U Photo


A series of local Saturday morning adventures for families with U School Teacher & Photographer, Ellen.

Children will gain photography experience while taking pictures on a unique adventure with their families. Post U Photo adventure, children will receive printed images of their photos in the mail. What a lovely and rewarding feeling for the child to have their photos come through the mail. Families will also be able to archive their child’s digital images.

Ellen will capture high quality images of the family while on their adventure. If selected, families will receive all high quality and high resolution digital images of their photoshoot.

Cameras will be provided for the family and personal devices will be encouraged to be put away for the adventure.

U Photo sessions are designed for one family at a time and will last one hour. Choose your adventure below and select a time slot. Registration is first come first serve and once a family has booked a time slot, that adventure will be marked as booked.

Proceeds of the U Photo cost go towards the U Photo Instructor, Ellen, and the U School tuition assistance fund, making a win-win-win for you, Ellen, and preschool families.

Upcoming U Photo *Dates, Adventure Locations, and Registration Links:

*All U Photo adventures are weather permitting. Should an adventure need to rescheduled, Ellen will reach out to the family.

10/20/18 – Wasem Fruit Farm (Pumpkin Patch & Apple Orchard)

  • 2:30-3:30pm – Available
  • 3:45-4:45pm – Available

11/3/18 – Leslie Science & Nature Center (Raptors & Black Pond Trail)

  • 2:30-3:30pm – Available
  • 3:45-4:45pm – Available

11/10/18 – UM North Campus (Sculptures)

  • 2:30-3:30pm – Available
  • 3:45-4:45pm – Available

11/17/18 – UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens (Plants & Flowers)

  • 2:30-3:30pm – Available
  • 3:45-4:45pm – Available

12/1/18 – UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens(Plants & Flowers)

  • 2:30-3:30pm – Available
  • 3:45-4:45pm – Available

Previous U Photo Adventures:

8/11/18 – UM Ingalls Mall, UM Diag, & UM Museum of Art (outside)

Photo credit: Tatum

7/22/18 – Huron River Cascades

Photo credit: Andrew & Victor

7/15/18 – UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Photo credit: Jack & Ellie

7/7/18 – UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Photo credit: Miles & Camille

6/2/18 –  UM Nichols Arboretum and Peony Garden

Photo credit: Avery & Lila

4/14/18 – Leslie Science & Nature Center – Raptors & Black Pond Trail

Photo credit: Evan & Enrique