I'm Ellen, your photographer-friend slash cheerleader. 

I'm a big believer in community over competition.

I wouldn't have the knowledge that I have today without the kindness of others sharing what has worked in their business.

Here, I'll link some of my favorite resources, business management tools, and photographer education.

You can also learn about services I offer to support other photographers. 

PS... Some links are affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission or store credit for sharing with you. I value authenticity, and only share things I love! 

Hey there!

Mentoring for Lifestyle Family Photographers

1. One-on-One Consult 

Opt for a one-hour consultation to get immediate feedback or support around your business needs.

From portfolio feedback and editing assistance to business question and content brainstorming to helping you get started with film, this is designed to be a focused discussion to impact your business where it matters most. 

One Hour | $250

2. One-on-One Bundle & Live Shoot

For the photographer that wants a behind the scenes look at my entire process.

We will start with a one-on-one call to review your current pre-session prep and walk through my own session preparation process. 

Next, we will meet with a model family for an hour-long, on-location shoot, where I guide you through my gently guided prompts to create organic and natural family portraits. 

Finally, we will have a second hour-long one-on-one Zoom to review how I cull images to create a storytelling gallery, editing images, and session wrap up. 

Session must take place within a one hour radius of Auburn, Alabama, or coincide with planned travel dates. 

Three Hours | $1200

3. Monthly Mentorship

For the photographer that needs accountability and support to grow their business, we will meet twice a month for a one-on-one consult to review the areas of your business that need the most support.

Whether you're trying to be more active and engaged on social media to working through your first few rolls of shooting film, we'll outline three primary goals and work towards those together over three months. 

3 Monthly Payments of $400

Relax & Refer Heirloom Album Design & Production Services

Has your client asked about ordering a custom album from their wedding or portrait session, but you don't know where to start? Or maybe you don't have the bandwidth to design, revise, and order custom fine art albums in the. midst of busy season. 

I've got you! I LOVE creating heirloom albums for clients and would be happy to take care of this process for you.

After delivering your client their high-resolution images, refer them to me to hold their hand through album design, revision, and ordering. 

I use my same album-creation process as with my own clients and offer album options from the best professional print labs in the country to ensure their final product matches the elevated experience you've provided. 

Your client will purchase album design and the album directly through me, so you truly just refer and know they are in good hands. 

Design & Custom Album | begins at $1200

Fill out the info below, and I'll be in touch soon to learn more about how I can support you! 

Reach out to Ellen

Top Resources for Photographers


Refined Co

Favorite Resources

Develope Academy, In the Glow, &  The Glowup Library

Using a CRM like Honeybook keeps all your client communication, booking, and payments in one place for easy business management. I couldn't run my business without it! 

I have been using Refined Co editing tools for years. Marta has built a top notch community and editing suite for photographers looking for a film-inspired look.

Use my link to save 10% on your preset purchase. PS - my faves are Refined III and the KT Merry collections.  

I am *obsessed* with how down-to-earth and generous the team at Develope Academy is. Jenn and Charla are not only phenomenal photographers, but have a unique style of teaching that really makes things click for me!

Their In The Glow Membership is well worth it! Tell 'em Ellen sent you, and I get a free month! 

KEH Camera

Our camera and lenses are the tools we use to create art for our clients. KEH is hands-down the best place to buy used gear and sell your old gear, especially if you're wanting to trade!

Highly Recommended

Photographer Must-Haves

Shop Tonic Website Templates

Tonic has my absolutely favorite templates in the game – their websites somehow combine killer strategy AND stunning, standout design. You're going to feel so confident in your new site!

Get 15% off your purchase when you use my code ELLENWAGS and up level your legal game in less
than an hour with done-for-you legal docs that are a cinch to edit + implement + protect your business.

Shop The Artist's Lawyer Contracts

Rent Gear with Lens Rentals

Trying new gear helps get those creative juices flowing. Try something new with Lens Rentals!