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    I'm Ellen Peeples, a portrait photographer located in Anna, 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.
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Class of 2016: Morgan [Anna, TX Senior Portrait Photography]

Downtown McKinney is always one of my favorite places to shoot because of the variety of settings and backdrops it provides for my subject. It has greenery, funky brick walls, graffiti– it has it all. Which is why I was so excited when this special senior chose it as the location for her photos. She really just kind of let me do my thing, which is sometimes scary, because at times it can be helpful to have an idea of exactly what the senior is looking for, or what they want their pictures to look like. But Morgan was so laid back and open to everything I suggested. I think this session ended up running about two hours long, even though we initially planned for an hour. But that is what happens when you’re having fun…time flies! And that is exactly what it did. We laughed and smiled until our cheeks hurt and I think a great time was had by all. Now, as I’m sitting her editing Morgan’s pictures, I am blown away by her beauty, the twinkle in her eyes, and her kind spirit that seriously oozes out of every one of her pictures. Morgan, I hope you love your senior portraits as much as I did taking them. I am so blessed that you asked me to take them, and will treasure that Tuesday for a long, long time. I will miss seeing your smiling face this next year as you leave to begin your next journey at Texas Tech, but I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you. Keep living and loving!

 

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Class of 2016: Maddie [Anna, TX Senior Portrait Photography]

This was one of the most fun portrait sessions I’ve had in a while. I am lucky enough to also be Maddie’s English teacher and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to take her senior portraits as well. Maddie is one of the most positive, smiley kids I know, and I feel like that definitely comes across in her pictures. In fact, one of her concerns before the shoot was that she could ONLY be smiley and wasn’t capable of taking any “serious-face” pictures. I told her not to worry, that we’d give it a shot and see what happens. And you guys! It was magic! Maddie really can do it all.

On another note…Maddie, I hope you love your senior portraits almost as much as you love your Whataburger! Haha! Enjoy your last semester of high school! šŸ˜€ And thanks for trusting me to document this amazing milestone!

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The Price Family [Anna, TX Family Portrait Photography]

I think this shoot wins the award for most rescheduled session due to weather. No joke– we rescheduled this mini-session at least five times due to torrential downpours, tornado warnings, and other Texas weather. But as I sit here and edit these images and look over this collection, I get a feeling that God was doing us a favor and saving this one for today, because y’all, the weather was GORGEOUS. I couldn’t have asked for a better day for pictures, which is kind of funny, because when I looked out my window about an hour before this session began and noticed dark clouds rolling in, I crossed my fingers, toes, and eyes that they would roll right back out without letting go of a single drop of rain. I guess those prayers worked because it didn’t rain, and this amazingness below finally happened. Seriously, how gorgeous is this family?! I so enjoyed hanging out with them and goofing off this afternoon as we took these pictures. It’s moments and sessions like this one that remind me just how truly blessed I am to be able to do what I love. Thanks Price family for asking me to take these for you. I hope you love your sneak peek!

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The Patel Family [Anna, TX Family Portrait Photography]

I cannot tell you enough how much I loved this shoot. I loved their clothes, the colors, their smiles, the way they all interacted with each other…it was simply a gorgeousĀ morning (high of 71 degrees!) as we traversed Towne Lake Park in McKinney. We discovered just how beautiful the east side of the lake can be when the sunlight pours in between the treesā€“and also just how seriously some people take disc golf. Haha! Am I right, Patels?! ;-P

But jokes aside, I know I am sharing a ton of images from this shoot, probably more than usual for a sneak peek, but I just COULD NOT choose between some of these. I love them all for so many different reasons. This is the second time I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this gorgeous family, and I’ve got to say, each shoot gets better than the last. I am already looking forward to our next shoot this spring, and it hasn’t even been 24 hours since we finished this one. They’re that fun, y’all. No joke! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek, Patel family. Thanks again for asking me to take them!

 

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Class of 2016: Alyssa [Anna TX Senior Portrait Photography]

The first word that comes to mind when I think of this senior is spunk. And she’s got plenty of it. She is feisty, funny, goofy, and did I mention BEAUTIFUL??? Well, she is all of these things, and much, much more. We had a great time walking around last Tuesday on the streets of historical downtown McKinney. It was the last official day of summer and I think those golden rays of sunshine were pouring down just for us. I hope you love your pictures Alyssa! I had a great time goofing around with you and your momma and can’t wait until our spring session!Ā 

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