Jill S, Author and Therapist

“I loved working with Doug on my recent photo shoot for a picture on the author's page of my forthcoming book. He's super professional and talented, really knows what he's doing. Everything about his whole operation is top notch, which gave me a lot of confidence.”

Holly M., Entrepreneur 

“I used Doug Ellis for some headshots and website photos.  His photos were so creative and they all turned out fabulous. I was thoroughly pleased with my experience and it was well worth the money. I now have an entire portfolio of pictures to use for future books, online courses, website images, social media, etc.. and I will definitely use him again when the need arises.

J.DL, Actors Lab

“Doug Ellis is such an extraordinary photographer. Not only is his work first-rate, he is so great to work with.  Professional, encouraging, and a real pro.  He gets my highest recommendation!"

Open Gate Sangha Branding

adya + mukti

Role: On Location Photography & Licensing

Personal Branding


Role: On Location Business & Lifestyle Photography

Company Branding, Lifestyle & Events


Role: On Location & Event Photography

Magazine Covers & Placements

Frank & Others

Role: Editorial Photography & Licensing

esalen, Transformational Leadership council & ACEP

transformational events

Role: Marketing Director and Staff Photographer

Branding, Events & Milestones

Liana Chaouli

Role: Book Launch Preplanning & Speakers Bureau Photography 

Annual Report & Branding

ojai Foundation

Role: Annual Report & Event/Fundraising Photography 

Solopreneur Branding


Role: Styling, Company Website Launch Brand Photography & Videography 

doterra & Yogini Branding

Tasha rae

Role: Company Website Launch & Brand Photography

Live primal Branding, packaging & Social Media


Role: Company Branding, Headshots & Lifestyle Photography

rancho la puerta Branding & Executive portraits


Role: Company Branding, Headshots & Lifestyle Photography

illuminating that which is already and always present..BEYOND AMBITION
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