2023 Model Calls

Welcome to my 2023 Model Calls!


Every year I spend months thinking about what areas of photography I want to either strengthen or dabble my toes in for the first time. While so much of my photography focuses on newborns and maternity clients, the model calls below expand on motherhood and family life as I’ve been dreaming of. These model calls will all take place within the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, and are either in my studio in Middleville, or in your home as noted in the postings.  I’ve placed a board above each listing to give you an idea of the wardrobe, prop, and/or general vibe that serves as inspiration for each photo session. Please note that while each session is drastically reduced in price, there are some costs for wardrobe and/or props involved. While sessions will take place between January-June of 2023, we will work together to find the perfect date for you and your family.

Find a model call you’re interested in? Email me at ellie@photoellieb.com with the listing you’re applying for, along with details about your family members that would be included.  Chosen applicants will be notified Thursday, December 1st via email. Now, onto the fun stuff!


Fine Art – Baby Boy

6-10 months

Baby boy, age 6-10 months. Baby should be a sound sleeper. Includes 3 high resolution digital images: 2 of just baby, and 1 mama & me.



Fine Art – Mom & Daughter

Mom and 1-2 daughters. age 2 years-15 years

This fine art session will feature a mother and 1-2 daughters in glamorous gowns. Includes 3 fine art digital images.



Fine Art – Mom and Babies OR Sister/Brother

Mother and 1-2 babies, age 6months-5 years

This session can include a mother with her babies, or siblings only. Featuring vintage-inspired wardrobe, it includes 4 fine art images



Fine Art – Baby Boy

Age 6-10 months

Baby should be a sound sleeper. Includes 3 high resolution digital images: 2 of just baby, and 1 mama & me.



Fine Art – Brunette

Female age 8-14 years

In need of a female with longer, curly brunette hair. Session includes 3 fine art digital images



Farmhouse Enviornmental Shoot

Family with 1-3 children, ages 6mos-12 years

This session will feature a family with a vintage farm/farmhouse. Families with chickens, goats and a vintage feel are encouraged to apply! Session includes 20 high resolution digital images



Fine Art – Dog

Fancy show dog? Awesome.  Pound puppy? Fantastic.  Old or young, big or small, the only requirement for this in-studio session is good manners 🙂  Includes 3 fine art digital images



Photography by Ellie Burke

www.photoellieb.com – ellie@photoellieb.com


I’m Ellie, and I specialize in maternity photography and newborn photography here in the Grand Rapids area.

Whether you’re welcoming a new member of the family, or want to capture the essence of your crew in this very moment, I know how important these photographs are. My goal is to leave you with beautiful, timeless images and an experience you’ll never forget.  From tailoring your session to fit your vision, to delivering stunning, heirloom products, I’ll help guide you every step of the way.