Life Theory Collective

the art of living and storytelling.

Hello! I’m Elyse Dillon and I’m a doula and photographer serving in the gorgeous city of Dresden, Germany! My husband and I met in 2006, got married in 2008 and had our beautiful son in 2012. We’ve lived in many different places but we are so thankful to call Dresden our home now.

The Photography:

We moved to the amazing city of Dresden in the Fall of 2013. In the Spring of 2014 is when I started my photography business. I specialize in family, maternity, newborn, children, and birth photography. I love to meet for our photo sessions somewhere that makes my clients feel comfortable. In the Großer Garten, in Altstadt, in their backyard or even inside their home! I prefer to work with natural light and I love the vibe of lifestyle photography. I’m passionate about helping the true personality of your family shine through my images!

 The Birth Doula:

In October of 2014 is when I finally started my doula training through Childbirth International. It’s a passion that I had been perusing for many years! I was able to deliver my son at a local birthing center in California and it was after that experience that I knew that being a doula was what I wanted to do. I firmly believe that birth is a natural, normal event that has the potential to be very life-changing. My desire as a doula is to help that event to be impacting to the mother in a positive, beautiful way!


I can work with you in English as well as German!