Serving my clients with gratitude & joy.

(the blog)

I’m a wife, a mother, a Noni to my grandsons, a gardener, and a photographer …. I’m Ellen! I’m just over here being who the Lord created me to be and making my clients feel like the legit models they are! Though they warn me ahead of time that they will be awkward in front of the camera, my response is always,  "Mm hmm, we'll see about that"!! 

I'm so very glad you're here!

hey there


who is leading e

You might know me as 

So, Ellen Renee Photography was born. Not only is it my given name, but my momma, who I lost in 2019, was the only person who really ever said my first and middle name together. I can still hear her saying it, (though it was usually reserved for when I was pushing her buttons or when she didn't agree with me!)

I'm so excited for this next chapter, to really create a consistent, welcomed, and at-home experience for my clients. 

Building a relationship with my clients is at the core of why I love this business so much and I really wanted that experience to start at the beginning when you land on my website. Creating an experience that makes you want to grab a cup of coffee or iced tea and get cozy as you explore.  

When I first started my photography business, I named it Who is Leading E Photography. 

It was created to serve as a reminder to always look to the Lord’s leading first and to not get too far ahead of myself. My intention was to create a door to share my story of faith.

While the intention to lead my business with a heart full of faith lives on, the name itself was no longer serving its purpose. I ended up spending more time enunciating than sharing my faith!

With all the lessons learned and experiences gained from my first four years in business, it was time for a change. For me, growth meant simplifying.

I'm ellen Renee

photographer - encourager - gardener

So think nothing of it while I have a two-way conversation with your precious little fur baby during your session!!

Ever find yourself talking for animals without even realizing you are doing it? No? Just me?

I’m an animal lover

I believe life is too short y’all! I’d rather hear your real story and share my real story.

Honestly, I believe that's how my photography approach is a little different. I literally feel giddy listening to the special details you envision for your interior space or the big dreams and goals you have for your business.

I'm not a small-talk
kinda person

I’ve been told a few times that I should have been a cruise director because of the corporate events I used to plan!

I guess that’s why I have a hands-on approach to helping my small businesses plan out the details of their brand shoot or capturing the little details you put into your vacation rental or interior design.

i have a hands-on approach 

If we sit down for a glass of iced tea don’t judge, I know it’s rare y'all, but I’m a native Texas girl who actually does NOT like sweet tea!!

Are we still friends??

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I’m fascinated by all things garden-related and one day, I’m going to replicate the Magnolia gardens for my own enjoyment.

You might go to the Magnolia Silos for their cupcakes or the possibility of seeing Chip & Jo, but me, I could literally sit smiling in that garden all day long.  

Magnolia garden is my happy place

a few things I'd love for you to know about me

a truly joyous photography experience?

Are you ready for