Motherhood and Family Photography in Auburn, AL

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

Based in Auburn, AL.
Available for travel in the Southeast. 

Organic, joyful family photography at home that beautifully documents your life. 

Portraits of Motherhood

I believe every stage of motherhood is unique and special, so I urge my clients to document childhood well and often. 

If I could be in your home daily, I absolutely would.

Every single day, our little ones our changing. YOU are changing.

Motherhood sessions allow you to treasure the magical moments for a lifetime. 




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. 

Ellen is absolutely incredible! She is so thoughtful and intentional in considering your thoughts and feelings before the photoshoot! She touches base with you multiple times to ensure she knows exactly what you want captured.

During the photoshoot, she is very encouraging and makes you feel beautiful and comfortable in every moment. 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!"

"[Ellen] photographed me and my 6 month old. Scheduling was so easy, she worked around our nap schedule and it paid off with precious smiles! The session itself was so natural and easy. 

"Ellen was an absolute dream."


"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."


This was our first family photo shoot with our baby and Ellen was extremely efficient. She was flexible by asking our preference for direction in the shoot. Everything went so smoothly. We’re excited for her to shoot our next family photos and would definitely recommend!

"We had such a wonderful experience and the pictures turned out amazing!"


She was able to actually get pictures of my youngest daughter smiling, which is nothing short of a miracle.
She made the whole experience very relaxing and was able to capture the real moments with my family rather than just staged portraits.

"Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with."


"From the moment she walked in, I immediately felt comfortable and at ease with her, like I had known her forever. She didn’t judge my children’s silly behavior, she loved it and captured their silly and fun personalities in all the in-between moments—and got them to smile their genuine non posed smiles! There are hardly any pictures I wouldn’t have framed out of the TONS we got from her! You won’t regret hiring her, she is worth every penny!

"Ellen is a breath of fresh air for family photos."


Find me at @ellenwagnerphoto
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Meaningful photography for sentimental families.