When you choose to be photographed by Ellen Rashko, you are choosing to experience a memorable transformation that will deliver heirloom products that can be passed down for generations. Specializing in Maternity, Motherhood, Beauty & Boudoir Portraiture.

The experience

How it Works


We speak over the phone! This is for you to learn more about the process. But, more importantly, for us to get to know you and understand the vision you have for your session.

Photo Session

Your experience will begin with being pampered by our professional hair and makeup team while listening to your favorite music. Ellen will guide you through all the poses. The portrait session lasts 3 -4 hours.

Reveal & Ordering Session

You will first see your gallery at your ordering appointment after your portrait session. You only buy what you love. Ordering appointments are scheduled 2 weeks after your photo shoot.

Prints & Albums

We believe in the power of prints and heirloom albums. Your products will be ready 4-6 weeks after your ordering appointment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We do have a studio wardrobe & fabrics you may use during your shoot. However, because women come in many shapes, sizes and have a wide array of style preferences, I still ask you to bring your own wardrobe to the shoot and we can mix in my wardrobe if you want. We will have a consultation prior to the shoot where we discuss specifically what wardrobe you should bring in and how to find it.

Do you provide the wardrobe for the shoot?

I believe we are all deserving of existing in print. Digital files probably won’t be handed down through generations as a treasure…but guess what? A print will. I currently have in my possession portraits dating back to the early 1900’s of my family. Though I never met them I grew up being told of many stories of my ancestors by my family. I cherish these portraits, and I want your portraits to be cherished for generations too.

Why do you sell printed artwork? Isn’t that old school?

Where are you based?

Our studio is based in NYC but also travel to Boca Raton, FL 3-4 times a year for sessions.

Do you do headshots, families, or special projects?

Yes! Please inquire for more info!

What types of printed products do you offer?

We offer fully framed wall portraits as well as specialty products like canvas, acrylic and metal prints. We also offer gorgeous folio boxes complete with sets of matted prints and fine art albums.

Will I get digital images?

Yes, some collections do include the digital images.

What is your turnaround time?

Ideally I like to have about 4-6 weeks from initial point of contact to the delivering of pictures. However, I have been known to turn a shoot around in as little as 2.5 weeks (yes with pictures in print). If you are on a deadline with your images please get in touch and I’ll see what I can do for you.

What days of the week do you shoot?

Most of our shoots take place on weekdays. Our top hair and makeup artists also work weddings, so to guarantee the best beauty team for your day we have found weekday shoots work best. Many of our clients take a full day off work to “play hooky” and enjoy some pampering. We do keep a couple weekend dates open per month for clients who absolutely need this option but these dates come with an additional fee and are booked on a first come first served basis.

What is the cost of a shoot?

Portrait sessions begin at $299 and include a styling consultation + access to our studio wardrobe, professional hair and makeup, multiple outfit changes, and photo shoot that takes 3-4 hours. At your image reveal + order session, you will have the option to select from different collections as well as customize your own images. Let’s set up a complimentary consultation so that we can hear about your dream portrait experience + products and get you a custom quote. You can begin that process here.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept credit cards, paypal, venmo and cash.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we can arrange a monthly payment plan. Please inquire.

What are the next steps for booking?

1) To get the booking process started contact me here.

2) Within 24-48 hours (Mon-Friday) of receiving your inquiry I will reach out to schedule a “Getting to Know You” call.

3) At our “Getting To Know You Call” we will get acquainted, discuss your vision and all you are hoping to achieve with our shoot. Once I have an understanding of your needs & desires I will be able to share a more accurate quote and answer all your questions. At this point if you are a YES to booking we will celebrate and move forward with booking your shoot date.

4) Booking in your shoot date requires a) selecting a date, b) paying your non refundable retainer/session fee to reserve your date, c) signing a photoshoot agreement so you are clear on our policies.

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"I had the most amazing experience. Ellen is warm, friendly and instantly makes you feel seen and understood!  She made me feel like a Goddess.   I will cherish these beautiful photos for the rest of my life!”

Tanya I.

I've done 3 maternity & a motherhood shoot with Ellen.  I feel like a model for Vogue.  She always comes up new creative ideas and I love hanging the wall art all over my home.

Veronica B.

"Ellen made me feel SUPER comfortable for my boudoir shoot, it was fun & pics came out beautiful.  Recently, I had my maternity shoot & the results were absolutely gorgeous. I met the perfect photographer & after all these years I have made an amazing friend.  

Alina G.

"Ice cream carrot cake brownie sweet roll. Biscuit sugar plum dragée lemon drops. Sweet jujubes cake marshmallow. Thanks, Juliette!”

ava anderson

"Danish donut gummi bears wafer carrot cake biscuit candy canes gummies. Tiramisu tootsie roll lemon drops pie muffin danish jelly-o fruitcake muffin.”

jenni white

"Ice cream carrot cake brownie sweet roll. Biscuit sugar plum dragée lemon drops. Sweet jujubes cake marshmallow. Thanks, Juliette!”

eugenie jones

Why should I book a shoot now?

and finally...

Because we are not promised tomorrow and we do not know what the future holds. Every day you put off doing this shoot for yourself you run the risk of it never happening. And truthfully, why should you wait when I promise I can make you look gorgeous just as you are right now?!

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