Family & Lifestyle photography

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I like to wear a few different hats... photographer, mum, school teacher, DIYer, story teller and creative.

I have three kids who are of course, my main muses... much to their annoyance at times! My motivation for picking up my camera was (and still is) to document our lives for my kids, so that they have something concrete to look back on when they are older and to help them to understand our story and to be able to see what it felt like to grow up in our home.

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My passion and drive for this comes from the fact that I only have a couple of handfuls of photos of my mum and I together or with the rest of our family. I have even fewer photos of my grandparents! Unfortunately my mum passed away when I was just 17 and trust me, I wish I had mountains of photos of her to look at. I truly believe that photos help to shape and solidify our memories and I don't know about any other sleep deprived mama's, but my memory feels awfully hazy these days!

Capturing light, feelings & moments and all the things in between people and life.

So, now I want to do the same for you! I want you to treat yourselves to a photography experience (yes, it is an experience!) and think of it as quality family time. I am with you every step of the way and trust me, I have been in your shoes and I know first hand allllll of the emotions that come with a session. Do it for YOU! And if not you, do it for your kids, their kids, nieces, nephews, grandparents and any significant others in your lives.

You'll thank your past self when photos are all you have to look back on. Let that sink in for a moment!

Photos here by the incredible Bec Zacher Photo on the GC.

Elli's creativity and passion for photography is evident. She loves what she does and does it brilliantly.

As a family of six it is no small feat to get wall worthy photos, and she managed to make us all feel comfortable and captured lovely, natural interactions.

Exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend Elli!


My Approach

I am all about your client experience.

Yes it's an experience! These moments don't last forever so capturing the smiles, expressions and laughter between you and your loved ones is priceless. My style of photography is both natural and candid, providing gentle prompts along the way to allow authentic moments to evolve.

Throughout our pre-session chats, I take the time to build a relationship with you and then on the day, the rest of your family. This ensures that you all feel more at ease in front the camera. In fact, I walk away (sometimes holding hands with one of your kiddos) from most of my sessions feeling as though I have made some new friends and to be honest, I am totally happy to blur those lines between business and friendship.

I have a variety of sessions available, Outdoor, Home and Studio and each are suitable for all types whether it be family, lifestyle, maternity and newborn.

Check out me and my fam below during our family session with Bec Zacher who is based on the Gold Coast. Gosh, I love these memories so much!

Photos above credit of the incredibly talented Bec Zacher Photo

We absolutely loved working with Elli. We filled in a questionnaire prior to the session and letting her know what we wanted, and she captured moments of our family beautifully.

She made us feel so comfortable and we were able to just enjoy the afternoon and completely forget about the camera, our photos are candid and everything we wanted.

I cannot recommend Elli enough if you are looking for someone to capture the small moments with your family. I cannot wait to work with her again.


Sunshine Coast Family lifestyle Photographer

Natural light Photography Studio in Coolum Beach available

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