Mint & Mustard Photography
By Liz Slabodnick


North Carolina photographer, Liz Slabodnick specializes in real estate, architecture, nature, and portraits.

Hi, I’m Liz. I live in Durham, North Carolina and I’m a photographer.

I used to mention the “photographer” part first. But after spending time taking photos of homes and properties in my local community, I began to notice the “Durham” part growing in importance.

It’s one thing to take photos of a place as part of your job. It’s another thing to have that place become a part of your identity. The more I photographed my community, the more I grew to appreciate it.

I’m not originally from the area. In fact, I hadn’t even visited Durham until I moved here. I grew up in Ohio, where I graduated from The Ohio State University. Next was a post-college move to the west coast in 2008.

Living in San Francisco opened my eyes to the beauty of architecture. Some of my best work happened while exploring the city and the surrounding areas. I found inspiration in the world around me, which helped to foster my artistic approach.

My first experience with real estate photography was as a consumer. When I relocated to North Carolina in 2014, I was finally able to buy my first home. The photos I saw online just didn’t match the houses I saw in person. Talk about a missed opportunity! Instead of being tools to help attract buyers, many of the photographs actually turned me off from exploring the property further.

After moving to Durham, I enrolled in the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham in 2015. My classes taught me how to choose the right kind of camera equipment for different situations, how to control the lighting, and best practices for digitally editing photos. I completed my certificate in Digital Image Management in 2017.

I realized there was a need for photography that expressed the beauty and feeling of houses on the market, not just the size of the bathrooms.

That’s why I work to make lasting relationships with agents and brokers. So they always know they’re presenting the best possible version of their client’s house to prospective buyers. It’s important to trust that the people you work with will get it right every time.

If you’re looking for a photographer who understands architecture, who knows Durham, and who cares enough to create quality work, I’m ready to get started. Contact me at or 415-816-8271. You can also use the form at the bottom of the page.

Thanks for stopping by,


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Fun Facts

  • My first camera was an old 35mm SLR. Yes, I actually learned how to take photos on film and print them in a dark room!

  • I was a photography nerd in high school, where I shot photos for the yearbook, school newspaper, and the fine arts department.

  • I majored in Cultural Studies at Ohio State and worked as an Early Childhood teacher before starting Mint and Mustard.

  • I love to travel! Taking photos of my destinations is my favorite way to explore. Many of the images in the galleries were taken on my adventures.

Quick Q&A

  • Do you only work in Durham? Not at all. I love working in the Bull City, but I also shoot properties throughout the Triangle.  

  • Do you only take real estate photography? While I specialize in “places,” I also take photos of “people” and “things.” Check out my portfolio for examples of what I offer and email me to learn more.

  • What are your prices? My pricing is based on square footage. I start at $120 for 2000 square feet or less and scale up from there.

For questions in general or pricing inquiries please leave me your info, a little about what you are looking for and I will get back to you.

You can also reach me by email or phone.

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If you are interested in wedding photography and have questions about pricing I would be happy to talk to you about it. I customize based on what you want for your wedding, no more, no less.

I am available for real estate photos, engagement, family, newborn and children shoots at a location of your choosing.


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