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About Ellie - Ellie Leonardsmith Photography

About Ellie

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Four yellow apples for tossing and eating? Check. Fresh flowers for your kiddo to hold? Check. My favorite camera bodies and lenses snuggled into my camera bag? Check.  I’m ready to roll.


When I head out to make photographs of your family, it’s not just another day on the job.  We’ve talked about YOUR vision, YOUR family, and a setting that reflects YOUR unique awesomeness.


I’m a lifestyle photographer, capturing the little moments of love, the grand gestures of silliness, and the infinitely deep moments of connection in your everyday.  No stiff poses here- my goal is to help you relax, have fun, and maybe even forget I’m there.  You come away with authentic photos of the love and joy between you and your loved ones.


Ellie Leonardsmith Photography is LGBT-owned, and I’m explicitly inclusive of ALL kinds of families and the commitments they make to each other.



What are people saying about Ellie?


“Before the photo shoot, I had worries about whether our small children would cooperate and I felt funny about posing artificially. Ellie set the tone immediately with her relaxed, patient and fun demeanor. The kids had lots of fun during the shoot and I loosened up and forgot about posing very quickly. When you realize Ellie is enjoying the shoot, you enjoy it, too!  I feel like there is joy, almost magic, that Ellie has captured. My children grow and change so quickly and I’m incredibly grateful that I have these moments saved in time, forever.” -Amy F.


“Ellie is calm, yet exciting. She was perfect for both the grown ups and the kids. I was feeling pretty self-conscious about myself being about 10 days post-partum, but she was really great about lightening the mood and making it feel like home. She’s kind and thoughtful and was able to get some truly amazing shots.”  Dora P.


“Ellie has an amazing ability to capture people, kids in particular, naturally and genuinely. The prints we have hanging on our walls are perfect representations of our family’s personality.  The shoots we have done with her have been delightful. She’s professional and puts adults at ease,  and just goofy enough to make the kids forget to be nervous. I definitely recommend her for any family’s photo needs.”  -Mary T.


“After having a baby, and especially the second one, the time just flies by. There are moments that stretch on, and those are rarely if ever captured in photos. However, these pictures of this sacred time in our family help me reconjure those feelings and the bliss I felt.” -Anon.

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