Elle has been keeping up her photography skills by getting a job here and there. …which is really lucky for her since she pays for half the clothes she needs…and pays for all for anything extra…and she really likes clothes these days:) And it’s also lucky because she gets to practice on pretty cute kids. I’m so thankful for the people who give her business.This was one of Claire’s best friends. Claire happened to be there to “help make her smile” so Elle had her get in a shot at the end:Hmmmm…I think Claire may have missed an introduction to a little beauty called a brush over the summer… Before we left for the summer Elle also did her first shoot with more than two kids (here only other one with more than one was back here). And I think she did a pretty good job if I do say so myself 🙂 She does all the editing herself and takes all the pictures manually.I tried my best to zip my lips and not say a word because I really want this to be her deal. There were a couple shots she took where I thought maybe the light was questionable or that I would have done differently but I stayed as mute as could be. And when she came home and downloaded them I must say I was pretty impressed. That girl knows what she’s doing. My personal fav:
Elle has senioritis. I have a bad case of anti-senioritis. But wait, maybe Elle does too because she does NOT want to graduate. She reminds me of me my senior…
thoughts on having another child graduating from high school
I just got a newsletter from the sixth grade reminding me that we are down to less than three weeks of school. Ok, back-up, I started this when there were…
meanwhile over in the Pacific…
I knew Elle was going to love Hawaii when we left her there. Even through her worried eyes and her claim that she was feeling a little claustrophobia island fever…
I got to come home from Utah after Christmas and photograph these newborn twins. Now if that’s not a lucky thing to help get back into the grind of every…
volleyball and tennis
Now that Max is about ready to try out for the high school volleyball team, I better wrap up his season of club volleyball that ended before Christmas.He sure learned…
Just FYI, I’m teaching another beginning photography class at Blissful Living Studio on Wednesday, December 10th at 9:30-10:30. It’s a busy time of year but also the BEST time to…
way to go Elle! I wish you could travel to Boise to photograph my family:)
elle's a natural! she really captured those kids.
wow she is really talented! I want to be that good and I'm a adult!
umh, i would hire her in a second!!! and i love that because she is young, she could get them to do those fun cute shots
way to go Elle!!!
Next time your in Salt Lake let me know, we have six kid (ages 7-12) and I'm always looking for a photographer with a good eye and fun new poses!
Ummm…I'd like to hire her now! How would I go about doing that??
I live in Mesa and have a daughter turning 8 the end of sept. I'd love to get photos in her white dress. Is Elle open to photographing for people she doesn't know? If so, how do I get ahold of her? Thanks, Melissa
That's so fantastic! As a photographer, I love to see young ones growing up learning the craft and having a great eye for capturing color and emotion like that. You have some wonderful kiddos.
those are amazing!!! She's doing a great job. As a photographer, myself, I wished I'd taken a some of those! 🙂 You're a great momma for teaching her those skills and teaching her to work!!! And what a great daughter she is for following your example. 🙂
Can she plan a So. Cali shoot for May 2014 (when my daughter is 8). :0
her skills are amazing at such a young age! so much potential. i think it's great that you share this common interest. i hope one day my daughter might show an interest in photography.
How much does Elle charge?
Wow, I'm so impressed! Elle, you go girl!:)
I think I remember you saying that Elle has your old Nikon, is that right? I recently bought a Nikon D3100, and I love it so far. I have even ventured into Manual mode! What kind of lens was Elle using in these kinds of pictures?
Next time you guys are at Stanford, tell Elle we'll hire her! 😉
Fabulous work Elle! I love those kids and I don't even know them1
I would hire her too for my family photos this fall – just want a few nice shots for the Christmas card. Someone to hold the camera that also happens to know what they are doing!:) If you are ever in OH…let me know!:)
Elle, these are so beautiful!! So very impressive that you are doing this as a teen, and making the bucks! I still have a clothing obsession, and my photography pays for it;)
I Love it! I can't tell you enough times how happy I am with how well she captured my kids in these pictures. I have looked at the pictures more times than I can count and love them more and more every time. Thanks again Elle-you truly are amazing!
Mom of the 4 cute kids 😉
I haven't left a comment yet, as i only found your blog recently 🙂 These photos are insanely good! Elle has such a raw, beautiful talent, it's gobsmacking! I only wish I were closer so she could take photos of my daughter Lola. Australia is a little too far away unfortunately 😉 Thanks for sharing.. I have to go back and have another look now – AMAZING! x
Wow, she is doing great! and I'm a photographer too…wish I would have started that early!
The one where you can only see the legs of the children and the little girl sitting on the ground is my favorite, such a great composition!Elle is really talented, tell her my congratulations please, would you?:-)
Ok, thanks for all the nice comments!
Some answers to questions:
She certainly photographs people she doesn't know yet, but prefers younger clients as opposed to those her same age or older…makes it awkward.
She charges (at least for now) $50 for individual kids and $100 for more than that. She gives people around 30 full-resolution edited photos (probably a few more if there are more kids).
She uses a Canon Rebel xsi camera with my 50mm 1.4 prime lens. More on that back here: https://71toes.com/2011/12/friday-q-beginner-slr-recommendations.html
If you're interested in having her photograph your child/children, email us at sepphotography at gmail dot com
I'm a photographer, and so I know what I'm talking about when I say FANTASTIC job, Elle!! I am so impressed!!