meet the artist
I fell in love with photography in MY 8th grade darkroom photography Class at South Jr High here in Boise, where I grew up.
I photographed my first senior as a sophomore in high school and it was then I realized how much I loved showing others their beauty and worth through photographs. By the time I graduated from Borah High School in May 2015, I had photographed over 20 seniors! After spending one year in college at the University of Utah, I decided to forgo traditional education to pursue photography full time. I love being able to tell the story of so many amazing young women (and a few wonderful guys) and find the challenge of capturing light and personality so rewarding. It is my hope that I show everyone I photograph that they are beautiful for their light that shines from the inside.
In addition to Ellen Hansen Seniors, I do editorial, advertising, and fine art photography. You can check out my other work at ellenbhansen.com and instagram.com/ellenbhansen.