I find that the most loved images of our pets and their families emerge from relaxed interactions that occur naturally when we spend time with them. For this reason, I favor candid shots and an unhurried pace for my sessions. Although I do have the equipment and experience to set up formal portrait sessions in my home or yours, I prefer to work outdoors with the natural light of the early morning or early evening sun. Overcast days and shady areas also work well for pet photos.
Although the majority of my professional career for the past 30 years has been in the classroom, I have always found time in my life to indulge some of my creative pursuits including, writing, sewing, painting, music, and photography. I no longer teach in a public school setting, but I still work as an educator in an alternative school. My hours are more flexible and I seldom bring work home with me any more, which has opened up opportunities for me to pursue my creative endeavors more fully. Being an empty-nester also helps.
Meet the Team
Pet Photographer and Enthusiast
I've spent a lifetime living with pets and decades photographing my own, as well as those of family and friends. I finally have the time now to capture treasured memories for other pet parents. My passion for pets and pet photography is what sets me apart from most local photographers. I am happy to include human faces in my work, but my focus is on the animals and the joy they bring to our lives.
Photographer's Assistant Extraordinaire
My companion GD, Bella, has faithfully accompanied me on endless coastal excursions for the past 10 years searching out the flora and fauna of our beautiful piece of the world while helping carry the load of equipment, and more importantly, snacks.
She has happily agreed to work behind the scenes when it comes to pet sessions, instead taking the role of editing supervisor.
Chief Design Consultant
The newest member of our team has a keen eye for detail and happily oversees post-production processing. Mittens can be counted on to be on hand from the start to finish of each computer editing session that takes place in our digital dark room.