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James Vollmer

Multiple print house design

Ellen help create my house into a home. My home to be exact. All the images that were taken were from around families ranch or close by. Every image captured memories of my childhood that I'll have for the rest of my life. The thing is people that come to my house see the pictures she has taken and arranged in my house and don't believe they were done by a single place. They believe are just purchased prints, not originals taken by a extremely skilled professional. I even have family that come over to look at her gallery of the prints she didn't print and hang up. They have even purchased the photos from them because the photos hold significant memories to them as well. Ellen doesn't just capture a moment in time she captures feelings, sensations, tastes, smells, and even sounds through her camera lens. Once you a single photo done by her I guarantee you will not stop at just one photo. Also coordinating abilities on where each image should go is on point and not once did I ever have to say "well what about this photo here." It was always yes that one would look amazing there. Whatever you do don't miss your chance to work with this young talented star in photography and design.

Garrett Snook

Melius Motion

Ellen is the primary force behind my identity/brand. Working with Ellen’s has not only allowed Melius Motion to exist but also changed who Garrett Snook is as a person. Dreams and representation of the company and myself became possible along with changes to my own self-esteem, self-image, and confidence. Opportunities and new horizons continue to present themselves as we develop more content. Her work extends far beyond behind the camera, allowing expression and development as a brand/person. She can capture, express, and intensify one's image and direction. Representation across all platforms and even in daily life has become seamless with her support. Working with her is productive as well as enjoyable. The term self-discovery is far better fitting to describe the process of content production with Ellen. I hold Ellen in high regard and will continue to recommend to any seeking representation and development of presence. Thank You, Ellen, for allowing Melius Motion and me to become who we are today.

Alina Levine

High school senior

Honestly just the best! I’m usually really hesitant to take pictures because I feel awkward and unsure of how to pose…but Ellen made the whole session absolutely wonderful! It was so easy to relax around her & the whole time was filled with laughs and talking. My pictures came out amazing and none of the poses I did looked forced or unnatural - I couldn’t have asked for better senior pictures!! It was truly such an enjoyable experience and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to get their pictures done!

Destri Fagerland

The Fleas Knees

A someone who has been doing the small business thing for a while, it was a breath of fresh air to take Ellen's workshop. The resources, connections and experience taken from the class is immeasurable. Thank you!!

DJ Hanson

Leather n Stitch Customs

Ellen, what can I say that probably already hasn’t been said? What a phenomenal personality and life coach asset. If you were going to be stuck on an island or in a zombie apocalypse, you would want her by your side. Smart, energetic, classy, savvy, personable & gorgeous. Most importantly, she’s trustworthy. All of those qualities are a welcomed asset to any new friend, but receiving them all within a single life form… that’s game changing.

Thank you for the assist in my success. I’ve recommended your workshop to anyone who would listen. You should charge more ;)

Kailey Brannan

High school senior

I absolutely loved Ellen!!! She made the whole experience super simple and easy with her professional process. When picking my senior outfits and location she offered very helpful advice and numerous locations. During the photo shoot, it was so easy to smile in front of her. It felt like I was taking photos with an old friend. She gave me compliments and crackEd jokes the entire time, which made the whole session super comfortable. After the session within a week I got my gallery of photos. They turned out great!! I loved them so much. I truly felt beautiful in them. I would suggest her to anyone that I know for any of their photography needs!!

Savannah Yellow Robe

Yellow Brows Studio

Ellen is probably one of the best photographers I’ve ever gotten to work with. She gets into this character that makes you feel so confident and photogenic and it’s genuine. When I saw the untouched photos I was awestruck and then when she retouched a few I was just fully blown away. I’m so amazed by her talent and skill. She defines a whole new level of photography and art. I’m so happy I got to work with her!

Kaylie Hairychin

Kaylie Hairychin Yoga

I wanted to take my online presence to the next level and Ellen was all about it. As a young professional herself, Ellen understood everything I was looking to showcase and more. Her work constantly amazes me and she is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients/their shoots (even if it means climbing up a wall in a harness and cute boots to get the perfect shot).
If you're looking for a creative professional Ellen is your girl!

Claire Davis

Senior

Ellen is absolutely the BEST!! I decided to do a grad shoot since graduation was cancelled, and even though graduation didn’t turn out how I thought, these pictures will help me remember that there’s always a bright side to things. Ellen was professional, kind, and cracked lots of jokes. HIGHLY recommend for any occasion. Thank you Ellen!

Peyton King

Senior 2020

Ellen was so awesome to work with! My shoot was on a windy day but we made it work. She had perfect locations that matched my prom dress and she gave me great posing suggestions. I would definitely recommend her!!! The photos came out beautiful!

Faith Sheets

Senior

I have only good things to say about Ellen! I was so nervous going into the shoot because I had never done anything like it before. BUT.....Ellen was awesome, she made the experience so fun and chill! She has an amazing personality, a great style and really brings her A-game. Her pictures are beautiful, and I really feel like she captured exactly who I am through the images she took of me. I am very grateful that I met Ellen, her kindness is contagious and she is very intentional in everything she does and it definitely shows through any interaction with her. I 10/10 recommend Ellen 100% of the time!

Ellen, THANK YOU!

Taylor Houchin

Legacy Performance Training, Elite Fitness

Ellen made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She was very creative, professional and kind in all of our interactions. I have nothing but positive comments, but her work speaks for itself.

Ann Kellar

Mom of Senior

Thanks, Ellen, for a fun afternoon!  You made Emma feel so special and beautiful!  We greatly enjoyed and appreciated the enthusiasm you brought to the session as well as your professionalism!

Madison Karrels

High School Senior Portraits

Ellen is so talented and makes the session truly about you. She makes it fun and the images come out amazing. She has done all of our families senior photos including mine! Love Ellen and truly blessed to of had her as my photographer.

Allie Geier-Barlow

Lifestyle Session Model

Ellen makes sessions comfortable and a bunch of fun! She is super talented and I trust her for my photo needs! 😊

Seth Courtney

Lifestyle Session

Ellen’s truly amazing! She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera, as if you’re being photographed by a close friend. Ellen’s a visionary, and extremely talented, with a passion for what she does. If you want a professional, artistic, and creative portrait - call Ellen.

Natalie L.

Field Marketing Manager for Indian Motorcycle

Who knew a photo shoot could be so therapeutic and regenerative! Ellen is the most outstanding woman in that she is able to be a creative director, highly skilled photographer, and highly empathetic cheerleader of her models all simultaneously. This last note is important because I swear every single question and discomfort I felt in where to put a hand or angle my face or what face to make (general wtf am I doing is this right-isms) - thoughts I was not articulating out loud - Ellen read my mind and instructed me immediately and then was able to keep me energized and happy and in the vibe even as a drunk homeless man was watching from a park bench nearby. The whole time she was successfully taking amazing pictures, posing me and cheering me on - making me feel actually so beautiful and glowing. Even coming off of an exhausting week where I felt like I had little to no energy to even bring to the table, she was able to elevate me. I cannot thank Ellen enough and feel so completely honored to have been shot by her at this point in her career because she will undoubtedly go on to do amazing things. THANK YOU ELLEN! You are a powerhouse with incredible talent.