I’m delighted you’re here! My name is Elise and I’m the heart and soul behind About Time Photography. When I work with you, I’m constantly aware of the hands that may pick up your photographs decades from now; the hands of your children and grandchildren. As they flip through your photos they will see the love they are a part of. Bring me the love and joy you just can’t contain, and I’ll help you preserve your beautiful, real love story. 

I’m delighted you’re here! My name is Elise and I’m the heart and soul behind About Time Photography. Through journals and photos, I’ve been a memory-keeper my whole life. When I work with you, I’m constantly aware of the hands that may pick up your photographs decades from now; the hands of your children and grandchildren. As they flip through your photos they will see the love they are a part of. Your moments, both big and small, will be documented in a way that unfolds organically. Bring me the love and joy you just can’t contain, and I’ll help you preserve your beautiful, real love story. 

Your life is made up of countless beautiful moments created by the love that surrounds you. Your unique story should be captured in a genuine way that can be shared with future generations.

My Story

My why

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I am a photographer. I am a photographer who captures moments of love in all aspects of life. I bear witness to the love in the world and work to inspire others to see the love all around them. I have such a strong desire to tell stories of love because of the love I come from. My whole life I’ve been surrounded by real life love stories; my grandparents, parents, in laws, and husband have shown me what real love is. Real love is tough. Real love takes patience. Real love takes understanding. But real love is worth choosing over and over again, day after day, year after year, because real love is the most beautiful thing there is. And I want to help you see just how beautiful the love in your life is. 

My Story

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Austyn Elizabeth Photography

My why

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Born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts, I’m a true New England girl at heart! My family is huge (my mom has seven siblings, my dad has 40 first cousins…you get the picture) and I grew up in the same town as most of my extended family! We’re a loud crew and know how to throw a proper holiday party! Usually you can find me hanging out with my husband, Ryan, playing nerdy games, planning our next adventure, or hiking in the  area! 

My friends and family know me for my love of dance (in both serious and silly forms), my obsession with the beach, and my ability to do anything to put off getting ready for bed (seriously, this has been a lifelong struggle that my husband now has to deal with—sorry, Ry!). I plan everything, but I secretly love spontaneity (this is coming from the girl who got her degree in Psychology and Education to later become a photographer—yeah, I thought I had it all planned out). I love adventure, as long as the risk of injury isn’t too high (i.e. learning to ski as an adult—UGH!). 

I’m passionate about living in the moment and being present in life (it’s something I’m working on daily). Being healthy and fit is important to me and most mornings you can find me at the gym before the sun is up, or out on a run when the weather is nice! But I’m also a pro at popping a bottle of champagne! I’ll be the first to complain about it being too cold in the winter, but also the first to jump in the freezing ocean before June! I've always had this urge to hold on to and document even the littlest moments in life. I have full journals dating back to the late ‘90s! I feel most fulfilled by helping others find joy in the simplest moments by showing them the love that surrounds them. I'd love to get to know you! Let's grab coffee or cocktails! 

Hey there! I'm elise Dolen!

I'm a New England girl at heart; born and raised in Massachusetts. I went to Wheaton College in Norton, MA and I taught elementary school for a few years after graduating. I married my love, Ryan, in 2014 and fell head over heels for wedding photography. I've always had this urge to hold on to and document even the littlest moments in life. I have full journals dating back to the late '90s! It's a feeling of pure joy when I'm able to use my camera to frame your life's moments in a way that resonates with how you feel at that time. I'm so honored to witness and document your love story as it grows and changes! 

"Our biggest fear about hiring a wedding photographer before hiring About Time Photography was finding someone who we could connect with. We wanted to find someone who was comfortable to be around and didn’t make us feel uncomfortable around all the cameras."   --Erika

"I was a little worried about having professional photos done with my extra-busy two year old boy, but Elise made the experience SO much fun. She embraced my son's energy and was able to take stunning candid photos. She encouraged us to play, laugh, run, let him get a little dirty, all of the things I wasn’t expecting, and the photos (and memories to go along with them) are absolutely beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better experience or more perfect photos."  --Chelsea  

"Before our wedding, Elise met with us several times in casual settings to truly get a feel of what we were looking and hoping for out of both our wedding and photography. What impressed my husband and I most about Elise was the thoughtful questions she had…Elise not only captured our day in a way I would have never imagined possible, but went above and beyond her duties."  --Emily

"I absolutely loved watching my girl have her first photoshoot and Elise truly seemed as excited as I was to provide that for us. All interactions before and after the session were very professional, and she is overall just a very sweet person to work with."  --Andrea

"Elise took the most beautiful pictures of our wedding. She captured moments I didn't see and got loads of candids which I love. She is amazing to work with and I couldn't recommend her highly enough."  --Aimee

The details

Weddings

newborns

families

Each couple is unique in what they are looking for in a wedding photographer. To accommodate your needs, we offer various wedding collection options.

Lifestyle newborn sessions are held in your home. Your memories will be captured where they actually happen. Your little love will be documented in a natural way. 

We'll capture the simple joys of the time you are living right now. Moments are so fleeting let's freeze some of them for you so that you'll have them forever.

weddings

-Three wedding collections that can be customized
-All collections include two  
 photographers
-Digital files included in all
 collections
-Most collections include an
 engagement session
-Most collections include a wedding
 album

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experience

investment

We’ll grab coffee or drinks, and chat about your Big Day plans. Throughout the wedding planning process we’ll be in touch and I’ll get to know you so I can be sure to capture who you really are on your wedding day. I only accept a limited number of weddings each year so that I can offer you a personal experience from start to finish. 

ATP's wedding collections begin at $2400, with most couples investing around $3500. For more information on wedding collections, please fill out the contact form below and I'll be in touch as soon as possible! 

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Newborns

experience

investment

We’ll chat ahead of time so you feel at ease about your session. Our time together will be laid back; there’s no rush as we are on Baby’s schedule! I’ll capture moments that show what those first days with Baby were like and how much he was loved already. I keep Baby’s poses very natural and focus on the details of your tiny love that you’ll never want to forget! 

Lifestyle Newborn Sessions start at an investment of $450; this include time, talent, and all edited images. 

Photo books are a beautiful way to look back on these days and can be added to the session. ATP also offers various "First Year" collections.

-Scheduled based on due date.
-Held in your home during the first
 4-10 days of Baby's life. 
-Natural, photojournalistic approach
-Sessions last 2-4 hours based on
 Baby's needs. 
-All edited image files are delivered
 with print rights. 

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Families

experience

investment

One-hour Lifestyle Family Sessions are an investment of $350.

"Simply Us" Sessions are extended family sessions and vary based on hours. Please fill out the contact form below to inquire.

You’ll be encouraged to invite me along to capture something you truly love to do as a family! Anything from making pancakes to a trip to the zoo! Letting go of expectations, you’ll run, play tag, make funny faces, go for a walk, sit and talk, hug and kiss--and I’ll be there to capture it all as it happens! 

-Held at the location of your choice. 
-Lifestyle Family Sessions last around
 an hour and Day in the Life Sessions
 can be half days or full days. 
-An album is included with Day in the
 Life Sessions. 
-Edited image files with print rights
 are included with all types of family
 sessions. 

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