, not being able to grasp the motivation on who I was wanting to be, and just overall not feeling bad-ass like I had in the past. I felt like Liz and Zach deserved to shoot a true badass, not a girl who was attempting to be. Once I finally reached out, I was so pumped. I was more nervous about meeting Liz and Zach than the actual pictures because these were two people I had always admired from afar. Their work was always inspiring for me. The bad-ass was overwhelming in every way which was so real and the vibe on point. The shoot was perfect. Better than I could have asked or hoped for. I felt comfortable walking around naked, talking with Liz about everything, and just overall trying to give them a variety of shots. I remember always wanting to be a Misfit babe because all the women in the photos just looked strong and independent. Hell yes. If you're looking for a challenge from yourself, good conversation, sexy photos, and really good vibes all around...doing a shoot with these two would be the best way to go. Take a leap and do something daring, but do it for yourself. Liz and Zach care a lot about the people they shoot, and that is something I absolutely love and admire. Will definitely reach out to them again! Much love!"
“I will never be able to put into words how incredible Liz and Zach are. They are incredible photographers and beautiful human beings, in every sense of the word. From the moment I met them it felt like we had known each other for forever. They have a special gift in making women feel powerful and stunning. They personally have inspired me to be more daring and confident in myself. I could never thank them enough for moments we've shared creating.”
- Amanda Y
"Liz and Zach are total badasses. Their photos are insane. One moment glancing through testimonials and perusing the Misfit site will tell you that. But more than the incredible art they are creating here, these two killer human beings thrive on celebrating women and their inherent badassery. Before shooting, I had never put myself in the box that allowed for nude photos...Seeing their site, allowed me to go there, to think about how fucking awesome this would be. I didn't go looking for it, but once I found it, I knew I had to do a shoot with them. For me. I needed to celebrate a body that has been broken, given birth, been ridiculed and run marathons. Women deserve to be celebrated, to be allowed to express themselves without judgement and I urge anyone thinking about shooting with these two, to do it. Do it because you want to, because you are a babe, because it has never mattered and will never matter what assholes think. Because you deserve to feel amazing, look amazing and to be celebrated by not only these two badass people, but everyone."
"I would like to say my experience with Misfit 29 Studios was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Liz and Zach are one of the most delightful, fun, energetic, professional people I have worked with. I had the most fun, I felt comfortable, I felt welcome and I felt beautiful, I felt like a total badass I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you guys so much for this it was just an experience of a lifetime. You are the best thank you thank you thank you so much! Lots of love!"
“Liz and Zach, you're both exceptional humans and phenomenal photographers. I am humbled that you accepted me for who I am and encouraged me to only do what I was comfortable with. I stepped far out of my comfort zone and owned who I am, for me! I didn't do this for anyone else. I did this photo shoot because I'm proud of the person I've become (inside and out) and understand the importance of women empowering women. Women need to build each other up in self confidence/love and not discourage them by being negative and judgmental. Much love and respect for you both.”
"I'm a private person and I was nervous to shoot because it was outside my comfort zone but I wanted to do something fun and bold for me. When I discovered Misfit29, I knew immediately they had the glamorous, strong, sexy, and fierce style I wanted.
As soon as the shoot started it was amazing, comfortable, and fun! Liz is amazing and has a warm, kind, and empowering spirit about her. She instantly made me feel comfortable!
Zach and Liz are a powerhouse team who radiate talent and bounce energy off of each other. Together, they made the atmosphere relaxing, comfortable, and fun.
I left the shoot with an incredible high on feeling strong, sexy, confident, and beautiful. Every body flaw or self doubt I had was gone. That high has continued since!
Liz and Zach created awesome photos which captured both beauty and elegance I can cherish forever!"
“I couldn't love these two more. The comfort level, energy level, and confidence they provided was unlike any other experience I've ever had. I cannot wait to see these babes thrive. Also, they really know how to make my butt look great. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo 100% recommend.”
“I had an absolutely incredible time during my shoot with Liz and Zach! They went above and beyond, making me feel comfortable, confident, and gorgeous. I love their philosophy of empowering women through their photography, and that is exactly how I felt: empowered, like a beautifully realized version of myself. I have never taken professional photos of myself before, and their directions were perfect. Their patience, knowledge, and professionalism resulted in photos I am thrilled with! I highly recommend working with them, they are a fantastic team!”
“First and foremost, I want to say thank you. Your talents are insane. You gave me a wonderful gift, which I will cherish forever. I cannot begin to describe how happy this experience has made me. You both made me feel so comfortable, not only to be able to undress and take pictures (haha), but also comfortable in my own skin. Comfortable enough to look at these photos and see no flaws, but only me. Just me. Allowing me to look at myself as a beautiful creature, who makes no apologies for who she is. I am just so overwhelmed with gratitude. These photos will remind me everyday to love myself and be a badass! Thank you!”
"I'd been a huge fan of Liz and Zach's work from the beginning, but going into the shoot i didn't really know what to expect from myself. I'm lucky enough to have the type of boyfriend that tells me I'm beautiful daily. But that didn't mean I believed it. Regardless I wanted to give it a whirl and be a part of the art they create. Right from the start it was an absolute blast. I felt myself become an entirely different person. It's hard to put into words what this experience gave to me. It helped me realize that I am beautiful, I am a badass, I am in my own way perfection as is every woman. It is something that I am forever grateful for and will NEVER forget."
"In this life it is rare that you meet people that thrive off of encouraging others. These two have a wonderful way of making every woman they meet feel beautiful and secure in her own skin. Before shooting with these two I was so nervous, but immediately shook it off when I walked into their house to get ready. The level of comfortability that I felt was almost instantaneous. Not only are they some of the most talented photographers that I have come across, they are wonderful people with kindred souls. I will continue to shoot with them again and again. Much love to some of the best people around."
This photo shoot was a gift to myself after achieving a pretty major life change. At age 45, I lost 80lbs from December 2014 – November 2015 and became healthier, stronger, and more confident than I had been in years. So I committed to this experience as a reward…but as it got closer and closer to the actual DAY, all I could focus on were the flaws “I” saw in the mirror. I was excited, happy nervous, but super insecure; however, when I met Liz and Zach in person– all my insecurities just melted away and holy shit….
Let me tell you guys - this photo shoot was ONE HECK of a liberating experience. I felt COMFORTABLE and CONFIDENT with myself for the first time in years. I was PROUD, yes PROUD, of my body even though I still thought I had parts which made me very insecure.
After seeing these pictures and knowing that there were no massive amounts of editing/airbrushing/etc. I am no longer so insecure about those "flaws" since apparently NO ONE ELSE SEES THEM! Proof is in the pictures!
There are moments when I look at the photographs and still can’t believe they are ME! I actually surprised myself with how easy it was to be naked – I definitely got more nude than I thought I would and those ended up being the pictures I love the MOST – LOL!
If you are on the fence about committing to a session with Liz and Zach – HOP OFF THAT DAMN FENCE and run like hell towards them. They are AMAZING photographers, beyond professional and know exactly what will work for you, your body, and your personality!
This experience really helped put things into perspective. Even the morning of the shoot, I saw that chubby, unhappy woman in the mirror who could only focus on her “flaws”. After the photo shoot and even more so now that I have seen the final photographs…. All I see SMILING back at me in the mirror is a happy, energetic, beautiful, SEXY me.
I AM PROUD TO BE A MISFIT BABE!!!!
"I first came across Liz and Zach's work when I saw a friend's photos, and I reached out to them to do a shoot even though it was unlike anything I had done before. I'm so glad I made that decision! From our first conversation to the final shot of the night, Liz and Zach were enthusiastic, supportive, and put me at ease. Liz has a fantastic eye when it came to styling, and I knew I was in good hands the entire time. I'd never felt so fabulous or had so much fun in front of a camera before, and Liz and Zach gave me great direction on how to pose while also making sure I had a good time with it. They are incredibly pro-woman and body positive, and the whole experience was very empowering. The photos turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Liz and Zach are so talented at bringing out their subjects' inner beauty, strength, and badassery, and their work reflects that."
“This boudoir photo shoot was hands down one of the best things I have ever done. It was an incredible experience for me. It boosted my confidence and helped me embrace my curves. This shoot made me feel sexy and beautiful! Liz and Zach are simply the best. Not only are they amazing, they’re both very professional, down to earth, and make you feel at ease. They offer simple direction for the most flattering poses and angles, and are masters at capturing you in amazing light. It was important to me that the images were classy, tasteful, and timeless. I would do this again in a heartbeat! ladies, look no further and book your session!”
Working with Zach and Liz was the best experience ever!!!!! I must say I was extremely comfortable the entire time...even though I’ve known Zach for over 20 years, it was such a comfortable environment to be naked!!! I love how they both shot at the same time and the finished product was simply amazing!!!! This will definitely be a yearly shoot for me (if not more often)!!! I absolutely love all of my photos and whenever I need a pick me up, I look at them and say “damn I’m sexy!!!!!” I can never thank Zach and Liz enough!!!! LOVE them both to death!!!!!
"Before meeting Zach and Liz I had never taken professional photos, however the outcome was still amazing. They made me feel so comfortable, beautiful, and are the reason I plan on pursuing modeling further. The lighting, outfits, and locations are always picked to perfection... Zach and Liz, you guys truly embody everything that's badass! I'm forever blessed and grateful to have you all in my life."
"As a new misfit babe, I wanted to share my experience with you all. The power behind it is quite amazing. Not only did I gain confidence but I understood that photography is art. Prior to my experience I did not necessarily see it that way. Although I was very hesitant and apprehensive to show my body and naked skin to others, once the shoot started I realized that I became very comfortable in my skin. Liz, my big sister is amazing at directing and giving instructions on how to pose. She made me feel extremely beautiful and empowered. Her positive presence makes being photographed easy. I truly encourage every woman, no matter shape or size to get a photo shoot done with Misfit 29 Studios. They are passionate, knowledgeable and most of all, fun. My life is forever changed because of this experience. It was a positive, enlightening, and damn eye opening fun time that helped me gain a little more coolness in myself and my naked skin."
"Working with Zach and Liz was beyond a pleasure. I was super nervous for our shoot and they were both great at letting me ease in and feel comfortable with every aspect. It was such a laid back feel and overall one of the best times I've had. They have such a great eye and I was blown away with what was captured. I cannot wait to work with them again!"