Although I enjoyed the years I spent doing event photography, I knew focusing in on personal sessions with pets was the right move.
Not only do I LOVE every single session I do, but I enjoy knowing that I’m helping pet parents capture portraits that would otherwise be impossible to get.
Because I’m completely mobile and dedicated to giving my clients the best experience possible, I can almost always find times that work for a session, even when schedules are crazy busy.
And I know how important this is because, fourteen years ago, I had a bad experience with a pet photographer!
As a new puppy parent, I wanted to capture the magic of puppyhood on film, so I booked a session with a local photographer at the mall. Of course, because the mall doesn’t allow pets in, I had to wait until after hours for our session.
To make things even worse, I was expected to wait with my puppy for hours after our shoot finished, as the photographer processed and picked shots.
And, after all of that, I had to pay an arm and a leg too, arriving home well after midnight.
The experience, although horrible, was also inspirational.
I knew exactly what pet owners needed. More importantly, I knew what not to do!
Recently, I worked with Bob, a long-time fan of my work at Paws & Claws and a former client – I took portraits of his adorable pups at different themed events. Able to set up an appointment because of my flexibility, I came to Bob to take portraits of his pooches Kiev, Karina and Buckie.
Wanting to see their true personalities and spirits shine, Bob didn’t mind having their tongues hanging out in a few shots, which made my work with the dogs even more fun.