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ABOUT US

Founded in 2015 by Ellerie DeMoss and Audrey Merlihan, the photography and creative arts company developed their business around the idea of involving people to express their art. MODÉLLE means “girl model” which derives from the French words Elle and Modèle. MODÉLLE’s mission is to transform the modeling industry, empowering ordinary people to express how extraordinary they are. As opposed to the mainstream celebrity role models, MODÉLLE believes that natural and authentic people are much more relatable, as well as inspiring. MODÉLLE highlights unique characteristics through photography, cinematography, interviews, promotional photo shoots and videos, fashion assistance, and hosting promotional events. 

Ellerie Anna DeMoss
Founder | Creative Director | Photographer | Cinematographer
 
"The work I do is the most transparent thing I have ever done. It expresses thoughts, feelings, and ideas that live within myself. I believe art should be felt, as well as admired, but it should allow us to see part of ourselves within it. 
I have learned a new sense of vulnerability and it has changed my life. I not only share with those I work with, but all who see what I do. I live in a world of not only my own perspective, but with those who share theirs with me." 

I BELIEVE ART SHOULD BE FELT, AS WELL AS ADMIRED, BUT IT SHOULD ALLOW US TO SEE PART OF OURSELVES WITHIN IT.

-ELLERIE ANNA DEMOSS
Audrey Christen Merlihan
Co Founder| 
Creative Producer | Cinematographer | 
Photographer
 
"I am doing this for me. I am doing this for my people. I am doing this to help better the lives of everyone around me. 
I decided whatever influence I had, I was going to make the most of it; empowering the greatness of people, places, and positivity on this Earth. Balance is key, and it is important to me to consider every corner of creativity within myself, and  express it unconditionally. My story, along with everyone else's, deserves to be heard by a loud and respected voice. That voice is art."

I AM DOING THIS FOR ME. I AM DOING THIS FOR MY PEOPLE. I AM DOING THIS TO BETTER THE LIVES OF  EVERYONE AROUND ME.

-AUDREY CHRISTEN MERLIHAN
WHO WE ARE
In year 2000, we met on our first day of Kindergarten, and have been best friends ever since. We grew into each other's families, lives, and were known to always be together. Where one lacked a trait, the other balanced the friendship with their own, and we became the perfect pair. We grew up in a small town, making us appreciate the close connection between people. Together we work to empower each other and the people around us.
HOW WE STARTED
Our idea of the life we wanted to live led us to the work we do today. With intentions of personable yet creative projects, our ideal field of work unfolded in front of us. After three continuous years as yearbook staff in high school, our admiration for capturing candid moments evolved. Our positions as layout and photo editor contribute to our affection for the art of design. Our main source of encouragement came from our instructor and mentor, Becky Gardner, who guided and inspired us. We developed this idea of a company six months before we brought it to life. This allowed us to love, nurture, and pour as much of ourselves into it along the way. 
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF MODÉLLE