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Saturday, January 06, 2018
By Ellenburg Photography
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I really enjoy photography. Not just because it's how I make my living, but because it makes me feel like an artist. I tried painting and drawing and I never felt more than average, but when I pick up my camera - I can make it see the world the way I see it. This year, I challenged myself to shoot everyday. Not just with my iPhone but with my big girl camera. And you know that sucker is heavy - so toting it home everyday from the studio was already going to be new for me. The other challenge I made for myself is to photograph my children more. I wanted more photographs of them doing every day stuff, not just the glamorous things we do in the studio. To guide me and keep me on task - I joined a 365 day challenge with a group of professional and hobby photographers. Everyday we have a theme. Some days it's easy to work the vague theme into my scheduled workload of beautiful babies and families. But somedays, like today, that would almost never happen. Today's theme is: Potato. I immediately thought about photographing Mr. Potato Head. But we have all these heads and arms and NO EYES. So ironic. So with my trusty helper, Jefferson, we created this tiny masterpiece in my dining room this morning.

Boy holding Sweet Potato

I love the dirt under his nails. I love that this tiny hurricane stood still for me and helped me complete today's challenge. It's nice to slow down and enjoy the little things with my little people. Happy Saturday!

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
By Ellenburg Photography
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How do you define success? For some it's constantly moving forward and climbing ahead. For some it's small victories each and every day. Thinking about success helps you plan. It helps you define what is important to you and who you are becoming.

For me | Success is Golden.

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Success is doing the hard work that brings VALUE to your life. I'm very proud of my portrait studio. I'm proud to make a living doing what I love. When you come into see me, I'm a mirror. I reflect what you love the most and show it back to you with heart eyes. There is nothing more special to me than watching you look at your new portraits. 

How do you dream of being photographed this year?

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Monday, January 01, 2018
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This year, to get my creative juices flowing, I joined a portrait group. I really thought I was joining a touchy feely social group. In my mind, maybe we would have a Facebook group to discuss life's struggles. You know, how do I run my business and make sure everyone has clean socks. But that isn't what I joined at all. I joined a 365 portrait group. A new theme every day for the entire year with no escape in sight. Because I'm no quitter. I'm all in. I thought for a bigger challenge, I'd document my journey. So here it goes...DAY ONE: Photograph your name.

So, I'm really going to have to put my thinking hat on every day. AND I'm really going to have to bring my BIG GIRL camera home with me everyday.  (Some days I do give her the day off. BUT NOT THIS YEAR.) To be honest, I didn't even think about this project that I signed up for in December until the middle of the Georgia Oklahoma game tonight. What have I gotten myself into? I had to scurry and get it done before the Alabama game...so here it goes.

Daphne with Christmas Lights

This is ME. I'm Daphne. I love a good mystery, bright colors and a little sparkle. It's a good recipe for life.

Happy New Year and Roll Tide.

Daphne Ellenburg ImageDaphne Ellenburg is the owner of a bustling Portrait photography business called Ellenburg Photography located in Southern Alabama. Daphne has a supportive family and a fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Apple. She also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Daphne is a proud member of PPA, WPPI, and the local chamber. Catch up with her at EllenburgPhotography.com or email her at daphne@ellenburgphotography.com. 
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Friday, July 26, 2013
By Daphne Ellenburg
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Chicken and Waffles, I've never had it. But I have to admit, I'm intrigued by them. When Grant suggested it for dinner, I couldn't resist. Mike fried the chicken, since he's always bragging about his chicken frying skills, it was a good fit. I blew dust of my fancy flipping waffle machine and rocked out some fluffy waffles. It even beeps when they are done - talk about easy. 

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I might of made too many waffles. When I put them on my plate with my chicken, my waffle had a perfect fold in the middle. Like a taco. I was temped...So I tried it. Then the Waffo was born. We all tried it. Except for photobomber, Jackson. Friday nights are extra fun around here. Hope your Friday was Awesome!

 

 

 

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Daphne Ellenburg is a Portrait photography business owner located in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants NEW 2000 sq ft studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and newly all things Canon. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography.com  

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601

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Saturday, June 08, 2013
By Daphne Ellenburg
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Sometimes the truth is hard to hear.  Wednesday, my husband but his hands on my shoulders, looked me in the eyes and said; "Daphne, you are dreaming too small."

Whatever.

My dreams are HUGE.


He thinks I've outgrown my home office. I love my home office. When clients come over they become friends. We swap stories. We make memories. We drink lemonaid. I don't want to have a big impersonal studio that is too busy to get to know people.


He wanted me to go out and look for studio space. That made me uncomfortable. But also a little excited. So, I drove around and called a number on the side of a building. It was rented. {Sad face} But she gave me Seven more addresses. So I drove around some more. I peeked inside 1 thru 6 and got lost on the way to 7, but ran into a real gem. I pressed my face against the glass, called the owner and got the tour. It was fantastic. It was bigger than I thought I wanted. It was in my budget. It was decorated in my colors. {OMG!}


I told Michael. He came out to see it. He said, do you want it. I nodded. So, he paid the deposit for me. Then I cried like a baby.


Maybe we all dream a little too small. Without Risk there is no reward.


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Daphne Ellenburg is a Portrait photography business owner located in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and newly all things Canon. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography.com Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601

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