~  Storytelling photography for modern families ~

Welcome to my website. My name is Ellie and I am photographer behind Dandelion Photography based in Cheshire, UK.

I love to create soulful and storytelling images to capture those moments of childhood which are oh-so-fleeting. With a marketing background, I can also help plan your commercial and branding photography in a more cohesive way.

Whether capturing your family, planning your commercial shoot or teaching you at one of my beginners photography workshops, I look forward to working with you soon!




Family & NEWBORN Photography

Your child is changing and growing before your eyes. Parenting can be so hectic - it’s hard to pause and take it all in. 

Let’s catch those moments…

There will come a time when you’re aching to remember these few short years - even the tough times. You can’t wind the clock back but, wherever you are in your parenting journey, you can make the very most of now.

Relaxed shoots mean authentic & beautiful photographs

I have been photographing families across Manchester and the North-West for nearly 10 years. My newborn sessions take place at your home, whilst family sessions can be a mixture of home and and outdoor location. Babies and children are relaxed at home and outdoors - to them it's just a regular family day out. And that’s key to getting their personalities to shine through.

Ellie was so fun and enthusiastic - I couldn’t have asked for a kinder, more professional person. The whole shoot was filled with laughter which was down to Ellie’s wonderful manner, and made our photos all the more special.... Thank you!
— Claire Andrews, Bollington


With a 10 years experience in the marketing sector before becoming a photographer, I have a keen eye for how to capture your brand and the important parts of your business.

Today's client wants to see more than just your shopfront, but see all aspects of your business  

I have worked across many different industries, but always bringing a consistent high quality feel to photos so show your brand at it’s best potential.

You can read more about my Commercial Photography here including information on day rates


We are totally thrilled with our pictures. They capture such a special time which we will treasure forever. If you are wondering whether or not to do a photo shoot - just go for it!
— Emily Street


Do you have a big fancy camera but not sure how to use it? Feel like moments are passing you by and you're missing them?

I run a regular beginners photography course ROCK YOUR CAMERA, teaching you how to take control of your camera and start to get photos you love. I also have an intermediate workshop BOKEH & LIGHT and offer ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING for those who want a more tailor approach…

Ellie captured this important time of our lives in such a special way, and her relaxed way it all really enjoyable. Thank you!”
— Nicola Griffin
cheshire family photography Ellie Cotton