SERVICE PROVIDED
MATERNITY + FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
 

I have been lucky enough to have Ellen photographing all 3 of my children since birth. Most recently, Ellen spent a morning with us at our home after the birth of our third child. She captured the most beautiful photos of us, in our home, laughing, playing, living. 

Ellen has this way of finding the moments in between that most people wouldn't notice and making them come to life. The pictures she's taken bring me back to the times that usually pass by so quickly and you can barely remember. I look at the photos of me nursing my tiny baby, or my round swollen belly weeks before birth or my big kids romping on the sofa while I gaze at my newborn and remember why it's so important to capture these moments.

Ellen is an artist and she understands and has profound respect for the time of pregnancy, birth, and the blurry days of early parenting (and beyond)! She's also a Mom and has a well of patience and kindness that you will instantly feel in her presence. I'm looking forward to seeing her capture my family as we grow and knowing that she'll help me hold onto these moments in life.


I am so in love with the images you captured of us. They've reminded me to take pictures of my family and also to ask people to snap me with the kids too.

SERVICE PROVIDED
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY
 


We had a wonderful family photo session with Ellen! She came to our home when our sweet babe was about 10 days old. She made me (and my husband who is not always into sitting for pictures) feel comfortable and at ease. She incorporated my ideas about staging into her own experience of what makes for beautiful natural light images. Ellen is a photographer who clearly thrives on working with women and families before, during, and after the birth of a new baby. I highly recommend working with her if you're considering family photography!

SERVICE PROVIDED
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY


I was uncertain about having pregnancy pictures taken.  However, after working with and seeing the beautiful pictures from Ellen I cannot image not having them.  Ellen is a dream to work with and created the images that we will cherish for a lifetime.  She is professional, kind, relaxed and extremely talented.   I am looking forward to working with her again soon.

SERVICE PROVIDED
MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY


Ellen's warmth and presence strengthened our birth team. We're awed by her skill at having captured the subtle, intimate interactions and interplay of experiences that took place the night our daughter was born. In her photographs we can see numerous stories unfolding— the unique journey of labor as experienced by each individual, played out through gestures and expressions of courage, pain, support, love, exhaustion, and elation. In documenting our daughter's first moments in the world, and the efforts it took to get her here, she's given us an invaluable keepsake.

SERVICE PROVIDED
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY


SERVICE PROVIDED
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY+DOULA SUPPORT 

Ellen was our doula for the birth of our first child. Ellen's kind and calming demeanor, gentle support, and wealth of expertise were invaluable. I wanted to have a natural birth in a hospital setting, and I believe Ellen's guidance was a key part in making that a reality.  In addition to our in-person meetings, she was always readily available by phone, text and email, providing helpful resources, answering my wide array of questions, and helping me think through how to best approach the birth, making me and my partner feel more confident and informed in the birth process.  In addition to the incredible support she provided during labor and in the delivery room, she also took some amazing photos of our family when my daughter was born that I will cherish forever. I'm so glad she was a part of my baby's birth! 


SERVICE PROVIDED
DOULA SUPPORT

Having Ellen during my birth journey was a blessing. She took her role as a doula seriously and supported me emotionally, physically and mentally through the process. I would recommend her services to any woman preparing for birth!


SERVICE PROVIDED
DOULA SUPPORT

As this was our first child, my husband and I were looking forward to the physical and emotional support a doula had to offer. We had no idea what to expect but, were provided care above and beyond what we could have imagined. Ellen's presence during our birth felt very natural and extremely supportive. It was as if Ellen knew exactly what I needed when I could not verbally communicate it. We are very grateful for her support during our journey and hope to connect with her again when the time comes!


SERVICE PROVIDED
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

Thrilled to have had Ellen photograph my family! She is authentic, kind, patient, and truly talented. You can tell by her gorgeous photos how passionate she is about her work and her subjects. I had the opportunity to have Ellen in my home to take photos of my toddler daughter and newborn son. Despite exhaustion, tantrums, baby cries and chaos, she was able to capture the special details and moments effortlessly. 


SERVICE PROVIDED
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

Ellen did an amazing job photographing our home birth. She was a gentle "fly on the wall" capturing the event with such warmth. 

My husband and I both felt very protective of our birth experience and we didn't want a bunch of people there making us feel crowded or pressured. Ellen did a great job blending into the background, yet managing to take a couple hundred amazing photos that tell the story of our little one's debut with the beauty and rawness of photojournalism meets fine art. 

I really wanted the lights low during my labor. Actually, most of the light was from candles, the fire place and our Christmas tree. Ellen was able to take this challenging lighting situation and still give us such lovely, clear photos that don't look too dark at all. 

We love the photos so much and we keep looking at them over and over. It's so incredible to have these images to complement our memories. In fact, having the pictures has helped enhance my recollections of the night. Giving birth is such a surreal experience and parts of it seem to happen in a blur. Having these wonderful photos from Ellen helps to bring the memories of the birth back into focus. 

Thank you, Ellen! We will cherish these photos forever!