About Hannele


I love how dogs see the world...

To a dog, a ball is not just a ball. That shiny, slobbery plaything is an opportunity, a challenge, a steadfast companion. In my dog photography—often down on all fours—I strive to glimpse life on their level: A bowl of food is love and comfort. A warm bath is the ultimate back rub. A knock at the door is a chance to prove courage and loyalty. Therein capturing the reality of dog ownership—a reminder to enjoy the small things. 

My life in photography has been a wild ride. In addition to the wonderful world of canines, I pursue projects and assignments dedicated to my intense love of the natural world and exploration. After earning my photo degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, I've been fortunate to work for dream clients such as the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic and my photographs have been exhibited in venues around the world.

When I’m not making photos or chasing after my pups, I continue to celebrate the small things by hiking local trails (join me!), exploring new places and practicing my downward dogs. 




Affiliations | Community Service

American Photographic Artists, Pro Member + Current Board of Directors Member - DC Chapter

American Society of Media Photographers, Pro Member, former DC Chapter Co-President

Equality Virginia, member


As Seen In | Press Partners

National Geographic

People Magazine

Washington Post Magazine

New York Magazine


Garden & Gun

Family Dog Magazine

NOVA Dog Magazine

Bethesda Magazine


Commercial Partners


BestPet Rx

Kriser's Natural Pet

Parachute Home

American Kennel Club

Veterinary Surgical Centers

Animal Dentistry Specialists

JW Dog Training & Behavior Consulting


Rescue Partners

City Dogs Rescue

Boston Terrier Rescue

Animal Rescue League of Arlington

Humane Rescue Alliance