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

Ellen Wagner Photography is an Auburn, Alabama 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.

Serving Auburn, Alabama and the 30A area in Florida.

Available for travel in the United States.  

Auburn, Alabama
Motherhood & Family

Creating Family Heirlooms from Your Ordinary Moments

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

"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

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.

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A Saturday morning at home with this lovely family of five.  

a few favorites from


Portraits at Home 

A sweet maternity session at one of my favorite gems on 30A - Eden State Gardens. 


A Babymoon on 30A

Curious about incorporating film photography into your family sessions? Sharing about how I got started here!

for Photographers

Getting Started With Film

pinch me, there's press:

"I asked Ellen to capture some sweet moments of our family, and boy, did she deliver."

Rosa, newborn client


"Ellen’s style is so laid-back and approachable. A quick session results in absolutely amazing images. It was easily the best photography experience we’ve ever had."

Amanda, motherhood client


Ellen photographed my family in our home this summer, and I’ll cherish the simple moments she captured forever! The session was so laid back, and even my husband had fun.

Layne, family and motherhood client


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Meaningful imagery for sentimental families.