Ella Nesius

Specializing in canine, pet & rescue animal portraiture, I’ve dedicated my life to learning not only about the technical side of photography, but also a very important aspect of working with animals – their behavior. My focus is a stress-free, pleasurable environment that is a fun game for the pet & enjoyable time for the owners.

Coming from a Post-Soviet country where stray animals are treated very poorly, I’ve realized that one of my main missions in life will be to help those that cannot speak up for themselves. I’ve focused my photography journey on making sure rescued animals are given a fair chance to be noticed – and good images are a great way to tell more about an adoptable animal.

I have teamed up with my own amazing companion and service dog in training, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Ava. She has been a great model while providing challenging circumstances when capturing those once-in-a-lifetime moments. Our relationship is a great example of how animals can change the life of a human. She inspires me every day, supports me in difficult times and helps create beautiful art.

Every project is special to me. Every dog has a unique personality. It is important to build a connection between the photographer and the model to achieve best results, and I am confident to say I do it without breaking a sweat. My mission is to capture the personality and beauty of your dog in the most distinctive and creative way. Seeing the pure joy and delight, hearing the laugh of my client is heartwarming. I turn pets into art, it will be treasured for a lifetime – knowing that inspires me!