Maternity and Newborn Photography in Auburn, AL

A maternity and newborn photography experience inspired by your family's unique connection.
Based in Auburn, AL.
Available for travel in the Southeast. 

"Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears, and most of all, love."


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. 

I document all stages of motherhood - from announcement to arrival to the milestones. 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.

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. 

Most importantly, I want to honor the relationship you have with your little ones with honest, organic images that you will treasure forever. 

From Bump to Baby and Beyond.

Thoughtful, connection-driven images of motherhood. 

Session Offerings

Every new life is worth celebrating. Bask in those glowing early days of pregnancy with an announcement session. Share the news with friends and family, or file these away to share with your little ones years from now. 


Baby time is getting near, and there is so much to do. I promise, your will NOT regret taking a few hours to slow down, celebrate the growing little one in your belly, and enjoy your family as it is at this very moment in time. 

True-to-life, at-home, intimate newborn sessions.

Celebrate your family's new addition with timeless, joyful portraits at home. 






How it works

01. Let’s Chat

Submit an inquiry and I'll email over my full session and investment details. I'd love to hop on a quick call to learn about your family and what you're looking for in a photography experience. 

Your session is reserved by submitting the creative fee and completing a session agreement. 

02. The Vision

Four weeks prior to your session, we will have a pre-session consultation where I learn about your family, the things you love about your people, and what memories you want to remember about this stage of life. 

I'll use this information to ensure the images from your session beautifully and authentically tell your family's story. 

03. Let's Plan

I'll help you select the best location, time of day, and wardrobe to make sure you're comfortable and feel beautiful during your session.

You'll have the option to borrow from my client wardrobe with flattering dresses for mama. 

04. Session Day

Session day is here!

I'm ready to calm any nerves, pick flowers with toddlers, and coo at your precious little ones. 

During our time together, I gently guide you into natural interactions that allow me to document all those spoken (and unspoken) things you love about your family.  

05. Share Your Story

I'll share the images from your session via a secure online gallery two to three weeks after your session. 

You'll select how you want these magical memories shared - a beautifully designed album, fine art prints, or heirloom wall art. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I reach out about a session? 

The sooner the better!

I take a limited number of newborn clients per month (based on due date) to ensure ample flexibility for scheduling when your little one arrives. 

Ideally, reach out at least two months before your due date. If you reach out later and we are a great fit, I'm always going to do what I can to try to fit you in!

When should I have maternity photos taken? 

The most common time to have maternity photos is between 28 and 36 weeks.

That said, when you're ready, I'm ready. 

When should I have newborn photos taken? 

I encourage my newborn clients to reserve a date when baby is two to three weeks old.

You can read about my true-to-life newborn sessions on this post

When will my photos be ready? 

Your fully edited gallery will be ready two to three weeks after your session date.
I'll send you a first look from your session within a few days - either via social media or direct message if you'd like your photos to remain private. 

How many photos will I receive? 

Every family's story is different, so I never promise a certain number of images for sessions. 

A couple with their first child is likely going to have a smaller gallery than a family welcoming their fourth child. 

I promise to always deliver a beautiful, diverse gallery with the best images from your session. 

Generally, you can expect at least 40 images in your gallery. 

Do you offer discounts if I book both a maternity and newborn session with you?


I adore working with repeat clients, especially at a time as special as welcoming a new life into their family.

I have a membership offering, designed for families needing multiple sessions over the course of 18 months. 

Please submit an inquiry for full pricing and membership details. 

Find me at @ellenwagnerphoto
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Meaningful photography for sentimental families.