Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Elle, and I’m guessing you’re here to learn a little bit more about me, and my heart for photography. First and foremost, I am a maker. I have always felt this soul-deep desire to create, make, and put beautiful things out into the world. This has taken on many different forms over the years, but ultimately it has all boiled down to me needing to create beauty.
I’m also a mother of two amazing preschoolers, and they are my world and the reason I do what I do. When my daughter, Charlotte, was born, I knew I needed to leave the retail, corporate world and pursue something that allowed me to spend more time with her, while still fulfilling my need to create.
Teddy helped me focus (pun intended) on which creative drive to follow. He was born with a congenital heart defect, and spent the first 2.5 weeks of his life in the hospital following open heart surgery at 4 days old. I spent hours every day in the hospital, holding him – this tiny little human, fresh and new and hooked up to tubes and wires and monitors to keep him alive while he recovered. As I sat there cradling him, I remember the thought flashing through my mind that if he didn’t make it, photographs would be all that I had.
It was a sobering, eye-opening thought to me, and the impetus to turn a once-hobby into a pursuit of passion to help document memories and precious moments for other families. Teddy is 3 years old now, and thriving. He has undergone multiple operations so far, and will likely have several more in the coming years.
For every session, my goal is to donate a session to a family like mine – because I believe that if your child needs life-saving medical treatments, the last thing you should have to worry about is having to pay to preserve the precious memories when your baby is feeling well. If you think you, or someone you know, could benefit from a session like this, please reach out to me for more details! Families like mine are the reason I do this, and I would love to connect with you!
If you are looking to book a full-priced session, THANK YOU! It is because of you and your generosity that I get to gift precious memories to deserving families that might not otherwise be able to afford them because of chance. We’re a team now, you and I, creating beautiful moments for both your family, and theirs, and that is such a beautiful thing!
For me, photography is a soulful, spiritual experience. I get the chance to capture the personality and spirit of you and your family in images that you get to keep and treasure for generations.