• Hi! Welcome to ELLENZILLA photography, and thanks for stopping by! My blog is a little bit business, and a little bit personal. My goal is to share with you the girl behind the lens, and give a better insight to my personal photography style.

    I live in Houston, TX, though originally haled from Barnet, England. I love documenting anything I find beautiful in life. I'm obsessed with traveling and capturing my experiences, but capturing fleeting moments of happiness and love from others and sharing these memories with them is a gift I truly love to give. I specialize in portraiture and event photography, but I'm interested in all sorts of things, so please contact me for any reason! I'd love to know more about you, so be sure to say hi! I always love a new friend.

but ruby loves you

you’re not sick of seeing pictures of my dog yet are you? no, no.. you guys love ruby just as much as me. right? right. ah, excuse my lapse in ruby-confidence. because let’s be honest, how could you not love that face? those eyes? i think it might just be impossible to not love her.

well, regardless of if you love or hate ruby (but they say if you haven’t got anything nice to say, you just shouldn’t say anything at all. and usually they say things like that for a reason.), sometimes ruby gets to be my subject so i can learn new tricks. tricks that benefit your eye balls. i know what you’re thinking. unlike the old saying, it appears you can teach an old dog new tricks. that’s what i’m here for folks. testing out old sayings, and what not. i’m pushing the envelope and i don’t care who knows it.

by the way, i understand my dog looks completely terrified. but i can promise you that no animals were harmed in the making of these pictures. if anything i blinded myself during the process, so once again this blog comes at the cost of my own suffering – but you’re worth it. you should also know that ruby totally got a treat afterwards, so really she is just a really great actress. i’m still waiting for the academy awards to notice…

 see, and here is ruby after her snack: still giving me the stink eye, but loving life 😉


meghans bridals

today i have one seriously (and i mean seriously) gorgeous bride to share with you, my dear reader. before your brain implodes from the ridiculous amount of good-looking-ness that is about to be unveiled to you; just know she’s not just any gorgeous bride, she’s meghan. she just married her high school sweetheart, brent, of eleven years (all together now: awwwwwwwwwwww!!!) and now that these two lovebirds are at long last, finally, officially hitched – i can share meghan’s heart stoppingly gorgeous bridal portraits with all of you! let me note that the only reason i say with exasperation that they are finally, officially, and at long last married is… well because i am quite the impatient creature, and i selfishly wanted to show off my gorgeous new friend, and beautiful bride meghan 🙂 i had the best time ever at their wedding on saturday night – what a fun pair, with a bunch of amazing dancers for friends. is it wrong of me to want to  brag about the gorgeous people in my life? i think not. but holding onto these photos was honestly painful (did you read that meghan – PAINFUL. the things i do for my clients :)). painful only because of the extent of beauty i had to keep all to myself. before you roll your eyes, just remember… sometimes when a girl is this beautiful, the world needs to see so we can all stare in awe and in slight envy together. amirite? but in all honesty, it’s kinda cool to know that i am only one of few people who got to see the bride in all her glory before the big day.

anywhoo, check out this jaw dropper of a bride below! try your best to contain your jealousy folks, but that said, i do understand that it’s not going to be easy. so, best of luck:



Jessie - What amazing photos!! Meghan, you look stunning! So glad I got to celebrate with you and Brent! 🙂

Amanda - Oh em GEE!!! The Third one from the bottom is my absolute favorite!! Lovely bride lovely photog…how can you go wrong? 😀

baby judah wayne

please meet one of my favorite baby nuggets that i’ve ever met! 2 month old judah wayne:

i actually took these photos of little judah a handful of months ago (and you may remember his photos from the hospital), but am finally just getting around to uploading them to my blog. if you are a fan of my facebook page (and if you aren’t, you can change that here) you probably have already seen these photos. but are they not some of the cutest baby pictures your eyes have ever feasted on? i already know the answer is yes, so with this being the case, you are SO welcome for me uploading them again for you to see 🙂 and please let me add that judah was one of the best, most calm babies i’ve ever had a shoot with! in fact, both mom and dad were in the kitchen enjoying themselves while i had quality one on one time with judah most of the day! we totally bonded that day and we’ve been boos ever since. he’s such a cutie pie that even ruby fights with me for judah’s attention 🙂

and a fun fact! i just got to see him again yesterday and i snapped a few friendly shots for his (almost) 6 months birthday which i will be sharing soon! so be on the look out! <3

judah wayne, you’re too cute for words. so we’ll let the pictures do the talking!