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 and

– Ellen Belle Hansen

1 – plane rides
3 – san francisco
4 – chocolate
5 – seahorses
7 – traveling
8 – naps

a peek at my other work

Commercial Site


Commercial Blog


Personal Blog

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