Do you know the feeling of God putting something in your heart, and you continually feel that push from Him to use your gifts to serve others? 

I truly feel I have been given a creative gift that allows me to create family portraits for parents that is a true representation of the seasons of life you're in, with a timeless beauty that can be treasured forever. 

As a busy mama to two young girls, I know how important it is to stop and cherish these fleeting moments of parenthood. I also know how HARD it can be to add another 'thing' to your to-do list. 

I've intentionally created a photography experience that helps to take the work off your plate so you can focus on what is most important - your family. 

You deserve a photographer that authentically and beautifully captures your most precious moments, making magic out of the mundane - and I'm your gal. 

your new mom friend that creates beautiful images of your family

Hey there! I'm Ellen

Auburn, AL


Create organic, joyful imagery
to cherish forever

my photographer mission

Let's work together!


unique moments of childhood
that i never want to forget


years creating lifestyle imagery  for children's brands before  realizing I want to bring the same timeless, effortlessly beautiful aesthetic to the everyday family


Years with my amazing husband Matt  (married for seven)


amazing daughters, ages four and six, that are growing and changing every day

Why I'm passionate about
family Photography


"Take the pictures with Ellen! The end product will be beautiful, and the shoot itself will be fun, quick, and painless, even with reluctant toddlers." 

"We felt totally relaxed and comfortable during our session"

- Lindsey 

"I loved that you had props on deck for the family to play with. [Ellen] can get all the pictures even if you have a zoo with you! Trust the process because it is worth it in the end to   have all the memories!"

"I loved your calm, go-with-the-flow vibe." 

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I would be honored to document your most special moments.
Fill out the contact form linked below, so I can get right to work on your project! 

I'm passionate about beautifully documenting motherhood. 

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