Let's Create gorgeous photos & have the best time ever.
One of the first things you should probably know about me is I am hilarious (no, really!) To know me is to see beauty in a smile, to hear a song in laughter, to feel warmth around two people in love... I face each day with beauty and humor. As a mom of three (who travels frequently as a family!), having a sense of humor is crucial! Mark Twain says it best, "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."
Having a good sense of humor is so important as a wedding photographer. My couples become my best buds, and it is so important to me that you are relaxed, laughing, and having a great time on your wedding. With over 8 years of photography experience, I know that real emotion is what truly sets an image apart from the rest. It is what brings life to your photograph and what gives you the ability to ignite those same feelings again.
I want you to have those same heirloom photographs that illicit authentic emotion every time you look at them! Let’s chat and make that happen! I can't wait to hear from you!
Hey, I'm elly!
Here's a snapshot into my world.
The Fun Doesn't Stop There!
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I love (love love love!) exploring the beautiful great outdoors and traveling to the most inspiring places on this amazing planet. My favorite places that I have been (outside of the smokies & blue ridge) are Cascadian Mountains, Grand Canyon and Mount Parnassos National Park. My next adventures will be Moab and Glacier National Park (Spring 2021!)
Santa Barbara, California
Family is truly the "why" in my life. That's why I became a photographer in the first place. I love that my job is literally capturing families interacting, loving, and sharing together on one of the most significant days of your life. Fun fact - I am one of FIVE sisters. Yep... and I am smack dab in the middle at number three. Not to sound bias... but middles are the best kinds of humans ;)
There is truly no sweeter pup than this one right here. Gracie has been through everything with me. She was there to snuggle during our first anniversary when my husband was deployed. She was there by my side during out first few weeks as new parents. Gracie is the kind of dog that will sleep through my kids building a lego town on top of her. She is lazy, wrinkly, kind, and perfect.
BEST DOG IN THE WORLD
My FUR BABY
I am truly a foodie at heart! My hubs gets me cookbooks as anniversary gifts almost every year and I LOVE IT! Right now, I am working through Magnolia Table (Vol 2) and it is truly amazing. I joke (half joke because this is really going to happen) that after I retire I am going to do a road trip of all the restaurants on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I am a big believer in having a home that is inviting and relaxing with delicious, home cooked food at the table for friends and family to enjoy.
NOT A PIC OF ME EATING FOOD... BUT WHEN I TAKE A
FLATTERING ONE oF THOSE I WILL UPDATE
My Favorite Things
Just wanted to pop by to give a big THANK YOU! Andrew and I have been sharing the blog with our close friends and family and love the way it turned out!!
After being soo stressed about choosing outfits and being afraid that we would be awkward in front of the camera I could not be more appreciative oh how fun and easy you made the experience!
Kelsey & Andrew
I could not be more appreciative oh how fun and you made the experience!
She is attentive, responsible, has very reasonably pricing, funny, and warm. But most importantly, she is trustworthy and completely on top of everything. I hired her from California for a wedding in Florida during a very stressful time in my career and she helped so much with my pre-wedding stress and also with the day-of stress. She goes above and beyond just taking photos, and let me tell you, the photos are beautiful! Do not hesitate to hire her.
Alexa & Jimmy
Look NO further for a photographer! Elly did our engagement + wedding photos and she is
She was well worth the money and even more, she was just a very nice person.
We are extremely glad that we found her for our daughter’s wedding. She went over and above any expectation we had for such an important event in our lives.
Lexa & Tyson
Elly was with us for the entire wedding experience.
I honestly can’t say enough about Elly. First of all, she is an absolutely remarkable photographer. She puts her heart and soul into this job! Can’t recommend her enough.
Secondly, she makes the process so easy. She’s very relatable and makes everyone laugh and feel at ease when she’s taking pictures.
Like I said, I’ll fly to Florida or wherever she is again to get pictures taken by her. She’s incredible.
Allie & Matt
I’ll fly to Florida or wherever she is again to get pictures taken by her. She’s
Brianne & Matt
We had the amazing pleasure of taking our engagement photos with Elly! We were both so nervous - we had never had professional photos taken together before, and she made it a breeze.
She is wonderful at giving direction in order to get great photos, and always had us laughing!
always had us laughing
Caitlyn & Jonah
"Elly was nothing short of fantastic. My husband and I were cracking up, the entire time. She made this experience stress free and a lot of fun. I would recommend her 110/10!!"
and a lot of fun!
Natalie & Paul
"Elly was so relaxed and confident. She made our family feel so at ease while taking our pictures. She really captured us being ourselves.
I am so grateful these beautiful moments were captured. They are priceless!"
Krista & Sergio
“I can’t begin to express how happy my husband and I were with our pictures. She went above and beyond to help make our day truly special and memorable. Our pictures are truly breathtaking and surpassed our expectations. Elly responds quickly to all communication and so easy to get along with. We were honored to have her be our photographer for our special day."
above and beyond