I'm Ellen, a maternity and newborn photographer in Kalamazoo Michigan. I'm a former RN who 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 over 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 a.m. house calls, but so far that's a service I don't offer!

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 #18 in a few months. One of our favorite ways to relax and recharge is to camp and hike and spend time enjoying 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 take your pictures. Contact me here for more information about a session.



Serving Kalamazoo & Portage Mi
will travel throughout southwest Michigan
1920 Brentwood Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008
Phone: (269) 267 - 7083Email: ellendykstraphotography@gmail.com

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