Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all, love.
— lysa Terkeurst
I'm not a regular photographer, I'm a fun photographer. (Mean Girls anyone?)
I want your session to feel anything but ordinary. I want you to look forward to our time together, feel relaxed in front of the camera, and end up with photos that make you feel something.
Every step of my process is designed to make things easier for you. I offer a client closet with elevated casual mama dresses and kid's clothes in a range of sizes and assist with wardrobe to make sure your photos look their best. I 'get' little kids and how to get the best pictures of your family without a lot of fuss.
I interact with your family in a way that helps me document the intimate, intangible beauty in the everyday of parenthood.
I will walk you through each step of the way to make sure your photo session is stress-free and you will have dreamy photos that make even the most ordinary (or chaotic) moments of your session feel special.
What it's like to work with me.
Thoughtful, connection-driven images of motherhood.
My maternity sessions focus on the beauty of pregnancy, with flattering, relaxed images of you and your family, and highlighting your growing bump.
My lifestyle newborn sessions are intimate and true to life. I focus documenting your natural interactions with your little one. Your baby will be in cradled in your arms or sleeping in their bassinet or crib with you nearby. I elevate your everyday, and create photos that you'll look back on for years to come.
First Year Plan
Creative fee for individual sessions is $350.
Creative fee for First Year Plan is $1050.
The creative session fee is due to reserve your place on my calendar and covers planning and preparation for your session, and session time.
Creative fee does NOT include digital images or printed product.
Clients will select a collection for digital images and/or printed product from their session after delivery of images.
Full pricing and collection details available upon inquiry.
01. Contact Me
I'll send over full session details, investment, and my availability calendar.
To reserve your spot on my calendar, you'll submit a creative fee and complete a session agreement.
02. Let’s Plan
We schedule your maternity and newborn sessions based on your due date. I guide you along the way, selecting location, wardrobe, and planning your session.
03. Let’s Shoot
It's session day! Your job is to focus on your family, I take care of the rest.
03. Gallery Delivery
Your photos are ready! I'll send you a link to a secure online gallery to view your images, select your favorites included in your session, and explore artwork options.
"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."
"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."