Ellen Keith Shaw
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Hi, I’m Ellen, photographer, doula, and mother based in the SF Bay Area. I capture the organic and sacred moments of your parenthood journey.

Before Photography and Doula work I studied Graphic Design and Urban Studies, both of which fostered my love of exploration and documentation.

I have found that my doula work informs how I interact in all of my photography sessions. Both roles require holding space for my clients and letting them settle into their natural states of being. My desire is to capture and create authentic connections and to get to know you in whatever capacity we are working together. 

I am passionate about forming unique relationships with my clients and the creative expression that comes with photography. I love capturing moments that show connection and finding those times when people are at their their most honest and real. My job as your photographer is to document the inherent beauty in your every day. 

The birth side of my business is informed by the experiences I had with both of my pregnancies, first with my son and most recently with my daughter. During my first pregnancy with my son, I sought out resources that helped me to feel empowered about my upcoming birth. That positive experience led me to feel driven to try to hold this space for other expectant parents and thus my doula training followed shortly thereafter. 

I look forward to meeting you and celebrating your experience, wherever you may be on your journey.


Ellen! These images are beautiful - I found myself in tears over the way you somehow captured what is so familiar.

/  christina, san francisco  /