Mission

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

ellen schaffer photography

Being a photographer, I’m attracted to light.

My eye is trained to notice the subtle nuance of light. And my spirit is deeply connected to the way light illuminates our world.

I believe every moment is filled with the light of love.

It’s Love that makes up the memories of our life. It’s what we cherish in the photographs we hold so dear.

One of my family traditions is to reminisce over old photographs.

I cherish those memories, those lazy afternoons spent at my grandparents’ dining table, learning about family that I never had the chance to meet or reliving favorite childhood moments with my brothers and cousins.

Those heartfelt moments are filled with the light of love.

It’s through this light that my family’s history came to life, through boxes of faded and tattered photographs.

The thought of loving memories fading away makes me sad. That’s why I’m grateful the photos I create are truly archival, lasting for generations to come.

It brings me great joy in knowing that today (and decades from now) your family can share their stories and learn from one another through the photographs I’ll create for you.

With my signature style that captures the heart of each moment, you’ll see: a wrinkled shirt, a head thrown back in laughter, a twinkle in the eye, a smile frozen in happiness — the true spirit of your loved ones.

This makes my soul extremely happy. Because these are the moments, we all live for. The ones we share with loved ones.

It’s my wish that you too have the keepsakes of your family’s heritage. It’s one of the many reasons I’m an artist – a photographer.

I’m blessed to be invited into your life, your sacred moments.

I’m thankful that photography allows me to serve you and your family in preserving your love for one another.

Sincerly,

ellen schaffer photography

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