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I'm ELLEN

IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU,

Pictures have always been my favorite way to tell a story. My goal is to catch raw, organic, natural images—the belly laughs, the wink between husband and wife, the light as it crests over a mountain just like you remembered it—and to leave you with photos that have you feeling like, well, you. Because let's be honest, most of us don't exactly feel comfortable in front of a camera! My formal training is a BA in Studio Art from Middlebury College, where I spent most of my senior year taking black and white photographs for a candid study of my family (who remain some of my favorite subjects!). After spending the past eleven years teaching middle schoolers, I recently stepped away from the classroom to turn my passion for photography into a full-time gig. 

Most days, you can find me rocking a topknot (because who has time to do their hair?!) and wearing a flannel as soon as it’s socially acceptable each fall. Maple lattes are the little slice of heaven that I treat myself to each morning. A perfectly toasted marshmallow in a s’more and FaceTiming my niece and nephews are two of my favorite things. I’ve also mastered the art of simultaneously streaming a Boston Bruins game while catching up on the most recent episode of The Bachelor.

I grew up in northwestern Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain, and while New England has my heart, I'm ready to travel wherever you are. Let's chat about what you're looking for—I can't wait to tell your story.

New England-Based Wedding & Portrait Photographer

WHEN I'm  NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND me

wandering

Boston

Stepping out of my apartment on foot and having the city at my fingertips gives me indescribable joy. Walking to Bruins games, wandering through the Public Garden, and appreciating Charlestown’s quaint streets are just a few of my favorite things.  

WHEN i'm NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND me

exploring the

outdoors

Growing up in Vermont has given me gratitude for all that the state has to offer. From boating on Lake Champlain during the summer, hiking in the fall, and skiing in the winter, connecting with nature allows me to escape and feel re-centered. 

WHEN I'm  NOT PHOTOGRAPHING 
WEDDINGS, YOU’LL FIND me

hanging with my

niece + nephews

These three tiny humans exude happiness. Anytime I’m with them, they immediately bring a smile to my face, especially when we play hide-and-go-seek (they’re terrible at staying in their hiding spots!)

at a glance

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If I had to describe my business in three words, it would be authentic, classy, and fun! 

What I Do

THE HEART BEHIND

Nearly everyone I meet says, “I’m so awkward in front of the camera.” Let’s clear the air: we’re all awkward in front of the camera, myself included. Don’t let that feeling stop you from having your photo taken. I believe we should document all seasons of life. Whether it’s a major life event like a wedding or just hanging around on a Saturday morning with your kids in pajamas, big and small moments deserve to be captured. I believe we shouldn’t worry about how our hair looks or our jeans fit during those times, because it’s the occasion and emotion that matter more than our physical appearance.

I believe photographs should capture the emotion of those moments, the intimate memories being made, the happiness and fun being shared, so that, months and years later, when you look back at the images from that wedding and that Saturday morning, you are transported back to that place in that moment, because that is really what photos are meant to do. And I believe when photos do that, there is truly nothing better.

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