~  Storytelling photography for modern families ~

I'm Ellie, welcome to Dandelion Photography! I am a lifestyle and documentary family photographer based in the North-West. I love creating images to make your heart sing, and capturing the beauty of childhood.





I am based in Bollington, Cheshire but work with families all across Cheshire, Derbyshire and Manchester. 

I love to incorporate a sense of place in my photography - both the stunning rugged beauty of the nearby Peak District and many beautiful locations in towns and villages of Northwest England. 

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


FAMILY & NEWBORN SESSION FEE : weekdays £75 / weekends £125

Family photo sessions at your home and on location, for beautiful, natural photos of your family you will treasure for years to come. Session fee includes your consultation, expert guidance, 1 -2 hour customised shoot, and an order session at your home at a time to suit you. I love to get your photos on your wall so you can enjoy them, so I offer packages of luxury mounted prints and digitals, and the highest quality frames - 


If you are interested in documentary-style family photography, with completely unposed and authentic results, why not take a look at my Slice of life and Day in the Life sessions.

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? Or are you enthusiastic about photographing your kids, and want to know how to start editing photos?

A photography course for parents with SLR or mirrorless cameras who want to move out of auto-mode, learn about light and composition, and start getting fantastic photography learn more  

Rock Your Camera

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