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! 

"Elise makes you feel super comfortable throughout the day, not having you pose every three seconds or having the camera in the way while you're trying to get ready. We often forgot she was there which made the best pictures! She knew just how to capture all of the special and important moments while going with the flow on the busy day.."   --Kim

"Elise has an incredibly calming presence and makes taking photographs seem effortless. She's great to work with and has always been responsive to questions, suggestions, etc. We're hoping to be able to work with her again soon!" --Bryn

"I cannot recommend About Time Photography enough! Elise made us (as well as the rest of our family) feel so comfortable throughout the whole day and it really is reflected in the pictures. She has a true gift for capturing special moments."
               --Lauren

"Elise is amazing!!! Not only is she passionate and talented about her work, she’s so darn sweet!! She was amazing with our son...and the photos of him are absolutely beautiful and precious!!! She also captured some pretty amazing moments of us together as a family...some memories that we will cherish for years to come! We can’t wait to capture more moments and milestones with Elise!"  --Danielle

"Elise was amazing with our son...and the photos of him are absolutely beautiful and precious!!! She also captured some pretty amazing moments of us together as a family...some memories that we will cherish for years to come!" 
--Danielle

"Honestly, look no further if you're currently searching to hire a vendor to not only capture the most natural, candid moments that document your special day, but to also make you feel comfortable and supported every step of the way leading up to it. Her grace, professionalism and friendly personality always put me at ease so I could enjoy every minute! Brides, please trust me - Elise couldn't be any sweeter—or her work more picture perfect!"  --Colleen

"Honestly, look no further if you're currently searching to hire a vendor to not only capture the most natural, candid moments that document your special day, but to also make you feel comfortable and supported every step of the way leading up to it!"  --Colleen

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

ATP offers various collections to make sure your wedding day is documented in the best way.

-Digital files included in all
 collections
-Beautiful heirloom wedding album, second photographer, and complimentary engagement session included in most collections

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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. 

 Most ATP couples invest between $3600 and $5000. 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 $600; this includes time, talent, and all edited images with print rights. ATP also offers various "First Year" collections.
Photo albums are a beautiful way to showcase your story from these days. ATP would be honored to design one for you.

-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

Lifestyle Family Sessions are an investment of $500. This includes all edited image files with print rights.

"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
 two hours and Day in the Life Sessions can be half 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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