Elopements by Ellen

Elopements by Ellen

Based In: Joshua Tree, California
Photographer: Elopements by Ellen
Elopements by Ellen
Wandering Since 2020

Elopements by Ellen

Based In: Joshua Tree, California

I’m Ellen, an adventure-seeking photographer who loves working with couples to create the most unforgettable elopement, wedding, and engagement experiences!

My home base is Southern California, right outside of Joshua Tree National Park. I work all over SoCal at some of the most stunning locations in California, such as Malibu and San Diego, and even local gems like Temecula and Palm Springs. I specialize in tropical destination elopements in places like Hawaii, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

My job is to focus on all the details and logistics so that you and your love can focus on having the stress-free experience of a lifetime. In addition to photography, my team can provide videography, planning, styling, coordination, florals, and officiant services. We are a one-stop shop for elopements in SoCal, NorCal, Vegas, Hawaii, Mexico, and beyond!

All of my elopement and wedding photography packages include an online gallery of digital images, and I love helping clients design keepsake albums and wall art for their home! If having fun on your wedding day and getting images that will last a lifetime are your top priorities, send me an inquiry!

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Working with Ellen was a blast! When we decided we wanted to elope in Death Valley we had no idea where to begin or how to go about it. Luckily we found Elopements by Ellen online and the rest was history. Ellen helped us set everything up for our special day. From creating the most epic timeline to scouting out all these awesome spots in Death Valley and Las Vegas, to coordinating with our vendors and keeping us informed every step of the way. Ellen’s attention to detail and talent for capturing each moment, emotion, laugh, sunset, lighting etc is what made our photos and experience so unforgettable. Highly recommend!!!!!

Kat Najsarek

Ahhhhhh where do I even begin?! Ellen is seriously one of the best photographers I’ve ever worked with. From the beginning her communication was on point! The moment we met she seriously made us feel so comfortable like we had been friends forever. Nothing felt awkward or uncomfortable. She’s seriously the whole package. Her styling, florals and photography is impeccable. We couldn’t have been more happy with our photos! We can’t wait to go to the mainland and work with her again!

Kelly Mendoza

I am so happy we got the opportunity to have our photos taken by Ellen, her work is BEAUTIFUL! My husband and I are not ones that like to take pictures all the time, we’re pretty awkward and more awkward when it comes to taking photos to be honest. Ellen however managed to make us feel super comfortable with her sweet and down to earth personality. She made us want to have another photo session! It was a crazy windy day and thankfully we were able to beat the rain the day of our couples photo session. We absolutely loved our photos, which is great but it also makes it that much harder to narrow down which ones we want to have her print out for us (haha I know first world problems right) if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your couple/ family photos Ellen is your girl! You won’t regret it!!

Crystal Avila

We found Ellen by chance, and all I can say is we are so fortunate we did. She first took our engagement pictures at the beach, and I can’t describe how much I love them. She captured the essence of the place so well. We later got married during COVID times and we had to turn a 100 guest into an 10 guest event, plus the location was completely different. Ellen was super considerate and did not hesitate a bit. Now we are expecting, and she will be taking those pictures too. We are so happy with her, not only because she is really professional, but she also made us feel comfortable at all times. I can’t wait to have her portray the next steps of our lives!

Angela Macia

Ellen's work truly sparks joy! She's amazing and a true professional in every sense. My fiancee and I had the pleasure of working with Ellen for an engagement session, as well as a holiday pajama session in our home just last week. She's easygoing, has a great eye, and we really enjoy her editing style. The product of her work has brought so much joy to our family members, and we will cherish these photos for years to come. If you're looking for a photographer you can trust to deliver on quality, value, and fun(!!), Ellen's your girl.

Alice Woo

WE LOVE ELLEN! I have used Ellen 5+ times over the past two years and continue to hire her for every life event. I have used her for parties + family photos + portraits + maternity. She is professional and SO much fun to work with and I even catch my husband raving about her to our friends after every shoot. We cherish each and every photo we get back from our sessions and add them to our yearly photo albums. I highly recommend her and I only wish I found her sooner so she could have been my wedding photographer.

Ali Wing

I can not say enough good things about Ellen. My now-husband and I decided to elope last year while in our happy place - Southern California. Being a picture person myself, the photography was the most important to me and Ellen most definitely delivered! The quality of the photos, the memories she was able to capture, the way she was able to make my husband and I feel super comfortable in front of the camera... it was all 10/10. If you’re looking for a wedding/elopement photographer who will have fun with you, smile with you, all while capturing memories you’ll cherish forever, Ellen is your girl!

Kelly Sarti

Ellen is amazing all around. We use her every time we get a photographer. Our wedding, anniversary, family pictures, you name it. I trust that she’s going to provide us with the most beautiful work and we are all going to have a blast while doing it. Ellen’s sessions have been some of mine and my husband's favorite memories. She makes all her sessions fun, exciting and comfortable. You almost forget you are even in front of the camera. Ellen has such a talent for photography and the perfect creative touch. I’ve never been disappointed by any images she’s taken. She always blows me away. I’m so thankful for her helping us turn our moments into such amazing memories. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. You won’t be disappointed.

Lauren Scorey

Book with Ellen! I promise you won’t regret it! Ellen photographed our engagement photos and wedding photos. Our pictures are so beautiful and I have them hanging all around our house. Ellen is so easy to work with and makes you feel comfortable (which was important to us)! Our photographs look effortless and beautiful. I love looking back at our albums, they take me back to the day they were captured. Still in love with them! Thank you, Ellen. Look no further! Book with Ellen.

Sophia Philo

Where to even begin... Ellen was the photographer for my wedding in April, 2019. I remember that day like it was yesterday because of all the beauty she captured. To say she is amazing would be the understatement of the year, but it rings true! To put it simply... everything was perfect. Communications before the wedding put me at ease because of her responsiveness and attention to detail for MY perfect day. Her calming presence truly brought something special... I wish I could explain it! I was a pretty chill bride but it definitely helped that my photographer came prepared and was so flexible during the stressful moments... family photos were so complicated but she was so patient with everyone while directing the shoot. The day was over and I was off to my honeymoon! I received my photos back quickly and I was blown away! My venue wasn’t too large but how she captured it was truly magical. I felt so confident and beautiful which is truly not in my nature. I’m forever thankful for the experience with Ellen and the product she was able to produce truly took my breathe away! If you just got engaged...hit her up! Her Instagram is full of amazing photos that honestly speak for themselves!

Karrigan Payne
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