No matter what your journey to motherhood looked like, you’ve made it. You’re radiant. You’re triumphant. Yep, even when you’re waddling up the stairs or trying to decide whether or not that second slice of pizza is going to stay down.
So, between the new aches, sudden nausea, and endless flood of advice from well-meaning family members, this chapter in your story deserves to be celebrated. And I hope to be the one to preserve it for you.
– BRIANA, 2020 CLIENT
The celebration of your growing family starts with a “hello.” Just reach out on my contact form with some details about you, your timeline, and your pregnancy or brand new little one.
You’ll receive more information from me right away, and then we’ll set up a time for a discovery call.
The brief, 10-minute discovery phone call is when we’ll get to know each other and determine if my style is the right fit for your unique vision.
I’ll clear up any worries you may have and ask questions about what inspires you.
Connect with me
If you decide I’m the right photographer for you, we’ll finalize your date and get you on the calendar. Then, I send a contract and invoice to lock in your session.
Because I am so driven by details, I send a questionnaire to get a better sense of your home decor and how I can craft portraits that speak to the colors, forms, and styles you already have in your home.
Remember, these images are going to be hanging on your walls someday soon!
Make it Official
As we prepare for your session, I’ll mail a few goodies your way. I believe motherhood is a time to celebrate the beauty of creating new life, and you, new mom, deserve the world!
I’ll also send emails full of tips for your session so you can come fully prepared.
Think of your session day as equal parts high-fashion photoshoot glam sesh and relaxing with your friends in your bare feet. While one of my associates expertly styles your hair and makeup, we’ll play music and hang out in the studio.
I have a wardrobe full of couture dresses and billowing fabric to work with and all the lighting tricks for achieving stunning shots.
And speaking of shots, since you can’t take one before our session, I’ll give you an extra shot of encouragement as you step in front of the camera! Then, I’ll guide you through the best poses and positions, so you’re never unsure what to do with your hands or when to look at the camera, and together we’ll create something beautiful.
Enjoy Portrait Day!
I do a full retouch of the images you’ve chosen and send you a finalized digital gallery for you to share, save, and enjoy.
Just 4-6 weeks after the session, your products will arrive, ready to decorate your home! And we’ll stay in touch so that we can capture the smiles and snuggles of your growing children, too.
Polish + Perfect
One week after the session, you’ll return to the studio to see the photos and pick the ones you want to turn into your forever heirlooms.
I display all of my product options, from massive, hang-over-the-fireplace frames to keepsake boxes filled with matted prints, in the studio. Pick the heirlooms you like best, and I’ll get to work on creating them for you!
Pick your Favorites
With a messy bun in my hair and my heart on my sleeve, I can’t wait to bring you a one-of-a-kind portrait experience to commemorate this one-of-a-kind adventure.
To create breathtaking art that looks like it belongs in a museum...while trading Schitt’s Creek jokes and laughing ‘til our cheeks hurt. Hey, who said just because the art is serious and sophisticated, we can’t have a little fun? So, kick off your shoes, get your creativity cooking, and, together, let’s dream up a spectacular portrait session you’ll never forget!
"Her photos speak for themselves, but perhaps my favorite part of the experience for us was how much we could tell she truly loves what she does! It's always amazing when you're good at something AND love it too! The day was perfect as we captured small moments of my sons first days If you're pregnant or just had birth Amanda is a must!!"
"If you're pregnant or just had birth Amanda is a must!"
"Not only are the photos beautiful, but I feel like I hardly had to wait to get them. I have never waited longer than two weeks to receive mine. She has a real knack with babies, children, and pets. The beautiful photos she gets out of them are nothing short of incredible."
She walks you through everything, before during and after. She even sends lists of things to remember and consider before the shoot so baby is in a great mood to take pics. The setups for pics are gorgeous and she knows how to get good pics of baby. She was professional but also fun. Really knows her stuff."
"She has a real knack with babies, children, and pets."
"She was professional but also fun. Really knows her stuff."
Inspired by the Renaissance masters and black and white photography, I craft each portrait with intentionality and care. You won’t catch me telling you to “just be natural” while I click away wildly. I’ve carefully studied the art of posing, and I’ll position you to perfection down to the way you rest your hands and hold your mouth.
I’ll even teach you how to breathe in a way that floods your pregnancy-laden posture with strength and power. Basically, I leave nothing to chance in my pursuit to bring you the portraits of your dreams!
Amanda is at what she does. She's fun and creative, and I love following her on Facebook because all of her work is just . She's always my first recommendation!
– STACIE, 2018 CLIENT
We LOVE Amanda! We have used her 5 times since our son was born and will continue to use her for all of our pictures. We could not be happier with the images she has captured of our son and our family. She is professional, kind, and great to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I would highly recommend Amanda. The pictures she took of my newborn baby girl were absolutely beautiful. Amanda was nice and patient. She really is a baby whisperer and knew exactly what to do when baby girl started crying towards the end of the photoshoot.
I had Amanda do my maternity and first child’s newborn shoot 2.5 years ago and she just did my second child’s newborn shoot… She’s amazingly laid back and patient and takes her time to get the hard shots which will ultimately make you happy…She is very talented and creates artful, poignant keepsake images that you’ll love.
My husband, baby and I had a session with Amanda last week and cannot say enough amazing things about her and our experience. Amanda is phenomenal at what she does and beyond sweet. We are so happy we went to Amanda Ellis Photography + Films!
Amanda’s attention to detail and artistry is unmatched. She is wonderful to work with and made the photography session easy and fun… The pictures Amanda has taken of my babies are priceless and they hang up in my house and will be treasured for my lifetime.
Amanda has taken newborn and milestone photos for both of our boys over the past few years and I’m always so happy with how they turn out! She’s so talented but also very sweet, responsive, and helpful. She makes the experience so great– I highly recommend her!
Amanda Ellis is AMAZING!! Highly recommended for my newborns photo shoot and she nailed every scene. Amanda made us feel very welcomed and extremely friendly…felt like I knew her my entire life. Amanda Ellis Photography is worth the experience.
We used Amanda for our Maternity and Newborn photos and she is absolutely amazing! She makes you feel like a movie star and is literally a baby whisperer! She captured the most exciting time of our life perfectly and we will have the photos as memories forever! :)
I’m thrilled you see the precious value in this special chapter you’re living. And, even better, you’ve decided to document it! But you’re busy, and time is limited, so let’s get right to it. All I need from you to get started are a few details on your timeline and your new family member.
Then, I’ll be in touch in 24 hours or less with more information and next steps. If you don’t hear from me in that time, take a look in your junk mail!
I'd be honored to tell your maternity and newborn story through bold, unique art pieces that you and your family will treasure for generations to come.
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Fill out the form BELOW and we’ll be in touch to start planning your session!
NOT A FAN OF FORMS?
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET YOUR DREAM SESSION STARTED
We’ll stay in touch until your session with tips for preparing and you’ll also receive a special package in the mail from us with a few locally sourced goodies to pamper yourself with!
I’ve booked a session… now what?
Sessions usually take place in my lstudio in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls.
Where will my session take place?
Yes! We LOVE when partners and your other children join in on the fun! We keep things relaxed and they can hang out and watch TV or use our WIFI and have snacks and drinks while we focus on you! When we’re ready for them, we’ll pop them into a few poses.
Can I Include My Partner And Other Family Members?
When Will I Get To See The Final Images?
We have Same Day Viewing and Ordering Appointments available or you can come back after a week to view your images!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO GET YOUR DREAM SESSION STARTED
We only take a limited number of newborn due dates to allow flexibility in scheduling so we recommend booking when you are in your second trimester.
How far in advance should I book my newborn session?
We put your estimated due date in our calendar and know to leave room roughly 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after so we can schedule you within the 7-21 days after birth.
How do I book without knowing when my baby will arrive?
Absolutely! We photograph babies of any age. There is never a wrong time to capture your baby’s first portraits.
My baby is already here! Can I still do a newborn portrait session?
How long will my newborn session take?
We send a detailed prep guide after you book that goes over everything you need to know and bring for your session.
What do I need to bring to my session?
We do! We have everything you need including props, bonnets, wraps, outfits and fabrics in every color!
Do you supply the props and outfits for my baby's session?