A little bit about me.
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My name is Elisabeth Marlowe
(formerly known as Elisabeth Gokey), but I’m better known as Libby
or Ybbil (Libby backwards).

I’ve always been a dreamer; Whether or not I had put my dreams into practice has been a huge determiner of where I am today. As a little girl all I had pictured myself doing was becoming a veterinarian. My love for helping animals still lives today, but while in college I made the decision to try something new. I took my first photography class as an elective, and the rest just fell into place. My dreams led me to open my own photography business in 2011 with the hope to document those around me and bring a smile to my client’s faces.

As time has gone by, I’ve continued to hone my skills as a photographer to be the best that I can be. My husband, family, and clients continue to encourage me daily to pursue my dreams.

After marrying my best friend in March of 2014, we purchased our farm. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought my husband and I would have a 38 acre farm with five barns, three silos, and a moderately sized farm house as our starter place! We figured we would be living in town in a two bedroom house with a tiny back yard for the next 10 years. There I go doubting God’s miracles…

With the property the Lord has blessed us with, we plan to glorify him in any way we can. We have entertained the thought of turning the barns into wedding venues, a children’s camp, or a horse training facility. Of course all of those options are large undertakings, but with faith we know anything is possible.

In June of 2016 we welcomed our sweet little girl. She has truly opened our eyes to the wonder of being parents. There is never a dull moment in our house and man does she have a hilarious personality! In March of 2018 we are expecting another bundle of joy, but this time a little boy.

Being a parent has helped me to realize that photos are precious and something to not take for granted. To look back on the moments that are ever fleeting help you to relive and cherish the times that were, and look forward to the future. 

 If you are looking for a photographer that has faith in their ability to take beautiful photographs that you’ll hold dear for years to come, then I’m your gal!

I see myself as a pretty fun person to be around, energetic, and overall happy individual. I LOVE weddings and capturing family images as well as I enjoy making people laugh, even if it’s at my own expense.

Just a few more tidbits about me.

I have the most supportive, hardworking husband in the world!

I love my children with my whole heart, and though its tough at times… I dig the stay at home mom life!!!

My farmhouse is an ever progressing renovation project that I hope turns out like something off of Fixer Upper.

I listen to a variety of music, but the majority of the time my station is set to modern Christian tunes.

I’m addicted to raspberry & peach tea. I’m serious… I have a problem.

My favorite food would have to be potatoes (french fries, mashed, sweet, baked… you name it).

I enjoy traveling, but home is where the heart is.


There’s a bit about me… I would love to get to know you!

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