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About Ellie


Dandelion Photography owner and photographer, Ellie Cotton.

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About Ellie


Dandelion Photography owner and photographer, Ellie Cotton.

About you

You are the mum who values every moment - except maybe ketchup stains. 

Way back before you had kids,  you thought you knew how busy felt. Turns out you didn't. Now you are busy... with tonsillitis, tommee tippee and tantrums.

Mums say to me every day they feel guilty they don’t take enough photos. And they don’t take photos which are good enough. I can't take away all your mummy guilt, but I can solve your photography guilt, by bringing you joyful and emotion photography you will treasure.

As much as we complain about parenting, we still can’t believe how lucky we are.  I want to bottle that feeling so you can gaze at the beautiful young faces of your children - forever. 

About me

I'm Ellie Cotton - and I am Dandelion Photography. It's all me!

I'm a mum of two high-energy children, Eva (6) and Kit (2). I'm  a perfectionist, a chocolate-addict, and a without a doubt, photography-geek. 

From the time I take a photo until I download it to my computer, I’m buzzing with excitement. I have loved photography for over 25 years, and I relish learning and developing as an artist. It never, ever, gets boring. Since having my children I have discovered the absolute joy which family photography brings to parents, and I love creating memories for families.

Originally from London, I've lived in the North-West with my husband since my daughter was born. We feel blessed by the gorgeous scenery all around, and an amazing view from our house on top of a hill in Bollington, East Cheshire. 

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About my photography


About my photography


ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHY

My photography style is natural, timeless and emotional covering the full spectrum of parenting - I am a bump, birth, newborn and family photographer.

Years of experience have taught me which shoots work best outdoors, and which are best done in the studio.

But for all shoots, the key to a good photo shoot is no time pressure and a whole lot of fun and laughter for children. In many shoots you will see my monkey impression, or hear me ask kids if they like broccoli ice cream - they all think I'm quite peculiar!

Photo shoot outdoors are fun - kids are relaxed, parents are relaxed and the result are genuine smiles and authentic expression. So for family photography,  location shoots work best. They are a familiar environment for the kids - it's just a family walk with a bit of silliness thrown in.  My natural and classic style incorporates the beauty of the beautiful British countryside with family portraits. The result is artwork that is unique to your family - artwork you will treasure. 

For newborn photography, simplicity is key. Newborn shoots are done in studio. Photos should show every eyelash, every roll of baby skin, every detail. We best show off the amazing beauty of your tiny baby with minimal props but lots of style. 

family photography at home
family photography at home in natural light

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