I’m a dog girl, plain and
simple. I have always loved animals of every sort and, really, some
of my best friends have been dogs. They are, to me, the most amazing
creatures and they completely inspire me in so many areas of my life.
I love all the things that come
together to make a photo - colors, light, angles and shadows, and
let's not forget expression! Self-taught, I have read and studied
volumes of technical textbooks and inspirational works, practiced
and experimented, finally combining a passion for all things dog with
this creative interest as a business venture in 2007/2008.
Over the years,
I have acquired a soft spot for senior dogs and rescue animals. I
spend about a quarter of my time volunteering with rescues by photographing
adoptables, fundraising support, events, etc. The rest of my time is
devoted to client work and family. After losing my gorgeous senior
dog and BFF, Bandit (pictured, left), in 2014, I created a program
to honor him: "Always With Me" - you
can read about it here.
In January, 2015,
we adopted a new dog/model in the making, Roux (below). He's still
a work in progress, but has had many successes, including commercial modeling gigs and photo contest wins. He is featured prominently in my work
and appears peppered all over my Facebook and Instagram accounts. (And as of 10/11/2017, we have adopted a second red leopard, Gracie - watch for her photos in the coming months as well.)