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    I'm Ellen Peeples, a portrait photographer located in McKinney, TX. I'm just a gal trying to make a living while pursuing her dream. I am a mother of one sweet baby girl who keeps me on my toes. Photography is more than just a business to me; it is my passion. I hope you can feel the love that I put into each of these images as you browse through my site. And as you look through all of these smiling faces here on my blog, I hope maybe I can make you smile a little, too.
    Interested in booking your own portrait session? Drop me a line at ellen@ellensmedia.com for more details.


Class of 2015: Sydney [Anna, TX Senior Portrait Photographer]

I confess. I was so stressed the day this shoot was supposed to happen. According to the weather forecast, this day was going to be perfect for crawling under the covers and taking a long nap, as you listened to the thunder roll outside and the pitter-patter of rain on the roof. But then…the sun came out. The clouds parted…and I breathed a BIG sigh of relief. SUCCESS! Not only was it a beautiful day to take pictures, but WOW! My subject was STUNNING, y’all. I know I say it a lot (mostly because it’s true), but taking pictures of beautiful people is easy, and this shoot was a piece of cake. Sydney seemed like such an old soul and we hit it off right off the bat. We talked about fashion, Saved By the Bell (ummmm, best show ever!), summer camp– so much randomness, and so much fun! The two hours just flew by.

Sydney, thank you so much for trusting me to document this special time in your life. I hope you can see just how beautiful you are in these portraits. I’m so glad to have met you and your family.:)Enjoy the rest of your senior year!IMG_1441 copyIMG_1444IMG_1483IMG_1486IMG_1504 copyIMG_1638IMG_1670IMG_1686

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Class of 2015: Celia [Anna, TX Senior Portrait Photographer]

I just love how these photos turned out. Celia is such a natural beauty and photographing her was effortless. These were taken in downtown McKinney (which is quickly becoming one of my fave places to shoot), and we found all kinds of neat stuff, like graffitied alleys, colored doors, flowers…the possibilities were endless. We decided to have this session early in the morning to try and escape the heat and the harsh sun, and I think we got exactly what we were looking for. Hope you enjoy your sneak peek Celia!

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Class of 2015: Lisa [Anna, TX Senior Portrait Photographer]

This lovely lady’s shoot was more fresh than a head of iceberg lettuce…haha! Ok, so corny, I know, but seriously, I love her spunk, her drive, her personality. I enjoyed this session so much, and had a blast seeing the sights in Deep Ellum. There was originality and artistic talent at every turn, on every wall, and in every nook and cranny. So, pretty much, my paradise.:)And Lisa? Well, she was even more lovely and extraordinary than her surroundings– which is pretty amazing if you think about it. I’ve had the pleasure of being this young lady’s English teacher for the past year and have gotten to know her pretty well. She is one of the sweetest, kindest, and most driven teens I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. She’s going places y’all. Lisa, I hope you LOVE your pics. But most of all, I hope they give everyone a little peek into the beauty that is so obviously YOU.

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Class of 2015: Rosa [Anna, TX Senior Portrait Photography]

Oh, how happy I was today when I saw the rain finally letting up, because that meant this session was going to happen. We’ve been planning this one for a while, and I was so bummed when I saw the yucky weather forecast for today. But, we do live in Texas after all, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s that Texas weather can change in the blink of an eye. And that’s exactly what it did– for the better. So, this gorgeous gal and I got to spend the afternoon strolling around downtown McKinney, seeing the sights, giggling, and taking a few pictures. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday afternoon.

*Rosa, thanks for not making fun of me and all the dorky things I say and do while taking pictures. Ha! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!


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