DOG PHOTOGRAPHY
CHALLENGE

EMPOWER

SESSIONS

13 CREATIVE BRIEFS DESIGNED TO CAPTURE

GORGEOUS PHOTOS OF YOUR DOG

What are the EMPOWER Challenges?

Top 10 Award Winning Pet Photography Image from Atlanta Dog Photographer
13 CHALLENGES:
  • ALONG THE LINES
  • ON THE SIDE
  • CONNECTIONS
  • SPORTS STAR
  • MONOLICIOUS
  • IN DEPTH
  • LIGHT IT UP
  • MULTI MANIA
  • DOGUMENTARY
  • PRODUCT PLACEMENT
  • EMBRACE THE NIGHT
  • JUMP
  • ANYTHING GOES
    Is your dog up for the challenge?

    See specific requirements below.

    EMPOWER SESSIONS

     

    13 challenges to create gorgeous photographs of dogs. 

    In 2022 & 2023 I set out on Herculean taskS – participating in Unleashed’s Embark & Emerge dog photography challenge.

    As one of hundreds of incredibly talented pet photographers across the globe, we were presented with 12 challenges – each a different theme of image to create, enter, and compete.

    While the primary goal was competition with myself – pushing myself creatively and improving the craft of pet photography – we also competed with each other. In each challenge you could receive a Top 20 or a Top 10 placement – as well as feedback on your work and suggestions for improvement.

    In the end I finished with TWO “Highly Commended Portfolios” and 24 images of the best images I have ever created. I also was awarded:

    • 1 Overall Challenge Winner
    • 7 Top 10 images
    • 6 Top 20 images

    Now as we enter 2024, I’m embarking on the 3rd and FINAL Unleashed Challenge series: EMPOWER!

    The next round of Unleashed Challenges are called Empower and there are 13 brand new challenges and I’m looking for the right dogs to participate.

    Does your dog have what it takes?

    what’s included?

    VALUED AT $1,250 – Your EMERGE Session Includes:
    • EMERGE Pet Photography Session
    • Image Reveal – View the best of your images & select your favorites. (No additional purchase required.)
    • Three (3) high resolution digital files of your choice
    • $500.00 Product credit towards any portrait purchase
      EMERGE SESSION $795

      Payment plans & scholarship opportunities also available.

      Atlanta pet photographer announce applications open to participate in 2023 dog photography challenges.
      Atlanta pet photographer announce applications open to participate in 2023 dog photography challenges.

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      Happy Clients

      "Such a wonderful experience! A true professional with has an exceptional knack for animals! Totally recommend!"

      Trish & Hazel

      "I am thrilled with the outcome! This will get a very special place in my home."

      Krista & Scarlett

      "I had such a great experience with Courtney! She ensured not only that the pups were prepared but that I was also. I had a detailed checklist of what to do to prepare before the shoot. From how far in advance to get the groomed/bathed to Coloring/cutting my hair in advance (if needed), what color and texture of clothing to wear for the best results, recommended collars for the pups. I think she had everything covered. Courtney was very patient with all of us :). If you are looking for photos with your furry family, I would absolutely recommend her!"

      Liz, Kaos, & Kali

      "We were lucky enough to attend the Love Barks event at Pet Pleasers Bakery in Gainesville, and Courtney captured some amazing photos of my dogs. It can be challenging to get them to sit still, but Courtney is a pro! Everything was set up perfectly to maximize our time there, and she is so fast with that camera. She was even able to Photoshop my hand + the leash out of several of the photos. It was a great experience, and we look forward to doing another session with Courtney soon!"

      Kristen, Teddy, & Chloe

      awards & accreditation

      Top 10 Atlanta Pet Photographer

      Courtney of CM Bryson is a pet portrait and lifestyle photographer who takes interesting narrative photographs of all sorts of pets –– cats, dogs, donkeys, you name it. She has an amazing ability to capture the fun-loving side of your pets, as well as their deep attachment to you, all while also being able to stage hilarious photoshoots that bring out the inner comedian in your little guys. Whether you’re looking for a serious, high-concept portrait or a hilarious photo of your pet sure to make you giggle for years to come, Courtney might just be the pet photographer for you.

      Liz

      Peerspace

      Atlanta pet photographer receives a merit image at the 2020 IPC photography competition by the Professional Photographer's Association.
      Athens area dog photographer is featured on Hair of Dog - A Pet Photographer's podcast about building a pet photography business in a small town.

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