Chris + Tessa at The Village Grind | Greenville, SC

Winter is an odd time for photographers. The slow season means concentrating on marketing, bookkeeping, taxes, all the fun business stuff. Until this shoot, I hadn't touched my camera in a month, so I was PUMPED when Tessa reached out about a session with Chris. It was my first official session in my new city, AND in one of my new favorite coffee shops, The Village Grind. It was the perfect place to get cozy on a dreary February day, and these two look pretty darn adorable getting cozy. 

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Amy Ellis
What's My Why?

When you ask a lot of photographers why they do what they do, it’s usually something along the lines of “I love weddings” and “I love love.” These are, in fact, great answers for folks who spend their lives photographing and editing weddings, however these statements are something that feel generic to me when thinking about my own personal “why”. But, WHY, though? Discovering my “why” was not lovey-dovey. To be honest, if you told me in college years ago that’s I’d be starting a wedding business in 2013, I’d probably laugh and think you were crazy.

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Personal, BusinessAmy Ellis
A love letter to Davidson, NC

I always wanted to live in Davidson, but always knew it wouldn’t be where I settled. I’m leaving excited for my new home, but so sad to leave the comfort and love that stays here for me. I’m going to miss waking up in my garage apartment, driving to Main Street to grab my iced coffee and mail, enjoying a book outside, and saying hi to the wonderful people I always see. I’ll miss watching my friends’ kids grow from baby bumps to intelligent small humans that have strong and amazing personalities. This town truly taught me the meaning of community. I can be anywhere, anytime, and never feel alone or not cared for.

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Amy Ellis
Goals for 2018

What does 2017 hold? A new city in a new state, living with my boyfriend, who has lived 500 miles away for our entire relationship until now. Also, I'm about to be a dog mom! I'm so excited for the new possibilities and have set more goals to not just pay the bills with a business, but ensure it's a successful and rewarding experience. Honestly,  I don't expect to cross everything off this list, but I want them to motivate me to keep working.

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BusinessAmy Ellis
2017 Year in Review

I can say with confidence that my years as a wedding photographer get better and better. The couples I have the honor to work for are always so sweet, and know what's truly important on a wedding day and in a marriage. There were so many unique and memorable moments to this year, it's best to let the images speak for themselves, but here is a list of my favorite parts of my job this year:

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