About Me

Welcome to EliPensonPhotography.com
First and foremost, I want to personally say THANK YOU for showing interest in my photography services! Allow me to briefly introduce myself.

My name is Eli Penson. I am a self-taught photographer and 2019 graduate of Alcoa High School. I found myself falling in love with photography around my junior year of high school in the fall of 2017. I had just become apart of the yearbook staff, a year prior, and realized it was one of the best decisions that I had ever made. From there, I began to learn more about the gear I had access to and found ways to make money from my craft.


Following my high school graduation, I attended the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Art Media & Photography.


A semester into college, I was offered an opportunity to work with Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California for my photography. I accepted and moved to San Jose, CA in January of 2020. Due to COVID-19, my process was placed on hold a few months in, causing me to move back home to Alcoa, TN and continue my freelance journey in portrait photography.


I offer a brief portfolio summary of my work at the bottom of my homepage!


I am accepting appointment bookings for the Blount County and Knoxville area through the rest of 2020.


Again, thank you so much for your support!! I can not wait to deliver to you the best photography experience yet! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me via email, call or text!

Don't forget to follow me on Instagram! 


Eli Cox-Penson


Business Line: (408) 549-4712

IG: @Pensxn EliPensxn




"I feel it is the heart, not the eye, that should determine the content of the photograph. What the eye sees is its own. What the heart can perceive is a very different matter."  Gordon Parks