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Ellie P. Campbell Photography 2009-2010It’s my one-year anniversary as Ellie P. Campbell Photography. 🙂

(Well, yesterday was, but I didn’t have time to post about it.) Although I did photography well before August 2009, this is celebrating one official year on my own. As with most things all-consuming yet wonderful, it feels like this past year has flown by but also as if I’ve been doing this for years and years. I absolutely love what I do and am very happy to be where I am.

Here’s a very long photo-year-in-review…

A shot from my first official shoot on August 1, 2009 of beautiful Eva and her gorgeous little guy Julian:

Julian and Eva

Followed by E’s birth just a couple of weeks later (and thus began my camera’s love affair with my very edible nephew):

Newborn E

And then I photographed the marriage of our great friends Larry and Erin (i.e. Larin) – full blog post here:


Then there were many fall little-ones shoots in Cleveland, like for the amazing Lily:


And December babies, like Anabella:


With the holiday season came photographing E for their New Year‘s card… (don’t you want to ring in the New Year with this scrumptious little barkeep?):

Ethan New Year

During our lovely Floridian winter, Talia and I shot the campaign for her company, Green Apple Accessories:

Talia - Green Apple Accessories

Then in February, there was a snowy trip to Cleveland, filled with lots of fun wintry shoots, like with E’s cousin Nathan (here with his mama Jill):

Nathan and Jill

…and of course some shoots indoors to defrost, like with this awesome crew – Brad, baby Alexander (so many baby boys!), and Christina:

Brad, Alexander, and Christina

There was this super-fun family session… Here are the adoring grandparents Marcia and Richard with three of their lucky grandkids, Cadence, Brian, and Cadence’s little brother JT:

Cadence, Marcia, Brian, Richard, and JT

Then we had an incredible family trip to Israel, visiting family, touring the country, and putting E in fun antique chairs at the Yafo flea market:

E in Yaffo

A few hours after getting off the plane from Israel, my work with the Sarasota Film Festival started – This was the first (and hopefully not the last) year I was a staff photographer. There were a bunch of events that week, including the In Conversation with… series with people such as Patricia Clarkson and Vincent D’Onofrio:

Vincent D'Onofrio

And incredible hooping performance outside the premiere of The Hooping Life:

Hoola Monsters

And more fun stars like Stanley Tucci and Steve Buscemi:

Stanley Tucci and Steve Buscemi

Beautiful Ava was born in the spring…

Ava and Holli

Also in the spring, my super-smart brother-in-law Jonah received his MD and PhD simultaneously and then became published in JAMA:


Babies I’d met and photographed as newborns (both friends and clients) began walking and having birthdays, like little Sydney:


There were also some “older” clients during May’s Cleveland trip, like the beautiful 6-year-old McKenzie:


Later in May in Boston, this striking and happy duo, Lucy and Chase, were engaged:


Also in Boston, I photographed the gorgeous bffs, Danielle and Abigail:

Danielle and Abigail

Back in FL, this summer started off with a bunch of newborns, like the precious tiny Gia:


And also one really touching 50th anniversary shoot for Ron and Sonia:

Ron and Sonia

To round out the summer of babies and anniversaries and to top off an amazing first year as Ellie P. Campbell Photography, there was Molly and Lou‘s beautiful beach wedding on Islamorada, FL in July:

Molly and Lou

I am so, so grateful for and excited about how this past year has turned out. I’m lucky to have a husband, family, and friends who have encouraged me to go for it as well as to have incredible clients who let me share in so many intimate, special moments and events in their lives and who have made my job fun and inspiring. I am looking forward to what unfolds over the next year! Thank you, everyone!

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I was in the mood to blog about something slightly different/new when I realized that I hadn’t yet posted about Larry and Erin’s wedding. Lots of photos in this post, so it’s a long one.

Larin, as we call them, got married in September here in Florida, with the ceremony at their church and reception at Mattison’s Riverside in Bradenton. These two are our great friends, and I was honored to photograph their wedding alongside another friend and photographer, April Nowotny.

Larin exude wholesome, genuine happiness and love. They adore and support each other and don’t seem to let anything trivial get in the way of that. Their wedding was a refreshing reminder of how important it is to be 100% together – in the moment – with your spouse and family, and they as a couple are a great example of how wonderful it is to enjoy the special moments together in addition to the seemingly mundane. We joke about how Larry gets wildly excited about the simplest things – Erin gets a new pair of shoes, J (my husband) has an upcoming Fantasy Football matchup, I have a new treat from Whole Foods… but it really is a great way to be. Why focus solely on the big events and things in our lives? And maybe it’s just that mindset that made one of their “big events” so great; when there’s no pressure to make one day perfect because you enjoy each one, it’s easier to let go, be present, and have fun!

So here are some of my favorites from their day. April’s can also be viewed on her blog.

I photographed the men getting ready; April was with the ladies. (That’s my husband in the back whose tie was actually tied by a combo of Larry and Marty due to our joint lack of ability as tie-tiers.)

Larry and Groomsmen tying ties

Larry awaiting the first look at his bride as the guys looked on:

Larry and Groomsmen

Stunning bride.


This is happiness…

Larin's First Look

Erin with her girls, again looking radiant:

Erin, Girls, & Flowers

Larry needing some help with his boutonniere:

Larin boutonniere

Wedding party:

Wedding Party

Now onto the ceremony. Erin’s brother Stevie played guitar as people were seated:

Stevie playing guitar

Larry’s “I do:”

Larry's "I do"

Erin received her beautiful ring at the river post ceremony:

Erin's Ring

Quick phone call:

Erin phone call

One of my favorite shots of these two. I love their nuzzle:

Larin nuzzling

Erin looking like a professional model:


Finally time to eat!

Larin Dinner

And kiss!

Larin Kiss

Some cake (with incredible, handcrafted caketoppers by Erin) and garter tossing…

Larin's Reception

And good night. 🙂

Larin Sparklers

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