hi there, i'm ellen
I've always loved stories. My uncle used to light candles and bring us all next to the wood stove to tell us ghost stories. I used to beg my parents to play me storybooks on tape every night as a kid. I recently told a story on the Moth. I love writing and painting a picture of words, but what I love more is the complexity that comes with telling a story through images.
That's why I'm a photographer.
To tell your story.
I use both analog and digital mediums. Capturing moments on film feels timeless in a way that can't be replicated digitally. That's why you'll find a film camera in one hand and a digital one in the other.
I'm based in Vermont, tucked in the Green Mountains, living with two hairy boys; My husband Will and our pup Roo. I've been fortunate enough to photograph weddings across the U.S. and abroad. My passport is well worn and I'm always excited to travel to capture your celebration!
My work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, BRIDES, and the Huffington Post.
lover of love
taker of photos
teller of stories
seeker of fun
eater of snacks
Maura + Walter
Hiring Ellen as our wedding photographer was not only one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day, it ranks wayyy up there in our all-time best decisions as well. Ellen is a incredible artist, a thoughtful and generous person, and a consummate professional. She made everyone feel at ease. We are so grateful to Ellen for the beautiful photographs.
Mouse + George
We were looking for a photographer who would not only capture the feelings and emotions of the wedding, but who also understood how to use the natural surroundings to accentuate the beauty of the event. On the day, she was thoughtful and kind, with a great sense of humor that runs on the dry side -- perfect for us. We loved Ellen so much that it was legitimately saddening to say goodbye.
ANGELA + MORGAn
Of all the elements of our wedding, the photography was the most important to me. As a photographer myself, I had super high standards — and Ellen completely surpassed my expectations. Her work is truly lovely, and she somehow managed to capture an endless string of beautiful moments, portraits and details from our day, all with us barely noticing that she was shooting. There is a breeziness and authenticity to Ellen's work that I really appreciate.
Images are available 6-8 weeks after your wedding or event. Typically sooner!
How soon after our event will we receive our images?
It's super easy! You'll receive an online, password protected gallery with your final, edited images - you can share this information with anyone you'd like to share your images with.
How can we share our images with family and friends?
I'm super fortunate to work with a few super talented second photographers and assistants. Each of them have been with me for years and at this point they're like an extension of myself. They understand my vision, my approach, and how I like to photograph events.
Who are you second photographers?
We'd like to book you! What is required to officially book you?
Heck yeah. All I need to officially lock your date in is a signed contract and 25% date retainer fee - both can be completed online. Once you've signed your contract, you'll receive an invoice for your 25% date retainer fee. I accept credit/debit cards or checks.