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 family & newborn photographer. The families I photograph become my best buds, and it is so important to me that you are relaxed, laughing, and having a great time during our session. 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!
Some of my fav Fun, playful Real moments from family sessions
"Elly was a delight to work with. The photos she took was stunning. I will say the best part of working with her was how patient she was with my rowdy 2 year old and my husband’s dad jokes. I absolutely recommended her to anyone. Her work is top notch and these photos are the best we’ve had take in our 7 years of marriage!"
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!)
Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina
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 ;)
My Sister Joanna & I In OUR MATCHING GRAPHIC TEES
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
Here's a snapshot into my world.
The Fun Doesn't Stop There!
Session fee cover the time & Talent of the photographer, client closet, family guide, and planning help
Digitals & Prints sold SEPARATely
NEWBORN SESSION FEE $400
FaMily Session FEE $250
The photographs I deliver to you are equally important as the experience I provide. Your final gallery will tell the story that is uniquely your family. When you view your gallery for the first time, I want you to feel your images and bring to life the fleeting moments that were captured.
As the years pass, your families images will be able to bring you right back to this moment. As your photographer, creating images that illicit the same emotions even years down the road is everything. That is the bread and butter of what I do. I know the significance of these timeless treasures that will be apart of your family for generations.
LET'S DO THIS!
Whether you want to capture those precious newborn days or your intimate family moments, I want to be there for you!
"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!"
Natalie & Paul
"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!!
Elly captured the most amazing moments of our family. We were so impressed with the quality of these pictures! Our 5 year old loved her, and she did so good with him. We will definitely be coming back for more."
CAITLYN & JONAH
"Elly did an amazing job with our family photos! She is great with kids and was able to work magic capturing great photos of my toddlers.
She also did a great job capturing beautiful pictures of my 4 day old baby! I would absolutely recommend her!!"
Caroline & Jordan
"Elly was a delight to work with. The photos she took was stunning. I will say the best part of working with her was how patient she was with my rowdy 2 year old and my husband’s dad jokes. I would love to have her take my photos again.
I was absolutely recommended her to anyone. Her work is top notch and these photos are the best we’ve had take in our 7 years of marriage!"
SARA + KEVIN
"10/10 recommend Elly Maria photography! We had family photos done with our 10 month old. She had toys for him to play with. So incredibly kind and worked for well with us even though our little one was a tad cranky at the end.
She helped us choose a location and even agreed to let me send her photos of our outfits. We just received our photos and wow! They are absolutely incredible!"
SHaHNTA + TYLER
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I know you have a lot of options when it comes to picking a Family & Newborn Photographer, so I am so excited and appreciative of you being here. Being able to document your family, and create heirloom photographs for you is truly an honor.
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