U Photo


A series of local photography adventures for families with U School teacher & photographer, Ellen Molina.


Children will gain photography experience while taking pictures on a unique adventure with their families. Post U Photo adventure, children will receive prints of their photos in the mail. Families will also receive a digital archive of their child’s 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.

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

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 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:

Choose Your Own Adventure!

If you are interested in choosing your own adventure location, click the link above and let us know where you’d like to meet up with Ellen. Ellen will reach out via email and help put together a plan for you and your family.

Previous U Photo Adventures:

UM Ingalls Mall, UM Diag, & UM Museum of Art (outside)

Photo credit: Tatum

Huron River Cascades

Photo credit: Andrew & Victor

UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Photo credit: Jack & Ellie

UM Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Photo credit: Miles & Camille

UM Nichols Arboretum and Peony Garden

Photo credit: Avery & Lila

Leslie Science & Nature Center – Raptors & Black Pond Trail

Photo credit: Evan & Enrique