Your portraits should be joyful, relaxed, and full of life.

Ellen Wagner Photography is an Auburn, Alabama-based hybrid photographer, specializing in emotion-filled, joyful portraits of motherhood and young families.

She believes in creating thoughtful, intentional photography that women can look back on fondly long after their children have grown.

Based in Auburn, Alabama. Available for travel in the Southeast.  

auburn al family photographer

I am passionate about creating a fun, relaxed photography experience that the whole family will enjoy. Like, the kids will literally ask "when do we get to take pictures again?"

I can't wait to show you how magical your family moments are. The beauty in the chaos of your everyday life with little ones. The sweet, snuggly moments in the midst of mayhem. The unique dynamic that makes your family one-of-a-kind. 

The life you've built is so special, and I'm here to make sure you remember it.  

Hey, I'm Ellen.

A Film and Digital MOtherhood, Family, and Wedding photographer in Alabama.

"Ellen is a breath of fresh air for family photos. From the moment she walked in, I immediately felt comfortable and at ease with her, like I had known her forever."

- Bridget

Heirlooms for your Home

I use a combination of digital and film photography to give you a session that turns your ordinary moments into magical artwork you'll hang on your walls and pull down off your shelves for years to come. 

"From the moment she walked in, I immediately felt comfortable and at ease with her, like I had known her forever. She didn’t judge my children’s silly behavior, she loved it and captured their silly and fun personalities in all the in-between moments—and got them to smile their genuine non posed smiles! There are hardly any pictures I wouldn’t have framed out of the TONS we got from her! You won’t regret hiring her, she is worth every penny!

"Ellen is a breath of fresh air for family photos."


"A quick session results in absolutely amazing images. It was easily the best photography experience we’ve ever had. She will be my first call for any photos we need in the future!"

"Ellen’s style is so laid-back and approachable."


"These pictures are treasures for our family and I am thankful to have something to show our grandkids one day."

"She made me feel so relaxed and beautiful."


Kind Words

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Meaningful photography for sentimental families.