Ellen Rogers



◆ A creative and collaborative professional with excellent management skills. Running my own business, plus working with leading companies for over 20 years, has given me an appreciation of balancing client needs with those of staff and stakeholders for a successful business.

◆ Photographer with 30+ years experience. Technical expertise in lighting, DSLR cameras, editing, color management, and design.


Ellen Rogers Photography Milton, MA Owner 1994 - Present

◆ Providing portrait and event photography for companies, non-profits, and families. ◆

Clients include: Make-a-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, The MFA Boston, New England Innocence Project, Boston Standard Plumbing, and 70+ private families and events per year.

US Census Bureau Quincy, MA Enumerator August 2020- September 2020

◆ Collected demographic, economic and housing data on behalf of the U.S. Census Bureau.

◆ Initiated client contacts and successfully completed census surveys.

◆ Learned new proprietary apps central to job completion.

◆ Maintained confidentiality of PII (personally identifying information) at all times.

Coffee Pond Photography and Yearbooks Framingham, MA

Photographer and Group Leader 1995 – Present

◆ Site manager and liaison at school, camp, and family photo days for a regional photography company.

◆ Responsible for on-site logistics & schedule with school photography clients as large as 1200 students.

◆ Manage an on-site staff of up to 9 photographers.

◆ Establish client needs and execute photography of promotional material.

◆ Coordinate with Account Managers on providing the highest level of client service.

Coffee Pond Photography and Yearbooks Framingham, MA Photography Coordinator/Yearbook Account Manager June 2004 – Sept. 2008

◆ Collaborated with Senior Photography Coordinator managing a seasonal staff of 46 photographers.

◆ Spearheaded recruiting and hiring photographers on an annual basis.

◆ Negotiated favorable hotel rates.

◆ Scheduled travel needs for photography staff.

◆ Reconciled photographer invoices and provided answers to billing related questions.

◆ Created a database for tracking errors in photographic equipment and photographer performance.

◆ Coordinated supplies for photographers.

◆ Established cohesive communication templates with a team of account managers.

◆ Provided on-site, web, and telephone support plus training for yearbook clients.

◆ Edited and optimized photos for inclusion in yearbooks.

◆ Created positive client experiences and retained customers for 25+ accounts annually.

Happy Tuesday, Inc. Boston, MA President 2002 – 2004

◆ Partnered in building a greeting card publishing company from the ground up.

◆ Collaborated on greeting card themes and content.

◆ Created card layouts, prepped for print, and oversaw press runs.

◆ Oversaw Brand Development including trademarking, logo design, marketing and collateral materials.

◆ Managed day to day operations and customer service.

◆ Created Trade Show booth display for debut at National Stationery Show.

◆ Achieved a successful trade presence with a design featured on the cover of the leading industry directory.

Henderson Studios, Boston, MA  Production & Photo Assistant 1998 – 2003

◆ Met and exceeded client requirements for locations, props, and models on time and on budget.

◆ Contributed to meeting schedule expectations and smooth completion of photography assignments.

◆ Maintained and used a wide range of lighting and photographic equipment.

◆ Digital workflow and file optimization including color balancing and retouching.

David Shopper Photography Hamilton, MA Studio Manager 2000 - 2001

◆ Expanded studio marketing campaigns.

◆ Initiated successful new client contacts.

◆ Supported in studio and location production; travel arrangements, scouting, casting, and scheduling.

◆ Involved in studio business including estimates, negotiation, film editing, and on-time delivery.

Eric Roth Studio Boston, MA Photography Assistant 1995 - 1998

◆ Supported photographer technically and creatively.

◆ Utilized extensive technical knowledge of exposure, lighting, and cameras to produce faultless results.

◆ Organized and maintained equipment in the studio and on location.

◆ In charge of supply, organization, and labeling of film at all times.

Allen Vogel, RIT Rochester, MA Teaching Assistant 1993 - 1994

◆ Assisted in execution of class demonstrations.

◆ Liaison with students.

Iowa State Daily Ames, IA Assistant Photo Editor 1992-1993

◆ Teamed with photo editor in assigning stories.

◆ Maintained production schedule and enforced deadlines.

◆ Photographed events.

Iowa Agriculturalist & Iowa Engineer Ames, IA Staff Photographer 1992-1993

◆ Organized and completed editorial photographic assignments for campus publications.


Rochester Institute of Technology: BFA with Honors in Photographic Illustration. 1990 - 1994

Iowa State University: Part-time undergraduate enrollment for liberal arts credit. 1992 - 1993


Collicot Elementary School Milton, MA Classroom Parent, Yearbook Chair 2019-2020 2015-Present

◆ Recruit and scheduling parents as classroom volunteers.

◆ Sharing classroom communications from the teacher, and aiding in the organization of materials for events.

◆ Organizing teacher gifts from entire class.

◆ Introduced a new vendor and yearbook creation software.

◆ Collaborated with a team of parents, successfully creating a unique class of 2020 5th grade yearbook.

Hillside Neighborhood Association Milton, MA Treasurer 2010-Present

◆ Collect and track contributions, reimburse members for expenses, pay vendors for services. 

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