Author and photographer of books for young readers.

Creator of online photo library for image licensing by educational publishers.

Elementary school curriculum writer.
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Ellen is the author/photographer of 18 published children’s books. She has worked with a variety of publishers including Scholastic, HarperCollins, Lee & Low, Abrams, and others.
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All my work begins with a concept that needs to come alive creatively.
-Ellen B. Senisi


Ellen loves photographing, especially her favorite people: kids of all ages. Her photos are found in children’s books and higher education textbooks. Her online library of images features children from toddlers to teens in school, family, and nature settings.
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Light. Color. Expression. That’s what it’s all about.
-Ellen B. Senisi


Ellen creates media-rich curriculum materials. She has a strong interest in nature and conservation which motivated her to create a rainforest-themed life science curriculum. Ellen also does author visits in elementary schools.

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Being in a rainforest was deep nature as I had never experienced it before.
I was amazed and wanted to share its wonder.
-Ellen B. Senisi


Ellen‘s blogs are mostly travel posts with (soon) writer and photography posts mixed in.
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I love the way being in new places makes everything around you feel vibrant and alive.
It keeps photography and writing fresh for me.
-Ellen B. Senisi