Welcome to Ellen Schaffer Photography

"My mission is to provide you with worry-free portrait photography;
to create images for you that capture your heart
and celebrate your sacred moments."

ellen schaffer photography


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bar/bat mitzvah gallery

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wedding gallery

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  • Working with Ellen is a dream! Her positive energy and joyful nature makes your occasion even more enjoyable!

  • Ellen captures emotion and beauty on camera in a way I haven't seen before. You will treasure these moments caught on camera for years and years to come! Ellen photographed one of our daughter's wedding and another's bat mitzvah. The photos are priceless. Anyone who chooses to "work" with Ellen is very fortunate.

    Helana (returning client)
  • I chose Ellen as the photographer for my son’s Bar Mitzvah and for my daughter’s head-shots. The photos from the Bar Mitzvah blew me away! She captured the joy and exuberance of the event, and the youthful sweetness of the young guests. Every time I look at the photos I feel the same happiness and pride I felt on that day. These aren’t just photos; they are works of art. .... I met Ellen through charitable work that she is involved with so I already knew she had a very strong work ethic. Her photography is further evidence that she strives for excellence!

  • Great photos!!!!!! Wow!!!!!! Could not be happier!

  • Amazing!!! I so enjoyed looking at those (made for a very unproductive hour at work however! :) )! You did an incredible job! It looks like we threw a pretty fun party as well!! .... Thank you also for nudging us in the direction of family shots. I'm so grateful that we took those pictures before the party--we would absolutely never have gotten them during, so thank you! I am so glad that you were our photographer and will certainly champion you to my friends/acquaintances that have upcoming functions. You made me feel like we were in great hands throughout the process and totally kept this part stress free for me, which was awesome.