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3 Ideas for Decorating Your Wall With Dog Photography

Nothing brings a smile faster than seeing your favorite furry face on the wall, but simply slapping a framed tiny 8 x 10 print over your couch isn’t going to cut it. In this blog, I’m going to share 4 Ideas for Designing A Gallery Wall of photos from your dog’s...

The Images That Made Me A Pet Photographer

Willa - The Beginning In 2015, we were playing fetch in the yard at the Rescue Ranch and I of course had my camera, at the time a Nikon D3200 with a 17-55 mm kit lens. I was laying the on the ground and took this photo. Clearly, the horizon line isn't close to...

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...

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...

Why Choose Professional Prints?

You're hiring a portrait artist If you're going through hiring an artist to capture portraits of your dog, or your family, or any event you're hiring a photographer for you should take full advantage of their talent & skill. The artist can provide access to the...

A Pet Photographer’s Secret

I take a LOT of phone photos. I have 4,112 photos currently on my  phone's camera roll (4,110 of those are of my kids... and by kids I mean dogs). #dogmomproud How many of you take photos on your phone? 🙋🏻‍♀️ How many of you have ever had a phone go kaput and lost...

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...

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...

Learn Why A Sunrise Session Might Be Perfect for Your Dog

Let’s face it, getting up & camera ready before the sun comes up - especially on a day off work - might not be your idea of a good time. But what if I told you that a sunrise session might be perfect for your dog - and 100% worth snagging that extra cup of coffee?...

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Emerge Pet Photography Awards Part 2

Emerge Pet Photography Awards Part 2

Emerge Pet Photography Awards - Portfolio ReviewI felt like I needed two posts to share about the Emerge Awards. While the individual pet photography challenges are judged individually the portfolios are then reviewed as a whole. Each challenge is very different, and...

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The Emerge Dog Photography Awards Part 1

The Emerge Dog Photography Awards Part 1

Big thanks to Hannah, Maple, & Party for making this image happen. This was my first photo session post surgery and I was nervous how my body would do and if my brain would work creatively after taking so much time off to heal, but I had made a commitment to...

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DIY-ing Your Dog’s Photos

DIY-ing Your Dog’s Photos

    “Oh, I can totally do it myself."I know I’ve had that thought about DIY-ing my own dog's photos.I mean, I’m a dog photographer for goodness sakes – surely if anyone can do it, it’s me. … then I started thinking about how LONG it takes to wrangle my own...

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Dog Photography: Finding the Perfect Frame

Dog Photography: Finding the Perfect Frame

Once again this year I took on the Unleashed Education dog photography challenge series - this round is called Emerge. What I love most about these challenges is that they help me stretch my creative photo muscles to see scenes in a different way depending on the...

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Photographing Perfect Dogs

Photographing Perfect Dogs

I don’t know when we decided that our dogs had to be perfect before we were worthy of having photographs of them. Perfectly trained with perfect off leash manners… Perfectly groomed & bathed with not a fur out of place… I mean, I love my dogs freshly bathed and...

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Dogs in Landscape Photography

Dogs in Landscape Photography

For some photographers they fall in love with the art of photography and photograph everything - families, weddings, engagements, landscapes. And then they realize there’s one subject they just can’t get enough of and specialize. For me, photography has always been...

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