I'm Ellen.
I like to embrace the chaos and show you the beauty in your ordinary moments. 

From sunrise to sunset, there are millions of moments that you pour your heart and soul into mothering your children. Your days feel chaotic, joyful, overwhelming, and imperfectly perfect, all at the same time.

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.

Let me help you. 

I believe in creating family portraits that are meaningful and timeless.

Celebrating motherhood is the reason I picked up my camera again after years of not being creative. Not long after I began intentionally documenting my own motherhood journey, I knew I wanted to use my gifts to serve other mothers. 

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

Overall, Ellen is just an incredible person and photographer.

Her photos capture small moments that you’ll look back on and cherish forever.

She has an eye for detail and goes above and beyond to make sure you’re happy!

We’re so thankful we had Ellen capture such a special time in our lives!

- Morgan

a few more things you should know: 

I'm totally biased, but I've got the best little family in the whole wide world. 

That's my husband Matt and my two angel girls, Abby and Maddy. Love them to pieces. I'll probably talk about them during your session, cause...well, you know how it is! 

This is my family. They're the best. 

Creating content made me realize my kids are way better "influencers" than I'll ever be haha

I create content on a lifestyle blog.

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I love to use a variety of creative mediums to document my client's sessions. You'll often see me loading a film camera, swapping to video mode, and using my handy digital camera. All these pieces work together to create a beautiful documentation of your family. 

I love mixing creative mediums. 

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Your photos do not belong on your phone.

I believe

My offerings are structured around physical products instead of digital images. You don't need more digital files. You need to be able to hold your memories in your hands. 

Follow along at @ellenwagnerphoto
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Meaningful imagery for sentimental families.