THE WOMAN BEHIND THIS GULF COAST BASED BOUDOIR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS
Hello. I’m Daphne Ellenburg of Ellenburg Photography’s NEW division, Hello Boudoir.I’m a wife. I’m a Mom. I’m a daughter, a sister and an Aunt. But most of all, I’m a Woman.And Woman is the biggest and toughest job I know. We control the world and everything around us, even if they don’t know it yet.
I was born & raised in South Louisiana, but now live on the Alabama Gulf Coast. I love being in and around the Gulf Coast. Anything and everything to do is just a short drive away. I've been peeking out from behind a camera & practicing the art of photography for the past 20 years. Okay - longer...
Photography is always changing & I love that! I'm passionate about what I love & who I love. I'm the wife of an amazing man, the mother of three strong boys and one beautiful girl. My zest for life & love show up in all my photography. I enjoy learning new things & love experimenting with a new pose, a new lens or the next great location. Photography is fast paced. If it wasn't I'd be bored silly.
Confession: My glass is always half FULL, I've never met a stranger and posing is my super power. I love sand between my toes, college football, keto living, all things Apple, BIG handbags, lipgloss, glitter, good friends, family and photography. And I take a new class to learn something to make my sessions and my studio better every month.
Our Photography sessions are relaxed and most of all FUN. You CAN be yourself. Shoots happen in our Saraland, Alabama photography Studio or at the location of your choice. I'm proud of my work. You WILL feel gorgeous every time you look at your portraits. I will exceed your expectations. You want to be in front of my camera.
That's ME - in beautiful lingerie, from Adore me, wearing the couture pink angel wings, in Austin, Texas. Last October, I decided to Woman up. I left all my excuses at the door and got in front of the camera for my own Boudoir Portrait Experience.
I had every excuse in the world not to do it. Things like, this lingerie is new, I'm not sure it will photograph well. She won't know how to pose me so I don't look fat. The light outside will make me look old. Seriously, I could keep going. But I got out of my head and I pushed forward with trust and she helped me see myself. The me that's always there looking back from the Mirror. And once you see her, you will never go back. Do I still see my Mom belly or a stretch mark or a wrinkle? Yeah, I do. I'm Human. But when those voices try to sneak into my head, I can shut them down and see past them to the real me - One HOT Momma.
For the first time in my entire life, I felt amazing. Free from all the terrible things I've told myself and let myself believe since I was a young girl. I was free to be jiggly, to have a wrinkle or a grey hair. Free to laugh at myself. Free to love myself as I am. I will never forget that day in Austin, Texas. It was the day I knew in my soul that I was perfect exactly as I am.