Posts with tag: "Family Portrait"
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Formal family portraits are NOT old fashioned and in fact - Ellenburg Photography thinks that these timeless masterpieces are on the way back in. Formal family portraits have been hanging around walls since the beginning of photography - Moms, Dads and Children all dressed in their best wear posed and frozen in time for all generations to see. When you think about going over to Grandma's house - it was always fun to look at these wall portraits and decide who looked like who now. That joy can live on for your children with Formal Family Portraits.

south alabama baby with mom and dad

Successful formal family portraits are filled with careful planning.

Who will you invite to participate? What will we wear? How do I make sure my brother doesn't show up in socks and sandles? Don't let your head spin with all these pesky details - let the South Alabama portrait experts at Ellenburg Photography help you. Every session at our studio comes with planning. We chat with you about your family. We get to know the groupings, how many people you will be bringing, what you will wear, and if there is any special occasion that we are focusing on. Big or small occasions are a great time to get dressed up and celebrate and document the day with Family Portraits. 

How long will my formal family portraits take?

Time for formal family portraits are part of the planning. Most south alabama portrait sessions last 60-90 minutes, but can got longer if you need it. Daphne Ellenburg prides herself and her studio in organized groupings for maximum fun and efficiency. She will start small and build and build and build until every one is in your portrait, then she will peal away and modify the groupings to the planning you made.  Every formal family portrait session is led with fun around your event. 

south alabama baby with grandparents

What kind of event would be great for formal family portraits?

Any event that would have multiple generations and a reason to dress up is completely perfect for formal family portraits. Events like - your anniversary, your parent's anniversary, the christening of a child, the birthday of a grandparent. These options can go on and on and on - and we can help you all along the way. All of your portraits will focus on the star of your event and include every one you want to have photographed.

south alabama baby girl

If you can find a reason to be dressed up in South Alabama, Daphne Ellenburg can help you create the magical formal family portraits you've dreamed of having. Do you have a special occasion coming up? Ellenburg Photography does not have regular business hours. This helps us to be there for you before or after your family event. Baby Maggie and her beautiful family were photographed together after her Sunday Christening here in Saraland.

south alabama bay with family

Let the experts at Ellenburg Photography help you create a portrait you would proud to have passed down from generation to generation. How will your tiny baby know that she had grandmother's eyes or her long fingers? Close cuddly loving formal family portraits in a fun studio setting is proudly offered at Ellenburg Photography. Call Daphne Ellenburg to plan your portraits today. Don't let the future slip away because you didn't record the past. Cherish the people you love now.

Exist in portraits for the people that love you the most.

Would you like to see what a 60 minute formal family portrait session at Ellenburg Photography looks like? Enjoy this video from Baby Maggie's session at our South Alabama portrait studio.

 

 

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Friday, February 15, 2019
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It's nearly Spring and Mom of the Year has already booked her South Alabama Spring Session. Dad is ecstatic. Now what? We plan. Planning takes the mystery out of Spring portraits. Spring colors are everywhere but those babies grow so fast - they certainly need something new. This guide will inspire you.

If you are shopping for just one baby - the world is your oyster. At every turn there is something that would look amazing on your baby. And...There are tons of wonderful stores that have stunning Easter wear that will not break the bank. First stop...hit the Mall. The Gymboree in the mall just got it's Easter Dresses.  The sequins bunny top at H&M is to die for.

Bunny Top

Am I right or what!?! You can't go wrong with gold. And Bow Tied deliciousness is back at Target for boys. 

Shopping for more than one kiddo or the entire family is where you get to use all your shopping skills. Mom, You have trained for this moment your entire life. And I have some great tips to help along the way.

 

What to wear to your Bunny Session

 

Tip #1: Every store with departments for the entire family, has color-dyed matching color pops that will mix and mingle in every department by brand. So BAM - that gives you the opportunity to pop one or two colors on everyone just a little. Photo above popped the spring orangey pink with blues. You could easily pop yellows or pinks or purples. Think pastel and you can't go wrong.

 

Tip #2: Got an Easter basket? or a favorite stuffed bunny? Bring it along. Anything you have that makes the Easter Season a tradition can easily be incorporated into your session.

What to wear to your Bunny Session

Tip #3: Shoes are optional. There is nothing cuter than baby toes and if you haven't sprung for golden bunny eared shoes yet, you can save a little if you want. And almost no family portrait has started with, "Be sure you photograph my feet." It just doesn't happen. Period.  I run around bare footed at the studio, you can too.

What to Wear to Bunny Session

Tip #4 When in doubt, khaki is king. Khaki is the ultimate coordinate to your pastel masterpieces. If you bring your girls in dress and your guys in Khakis - they will mix perfectly with any spring portrait adventure we will have set up for you.

What to Wear to Bunny Sessions

Tip #5: Don't bring your kids dressed in your Easter best gear. Change them here at our cozy studio. Stuff happens on the way to the studio. Babies spit. The backseat can become a snack time war zone. Don't risk it - just dress here. And Bring more than one outfit. The bunny sessions have plenty of time for outfit changes along the way.

What to Wear to Bunny Session

Tip #6: Relax. When you book in, we will schedule you in for a consult. We will take all the nervousness out of your session with one magic word: Planning. We will talk about what you want to create and we will Wow you with masterpieces of the people who love you the most. Consults come with a studio tour and product sample viewings. Skip the mystery and keep the Fun in your family portraits.

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Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Thursday, February 07, 2019
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A Daddy's Love is Forever

Daddy Daughter Dance 2018

Ellenburg Photography is the proud portrait Sponsor for the Daddy Daughter Dance.

This weekend local South Alabama Dads will be celebrating Daddy's Girl with a dance completely devoted to every girls first love, her Dad. There is nothing better than helping your baby girl pick out the perfect dress for her big date with Dad. Daphne's daughter, Madison, discovered this exciting adventure last year. It was so much fun to hear about the planning - there was going to be flowers and dinner and dancing and SHOPPING! Oh, my. Everything a girl could want.

First Baptist Church of Satsuma puts on a first class Daddy Daughter Dance every year held at the local High School here in Satsuma Alabama. Every ticket purchased sponsors the mission trip they take that year. The dance has snacks and music and so much red and pink everywhere that it looks like Cupid himself helps with the decorations. 

Ellenburg Photography is the proud portrait sponsor for this event. Daphne Ellenburg donates her time and talent to events that matter the most to her values - and Family and Children are always at the top of that list. Ellenburg Photography will be Photographing this year's Dads and Daughters from 4:30pm - 8 pm. For every ticket purchased, Ellenburg Photography will donate a 5x7 portrait to each family. And if you want more - Ellenburg Photography will be offering heavily discounted portrait packages. 

This is a special time for young girls. They are learning self value and enhancing the bonds of that special Daddy's girl love. They are learning how they should be treated on a date and how Daddy will always put them first. They learn to love to from Dad. This night is special and we are happy to donate our time to this wonderful event.

Enjoy a peek at last Year's Dance.

For More Information and Tickets, Call 251.675.1280.

It's not too late to plan to attend this Year's Daddy Daughter Dance. Advance Tickets are $20 and are being sold at REL, SHS and FBC of Satsuma. Tickets at the door are $25, and you can add a guest or additional daughter for only $5. Dress up and come out with your baby girl. All her friends will be there and you can watch them spin and twirl and giggle. There will be so much giggling. Don't miss the fun. And stop by and see Daphne Ellenburg for your portraits at the event.

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Friday, November 30, 2018
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The 2018 Santa lists are in. What are those kids wanting this year?

Getting to spend some one on one time with the BIG GUY in RED right here in South Alabama is  a BIG deal to the boys and girls who come in for the Santa Experience. They take this seriously - especially the kids who come every year. They bring a detailed list. Some children draw pictures on the list for Santa too and a couple of kids bring pictures and catalogs so there is absolutely NO question as to what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas. I love when kids get to take out that list and put it in Santa's hand. There is something magical about watching Santa ask them questions about what they want and why they want it. I love that Santa always asks questions. He really assures them that he understands exactly what they are looking for.

Top 10 things asked for this year at Ellenburg Photography's Santa Experience:

10. Legos - batman seems to be in high demand.

9. Dolls - dolls that sleep, dolls that wet, and American Girl Dolls are HOT

8. Nintendo Switch - switch anything would be a win

7. Bike - Shiny Blues and Reds

6. Tablets - they want tiny electronics at all ages

5. Fire Truck - this classic always makes the list

4. Art kits - lots of painting and drawing

3. Slime kits - glitter slime is what they want - but what they really want is for you to make it with them. (keeping it real)

2. Dinosaurs - toys, stuffed, Jurassic Park - all of it is a win

1. Hatchimals - Big or Small they want them all. Last year I made fun of hatchimals, this year I'm buying one. Go Figure.

Remember, no mater what you give or what Santa Brings - never forget the magic of the season. It's so nice to have so many little people so full of the Christmas spirit. They really believe that anything is possible this time of year. Enjoy it. That kind of magic is contagious. Let that magic inside your heart too and try to keep it there the whole year. 

Merry Christmas.

It's not too late to create magical holiday portraits for your family. We are decked out from head to toe with Christmas thru the new year. Reach out to Ellenburg Photography for a magical experience.

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Sunday, March 25, 2018
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More than Just holiday family portraits at Ellenburg Photography

Life is full of amazing moments. South Alabama family photographer, Daphne Ellenburg slows that amazing life down and creates stunning portraits of the people you love the most.  Ellenburg Photography specializes in children at all stages of life, from that wrinkly little seven pounder that you can’t wait to arrive through to that wispy haired High School Senior on the cusp of adulating. We love to photograph all the fun stuff in between. You know when you and your husband spend all your time trying to decide who he looks more like? And you need the photos to prove you are winning at life. I’m your family photographer. When want to celebrate a birthday or a winning homerun or that first dance solo. I’m your family photographer.

 

Family Photography in South Alabama is more than just the Children.

Sure you need those delicious family portraits for your Christmas cards – and you won’t be disappointed with our amazing holiday portrait adventures, but the good stuff, the REAL good stuff is happening 24/7 all year long. My job is to help you slow this crazy life rollercoaster down and document who’s doing what in the most amazing way possible.  When you know you want the BEST family portraits, the first thing Daphne Ellenburg will do is get you in for a consult. A family portrait consult is your road map to Ellenburg Photography. It is where we talk about all the exciting things the kids are doing. We plan how to showcase it in an amazing portrait that you and they will adore. We talk about wardrobe. We talk about the seasonal fun set ups in the studio. In the Spring, we have bunnies. In the summer, Ellenburg Photography has a full beach set up inside her Saraland Alabama studio. In the fall, it’s all about the football, so we feature a locker room and a stadium set up so we can cheer on your favorite teams together. In the Winter, is all about snow and Santa. Yes, you know he visits his favorite photographer in South Alabama for one entire weekend each and every year.

Family Photography in South Alabama is more than just the Children.

The happy children you bring into my Saraland Alabama portrait studio are a direct result of the loving home you created. Parents are our number one. You will be photographed alone and together while your children make funny faces at you. Everytime you come in. Somewhere along the way after changing our first name to MOM, we forget to have a beautiful portrait taken of ourselves. I am here to remind you, parents, you are the glue holding this crazy world together. Our family portrait sessions are fun. The smiles are real and sometimes a little wacky because we were laughing so hard or because someone dared you to start a tickle fight.

Family Portraits in South Alabama are FUN at Ellenburg Photography.

Your children will look forward to coming back in over and over again.  At Ellenburg Photography, we want to document your beautiful life in art that will move you when you walk by it every day for the rest of your days. We will document littleness to perfection. We will make the awkward tweens look the cover of Pre-Teen Vogue. And your High School senior will look like he stepped off the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Every South Alabama Family Portrait session is planned.

There is no more guessing. You know what to pack, to bring and what will be set up when you arrive. You never have to worry about being rained out, because you we are creating amazing family portraits inside our beautiful wind-free Saraland Alabama Studio. Never worry about squinty glare filled portraits with crazy wind hair again. Let us take the stress and worry out of your family portraits. We recommend at least two family portraits a year. I photograph my family the week of the fourth of July because I love Red White and Blue and at Christmas. Every year like a clock. We will help you plan the best times for you. We will take into account birthday celebrations, anniversary joys and holiday adventure.

On Location Family Portraits in South Alabama have never looked better when you hire Daphne Ellenburg.

Do you want to toy with Mother Nature surrounded by the people you love the most? We can help you select the most gorgeous beaches and nature scenes you have imagined. We will help you pick the perfect time of the day and keep a close eye on the weather. You can have the family portraits you’ve always dreamed of inside and outside the studio.

Family Sessions at Ellenburg Photography are like a beautiful Puzzle.

South Alabama families are busy. We will photograph your children with what they love. We will photograph siblings together and separate. With Mom and then with Dad. Everyone will be photographed alone and together. And everyone will be puzzled in together like a perfect Tetris square to create the family portrait masterpiece you have always dreamed of hanging on your wall. We know posing. Mom’s you will LOVE the way you look. Dad’s, it won’t take all day. Everyone wins with Ellenburg Photography Family portraits.

 

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of Saraland, Alabama. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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