About Julie Ellison
Julie Ellison doesn't believe in bulls***.
That might as well be written on my gravestone. Through authentic writing, photography, and video, my storytelling approach doesn’t involve any extra lights, posing, or sugar-coating reality for Instagram. Instead, I like to be a fly on the wall with my camera and a notebook, capturing candid moments of real people doing exactly what they would be doing if I weren’t there. My favorite subjects are the outdoors, bold women, travel, climbing, the American West, and anything that's awesome. I write magazine features, create documentary photo essays, produce and shoot films, and constantly rethink how stories are told. Whether it’s for a big brand or a small personal project, my goal is always to create engaging content that informs, entertains, and inspires.
I am a Sony Alpha Female, I was the first female Editor in Chief of Climbing magazine, and I was once named one of the most talented people in the outdoor industry. Me and my 60-pound pit bull named Lizzie did the van life thing for several years before finally settling in southeast Idaho at the base of the Tetons. I thrive when I’m chasing a buck hunter 10 miles in the backcountry, shooting climbers on a big wall 1,500 feet off the ground, or reveling in the chaos of a messy artist’s workshop.
Select Clients Include:
The North Face
Teton Gravity Research