I spend a lot of time trying to resist chocolate.
I constantly worry that I'm messing up my children.
I never forget a face but quite frankly I'm terrible with names.
I'm Ellie Cotton and I am Dandelion Photography. I live on on the edge of the Peak District National Park in North-West England with my husband and two amazing, headstrong children. I'm originally from London, but we moved up to Cheshire in 2010 just before having children. It's without doubt the best decision we ever made. We're surrounded by the great outdoors, with the bonus of an fantastic view over the hills around Bollington.
First trees. Then people.
I started photography with a second-hand Practika film SLR at the grand old age of 10. That was some years ago, and I even developed my own prints at home. But being a rather shy child, I only tackled landscape photography back then. But having my first child changed my photography, and it's all about people. But I've not forgotten my childhood love of landscapes, and maybe that's why my style is so environmental.
Shoot. Edit. Love.
Quite honestly I've always been bordering on obsessive about photography. My husband knows that a big part of the point of family holidays for me is photographing and filming the kids.
Calm. Resilient. Thoughtful. Artistic.
These are the four words most often used to describe me. So how do I know this? Well, I attended a workshop in 2016 and was tasked to ask people to do just that. And, by the way, I thoroughly recommend doing this yourself - it's quite fascinating.