Blog

recent work

Recent sessions, Inspiration, Planning Tips, & More

start here

Why I’m glad I hired a pet photographer for my own photos

Every little girl's dream I was 4 years old when I got the fairytale gift every little girl dreams of - my grandfather gave me my very own horse.   It was cold and 8 month old Dixie Rose had her fuzzy winter coat and I was wearing my brand new Western duster in bright...

Delivery Day

Like A Kid Christmas Morning   It's really hard to pick a favorite part of the process. I love every aspect from learning about the dog and your family in our consultation to the actual session to putting the final details on your images in post processing to...

The Process of a Pet Photography Session

Begin with the End in Mind While the best place to start is always at the beginning, I find that having a plan for the final product is just as important. This is why one of the first questions I'll ask you when planning your pet photography session is, "How would you...

Your Photo Album Tells Your Dog’s Story

You want to remember what he looked like, what his fur felt like under your hands, and how much he loved that slobbery, disgusting tennis ball that you threw a million times. And you need to keep those memories safely in your heart to revisit over and over again. A...

How Loss Made Me A Pet Photographer

No One Wants to Talk About the Loss of a Pet Today my Google calendar reminded me that 10 years ago today Renee drove into downtown Atlanta to meet a family surrendering Sissy the Siberian Husky. Sissy's first family dad was in the military and when he was deployed...

How to Care for Your Art from Your Dog Photography Session

Have you ever gone through old photographs that are yellow, brittle, & cracked?  I don’t want that to happen to you. While I do everything I can to provide you with archival quality artwork, there are a few things you need to be aware of to keep your art looking...

5 Must Have Photos from Your Pet Photography Session

What are the 5 Must Have Photos from your Pet Photography Session? Your camera roll is full of every possible pose from your dog you can imagine - sleeping, a running blur, sitting, tongue out, tongue in, etc and every single one is absolutely adorable! But, when it...

What to Wear – A Guide for Dog Moms & Dog Families

What do you wear to your dog's photo session?   In this blog, I’m going to give you some quick concrete tips for dressing yourself (and your family) for your session. Even though the pups are the stars of the show, I'd love to include a few images with you...

5 Things To Prepare Before Your Dog’s Photo Shoot

What do you need for your dog's photo shoot? Have you ever had that dream where you show up to school naked? Lets avoid that feeling of being completely unprepared by making sure you’ve got everything you need before you show up for your session… fully clothed...

Yes, Even Your Dog Can Have Professional Pet Photos

How do you know if your dog can have professional pet photos? Maybe you worry that your dog is too: Hyperactive Reactive Untrained Blind or deaf Timid, Afraid, or Nervous In this blog, I’m going to share some tips & tricks I’ve learned as a professional pet...

recent posts

What I Love About My Small Town – Rutledge, Georgia

What I Love About My Small Town – Rutledge, Georgia

10 years ago we bought a farm with an 1848 farmhouse in Rutledge, GA - population 781. Tucked an hour east of Atlanta, Rutledge boasts the motto Small, but Special. General Sherman and his troops marched through my front yard on his march from Atlanta to Savannah to...

read more
Details in Dog Photography

Details in Dog Photography

Lira has one white toenail on a foot of all other black toenails. It’s the middle toenail. When she’s annoyed at us for doing something we’ll hold up that paw and say she’s giving us the bird. I love that little detail about her. I would recognize that toenail...

read more
Why My New Years Resolution is to be in Photos WITH my Dogs

Why My New Years Resolution is to be in Photos WITH my Dogs

I’m a professional dog photographer, which means I have a lot of professional photos (and countless phone photos) OF my dogs, but I have very few photos WITH my dogs. That single word swap makes a world of difference. One thing I hear from so many clients is that they...

read more
End of Life Pet Photography

End of Life Pet Photography

This can be a hard topic. Anticipatory grief, people dismissing your loss, navigating difficult veterinary diagnoses, juggling specialist appointments for your pet, dealing with lost mobility, preparing for after the loss - the list of challenges can be daunting as...

read more
The Best of 2021 – Pet Photography Superlatives

The Best of 2021 – Pet Photography Superlatives

Let’s take a walk down the memory lane of 2021 filled with dogs & horses to remember some of the best moments! Scroll down to see the 2021 Pet Photography Superlatives! The Drooliest Dog I Photographed The most drool happened way back in February of 2021 at the I...

read more
Props for Personal Brand Photography for Pet Professionals

Props for Personal Brand Photography for Pet Professionals

Props can help you get your message across more clearly, create additional variety in your images, and give you something to do with your hands. In this post I'm sharing some ideas for planning your branding photography session as a pet professional. Show - Not Tell...

read more
2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets & Their People

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Pets & Their People

What to give to your dog this holiday - and a few ideas for you too!This is my favorite time of year! I love cozy sweaters (even better if they are custom knitted to include my dog's face - see below!). I love fires in the fireplace. I love the twinkling lights. And I...

read more
5 Things to Know Before Your Pet Portrait Event Session

5 Things to Know Before Your Pet Portrait Event Session

Pet Portrait Event sessions are short themed sessions I host to help you have fun updated photos of your dog in a low stress environment while also helping raise funds for animal rescue groups. Not only do you get great images for Instagram, you also have a positive...

read more
Rescue Dogs of Atlanta, Georgia

Rescue Dogs of Atlanta, Georgia

If you’ve been here a minute you probably know I have a big soft spot for rescue dogs. While I love ALL dogs and support preservation & responsible breeding, I feel a special calling to support rescue dogs. I was the kid who carried home every stray animal. And, I...

read more

Have More Questions?

Get in touch. I’d love to talk with you.