Hello! I’m Ellen, a maternity and newborn photographer in Kalamazoo Michigan. I grew up in Grand Rapids and started my career as an RN. I loved my years working in ICU, but relished the years after that at home with my 4 kids even more.
I’ve loved babies almost since I was one myself…I remember spending hours poring over the pictures of beautiful babies in the Better Homes & Gardens Baby Book. So to be spending my days capturing the beauty and details of newborns really makes my heart sing. I’ve been doing this for almost a decade, and it still doesn’t feel like work. My clients have been known to call me a baby whisperer and ask me to make 2 am house calls, but so far that’s a service I don’t offer!
I’m lucky enough to be invited into people’s homes and lives, to watch them go from being couples to families, from only kids to big brothers and big sisters. I’m honored to be asked to capture those memories forever.
When I’m not snuggling babies, you’re likely to find me cuddling a puppy. My family raises and trains puppies to be service dogs, and we’re expecting puppy #16 in a few months. One of our favorite ways to relax and recharge is to camp and hike and spend time enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.
I have a soft spot for babies, but strong taste in food- I like my coffee dark, licorice black and my craft beer stout.
I’m located in Kalamazoo, but I’m willing to travel all over the Southwest Michigan area to come to your home or outdoor location to do a shoot. Contact me for more information about a session!
I’ll look forward to hearing from you!