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“Ellen’s work is nothing short of AMAZING! The photos she took of my stubborn little Beagle princess captured her personality better than I could have ever imagined. Ellen was so easy to work with, listened to what I wanted and then made suggestions of her own. Everyone I have shared Trudy’s pictures with agrees with me — Ellen is excellent at what she does.” — Tammy, Trudy’s mom

Ellen|Zangla|Photography|Dog|Puppy|Photo|Picture|Loudoun|Fairfax|Washington DC| Leesburg|Ashburn|Middleburg| Reston|Tysons Corner|Vienna|Alexandria|Bethesda|Potomac|Rockville“There are not enough great things I can say about Ellen Zangla and her pet photography! Ellen has photographed Rocko numerous times and has captured the best moments and poses that Rocko has to offer. Ellen’s talents are nothing short of creative, is a natural at her profession and is patient and loving to the pet models. She creates an atmosphere that captures the interest of even the most inattentive pet and gets the best puppy head tilts that everyone will swoon over! The best part of pet portraits with Ellen Zangla Photography is that she has a surplus of great ideas and is always happy to offer these ideas, which always turn out to be flawless! Rocko is currently in the middle of working on a progression project, created by Ellen, in which he was photographed at about 3 months and 6 months and will again be photographed at 12 months. Puppies grow way too quickly, so I’m eternally grateful to have Rocko’s growth creatively documented so that I can have these memories forever.” — Danielle, Rocko’s mom

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“Ellen Zangla is superb at catching just the right moment and the right expression for your fur baby. It is obvious that she loves animals and they know it. Snickers had such a good time on our photo shoot. He was relaxed and happy and the expressions were truly fantastic. Ellen also photographed Snickers and me and I absolutely love looking at that picture. He is my shadow and I adore him. The picture of the two of us depicts that feeling. I will treasure these photographs for my lifetime. It is so heart warming to be able to see love hanging on my wall. Thank you Ellen!” — Diane, Snickers mom

Ellen|Zangla|Photography|Dog|Puppy|Photo|Picture|Loudoun|Fairfax|Washington DC| Leesburg|Ashburn|Middleburg| Reston|Tysons Corner|Vienna|Alexandria|Bethesda|Potomac|Rockville“I couldn’t be more pleased with the whole process of working with Ellen Zangla Photography. Not only is Ellen a fabulous photographer but she is also extremely compassionate and a true animal lover. Ellen went above and beyond with every step of the process from the initial consultation to the delivery of the finished photographs. The most difficult part of the process was selecting which photographs to pick because I wanted them all. I highly recommend Ellen if you want perfect memories that capture the unique personalities of your fur kids.” — Annika, Quincy’s mom

Ellen|Zangla|Photography|Dog|Puppy|Photo|Picture|Loudoun|Fairfax|Washington DC| Leesburg|Ashburn|Middleburg| Reston|Tysons Corner|Vienna|Alexandria|Bethesda|Potomac|Rockville“When you love someone… you want to capture certain special moments in time with them and be able to look back and cherish those fond moments in time. In a way our hearts relive those moments when we can look back on them with clarity and pause to reflect on what we felt. They say, ‘Pictures are worth a thousand words’, but when that someone you love dearly is also your family pet, a photo-session with Ellen Zangla is worth countless heartfelt memories and so much more than any number of words. Ellen captures the character and personality of your pet in pictures – this is evident in all of her work. However, her photography expertise aside, I never expected to have so much fun and enjoy a photo-shoot as much as my dog, Denali, and I did under Ellen’s direction. Ellen made us feel like celebrities, she magically snapped pictures of Denali looking his best with his full, playful personality coaxed out by Ellen and recorded on camera, she even took some shots of the two of us playing together like we have in our most free moments together in the past. The photo shoot alone was worth every cent… but then to later receive, and take home the prints of the pictures from that day… those pictures will be the lasting memories for me of a great day with my great dog that I love so much, and I couldn’t imagine cheapening such special memories with anything less than the wonderful work and artistry of Ellen Zangla photography.” — Tommy, Denali’s dad

Ellen|Zangla|Photography|Dog|Puppy|Photo|Picture|Loudoun|Fairfax|Washington DC| Leesburg|Ashburn|Middleburg| Reston|Tysons Corner|Vienna|Alexandria|Bethesda|Potomac|Rockville“Ellen has done multiple shoots with my three dogs and just when I think I have a favorite shot, she goes and wows me with some new composition that I must have…it’s a good thing we have a store to display all of her work because I wouldn’t be able to limit myself to what fits on our walls at home! I absolutely love working with Ellen and so do all of our dogs. Loudoun’s pet owners are lucky to have such a talented photographer to work with. Can’t wait to schedule our next shoot!” — Laura, mom of Remington, Latch and Scout and owner of the Happy Hound

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“Ellen is not only passionate about photography, she has incredible skill, heart and patience to go with her carefully planned shoots. She is a true professional from start to finish and genuinely cares about her clients (and their humans). Not only does Ellen have the patience of a saint, but she also has lightning speed when it comes to capturing the perfect shot. She preserved incredible memories for us and even taught our puppy to sit!” — Whitney, Ellie’s mom

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“Ellen has been taking pictures of my pets for years. When I got my puppy, Smudge, she started photographing her at 8 weeks old and took photos of her to capture her growing up. Each and every photo is stunning and captures all facets of Smudge’s personality. Ellen invests the time it takes to really capture the heart of her subject and with dogs sometimes that is no easy feat. I can’t say enough about how wonderful Ellen’s work is and how thankful I am to have such a huge collection of wonderful pictures and memories of the pets she has photographed for me.” — Lydia, Smudge’s mom

Ellen|Zangla|Photography|Dog|Puppy|Photo|Picture|Loudoun|Fairfax|Washington DC| Leesburg|Ashburn|Middleburg| Reston|Tysons Corner|Vienna|Alexandria|Bethesda|Potomac|Rockville“I can’t imagine using a different pet photographer. Ellen Zangla is amazing, and not only do I adore her, but so do my fur kids. She is professional, and I swear she is a pet whisper as she can get them to do things that I never can. If you are looking for amazing art of your pets, or a gift, she is the one to call.” — Christie, mom to Rosie (pictured above) and lots of other fur babies

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“It was our pleasure and privilege to have our Scottish Terriers photographed by Ellen. We’ve had Scottish Terriers as our companions for over 30 years and never had we had their unique personalities, both as a breed and as individuals, captured like Ellen did this past October. The remarkable images that resulted from Ellen’s “shoot” truly captured the essence of who Arthur and Morgan are and what they mean to us. Her images are so spot on that we can almost sense their presence…Arthur, with his perpetually “smiling” face and dark and inquisitive eyes and Morgan, with her solemn, thoughtful, and caring visage. Her work also captured how close Arthur and Morgan are as each other’s companions and the joy they get from being with each other at play and at rest. Ellen made this art possible by taking the time to talk to us about Arthur and Morgan and the breed and by learning what makes them who they are and why they do what they do.  She was patient and adaptable. She didn’t work to a timeline; instead, she let Arthur and Morgan create the picture that she captured. We can’t thank Ellen enough for the gift that she gave us and we proudly and lovingly display her art at home and at work. Thanks Ellen … Arthur and Morgan thank you too!” — Craig & Mary, Arthur and Morgan’s parents

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“It was our utmost pleasure to have Ellen Zangla at our home to photograph our important family members: three dogs & three cats! Her positive, joyous energy (and extreme patience!) with our “herd” made for great photographs of our pets!  She took her time, never rushed, clicking away for two hours until she was satisfied with her collection of pictures. The end results are fabulous—she captured the essence of each individual pet’s personality, and our friends comment on the quality of the photographs all the time. We highly recommend her for your pet’s portraits!” — Lorraine, Surf’s mom

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“Ellen Zangla is a phenomenal photographer! My sister gave me a terrific gift of having Ellen come over and photograph my two dogs. Ellen really has a way with animals and somehow captures the essence of their personalities. I absolutely love the photos of my dogs and would highly recommend Ellen!” — Laura, Sadie & Summer’s mom

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“Ellen was wonderful with my pets. They were all immediately comfortable with her, even the shyer ones. The photographs were beautiful. Ellen paid very close attention to each animal’s attitude, expression, and background. I couldn’t be happier with the results.” — Joanne, mom to Percy (and many, many other pets)

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“We are so thrilled with the pictures Ellen took. We can’t tell you how much joy it brings us to come down the stairs each day to something that strikes such awe.” — Natalie and Jared, Caesar’s parents

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“Ellen had a lot of great ideas on how to capture our blended family (two cats and one dog) when they were comfortable. Our Christmas cards were amazing and the photos truly show everyone’s personality. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of Ellen’s work.” — Kim & Chad, Jack’s parents