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I am a Wisconsin girl at heart who has found her way to beautiful Morgan Hill, California after periods living in Arizona, Minnesota, Iowa, and Indiana. I would say that California is the Goldilocks of everywhere I have lived!


I'm a visual storyteller for the adventurous and joyful soul. I learned darkroom photography in college so that I could document my semester abroad in Southeast Asia. I was originally drawn to portraiture and I loved the magic of a watching a photograph develop in the darkroom. 

I have a previous life as a college art professor. Two years ago I traded the classroom for a life in California pursuing my art full time. I pinch myself often!

I'm a friendly introvert who enjoys helping people feel comfortable and confident. I love documenting memories and supporting people so that they can succeed. I take care of the details so that people can enjoy their time and focus on what matters.

I am known for my smile, making the most out of things, and always keeping a bottle of champagne in the fridge. When I'm doing photography, you can find me tending my flower garden, hiking and camping with my husband, or doing art in my studio.


Ellie Honl with Pentax 67ii film camera


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