We are often in awe of the vulnerability and trust our families give us. We are able to capture their honest connections in beautiful portraits because of what they are willing to share. Thank you to ALL of our M+L families, for letting us live our dreams.
People say all the time, “Ellie, I’m sure once it’s time to plan your wedding, you’ll know exactly what it will look like since you have so much experience with them!” Turns out that’s not completely true, because after every wedding I photograph, I come away with new amazing ideas... like this cake table!!! Can I just use all the ideas?! 😍 #elliebephotographs
Do you know what day it is?! It's "Momma Monday"!! Just a reminder of what "Momma Monday" is - Recently I decided as moms, we often obsess over taking photos of our little ones, yet when the camera is turned in our direction we often shy away and hide. I know for myself the list of excuses are endless... But recently I realized that no matter what view I have about myself it does not reflect on how my children see me. They see me for who I am, what I provide and that I am simply their mother. We are beautiful and irreplaceable in our children's eyes. We all need to be present in photographs. We need something tangible to pass onto them. Let them remember you as you are!
And that is why I started "Momma Monday"... Throughout the week I am challenging myself and anyone who wants to join to get in at least one photograph with your family! You don't need a fancy camera... Use your cell phone for all I care! JUST BE PRESENT! Tag me and use the hashtag #mommamondaypap so I can see everyones work! *
***This weekend as the kids were playing in the puddles I decided to grab my gear and simply photograph us doing what we do best! Being in nature! I did not change my clothing from the day... I simply let my insecurities go and it felt pretty amazing! (Until I started editing and then questioned the whole idea of posting them haha) I had this grand vision for this set, but the kids wanted NOTHING to do with the puddles once I got in... Frustrating right!? Totally my life! But heres to week two of our challenge! (Not going to lie it was pretty amazing documenting Kailer losing her front tooth as well! Something I would have originally captured with my phone instead of my big girl camera)***
Her; always | this month of the @the.portrait.collective is up (link in bio). I sound like a broken record but I adore this collective not just for the art but also the people. Such a great group of ladies ❤️ #aportraitcollective
I don’t usually write a longggg😪essay-like caption here. But I have a lot to say about @alisaturnermusic. I had a privilege to photograph an event at @tuscanridgewedding hosted by @standingsidebyside a non-profit organization founded by @mollykoonphoto my past wedding client and now inspiring friend. @alisaturnermusic overcame years of illnesses and loss of a newborn in her life and turned them into music trusting God. She’s a God’s chosen woman with a gentle and happy spirit. The strength💪🏻God has given to her is amazing. God changed her life. Go check out her page and get inspired!!! 🙌#Godisgood