Ellen  Wagner Photo


A relaxed, joyful beach family photography experience for sentimental mamas who believe in beautifully preserved memories. 

Serving clients on 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, Alys Beach, and Seagrove, Florida.

Telling your story thoughtfully, honestly, and beautifully is my mission.

I give you a photography experience with your family that turns your ordinary moments into magical artwork that you'll hang on your walls for years to come. 

You deserve a photographer that authentically captures your most precious moments, making magical art out of your ordinary moments.... and I'm your gal. 

--  Ellen

And that is exactly why I want to meet you where you are at.

I want to observe your family's ordinary moments - the chaos, the mess, the loud screeches, and contagious giggles - gather them up like trinkets in a pre-schooler's pocket (IYKYK), and present these unforgettable moments to you as nostalgic, emotional imagery that feels like you. 

Your family will never be the same as it is at this exact moment. 

Release all expectations of creating perfect family portraits.

We are going for something much more valuable here. 

Just think...

I'm the photographer for you if...

you love emotional and connected images inspired by film

you have a session 'shot list' the length of a cvs receipt

Your days feel chaotic and you need someone to help you slow down

you want a 'quick' session

You want prints, albums, or custom artwork featuring your beautiful family

I'm probably not the best for you if..

you do not even want to consider printing your photos

How would I describe my sessions?

Moment catching. Unexpectedly enjoyable. A little therapeutic. Conversational. Cherished and intentional time with your loved ones. Anything but your ordinary family photography session. 

I use your family as my inspiration to create artwork celebrating your life's moments - big and small.

My approach is designed for documenting motherhood and families, but is well suited for couples, extended families, and friends that feel like family. 

Anything but ordinary.

Styling guidance for the whole family and complimentary access to my client wardrobe with a curated selection of dresses for women. 

Styling & Wardrobe

Beach time is different than regular time. I plan for up to three hours with my 30A clients to allow time for multiple locations, outfit changes, and family fun in the water. 

Handmade family albums and custom framed fine art prints from my trusted printers, delivered directly to your door.

Didn't you hear? We aren't leaving photos in the cloud anymore. 

Heirloom Products

Extended Session Time

my approach:

Time and time again, my clients share how refreshing and enjoyable their time with me has been.

I like to think of myself as the photographer for people that think they don't like portrait sessions...but that's just because they haven't worked with me yet. 

Investment Details

30A Portrait Session

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30A Full-Service Sessions

+ full-service session planning - from finding the perfect beach spot to creative direction to creating handcrafted albums and art, I'll guide you each step of the way to ensure we create something uniquely you. 

+ wardrobe planning and guidance, along with access to my client wardrobe if desired

+ up to three hours of session time with Ellen, documenting your family on digital and film photography

+ digital download of all images in your gallery of edited high-resolution digital image files and film scans with personal use print release

+ 4x6" proof prints of all images from your gallery in display box delivered to your doorstep 2 weeks after gallery delivery

The $300 retainer and a signed session agreement is due to reserve your place on my calendar. 

The session balance of $900 is due 7 days before your session. 

All pricing subject to sales tax. 

Printed products (albums, prints, wall art, etc) are purchased separately. 

The session investment includes:


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When should we reach out to book a session?

The sooner the better! The ideal time is 2 months prior, but I book 30A clients up to 6 months in advance!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you able to photograph my family on the beach?

I hold the required insurance and permits to legally photograph clients on Walton County beaches (PS - please ask any photographer you're considering if they have this - there are large fines involved if they are not permitted and you can be on the hook for the fine!)

Please note, some communities require advance notice, so last minute sessions may not be possible, but I'll try!

When will our photos be ready? 

Your photos will be delivered via a secure online gallery within 21 days from your session date and will be ready for immediate download. 

Are there any hidden or extra fees?

Your investment includes session planning, your session time, and all edited digital images and film scans delivered in your gallery. In other words, nope - no hidden costs. 

What about photo prints? How will I get my printed items?

I offered fine art prints, albums, and custom wall art for my clients through a partner print lab. Everything is ordered online, and can be shipped directly to your door! 

We are coming with a big group - do you do extended family sessions?

Yep, I sure do! Each additional family unit will add $300 to your session cost to account for the extra preparation, session time, and galleries for multiple family units. 

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I can't wait to celebrate your family. 

Use the button below to submit an inquiry. I'll be in touch soon with full booking details, 30A availability, and to answer your questions. 

-  Ellen