Storytelling sessions for modern families




Your children are growing before your eyes. Family life can be so hectic - it’s hard to pause and take it all in. 

But 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.

Let me help you to document this special time.

My photographs will tell your family’s story in all its beautiful, emotional, ever-changing intensity.

I have been photographing families for the nearly 10 years to capture the “now” of childhood. My family sessions are done outdoors, at home - or both. Children feel very relaxed both at home and outdoors - to them it's just a regular day or family walk. That's how I get the best out of them and let their personalities shine through in the photos. 


meet Ellie

I am a professional photographer specialising in families, newborns, branding &commercial photography.

I’m also a mum to a 5 year old boy and 9 year old girl who are both my muses and my most difficult clients!


my style

My style is environmental natural style, as I love to use beautiful surroundings in my photos.

I also love to capture the unplanned moments because children are always full of surprises. A “moment” like this (see photo) often arrives right in front of me but the skills is in deciding how to capture it.


a relaxed vibe

Client often say how I make them feel relaxed straight away. Maybe because I’m open and honest to a fault, and also rather self-deprecating.

Having worked with children for nearly a decade, I have found many ways to make sure children are quickly relaxed on a shoot. In fact, I’ll sometimes spend more time on this than taking photos but that is crucial to ensuring amazing results.

A few years later, and I still look at my photos and well up!!
They capture such a special memory for me. We will cherish them forever.
— Charlotte Palazzo, Bollington


Choose from two options - a full shoot or a mini shoot

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Full Family Shoot

Tailor your shoot to fit your family - if you love to walk in the woods and splash in muddy puddles we will choose a woodland location. If you are a family of climbers, we can head to Windgather rocks! Shoots can be booked at any time to suit your family and we have time for some photos at home first, and also wardrobe changes - meaning lots of variety in your photos.

Shoot fee

Shoot fee £75 weekdays / £150 weekends, includes :

  • You choice of location, date & time of the shoot

  • Multiple locations - at home and/or on location

  • Up to 2 hours shooting

  • “What to wear” guide and help to style your shoot

  • Order session in your own home, at a time to suit you, 2 weeks after your shoot

  • Up to 40 images to choose from

  • Your shoot fee does not include digital images or prints or frames, see below..


Prints, digitals & Collections

At your Order Session, around 2 weeks after your shoot, you get to view your images and choose from digitals, prints or frames. Most clients choose one of my packages of products called a Collection. Click below to download my complete price guide for Full Family Shoots.

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Mini Shoot

If you just want photos for one wall in the house, or have a limited budget then a mini shoot is ideal. As they are a one-package-price, they are also a great gift friends and family. Mini shoots on specific dates throughout the year, so availability is limited.

Package Price

Shoot and images package, £180, includes :

  • 25 minute Mini Shoot

  • 5 digital images PLUS 5 professional prints

  • Location & time options decided by photographer

  • Up to 15 images to choose from

  • Online gallery, delivered to you 2 weeks after your shoot

  • Upgrade options also available.

  • Limited availability

Ellie has a natural ability to make you feel instantly relaxed. She captured our baby just as we wanted - with beautiful, natural images.
— Aimee Whitaker, Macclesfield

Get in touch

I would love to work with you and your family. If you would like to find out about photo shoot dates, or chat about your ideal family shoot, please drop me a line below.