I grew up in a large family which included a wide array of four footed, hooved and feathered freinds. I love animals and in particular believe in the benefits of a daily dose of "puppy love". The cats in my life tolerate this discrimination by staying underfoot or in my chair at every opportunity.
    My father was the photographer of the family milestones until he passed me his SLR at 13. Along with that a very bare bones black and white darkroom in a basement closet thus sealing my obsession with photography. It was multiple years as photography editor for my high school yearbook that firmly planted the journalism / chronicling of time method to my story making. I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts with a B.A. in Communication Arts and Design & a minor in Illustration.

Today I live and work with my husband Josh on Country Life Farm a commercial thoroughbred breeding and training farm in Harford County Maryland. We are in the second year of a monthly series titled LETTERS FROM ROCKLAND FARM with the Blood Horse magazine. This is our 3rd collaboration which spotlights Country Life Farm from first hand experiences Josh's award winning writing captivates a reader. I'm the illustrator .
   I believe that experiencing first hand the unspoken connection between humans and their animal companions allows me to recognize them in camera and in composition.

My goal is to capture the moment and character of my subjects artistically to record a time and place. Time is not static and to have a memorable visual record of those that touch our lives cannot be underestimated.

I travel the 1-95 corridor from Maryland to Metro Richmond throughout the year always with a camera in tow. Contact me I'd love to capture some moments for you. Follow me on Instagram and on Facebook at Ellen Pons Photography & Design

I look forward to knowing you through pictures.