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LITTLE FILMS THAT FEEL LIKE HOME VIDEOS
Blue Flower
Blue Flower
About

+ Meet your videographer

Ellen's love of filmmaking runs deep.
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Ellen has had a camera in her hand since she was at least eight years old. Growing up in the age of early YouTube and DVD behind-the-scenes featurettes set her interest in filmmaking in motion. She wrote scripts, created shot lists, drew up storyboards, and enlisted her many cousins to act in her short films and talk shows.

Many a music video was produced in her parent's backyard and uploaded to YouTube, garnering some real editing experience and resulting in a community of internet friends (some with whom she is still connected with!)

When it came to deciding what to study in college, Ellen could not picture herself choosing anything else. While she learned a lot of beneficial skills and made valuable connections during her time in film school, her eye for composition and instinct for empathetic storytelling has remained the same. The value she places on human connection is evident in her current work.

Ellen graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor of arts in digital cinema and a concentration in cinema production. She has broad experience in documentary storytelling, wedding videography, commercial video for small businesses and nonprofits, and all kinds of photography.

Her approach is investigative, stripped back and somewhat unpolished. While still producing quality, professional work, Ellen is able to make your project feel like a home video.

Above all, Ellen believes in showcasing stories that bring people together.

Services

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Portfolio
Featured Wedding Film:
Katie + Connor

Working with Katie and Connor felt like working with old friends. As Katie is an artist herself, their wedding at the Sylvania Country Club was so thoughtfully designed. Katie created most of the decor herself. As I learned more about these two as a couple, it was evident how much fun they have together. I tried to showcase that fun in this wedding film preview from September 2022.

Featured Lifestyle Film:
Connor Bryce Weber

It’s hard to put into words how much I loved creating this special little film. I had been wanting to film a birth for years and when she reached out I was ecstatic! Kristin and Joel could not have been more sweet and accommodating. What an incredibly special thing to be a part of. Something I will remember for the rest of my life.

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Featured Commercial Film:
Momentum Recap

Momentum is an annual three-day festival organized by the Toledo Arts Commission. It brings free arts and cultural experiences to downtown Toledo. I was tasked with creating a recap of moments from the weekend. 'Twas a blast!

Testimonials

+ Client Love

Leaves 3

"Ellen is something special! And one of the best decisions we made for our wedding was hiring her! If you are not sure about getting a videographer for your wedding - DO IT! And do it with Ellen!  She spent the entire day capturing all of our moments perfectly, and without us even noticing she was there. She even turned around a sneak peek video less than 24 hours after which was AMAZING to say the least! I highly, highly recommend Ellen for your wedding day, or any videographer needs you may have. She is THE BEST!"

MEGAN + RANDY

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