Family Photographer Greenville SC | Elly Maria Photography

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Greenville, SC  Maternity, newborn and family photography

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"Elly was a delight to work with. The photos she took were 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 understand finding a Family, Newborn and Maternity Photographer in Greenville SC who you click with is just as important as the style of the photos taken. I want you to be 110% comfortable and excited about your session, and I want to get to know you and your family a bit through email! So step one is chatting about you and your beautiful family.



You've decided you would love to have me photograph your family, woohoo! Next step is to get you on my calendar ASAP. I only take a specific number of clients every month, and many mamas book a few months in advance, so let's get you booked! Read my FAQ below to find out the perfect time to book your maternity and newborn session.


Time to plan the details of your session

Have no fear mama, I have spent many many hours creating an amazing resource for my families so we can plan the perfect photoshoot for you. 

The entire process starts with a discovery questionnaire and a digital session guide that walks you through everything from what to wear to tip for bringing your fur baby, and everything in between!


Pre-session styling consultation

Once you have all (or most) of your outfits chosen, it is time for your pre-session styling consultation.

Over FaceTime or Zoom, this is where we go over outfit choices and really created a curated look for your family. I am here to answer any questions and help you feel confident creating a complimentary look for your family. These consults are available to book in the evening to accommodate busy schedules.


Todays the day! Time to photograph your precious family!

This is it! We've planned the perfect outfit, customized the perfect heirloom experience for you, and now... it's time to relax and have fun! 
You can expect our time together to be filled with lots of giggling, games and snuggles. Many of the toddlers I photograph don't like when the session is over because of all the fun we have! So be ready to enjoy your session!


The fun part - Choosing your artwork, albums, and digitals

Gallery delivery day is my favorite part of this process, I loooove showing my sweet mama's their stunning family images. There will probably be a few happy tears (from me too!) when gushing over your beautiful heirloom photographs.  You will be able to view your password protected gallery online. There, you can order prints, frames, and albums. I want this to be a super fun and easy experience for you.


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Session Fee Only $190

As the years pass, your family's 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.

Included in the session fee are your customized welcome box that will help prepare you for your session, scheduling and planning of your session, and wardrobe styling appointment. Digital files and artwork are purchased after the session, that way you choose what you absolutely love. Reach out to receive the full pricing and experience guide.

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You're loved ones are planning the perfect baby shower for you. You've got newborn themed games, you've got diaper cakes, you've got delicious mimosas. And now, you need to show of your bump with the perfect maternity dress! Check out this blog that lists all my favorite dresses for maternity!

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If I had a dollar for every time one of my mama's expressed serious worry about how their tot will act during their session, I would be rich and retire as a photographer (jk.. sorta!) Read here the number one tip for getting the happiest moods for your whole family!

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If you're going to invest in picking out the perfect outfits, your hair, make-up, and creating stunning images, YOU HAVE TO PRINT THEM! Don't make your images live in a dark, cold folder on your computer. Let's dive into what all these products are and why you need them (like, right this minute!)

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Questions & answers

Q: How far in advance do I need to book my family photography in greenville, sc?

A: This really depends on what kind of session you are needing. Maternity and newborn mamas book their sessions soon after they are feeling better after the first trimester (anyone else have awful morning sickness!?) I fill up my calendar between 2 to 4 months out. I always recommend to book well in advance to get the most of out my welcome packet and family and newborn guides!

Q: DO you offer mini sessions? 

A: Yes and no. At this time, I am only booking mini sessions through my email list a couple times a year. Most of the time, I always recommend going with a full session for your families precious heirlooms. This gives your child a chance to get comfortable with me, and that gives them (and you!) the best experience possible! Mini sessions are reserved for two occasions, my Motherhood event and Christmas minis! So be sure to join my email list for more info :)

Q: I just found out I am pregnant! When do I book my maternity and newborn photoshoot?

A: Well first, ahhh!! Yay!! Congratulations on this new bundle of joy. As a mama to four little ones, I know the rush of emotions you get when you see those two pink lines. We will book your maternity photoshoot between 29 to 32 weeks pregnant. This is the perfect sized bump without all the extra aches and pains that can sometimes come from the third trimester. Your newborn photoshoot is booked for one week after your due date. If your newborn comes early or later and we have to change the date, no worries! This tentative date gets you on the books for me and your makeup artist!

Q: Why is there such a huge price difference with family, Newborn and Maternity photographers in Greenville?

A: As the saying goes, you get what you pay for! I know that sounds harsh... but here me out. Aside from expenses such as paying taxes, equipment, CRMS, editing software, bookkeeping, insurance, client closets, education, etc... Aside from allll of that, a huge portion of my expenses is on the client experience I create for you. I want this to be a custom, beautiful experience from the moment you read the words on this page, to the moment you are holding your heirloom prints. You truly deserve to be spoiled, and thats what I am here for!

Q: Do you offer posed Newborn Sessions?

A: My newborn sessions are centered around connection. Snuggles, giggling, and enjoying each others presence and the tiny miracle of your newborn, that is what I want to capture for you. While I do not offer posed newborn photos extensively, all of my newborn sessions come with light wrapping that help photograph the details of your newborn in a natural and organic way. Baby led sessions that focus on connections are always much more gentle and enjoyable both for mama and baby.

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These early years with your little one are the foundation of your motherhood journey, and one you will reminisce about for the rest of your life. You, mama, deserve to have these precious moments to hold on to forever. I want you to look back at the photographs we take and feel the warmth of every snuggle, hear the laugh in every giggle, and relive the crazy, loud, silly, arms-full-of-love moments that make up the early years of motherhood.

I am here for you to create an amazing experience that you deserve and photograph your precious family as they are. Being a mama is so much more than care-taking, let's document the wholehearted love that is motherhood.

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"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


You deserve the best of the best. That's why I want to make sure we are 110% the perfect fit! In fact, I do not take on every opportunity that I am approached with because it is important that my clients and I share in the same values. 

I would love to hear more about your story! Please fill out the contact form and I will be in touch with you just as soon as I finish my happy dance from seeing your inquiry!

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