Ellen holds a MA from University of Florida in Gainsville and BFA in Fine Art with an emphasis in Photography from Ithaca College. It is here that her life long passion for photography was sealed when Emmet Gowin came to her senior thesis class of 12 and shared his intimate portraits of Edith. Something truly magical was in those photographs of everyday life. Ellen has assisted, styled and represented photographers all along continuing her own growth as a fine art street and documentary photographer, as she raised a family abroad in Hong Kong. Ellen has had numerous group exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center for Photography, Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Dada Hotel Pop Up in Krakow, Poland and most recently a solo exhibition in Sacramento “I Am More Than…”, in 2018.

Ellen grew up in Utica, New York called, Washington, D.C, St. Louis, Missouri, Ocala, Florida, Hong Kong, Santa Ana, California all homes but has recently moved to and committed herself to calling Los Angeles, California, HOME.