modern, creative, editorial inspired senior portraiture to capture your true essence

every session is custom designed to highlight your unique vision, interests, and personality
to make your wildest dreams come true


currently booking all dates for 2021!

keep scrolling for more info + to contact us to book your session!

the process

01
pre-session planning

Once I receive your session fee payment and contract signature, you are officially on the books! Then, the fun part begins!

We will start with a questionnaire so I can get to know you, as well as a Pinterest board so I can see your favorite photographic styles and locations. I already have pre made boards with my work for you to pin from. 

When it comes to locations, props, and styling, the sky is the limit! I often incorporate pets, sports, instruments, and unique to you locations, including your home or backyard.
I have dozens of beautiful locations throughout the valley and am always willing to explore and try somewhere new. 

About a month before your session, we will meet via Zoom to plan out any other details, answer any questions you have, and go over collection pricing and samples so the ordering session is easier. If we are in the same city, we can do this in person, COVID willing.

You will receive a comprehensive outfit guide and session prep tips before your session, too!

02
the photoshoot

It's your big day! If your session includes professional makeup, we will start either at your home or at the salon (depending on the artist we are working with). 

Then I'll go over your outfits and help you style them. As for the shoot itself, I'll lead the way and help you feel relaxed and comfortable enough that you'll think you're on an adventure with a friend! We will spend time playing with the natural light and our surroundings to get a wide varity of beautiful images. I will cover all our bases and get the classic portraits, but mostly I will just photograph you being you in a creative way! Don't worry about having to "pose," I have you covered.

Although I usually carpool with my clients, due to COVID we will likely drive separate. Outdoor locations allow for space + air, making it relatively risk free, and I will wear a mask + keep enough distance for you to feel comfortable, but close enough to get all the shots we need! 

03
premier gallery reveal + ordering session and print delivery

Two weeks after your session, we will meet at your home or via Zoom for your gallery reveal and ordering session. You will see a slideshow gallery of all of your best images, lightly edited. From there, you will pick your favorites, and we will decide on your final Print Collection order. Please note that your order can only be placed during the reveal session. 

After payment has been received in full, your order will go into production! Ordered digital images will receive a final round of editing and are available for download 7 days after payment. Then you can start sharing on social media and sending to family! Yay! Print item turnaround time depends on what you order. Most pieces take no longer than 14 days, however, albums take about a month including the design process. When all of your products are ready, I will personally deliver them to you!

the products

As a full service experience, we work with you from start to finish, resulting in a printed art collection. Although digital images are great to share online, the magic of a print is undeniable, allowing your family to experience the joy of your images every day in your home.  We have done extensive research to partner with the highest quality labs available exclusively to professional photographers. We believe your images deserve to shine to the fullest potential and to last a life time. We are proud to offer museum level quality that will do just that.

We offer albums (client favorite), fine art prints, metal prints, gallery wrap canvas, custom graduation announcements, and mini polaroid prints! All prints include a matching digital file and all collections include extra digital images so you have plenty to keep on your devices + share on social media. 

investment

ultimately, the total investment is up to you. 

all of our collections are simple and customizable to fit your needs + budget. I work closely with you to make sure both your session and final print collection are exactly what you want + more.

sitting fees start at $175

a la carte starts at $100

collections start at $1,200
all collections include digital images to download and share on social media + print up to 5x7 for family and friends. 

most clients invest an average of $2,500 in their senior portrait experience
 -generally including a 3 location session, an album, multiple prints + large wall art, and at least 50 digital images. 

keep scrolling to contact us for a brochure with more info + current sessions fees.

raves

“When choosing a senior portrait photographer, there are so many options now a days. However, there is no doubt in my mind that Ellen is the best choice. Ellen’s photos are trend setting. Her photos and style are original, unique to the individual, and personal. I loved being able to tell Ellen the idea I had for my senior photos, and for her to make my dreams become truer than I could imagine. She has a way of understanding her clients even after just a few short conversations which makes for perfect locations, simple and enjoyable modeling, and flawless editing.  If you’re looking for an experience you’ll never forget, Ellen’s your lady.” -Mia, Mountain View High School

“There’s so many positive things I could say! I loved how much communication and planning went into planning the shoot/the location! I felt like I had a lot of creative freedom when it came to envisioning what I wanted my senior portraits to look like but I also was super glad I had Ellen’s expertise and input as well. I could definitely tell that Ellen cares a lot about her work! She really works hard at what she does. Going into the shoot, I was nervous about posing and smiling, but everything Ellen told me to do felt very natural and fun and the photos really showed that. I love all the different options that Ellen gave my family. I love how the print album was very customizable. The metal portraits also turned out fantastic: when friends and family come over I get frequent compliments on them.” -Jen, Boise High School



“Ellen is more than a photographer, she is an artist.  We loved the process of working with her and the final images were amazing!” - Robin, mother of Megan, Eagle High School

“I loved the way that my pictures turned out - I don't think there is a single one that I don't like! I also felt so incredibly comfortable in front of Ellen's camera, I never felt like I was doing something that I wouldn't do normally ( no whacky poses). 
I love my album, something about having my pictures printed out just makes them that much better. I know that it's going to be something that I will be able to keep for forever. I also really like the quality of my prints, they honestly just look so clear almost like I'm looking through the viewfinder myself. I think that I had a practically perfect experience with Ellen, if you want the best senior pictures possible she's your gal!” -Haley, Timberline High School

“Ellen did an excellent job of capturing both the individual characteristics of my triplet seniors and the energy they share as a trio.  She also included their beloved dog! Every piece of finished product was top notch both in design and quality.  Ellen did a fantastic job assisting my kids with the layout of their individual graduation cards and she created a fabulous coffee table book which is already a family treasure. Ellen is professional, funny and energetic, I couldn't be more pleased with her work.” -Kathleen, mother of triplets

about the artist

Ellen, a Boise, Idaho native, has been naturally pulled towards seeing life through a lens since she was a child and got her start regularly documenting her life, family, and friends at 14. She started her business as a sophomore at Borah High School and has worked with 150+ graduates over the past 8 years, gaining national recognition for her style with multiple publications in Senior Style Guide, as well as other features.


She is known for creating images that are both authentic and inspiringly dream like, influenced by  Idaho's beautiful landscapes and stunning golden light. 

Ellen is also an advertising and editorial photographer. Her experience with fashion and storytelling guarantees a one of a kind edge to your senior session.

Ellen truly loves getting to know her clients and what makes them who they are. Her high standards and meticulous attention to detail, as well as hundreds of hours of research have led her to be passionate about providing the most beautifully crafted print products on the market. 

contact

Currently booking Spring for Class of 2021 + Summer and Fall for Class of 2022
Dates are limited and fill fast, so don't hesitate to reach out!  I'm here to answer any questions you may have.

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