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Ellen Dykstra Photography

Hours Open:
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Hi, I’m Ellen, and I love babies. Photographing  newborns  and expectant moms makes my heart sing, and I’ve been lucky enough to do that for the past 10 years.  My style is organic, pure and stylishly simple, focusing on your baby’s beauty and a parents’ love for their new little one. New babies are beautiful, from their wispy hair, back wrinkles, downy shoulders, and star-like little hands to their tiny toenails. I capture that beauty and freshness so that you can look back on it forever.

As a former RN and mother of four, I have lots of experience handling babies and have been asked more than once to use my ‘baby whispering’ skills again at 2 a.m.! I’m a Certified Professional Photographer and have photographed hundreds of newborns, so you can be confident your baby is in good hands.  Newborn and maternity photo sessions take place in your home, so it can be a relaxed, comfortable experience.  I live in Kalamazoo, MI and photograph moms-to-be and babies there and in surrounding West Michigan communities.

When I’m not snuggling babies, you’re likely to find me cuddling a puppy. My family raises and trains puppies to be service dogs, and it’s been such a rewarding experience that we’re raising our 16th puppy now. Those are my soft spots, but my tastes in food are strong- I like my coffee dark, my licorice black and my craft beer stout.

If you’re expecting a baby and have questions about maternity or newborn photography, contact me for more information. I’d love to personalize a session for you!