Welcome to the Ellie J Photography Blog!

Here you will find tips, advice, useful information, guest blogs, general wafflings and personal musings which are a result of my 17 years as a professional newborn, child and family portrait photographer, 34 years as a mum and lifetime of photography nerdiness.

Feel free to contact me with any questions and many thanks for your interest!

Lens into Life: My Journey Into Photography

February 20, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
In this, my 17th year as a newborn and family portrait photographer, I thought I'd tell you a little about my own photographic journey. I've just found out (thanks to advice from one of my brilliant daughters!) how to add anchor links - so feel free to either read the whole thing or just skip ahead to the bits that might interest you. The Very Ea...
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Photographing Children: Techniques for Bringing Out Their Personality in Portraits

February 15, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Photographing Children: Techniques for Bringing Out Their Personality in Portraits I have been a newborn and child portrait photographer for many years and, if there is one thing I have learnt, it is that you can never pressurise a child into posing nicely or smiling for the camera. This is one reason why, since establishing my business all tho...
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Surviving those First Days: A Guide for New Parents

February 11, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Surviving those First Days: A Guide for New Parents If you are reading this blog as a new parent, sorry let me rephrase - if you have found the time to read this as a new parent - then let me say many congratulations! What an exciting time! Welcoming a newborn into your life is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences, but you may be beg...
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What do you need for a newborn photoshoot? Basic Equipment for Photographers.

February 06, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
What do you Need for a Newborn Photoshoot? A basic guide to the Essential Equipment needed for Newborn Photographers. Are you considering becoming a newborn photographer? Do you have a passion for photography and believe you would love working with babies? Perhaps you are a photography enthusiast or a new parent yourself who is inspired to captur...
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Is it normal to Cry a Lot after Having a Baby?

February 03, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Is it normal to cry a lot after having a baby? Baby Blues or Post Natal Depression? How I remember that whirlwind of emotions that comes with the arrival of a new baby! Many new parents (both mums and dads) will experience mood swings, tearfulness, and vulnerability during those very early days. These feelings, known as the baby blues, emerge dur...
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