About Photos+Words

You know that feeling when you want to do something more with your photos, but it's a bit overwhelming to get started?
Me too. I know how hard it is to get started (or restart), stay organized, and find creative time. Likewise, I know that when you gather together your photos and words, turn them into a story, and share that story with others, it's deeply connecting. I can see myself in your story. You can see yourself in mine. Our common stories bring us closer.

Even if you keep your stories to yourself, creating them helps you remember (and, sometimes, discover), celebrate, and calibrate your life. Reflecting on the journey—the easy parts, the hard parts, and everything in between—can help you grow into a better version of yourself. It's powerful stuff. Plus, holding your story in your hands summons some pretty awesome emotions as you remember the events of the story.

Which is why the mission at Photos+Words is world domination through storytelling.

Hah! I'm kidding. For realsie, Photos+Words is a supplies, idea, and instructional resource for memory keepers developing their iPad/Procreate, memory keeping, and graphic design skills.
Also, Photos+Words is an invitation to join me in a promise to make weekly progress on memory keeping projects. I like to think of it as a call to creative action that's supported with everything you need to develop your skills as a memory keeper. And, the best thing about that is that minimal weekly effort adds up quickly in terms of albums and skills!
Here's a quick rundown of what's available:

  • "On the House" Project Supplies - Start experimenting and creating beautiful layouts ASAP with items from a growing stash of coordinated supplies here at Photos+Words.
  • Essential Procreate Brushes - The Essential Procreate Brushes Pack is stocked with over 35 free brushes—all designed to make digital memory keeping fast and easy. The pack includes stamps and texture brushes as well as out-liners, confetti, and shaped brushes. Available to Photos+Words subscribers only.
  • Video tutorials - Looking for some quick tips and inspiration? Check out new memory keeping, photography, and design tutorials every week on my YouTube channel.
  • Online Courses (Coming Soon) - Explore subjects that matter most to you. All online courses will offer bonus resource materials for quick learning and a way to organize your all of your favorite Photos+Words supplies online.

...all so that your important experiences and what they mean to you aren’t lost or forgotten.
(We can focus on world domination later.)

Who is Liz?

Liz Ness lives in the Pacific Northwest and is the geeky engineer-turned-photographer-turned-visual-storyteller behind Photos+Words. A former writer for Photoshop Elements Techniques Magazine (and blog) and a freelance graphic artist, Liz is eager to share stories and some of her favorite tricks, tips, and tools of the trade with you.

Super power: Though Liz is often flummoxed by fashion and what to have for dinner, she finds it easy to beat the 1 in 10,000 odds of finding four-leaf clovers (and is beginning to wonder if that’s a made-up statistic).

Also, Liz thinks it's funny to talk about herself in the third-person.