Elizabeth White discovered her passion for photography over time. Raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California, then spending three years after college teaching English near the Japanese Alps, grand views and beauty were always within sight. But it wasn’t until her move to San Luis Obispo County over 15 years ago that her love for exploring the regional avant-garde came to life in photos.

In 2009 she started the blog, Elizabeth in SLO, where she began chronicling her escapades around SLO County. From the regional festivals, to the early sunrise surfers and late evening sunset finales, Elizabeth captured this unique part of the world and shared it with readers from around the globe. 

Her work has appeared in publications such as Sushi and Sake Magazine, VINO Wine Lifestyle Magazine, Information Press,, and PG&E’s Emergency Planning Calendars. Elizabeth's photo, “Cayucos Pier Jump” was selected for the Cayucos Land Conservancy’s 2016 Juried Spring Photography Show. One of her Morro Bay sea otter photos appears in the County of San Luis Obispo's new website. Three of her photos won in professional photography categories at the 2018 California Mid-State Fair. 

She continues to explore California’s Central Coast and other parts of the world, offering glimpses on her photography website,


When I venture outside with my camera to explore San Luis Obispo County, I don’t always know what will catch my eye. Although the crashing surf, lofty clouds and colorful seasons help guide me, what ultimately inspires me at my final destination is often a surprise. I capture brief, unexpected moments in time with my camera, and sincerely hope you enjoy my view.