I wouldn't hire someone I didn't know

"The trick is that as long as you know who you are and what makes you happy it doesn't matter how others see you"

Hi there, I'm Ellie!

Are you the kind of person who feels shy in front of the camera or hates forced poses? Trust me I get it, I'm exactly the same!! I hate having my picture taken, but I LOVE having pictures and memories all over the house

So here's the secret... the right photographer for you will make you forget about the camera and feel totally at ease! Thats where those fun candid moments happen and I'm here for them all. Ready to find a photographer that's right for you, you're come to the right place!

I felt like Ellie was "one of the family." She and her assistant made all of us feel at ease and the pictures showcase her ability to capture all the "little" moments that meant so much to us

Wendy c - mum of bride

I would recommend her over and over again.

A little more about me

lets chat!

I was born and raised in England. I came to the US in 2016 on a scholarship for soccer. It was in college where I met my husband and the rest, as they say, is history!

I currently live in Birmingham, AL with my husband Luigi, our dog Bentley and the house is never without at least 2 rescue pups that we foster for a local charity.

I seriously love what I do and I would be honored to capture some of life's most precious moments for you!

P.S. When you see me crying during the father daughter dance, no you didn't.

college soccer player

It was during my time at West Alabama on a soccer scholarship where I fell in love with photography and it has been my passion ever since






I LOVE being creative and I was missing home during the pandemic so I decided to go back to my roots and practice floristry like my mum!

virtual assitstand for photographers 

We move around a lot for Luigi's work so a WFH set up was necessary for me. It was during this time I decided to make my dreams of being a photographer a reality

full time photogrpaher

December of 2022 I decided to make my dreams a reality and by Jan 2023 i was full time in photography living my dream!

I launched my first online course for photographers

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january 2022

March 2022

december 2022


I traveled to Berlin and found my true calling

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I got married to my soulmate and best friend

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I made $100K from my online course this year

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A quick snapshot of my life so far



My kind of therapy



Walks with my husband and pup


Reminds me of home

Coffee and Croissants on Sundays


My mum was a florist for 30 years so its a given

Flowers of course



and traveling to take picture, even better!

My photography style is documentary, authentic and true to color.

My favorite compliment is when someone says 'you truly captured us and our love...'

Whether you're looking for classic timeless images to hang on your wall or candid real moments that capture who you are, I'm here for it! From weddings and elopements to engagements and family sessions, you deserve to have your memories preserved in a way that feels true to you and I want to capture that for you!


- Alayna H

Ellie was an absolute joy to work with! 

She captured both our engagements and our wedding and she went above and beyond for both. Ellie has a fantastic eye and unique style. She was able to bring out the best in our day, while still making it feel like us. We’ll cherish these forever! Thank you so much Ellie!

- Gillian C

I can't say enough good things. I can't wait to have Ellie do another shoot for us!

Ellie & her additional shooter, Taylor, were fantastic! They were so sweet and guided us through all of the shots quickly and painlessly! Not to mention, our pics are absolutely DREAMY. 

- Jodie C

Ellie was wonderful to work with!

She made my husband and my day stress free by capturing everything and more than what we wanted . Not to mention the photos you will receive will be timeless. She is so adaptable and kind to help you as a bride feel confident on your day. Could not rave more about her!

- Jessica e

Cannot recommend her highly enough!

Ellie from the beginning was so easy to communicate with. Even navigating a country we were not familiar with she took the time to write up maps on where to meet her. Ellie made us feel comfortable and made the photo shoot a fun part of our vacation. Our engagement photos turned out so beautiful and captured memories we will look back on for many years to come. 

- Arielle

Ellie is seriously the best photographer out there! 

She took our engagement photos and wedding photos. When we told her we wanted our engagement photos in a coffee shop/record store she was immediately down and took our idea and made it 10x better than we could’ve imagined! Ellie is so professional, personal to her couples, and makes sure her couples are enjoying their time will taking pictures. Her and her second shooter made our wedding photos feel fun and not staged and made our wedding day so much more enjoyable! Our wedding photos look straight out of a movie and she completely exceeded our expectations! We would recommend Ellie to anyone and everyone! Can’t wait to have her take more pictures for us in the future!!!

- Wendy c

I can't say enough about Ellie and her gorgeous pictures.

From the very first phone call until the final photos were delivered she was so helpful, nice, and professional. By the time the wedding was over and all the guests had left I felt like Ellie was "one of the family." She and her assistant made all of us feel at ease and the pictures showcase her ability to capture all the "little" moments that meant so much to us. I would recommend McKenzie Studios over and over again.

- Joanna P

We love Ellie!

My wife and I are so glad that we hired her to shoot our engagement photos as well as the wedding. Ellie is talented and her calm, friendly demeanor helped us feel relaxed. The photos we've seen so far have been stunning. She was punctual, professional, understanding and overall just a lovely human being to work with. We're so glad we crossed paths with her and will forever be thankful for the stunning photos.

- Megan C

Our engagement session with Ellie was absolutely magical!

She made us feel so at home and comfortable the entire time. She is the best and we could not be more happy with the photos!

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Traveling wedding photographer from the UK currently located in Birmingham Alabama. Serving Alabama and beyond!

Photographing your moments in San Francisco, California