Ellen is a quirky mum of one gorgeous girl, opshopper, waterfall and rainbow chaser, festival goer and face painter.
Her variety of skills skills have helped her obtain a vast array of clients from fashion designers to brides-to-be, grunge bands to week-old babies. Her keen eye for detail in both posed and candid imagery allows her to mould her styling to whatever the client desires.
Where there is an event with colourful people, you will guarantee to see Ellen there, snapping away with a big grin.
This is not a job for her, this is a way of life.
Not a day goes by where something is not photographed.
Her weaknesses are collecting an enormous array of props and makeup for photo shoots (having taken over three rooms of the house...so far), Disney movies, dressing up in costumes, singing even though she doesn't know the words, and dancing like nobody is watching.
Artwork by Maria Radun
Having trained with the multi-award winning wedding photographer Rocco Ancora for two years, Ellen has obtained a wealth of knowledge in taking memorable wedding portraits and capturing the true essence and intimacy of such a special day. It may help that she is also a hopeless romantic.
Additionally having trained alongside Peter Coulson of Koukei (Australian Professional Photographer of the Year, AIPP 2010, & 2013) for two years, she has honed her technical skills in and out of the studio. She is well known for her unique vibrant energy in her portraits with bright colours to make her subjects POP.
Ellen helped create and run the Edinburgh photography studio and worked as head photographer for leading photographic company Jessops in the UK, predominantly photographing families, couples, children and infants.